Neighbourhood Watch

 

The aim of Neighbourhood Watch schemes is to bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.  Thanks to a network of committed Rowney Green residents led by Sandy Jenkinson we enjoy these very benefits.

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How does Neighbourhood Watch operate in Rowney Green?

Crime information and alerts are distributed via the NW messaging system so that property and people can be protected and so that anything suspicious is reported.   We must be grateful for the ever watchful and observant volunteers involved.  However, our houses and outbuildings are widely dispersed and so our intrepid NW representatives cannot do their job just by watching from behind net curtains as may be possible in other built-up areas!  So in Rowney Green there is an emphasis on crime prevention information and reminding householders of their own responsibility to observe basic security precautions such as property marking and security devices.

What other organisations are involved?

The Rowney Green NW group talks to,and shares information with, West Mercia Police via the Alvechurch and Wythall Safer Neighbourhood Team.   You can contact them direct yourself for updates and to see if you can help with current enquires.

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How can you help?

The more eyes and ears the better!  Look out for each other’s homes and possessions, giving special consideration to vulnerable neighbours.

  • * Take notice of your local surroundings so you will spot any suspicious changes if they occur.

*  Stay alert and take sensible precautions for your personal safety and for the security of your possessions.

*  If you would like to find out how to join the team of Rowney Green Neighbourhood Watch representatives contact  Sandy Jenkinson

 

 

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Contacting the police

Remember, if you have any information that may assist the police and the community please inform the police as soon as possible.

In case of an emergency or a crime in progress dial 999

For non-urgent incidents and crimes that are not in progress dial 101  or send an email to   contactus@westmercia.police.uk