Bassingbourn-cum­-Kneesworth

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Neighbourhood Watch

The purpose of Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is to encourage neighbours to look out for each other’s properties and to report crime or anti-social behaviour in their area.

Everyone who joins NHW plays an important part in making their neighbourhood a safer place to live and to assist households from becoming victims of crime.

Anyone can join Neighbourhood Watch and everyone can play a part in its achievements. When a group of households join NHW, they form an individual Street Scheme which meets the needs of the members and their individual neighbourhoods. A Street Coordinator is established to act as a contact link with the Local Policing Team and other Neighbourhood watch contacts.

NHW Statistics

  • Only 1% of the public have ever heard of Neighbourhood Watch
  • 90% of members believe that NHW reduces crime & 94% that NHW increases community interaction amongst residents
  • NHW can reduce crime between 16-26%
  • Repeat/near repeat burglaries account for 15% of total burglaries

How do I join?

You can either join an existing scheme (if already running in your street) or you can volunteer to become a street scheme co-ordinator for your area. Alternatively you can get in touch with the village co-ordinator and ask to join the general mailing list to be kept up to date with Neighbourhood watch matters.

Street schemes

Being a co-ordinator for a street scheme does not need to be an onerous task. Many co-ordinators ask for their neighbours’ email addresses and send out information by email, particularly as this is the how the Police send all their alerts.  If you do run a group and register your street scheme, you and your members become eligible for a discount of up to 20% on their home insurance. You can also install official NHW signs in your street.

Resources

Cambs NHW                    http://www.cambsnhw.org.uk/

Neighbourhood Watch       http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/ 

Local Police Team            https://www.police.uk/cambridgeshire/SCambs_Cambourne/team/   

 

Contacts

NHW

NHW Village Co-ordinator (first point of contact)      

Kirsty Carter    31 Walnut Tree Close T: 01763 247959        E: kirstycarter78@hotmail.co.uk

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Representative for South Cambs on the Cambridgeshire NHW Executive Group

Vic Nickson     3 Poplar Farm Close   T: 01763 246778        E: vic.nickson@btinternet.com

Police

For Emergency Assistance, dial 999

For Non-emergency Assistance, dial 101 or report a crime online at https://www.cambs.police.uk/report/Report  

Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth is part of the Cambourne Policing team. This is headed up by Sergeant Tim Cleary.

Our local PCSO team is James Lynch and Lindsay Gardiner. They can be contacted on cambourne.npt@cambs.pnn.police.uk. Please do not contact with urgent queries as they may be off duty.

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Keep up to date

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