Ryhall Neighbourhood Watch
It is with regret that the Ryhall Neighbourhood Watch which has been active since mid 2015,( encouraging personal and home security and working alongside the local police to make the village a safe place to live) is not longer operational as from August 2019. The parish council thank the long standing and hardworking committed members and Chair for their valued input over the years. The Facebook page is still active thanks to a small team – visit Ryhall Neighbourhood Watch.
Belmesthorpe Neighbourhood Watch
Belmesthorpe Neighbourhood Watch exists primarily to keep our village as free as possible from crime and anti-social behaviour. In order to promote the community spirit necessary to achieve this, we organise alongside our crime prevention activities a regular programme of social events and also activities designed to enhance the visual attractiveness of our lovely village. We have been doing this with some success for almost twenty-five years.
A committee of eight, two of whom have served from the Watch’s inception, meet quarterly for planning and organisational purposes. Each committee member is responsible for liaising with a group of residents in their own vicinities and for delivering, amongst other things, the quarterly newsletter, which keeps villagers informed of recent and proposed future issues and activities. A good number of residents have worked on the committee over the years, and their efforts have been both supported and appreciated by the community.
All residents receive Neighbourhood Watch communications and invitations to events and every newcomer to the village is greeted with a special welcome pack. However, they are encouraged to sign a formal membership declaration, giving their home contact details for emergency purposes and to provide proof of membership for insurance purposes and over eighty per cent of households have consented to do this.
Over the years, much has been done to achieve the organisation’s goals, including the erection of signage, property marking, a community speed watch exercise and distribution of door stickers and crime prevention literature. On the social side, we have an annual quiz evening and various musical events and pub socials, all of these by courtesy of the Blue Bell Inn, and also a thriving monthly lunch club. Other past events have included barn dances, garden parties, a treasure hunt, a race evening and memorable celebrations for both the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees. The bulbs and trees which we have planted have done much to brighten up the village, particularly in the Spring months.