St Nicholas Village Neighbourhood Watch
Email CllOccasions of crime and anti-social behaviour are rare in St Nicholas. However, due to some recent incidents of crime, residents have asked for a Neighbourhood watch to be set up within St Nicholas.
The Safer Vale Website has important advice on it and is worth a read - if only to refresh what many of us have heard before...
The idea of Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is that a group of people get together because they care about the well-being of their locality. A volunteer acts as a Co-ordinator who then organises and runs the Watch. Watches which work well and grow are those that:
- care about the safety of the their locality an wider community
- develop a good liaison with the Safer Vale Partnership and useful agencies
- follow and distribute crime prevention advice
- demonstrate greater vigilance fostering a good community spirit
A Neighbourhood Watch is a community initiative, supported by The Vale of Glamorgan NHW Committee, but not run by them. NHW is about looking out for each other. The goal is to create a community spirit where people care about what happens to each other and their neighbourhood.
Individual Watches are different depending on the area in which they are situated and their objectives. However, most Watches have some things in common.
How Are Watches Set Up?
Contact is made with the local PCSO and/or the Safer Vale Partnership or a member of the Vale of Glamorgan NHW Association (see contact details below), who will provide you with an information pack by visiting you or via email or post to explain the process and to ensure all relevant forms are correctly filled in. The process is quite simple and free. You will be notified once permission is granted to erect your NHW signs on the nominated lamp posts. At least two free signs can be acquired from the Vale of Glamorgan NHW Association
Our PCSO is aware of that St Nicholas is setting up a Neighbourhood Watch.
Being aware of local problems and police appeals can make a real difference in keeping yourself and your local community safe and informed. Community messaging is a targeted messaging service that allows the Safer Vale Partnership to inform the public about crimes and to request information on a local level. You can now receive information via land line telephone, e-mail or text. If following a message, you have any information or are able to help in any way, please contact the Safer Vale Partnership as soon as possible via the contact number provided in the message.
Email Cllr Ian Perry for more information.
The Safer Vale Partnership is based at Barry Police Station, Gladstone Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan CF63 1TD