Come and find out about Barnsley’s latest NHW scheme

Date published: 06 June 2018 12:37
Dated: 06 June 2018 13:38:16

Officers in Barnsley need you! They need you to help them on their mission to reduce crime and keep people safe, and with Neighbourhood Watch being re-launched in the town, it’s an ideal time to get involved.

Next Friday, 15 June, from 12pm, officers and partners will be at the town hall to talk about the scheme and encourage people to volunteer to support their local community. People are welcome to drop in from 12-7pm to speak to Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) volunteers and officers to find out a bit more about what being part of a NHW would mean. Free crime prevention items will also be available.

PC Ross Greenwood, from the Kendray Neighbourhood team, said: “We are looking forward to seeing and speaking to plenty of people next Friday about Neighbourhood Watch schemes and how they can help us in our objectives.

“Officers throughout Barnsley, and across South Yorkshire, are working hard day in day out to tackle the issues that matter most to local communities and to keep people safe. We want to ensure that Barnsley is an enjoyable and safe place to live, work and visit.

“Volunteers who take part in Neighbourhood Watch can help us with exactly that by providing information and flagging areas of concern through regular contact with local neighbourhood teams.”

“Whether you’re interested in volunteering, want to know more, or just want to have a chat with your local policing team, I’d encourage you to come along; the event is open to anyone.”

The Mayor of Barnsley, Chief Constable Stephen Watson and Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings will be at the town hall from 12.30pm to officially open the launch event. Some awards will also be given to existing NHW schemes to celebrate the fantastic work already taking place across Barnsley.

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