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Eyam residents encouraged to join Neighbourhood Watch scheme

Posted on 3rd February 2014

An officer visits a community meeting in Eyam to chat to residents about the benefits of joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

PCSO Boswell was invited to join the New Close Residents Association meeting on Thursday, January 30 to speak to the group about setting up a Neighbourhood Watch in their area to help keep the community an even safer place to live.

Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team urged all residents to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police to help prevent a crime before it happens.

Residents were also given the opportunity to sign up to Derbyshire Alert to be kept in the know about policing issues in their area around local crime, crime prevention and dates for community events.

The free messaging service uses email, text messages and voicemail recordings to alert people across the county to any crimes, suspicious activity, events, public meetings and other issues relating to police.  

To find out more about Derbyshire Alert and to sign up to the free service, visit www.derbyshirealert.co.uk or www.derbyshire.police.uk.

To report any suspicious behaviour in your area call 101, the non-emergency number, except in an emergency when the number is always 999.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.