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The role of Neighbourhood Watch has changed significantly over recent years and today’s members are
making their voices heard on important local issues. National Neighbourhood Watch Week commences
Monday 16 June and residents in West Oxfordshire will have several opportunities to find out more about
joining.

Doorstep crime, anti-social behaviour and engaging with young people are the themes for this year’s
awareness week. Neighbourhood Watch is increasing in popularity because of its overlap with
Neighbourhood Policing and the opportunity it provides to residents to help find sustainable solutions to
local issues concerning crime and disorder.

The mobile police station will be visiting three towns in the district to raise awareness of Neighbourhood
Watch, which is managed by the Safer Communities Partnership in West Oxfordshire. Officers from
Trading Standards will also be present to give advice and hand out information.

• Monday 16 June: Co-op car park, Carterton, 11am to 2pm
• Wednesday 18 June: Marketplace, Chipping Norton, 9am to 11am
• Thursday 19 June: Marketplace, Witney, 9am to 1pm


There are over 800 Neighbourhood and Country Watch members in West Oxfordshire. The introduction
of an internet-based system for distributing information in the Thames Valley has made the job easier and
quicker, enabling each member in a scheme to receive messages directly either by email or as a recorded
telephone message.

Anyone interested in signing up for Neighbourhood Watch messages should telephone 01993 861640 for
an application pack.

Posted : 10/06/2008 13:45:16

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