West Ewell and Ruxley Neighbourhood Watch
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A committee member is looking at establishing a Neighbourhood Watch for West Ewell and Ruxley (including Clarendon Park) wards. The aim of the neighbourhood watch is for a society in which people are safe from crime and enjoy a good quality of life. It is one of the largest voluntary organisations in the UK, with over 8.7 million members.
One person cannot run the watch on their own and will be reliant on resident support.
The current neighbourhood watch presence in our Wards is currently limited to a few roads. For members of these schemes, nothing will change. This new scheme is to cover all roads which are not currently represented by a watch. However, existing schemes are invited to merge with the West Ewell and Ruxley scheme.
Why start a neighbourhood watch?
It has been reported that Epsom and Ewell has seen a 40% rise in crime at certain times. I’m sure that most of us will either have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has. Any action that can be taken to reduce this is worth the effort.
Another bonus is that depending on your provider, you may receive a discount on your home insurance premium by living in a neighbourhood watch scheme area.
We have managed to register a scheme via the neighbourhood watch website so if you are interested in hearing from the neighbourhood watch, please sign up here. The scheme is currently self-registered but we are working with the area neighbourhood watch co-ordinator to receive verified status.
We need to advertise the scheme to see if there is an interest for a neighbourhood watch and what the watch should achieve. Recruiting members who may be willing to help with co-ordinating the watch will be a priority. If you would be interested in helping the scheme, please email email@example.com. We will then begin publishing neighbourhood watch news on this page.
Relationship with West Ewell and Ruxley Residents Association
We will be using the West Ewell and Ruxley Residents Association website, and potentially the newsletter, to inform residents of neighbourhood watch news. At this stage it is far more efficient to use WERRA’s established infrastructure as most schemes fail early on. However, our plan is that the watch grows strong enought that it can support itself without WERRA backing
The neighbourhood watch membership is completely independent of West Ewell and Ruxley Residents’ Association. If you do not support the role of the Residents Association this is not a barrier to joining the neighbourhood watch.
If you sign up as a member your data will be collected through the neighbourhood watch website. Your details will only be used for neighbourhood watch purposes.
If you email the firstname.lastname@example.org address, this email is hosted on the WERRA domain but it is only accessible to the neighbourhood watch coordinator.