Neighbourhood Watch forum in Torrington

TORRIDGE District Neighbourhood Watch Forum, is holding one of its quarterly meetings in Torrington on Wednesday evening (September 9). The meeting will be held in Torrington School and will start at 7.15 pm. All Torridge and, especially, Torr

TORRIDGE District Neighbourhood Watch Forum, is holding one of its quarterly meetings in Torrington on Wednesday evening (September 9).

The meeting will be held in Torrington School and will start at 7.15 pm.

All Torridge and, especially, Torrington Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators, both in the town and rural areas, are invited.

Police representatives will be in attendance and the Torrington Neighbourhood Beat Team leader, Sergeant Paul Searle, will give a short talk about local policing and then the meeting will be opened for general discussion and any questions.

This is an opportunity for Torrington Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators and others interested in joining the group to meet with the police and discuss any concerns.

There are nearly 300 Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators in Torridge, including 33 Area Co-ordinators and almost 6,000 households are members of the local Watches. Torrington is well represented with 75 Co-ordinators and more than 2,000 households.

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Barry Taylor, chairman of the Forum, said: "Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators in Torrington town and rural areas play a vital part in crime prevention across Torridge. We remind local residents that, although the district of Torridge is one of the safest parts of England, we want to keep it that way.

"One of the ways that ordinary residents can contribute is by becoming a Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator. Co-ordinators and their members, who are also their neighbours, are kept in touch with the local police about local crime trends, receive free leaflets of advise on Crime Prevention and have the support of the local Neighbourhood Watch Forum. I urge all those who care for their community to join us."

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