New neighbourhood schemes for area

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Ten new Neighbourhood Watch schemes are set to be launched in the Killamarsh area in the next few weeks.

The move follows a recent meeting, attended by officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team and Derbyshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, in which local residents attended to find out more about becoming a Neighbourhood Watch coordinator.

Joye Dobbs, Chesterfield and district project and development officer, said: “The meeting was set up by a few local volunteers who wanted to help do more to keep residents safe and prevent crime in their communities.

“It was well attended and, as a result, we have ten new Neighbourhood Watch schemes in the pipeline, which will include around 600 properties in the Sheffield Road and Rotherham Road area.”

Neighbourhood Watches are small groups of residents who look out for signs of crime in their community and share information with each other and the police.

Contact the Chesterfield and District Neighbourhood Watch office on 0300 122 8526 for details.