Part Of Our local Conservatives’ Commitment to Keeping A Safe Borough
With over 700 Neighbourhood Watch schemes already in place in our borough the local Conservative team are still pushing for more.
Setting up a Neighbourhood Watch is a great way to foster very local community spirit whilst at the same time helping people protect themselves and their properties and reducing the fear of crime by means of improved communication, home security, greater vigilance and reporting of suspicious incidents to the local police.
Sharing advice on how to deal with bogus callers, doorstep sellers, other scams and on how to help vulnerable residents can be highly valuable in preventing crime. With 15% of local burglary from insecure homes residents can also help prevent such crimes by taking simple steps, for example closing windows, locking doors, not leaving items on display and fitting strong locks to sheds and bikes.
The local Conservative team continue to encourage residents to set up or participate in local Neighbourhood Watch schemes in partnership with the Police, the Richmond Borough Community Safety department and their neighbours.
Cllr Mark Boyle, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, said, “We want to maintain our position as one of the safest boroughs in London. As part of this we wholeheartedly support our valued Neighbourhood Watch schemes and will continue to do so. With the support of the brilliant level of active residents we have here we will be relentless in our efforts to prevent crime and protect communities.”