On patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch

On patrol with the Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch Update: Joint Police and NHW Nuisance Patrols

You may be aware that there have been a number of burglaries at commercial premises across the Hope Valley together with a number of unlawful music events (raves). Raves carry their own risk to the environment, the health of our residents together with an incessant overnight noise nuisance.

To address these issues a number of joint Nuisance Patrols have been carried out over the last few Saturday nights and have been successful in disrupting the setting up of raves whilst being the the eyes and ears of Police Patrols.

To follow on for this initiative our local Police Inspector, Inspector Abbott, has emailed me with the good news that the Police will be supporting the joint Police and PDNHW initiative by allocating both regular officers and Special Constables each Saturday night for the next 10 weeks. This is tremendous news and we are grateful for their support. The patrols are designed to target raves and other rural crimes.

Hopefully more PDNHW members will volunteer and turn out too. This 10 weeks will take us up to the end of the rave period. For next year plans are being made to target these issues earlier.

Jon Rawlinson will be coordinating the staffing of the joint patrols on behalf of the NHW volunteers. If you can spare a couple of hours on any of the next 10 Saturday nights do please get in touch with him if you can help: baslowneighbourhoodwatch@gmail.com

The volunteers simply observe and report to the Police patrols they do not get involved in any incidents. This forthcoming Saturday we may have three double crewed Police vehicles plus NHW volunteers spotting in their own vehicles.

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