Neighbourhood watch is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention initiatives ever. Behind it lies a simple idea, and a central value shared by millions of people around the country: getting your neighbours to take action can cut local crime.

Everyone knows that the police are there to fight crime, but they need your help to do an effective job. Neighbourhood Watch is all about an active partnership with the police. Neighbourhood Watch can:

• Cut crime and the opportunities for crime;

• Help and reassure those who live in fear of crime;

• Encourage neighbourliness and closer communities.

If there are any of you readers who are interested in the Neighbourhood Watch scheme for Pencader, please contact me either by phoning 101 and asking to speak with PCSO 8163 JAMES or by emailing me on


PCSO 8163 Alice JAMES