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Lib Dems encouraging more neighbourhood watch schemes

August 17, 2019 9:49 PM
By Steve Beasant

Lib Dems encouraging more neighbourhood watch schemes

Recently the three Lib Dem Councillors for the East Marsh have been working with the new

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, Glyn Atkinson. Glyn is keen to see new Neighbourhood Watch Groups set-up in the East Marsh ward.

It is a well-known fact that in areas where Neighbourhood Watch Groups have been set up, there is a reduction in crime and people tend to feel much safer.

Councillor Terry Walker said: "Throughout North East Lincolnshire there are many Neighbourhood Watch Groups but on the East Marsh there are only a few. All three ward Councillors want to see our area become much safer - one way to achieve this is for all residents to work together and form a local group.

"One of the good things about setting up a Neighbourhood Watch is that you can receive assistance to attract funding for crime prevention measures, such as: alleyway gates and CCTV - all of which can help to prevent crime."

Neighbourhood Watch (Glyn Atkinson)

Councillor Steve Beasant said: "The police alone cannot resolve crime, they also need the help of the local community and one way of providing the police with that support is to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Group in your area. Your local Councillors and Glyn are here to help with the formation of Neighbourhood Watch groups and with your help we can make the East Marsh a better place to live."

Councillor Kay Rudd said: "Neighbourhood Watch Groups are not just about fighting crime; they are also an excellent way of socialising with your neighbours, many local groups in the area have days out.

"Local groups assist other community members and help bring about some civic pride - they play a valuable part in our local community."