Keevil Neighbourhood Watch Scheme was set up in 1987. There are currently 13 Sector Co-ordinators who look after and communicate with around 14 households in their specific neighbourhood.  The team is led by the village Co-ordinator, Paul Lenaerts, who is the main point of contact with our Community Beat Manager, PC Emily Hall and our Police Community Support Officer Rose Baldock.  

The main aim of the NHW scheme is to provide a communication network between the Police and the residents of Keevil. With the majority of our members having the benefit of email, we are able very quickly to pass on information from our local Police. Villagers can also easily communicate any information/concerns they have to the Police, either via the village Co-ordinator or by using the local 101 phone line to get through directly to Wiltshire Police.


Up to date information on who lives where, including contact details and vehicle registration numbers are kept securely, and to be able to do this, the scheme is registered under the Data Protection Act.  We are grateful to the Keevil Parish Council who provide support by funding the annual data registration fee.





We are always looking for new ideas to promote crime prevention and recently joined forces with the Keevil Society to promote the use of Smart Water in the village. This is a system whereby householders use a fluid containing a unique chemical 'code', registered to them, to mark their property. This fluid cannot be easily seen by the naked eye, and is almost impossible to remove.  It glows under ultraviolet light making it easy for the Police to detect. In the event of theft, the property can easily be identified and returned to it's rightful owner. A large number of village residents have signed up to this Crime Prevention system. There are also 'Smart Water' and the blue 'bobby' helmet 'Neighbourhood Watch' signs at the the entrances to the main village and numerous similar stickers are displayed in householders' windows.

There are also close links between the Neighbourhood Watch and the Village Community Emergency Volunteer to maintain an Initial Response Plan that can be implemented in the unlikely event of an emergency occurring locally.

We are very fortunate to live in such a peaceful village with such a great community spirit and neighbourly concern for each other.

If you have any queries please contact the Scheme Co-ordinator, Mr Paul Lenaerts, on 01380 870186 or email

lenaerts@waitrose.com


Further more general information regarding policing in our area is available on the Wiltshire Police website

http://www.wiltshire.police.uk/


In addition, the Home Office has launched a website that enables householders to view incidents of anti-social behaviour and crimes by entering their post code. The link to this site is below:

http://www.police.uk/



 






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