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Littlemoor residents encouraged to join schemes

The Littlemoor Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has teamed up with the Community Safety Team from Weymouth & Portland Borough Council to invite Littlemoor residents to join the Community Messaging and Home Watch schemes.

Residents who register to join Community Messaging will receive information from the police regarding incidents that have taken place in their area. They will also receive the most recent crime prevention advice, as well as being notified of meetings and events that will be taking place in their local area.

Inspector Les Fry, of Weymouth & Portland Police, said: “Home Watch is a very important tool in the prevention and detection of crime and helps Dorset Police to keep our communities informed of what is going on.

“It also allows members of a Watch scheme to inform Dorset Police of what is happening in their areas. There have been numerous incidents where people have been arrested and crime prevented or detected as a result of a phone call to the police by a Home Watch member.

“The idea of a Home Watch group is simple, the more neighbours look out for each other, the safer they feel and the less likely it is that crime and anti-social behaviour will occur.

“But it is a lot more than just sharing crime prevention tips and liaising with the police. The real aim is to create a friendly, pleasant environment for residents, one where everybody knows and looks out for each other. It helps to bring the community together.”

All residents within the Littlemoor estate are encouraged to join these schemes. Residents will soon receive an information and application pack from Dorset Police.

For further information, contact the Littlemoor Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or email littlemoorsnt@dorset.pnn.police.uk.

You can also speak to a member of the team at the next public meeting which will be held on Wednesday 6 March at 7.30pm in St Francis Church Hall, Littlemoor.

Issued: 28 February 2013