Allanton Rural Watch

Scheme information

Rural Watch covering 21 isolated rural properties (predominantly farms and smallholdings) in the Allanton areas of Dura Road and Daviesdykes Road.

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Scheme coordinator

Audra Macphee
I am the co-ordinator for Allanton Rural watch. This scheme started due to a spate of crime in the area. Local residents live in isolated rural properties and felt vulnerable because of this. A few neighbours started by texting each other information about any suspicious circumstances. It was this idea that was the starting point for ARW. We run a text alert system for our members and work alongside other agencies such as Wishaw Crime Panel, HorseWatch Scotland, SmartWater etc.
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