Your Local Scheme
2016 update: Our 2007 scheme is still working after nine years thanks to everyone pulling together. The results speak for themselves. If you look around, sadly, some bad things have happened in Leyland but not in our scheme. Thanks to all scheme members for doing your bit. Look over the 'by Year and Month' tabulations and the map from 'In the Know' and supplement that with the equally excellent grey dot map display from 'our watch.org.uk' using your post code. The conclusion is clear. I can also act as a resource if you feel that the time has come for you to get a scheme up and running in your own area. Advantages include the possibility of cheaper house insurance. External cuts to Policing are a fact of life. People need to do a bit more for themselves. In June I measured up and fitted three new eurolocks to the best available specification to three PVC double glazed doors. The total bill for the householder was under Â£120.00 or Â£40.00 each. How much is your security worth? Each anti-tamper, anti-drill, anti-bump lock was only Â£12.00 approximately more than a standard Yale key euro-lock! The household was not in my own patch, so I should mention that I am happy to help with easy, small, security jobs, such as upgrading your euro-locks, if I can. There is no cost involved for my time, just the cost of materials that you would have used if you could have done it yourself. Lancashire Combined Watch Forum is a recent development: please take a look at the www.lcwf.co.uk web site, as there is a lot of useful local information to be found there. Finally, are there any local PCC - Police and Crime Commissioner initiatives that you could support as a volunteer? What happens elsewhere ultimately affects us all. An extra helping hand is always welcome.