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Community Support Results In Neighbourhood Watch Scheme For Applegarth Avenue

Published on: 13 Dec, 2013
Updated on: 16 Dec, 2013

A group of residents in Applegarth Avenue, Park Barn, have volunteered to set up a neighbourhood watch scheme with help from their community warden.

Pictured in Applegarth Avenue, from left: Derek Taylor, community warden Tracy James, Rosemary Taylor, PSCO John Fidler and June Roper.

Pictured in Applegarth Avenue, from left: Derek Taylor, community warden Tracy James, Rosemary Taylor, PSCO John Fidler and June Roper.

The residents asked for support while attending warden Tracy James’ safety group meetings. They then canvassed neighbours for their comments and support by posting leaflets through letterboxes and followed those up with door-to-door visits.

Surrey Police supports these schemes and has provided neighbourhood watch signs that have now been fixed to lamp-posts along Applegarth Avenue.

The scheme supports houses from number 1 to 71 and the nearby Southway Court flats.

As part of the scheme, residents share news and matters of crime prevention interest face-to-face, or by delivering notes through each other’s letterboxes.

Crime prevention literature is also emailed to those who want to receive it. Members of the scheme also receive warden Tracy James’ monthly newsletter by email.

Tracy said: “It was a pleasure be asked to help set up a new scheme for Applegarth Avenue residents. Without so much support given by local people offering time to this project it would have taken much longer to establish. “Neighbourhood watch schemes help and empower local communities to support each other at a very local level.

“Much is about being a good neighbour. And that happens on a day-to-day basis here already, because so many are community minded and want to help their neighbours and friends.

“Community wardens like myself are asked to help support the setting up of new community projects and I hope that we can look to establish two more small neighbourhood watch schemes further along Applegarth Avenue and others across the communities of Westborough and Park Barn.”

If you would like to volunteer to set up a neighbourhood watch scheme in the Westborough ward of Guildford, call Tracy James on 07767 475822. Email: Tracy.James@guildford.gov

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  1. Julia McShane Reply

    December 16, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Well done to everyone concerned in setting up this new Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in Applegarth Avenue, Park Barn.

    I hope that other residents in Park Barn and Westborough who read this story will be encouraged to contact their Community Warden, Tracy James to find out how to set up a scheme in their area.

    Julia McShane is a Lib Dem borough councillor for Westborough.

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