Shrawley Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch is a voluntary organisation where neighbours come together, along with the police and local partners, to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime, the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.
Shrawley is a member of the Teme Valley Neighbourhood Watch network, established by John Lakeman over a decade ago. John has finally retired and moved south to be close to his family. Ning Kedwards, who lives in Abberley, is now the network’s co-ordinator.
The village is served by the Martley & Tenbury Safer Neighbourhood Team who police some 200 square miles of north west Worcestershire from Tenbury to Hallow with 3 officers:
They are one of seven Safer Neighbourhood Teams covering the Malvern Hills council area headed by Inspector Deborah Sanders and supported by Sergeant Alex Denny.
Anthony Bangham is the Chief Constable of West Mercia Police, which covers Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire, whilst John Campion is the Police and Crime Commissioner.
As part of its Neighbourhood Watch service, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police have introduced an ungraded Community Messaging Service (CMS) which informs local communities about crimes and activities within their particular area as well as delivering useful crime prevention advice.Residents can enrol onto the CMS by going to the West Mercia Police website, click onto “Register for My Account” which is at the very top right hand of the Home page and follow the instructions as they appear.
Not everyone has access to the internet or is technically proficient.Residents are therefore requested to provide such neighbours, especially those who are vulnerable in any way, with information from the CMS to keep them appropriately advised about their immediate location.
The Teme Valley is a generally a low crime area.However, in the event of an incident the control centre will direct the closest member of the response team to attend – be they from Droitwich, Kidderminster, Worcester or the local team.
Help and advice about anything to do with Neighbourhood Watch is available from:
Richard Tesh on 01299 879266 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Jones on 01905 621286 or email@example.com
The role of Neighbourhood Watch is to be observant – not to accost possible or actual villains - and report to the police any non urgent incident or suspicious activity by dialling 101 and wherever possible provide vehicle registration numbers, descriptions and identity details.
It is also useful to report serious incidents to the network co-ordinator who can then quickly pass on relevant details to the members of the wider community.
But if you require an immediate Police presence for an emergency or ongoing criminal activity then dial 999.