What is Neighbourhood Watch?

 

Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety departments in Local Authorities, other voluntary organisations and above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.

The website for the Bedfordshire branch is:

http://bedfordnhw.ourwatch.org.uk/ 

 

 Objectives of Neighbourhood Watch?

 

  • §  To prevent crime – By improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community and reducing opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.
  • §  To assist the police in detecting crim – By promoting the effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.
  • §  To reduce undue fear of crime – By providing accurate information about risks and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of the village.
  • §  To encourage residents to use the 101 telephone n umber to report crimes or suspicious activity.

 

Milton Ernest has an active Neighbourhood Watch team with over half the village homes involved.

 Our aim is to:

  • §  Reduce the opportunities for crimes to occur
  • §  Reduce the fear of crime
  • §  Create a community spirit
  • §  Promote community safety
  • §  Improve the quality of life for villagers

 

There is no cost to join the scheme and we will give you a free introduction package of window sticker, ‘No Cold Calling’ sticker and ‘Stay Safe’ booklet and other useful leaflets.

Joining the scheme also gives you access to Beds Alert, the Police and Fire Service messaging system; which is also used by Action Fraud and other agencies.

You can join by contacting your Street Coordinator, or Hazel Snowball, the Area Coordinator for the village. Or by going onto Bedford & District Neighbourhood Watch website at bedfordnhw.ourwatch.org.uk, and clicking the “join” link at the right of the home page.

 

Telephone Voicemail: 01234842861; email: bedfordnhwatch@gmail.com   

 Current Street Coordinators

Arkwright Rd               Gary Cunningham                  15 Arkwright Road

 

Bedford Road              Hazel Snowball                       15 Huntsmans Way

 

Butterfield Court          Ian Kerley                                3 Butterfield Court

 

Church Close              Alison Pearce                         14 Church Close

 

Church Green             Pat Maskey                             31 Huntsmans Way

 

Parkside                      Pat Maskey                             31 Huntsmans Way

 

Flewton End                Steve & Maggie Freshwater   Yasad. Thurleigh Road

 

Thurleigh Road           Steve & Maggie Freshwater   Yasad. Thurleigh Road

 

Huntsmans Way         Hazel Snowball                       15 Huntsmans Way

 

London End/River Lane          Jo Williams                  8 London End

 

Marsh Lane                 Silvia Fragoeiro                       3 Starey Close

 

Starey Close               Silvia Fragoeiro                       3 Starey Close

 

Mill Court                     Hazel Snowball                       15 Huntsmans Way

 

Riverside View            David Kerr                               19 Riverside View

Riverside View            Steve Edmonds                      21 Riverside View

 

Rushden Road            Hazel Snowball                       15 Huntsmans Way

 

Radwell Road             Vacant