Neighbourhood Watch response to COVID-19

Please read through the NHW pages on how we are responding to COVID-19:

Key points:

  1. Follow government advice on protection.
  2. If you or anyone in your household are displaying symptoms, please follow NHS guidelines.
  3. Be mindful – with all good intentions – that if you are in the high risk category you will not be able to participate in outdoor volunteering roles in the community, however you could be proactive in other ways, by communicating with people via social media, email or on the phone.

Skate Park meeting on Thursday 27 February 2020 at the Village Hall at 7.30 pm

The Skate Park is now showing a lot of wear and tear and one of the pieces of equipment was removed over the Christmas period. We should now decide what is the future of this very important facility for the village. Anyone is welcome to come along to this first meeting, please do bring any ideas or comments you may have and we look forward to seeing you.

Shed break-ins Knapp Rise

Secure your shed or garage. Take a look at your shed and consider how you would break in. It’s worth having a good padlock on the door with no exposed screws. Pay attention to hinges, as these are sometimes easily removable. If you have windows then these could be vulnerable unless they’re secured with wire mesh or grills. And keep it locked at all times. Consider a battery-operated shed alarm. They look low key but they respond to movement or door contact with an extremely loud siren.

Don’t give burglars the opportunity or the tools to commit a crime. Lock everything away securely. Tools can be locked inside a locker or box or secured with a chain. Secure your bike to the ground or a lockable stand within a locked shed or garage. It’s always worth draping an old sheet or blanket over the top of mowers or bikes to keep them covered from view. Invest in a garage door stop. Although it might sound like stating the obvious, never leave your garage or shed door unlocked if you’re not around.