Call for neighbours to fight crime

A new anti-crime initiative is being launched in a Stevenage neighbourhood and police want residents’ help.

Officers from the Stevenage safer neighbourhood team along with fire service and borough council representatives are launching the Chells Neighbourhood Watch Scheme tomorrow night (Thursday).

Pc Louise Burns said the event will explain how the scheme can help the community.

“It will be an opportunity to meet and greet your neighbourhood representatives, your local police officers, local councillors and the fire brigade. It will also be an opportunity to become actively involved in the community you live in,” she said.

Charles Hawkins, Stevenage Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator added: “We are hoping to create a real sense of community spirit in the area. I hope people will support this event and come along to find out more. Neighbourhood Watch is about creating communities who care. It brings people together and can make a real contribution to improving their lives.”

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If you cannot attend the event at Nobel School between 7.30pm and 8.30pm but want to know more, contact Pc Burns at or call 01707 354192.

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