6 September 2012
Home Watch 'sign-up' evening
Longford Stadium, Longford Park
Thursday 13th September, 6.15-8.45pm
Trafford Council are hosting a Home Watch 'sign-up' evening on Thursday 13th September at Longford Stadium in Longford Park. If you're interested in setting up a Home Watch scheme in your neighbourhood, come along and see how you can get started.
Home Watch - also known in some areas as Neighbourhood Watch - is one of the best examples of how the police and community can work together to prevent crime, allowing residents to proactively make their neighbourhood a better and safer place to live. Supported by the police but owned and run by their members, each scheme is set up in a way that best suits the needs of its members - as formal or informal as they decide.
Guests at the Home Watch event on Thursday 13th September will include Andrew Sutcliffe, Area Inspector for the Stretford Neighbourhood Policing Unit, and representatives from the Environmental Enforcement team and Trading Standards team at Trafford Council, as well as existing Home Watch co-ordinators who'll be on hand to share their experiences. The event aims to increase the uptake of Home Watch members and co-ordinators in the Stretford area. There'll be a question and answer session at the end of the evening to allow you to find out more about the scheme as well as time to sign up and get involved.
The event runs from 6.15pm-8.45pm and tea/coffee and cake will be provided!
As well as helping to reduce crime and the fear of crime, Home Watch can bring a community together, encouraging people to share crime prevention advice and activities as well as building a two-way communication with the police. This helps residents feel more secure in their own homes, particularly the elderly and vulnerable who are reassured by knowing that their neighbours and friends are keeping an eye out for them.
For further information please visit http://www.gmp.police.uk/mainsite/pages/homewatch.htm