Southam Neighbourhood Watch.

What can Neighbourhood Watch schemes do?.

The main aim of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme is to create a partnership between the local community, the police and the local authority. They can target local crime problems and take action to prevent them. In consultation with the local police they can find out from local people what crimes most concern and affect them and focus on those specific problems. Most crime is opportunist, committed on the spur of the moment, or when a car or house is left unlocked. This means there is enormous scope for reducing chances for criminals.

Neighbourhood Policing.

As part of the new Neighbourhood Policing policy each area has a named Neighbourhood Policing Team. Southam is included in the Bishops Cleeve area, and there is a separate team for Prestbury.  Use the links below for more information including for advertised dates for the community engagement vehicle. You can visit the vehicle and speak with local officers about any community concerns you may have or for advice on crime prevention.

The Bishops Cleeve team.

The Prestbury team.

Please also take a look at www.yourcommunityalerts.co.uk  and consider signing up. This service can be completed via the website or by visiting the engagement vehicle.

Crime in Southam.

Historically, Southam is a low-risk area for crime, apart from one or two incidents in a year. Much of the reason for this is our effective Neighbourhood Watch scheme. In an emergency please dial 999 or 112. You should only use these numbers if 1) Life is threatened 2) Someone is injured 3) You suspect a crime is being committed or 4) You see something suspicious. To call the police for any other reason dial 101.  All these numbers are staffed 24 hours a day / 365 days a year.

Fly-Tipping.
Fly-tipping occurs mainly in laybys and places where it is easy to park vehicles. If you do witness this offence taking place, we would be pleased to hear of time, place, details of number plates, description of the vehicle and occupants and any other helpful information.

Southam Neighbourhood Watch

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