The aims of Mepal Neighbourhood Watch are listed below.
*To improve community safety generally including e.g. fire and safety *To prevent crime by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community and reducing opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness. *To assist the police in detecting crime by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity. *To reduce undue fear of crime by providing accurate information about risks and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of the community. *To improve police/community liaison by providing effective communications through Neighbourhood Watch messaging systems which warn Coordinators of local crime trends which they can disseminate to their scheme members, and by members informing the police of incidents when they occur. *Keeping an eye on the elderly and vulnerable people in the village. *To educate drivers to be more careful where they park their vehicles. *To inform Mepal Parish Council of any hazardous road conditions i.e. potholes.
Neighbourhood Watch now covers the entire village, and if you are a member you will have been informed of the name of your Watch Co-ordinator. If you would like to become a member a list of all Co-ordinators is listed below and displayed on the notice boards at the Post Office and the Village Hall. By staying alert and report anything suspicious to your Co-ordinator it is hoped to prevent the criminal element from entering our village.