Mordiford and District Parish Council are encouraging all households to participate in the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. At present there are five separate areas covered: Mordiford Village, Pentaloe Close and the Woolhope Road, Checkley, Sufton and Dormington. There are at least ten advantages to being a member of a Neighbourhood Watch.
These are detailed as follows: -
- Reduction in crime by residents being aware of what is happening in the area.
- Reporting unusual activity in the area.
- Caring for properties while owners are away.
- Providing assistance to the sick or elderly.
- Sharing crime prevention advice.
- Obtaining discounts on home insurance.
- Providing two-way communication with the police and local government.
- Providing opportunities to do something positive for the local community.
- Raising funds for local projects.
- Receiving a regular newssheet on matters of common interest.
At present there are 153,000 Neighbourhood Watch Schemes throughout the country involving an estimated 6 million households. They are all making a positive contribution to crime prevention and community safety.
In the Dormington and Mordiford Group Parish we have representatives in each of the following areas: -
Dormington Village - Tony Skinner
Checkley - John Lee and Heather Jones
Mordiford Village - Annie Barrel
Pentaloe Close - Brian Dukes
Sufton Rise -Sally Holmes
Each co-ordinator will be happy to provide you with an application form to join the scheme
Police Safer Neighbourhood Team
Safer Neighbourhood Officer: PC Sarah CULLEN
Police Community Support Officer: Elena EKANITE
Police Community Support Officer: Lewis THOMAS
West Mercia Police can always be contacted on
the non emergency number of 101.
You might like to read the latest letter from the Safer Neighbourhood Team who intend to increase police presence in our area.
In an emergency, when a crime is in progress or life is in danger, always ring 999