We are all aware that we live in a very safe community and we are very grateful for that but we cannot afford to become complacent.
The Role of Neighbourhood Watch
To help prevent crime by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community and reducing opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.
To assist the police in detecting crime by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.
To reduce undue fear of crime by providing accurate information about risks and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of the community.
Keeping Residents Informed
The joint co-ordinators are Anne Bulger and Debbie Leeney and their role is to manage the scheme within the village and local community. Information received from the Derbyshire Alert system is cascaded down to 9 representatives who each cover of section of the village. If you are unsure who your representative is then please contact Anne or Debbie.
What to do in the event of an incident
- If you are a victim of crime or attempted crime, dial 999 immediately.
- For non-urgent crime or any concerns dial 101.
- Report any incident or suspicious activity immediately, or as soon as possible, to your representative or to Anne or Debbie who can then pass information on to other residents.
Becoming a Member of Shirley Neighbourhood Watch
We would strongly advise that all residents within the parish join the scheme. It is very easy to do. Simply visit the national website www.ourwatch.org.uk enter your postcode, select Shirley and apply to join. Alternatively, talk to your representative.
Links To Useful Websites
Derbyshire Alert is the community messaging system for the whole of Derbyshire, brought to you by Derbyshire Constabulary. By registering with Derbyshire Alert, you can receive news and appeals, local crime information, and prevention advice to your e-mail, telephone or as a text message.
Crime Prevention Advice
Excellent crime prevention and personal safety advice is available from the Safety Advice pages at Derbyshire Police. Specific advice on sheds and outbuildings is also available from them together with information on internet crime via their Cybercrime Hub page.
Other information on scams and fraud, vehicle crime, home security and burglary can be found at Personal safety on the Ourwatch site
Anne Bulger: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01335 361122 Mob: 07931 525 393
Debbie Leeney: email@example.com Tel: 07544 233 432
There have been two Neighbourhood Watch meetings. The minutes are below: