WHAT IS NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ABOUT?
It is about being neighbourly and watching out for each other
It is about neighbours banding together so that many eyes and ears can be alert to things happening locally that could cause worry or concern to residents
It is about working together to reduce crime and improving the local environment by combatting vandalism, graffiti etc.
It is not about being nosey or interfering but it is about caring for your community.
The Winthorpe & Langford Neighbourhood Watch Scheme has thirty Neighbourhood Co-ordinators each with an average of eleven houses on his/her list. They are there to be contacted if you are concerned about suspicious or unacceptable behaviour in your area. However if you see a crime taking place or find the evidence of a recent crime you should immediately ring 999.
The Co-ordinators receive and submit information on criminal activities in the the local area through a system called "Ringmaster". They will pass this information to you when it is considered relevant. Because this system is operated centrally for the Bassetlaw and Newark & Sherwood area it can sometimes take a little while for information to reach the Co-ordinators. For this reason they have a "Rapid Response" system for passing information between themselves if an incident is taking place that villagers should be aware off.
If you are going to be away you should consider telling your Co-ordinator where you can be contacted in emergency.
The newsletter "Watchword" is delivered to your house every quarter. It gives useful reminders on home security and other matters. One of the most frequent problems is entry to houses by persons distracting the householder and stealing property. The advice is not to let people into your house unless you know who they are or have very good evidence that they are who they claim to be.
If you do not know who is your Co-ordinator please contact the Central Co-ordinator, Peter Foden (01636 704241) and he will put the person in touch with you.
If you have any queries or comments about the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme please let us know.