Watch Week to be marked in Burnham and Highbridge
Watch Week is being marked in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge this
week with several events.
will be at Asda in Highbridge on Tuesday (June 19th) from 10am-noon,
offering information and details about running the schemes.
Burnham Police will be at Burnham library on Wednesday (June 20th),
providing details about the crime prevention sceme from 9.30am-noon.
are more than 4,600 Neighbourhood Watch schemes throughout the
Avon and Somerset police area, with around one in four households
currently benefiting from the increased security of knowing someone
is keeping an eye on their property.
shows that homes that are part of Neighbourhood Watch schemes
are four times less likely to be burgled than those that are not.
year's Neighbourhood Watch Week celebrates the 30th year of the
scheme. The first scheme was founded in Mollington, Cheshire,
in 1982. Since then, the network has grown to become one of the
largest voluntary movements across the UK.