Your Local Scheme
We are a group of 5 local residents who volunteer two hours of their time once a month to take a walk around our local neighbourhood in order to support the regular patrols of our PCSOs. We walk in twos or threes and take the opportunity to talk to people within our local area about any issues they are currently experiencing which they feel are not significant enough to contact the Police directly. We are at times directed to walk in specific areas in order to support the Police with their increased patrols, often triggered by reports from the local residents. We wear high visibility vests which display the Police logo which identifies us as part of StreetWatch and we have direct communication with the Police whilst our on walks should we require it. We are looking for additional residents to join our patrols so we can increase their frequency and can ensure there is continuity of patrols when, for example, members go on holiday.