More eyes and ears needed in Brackley

police officers will be at Brackley Town Hall or Tesco, Oxford Road, Brackley next Wednesday, April 1, between 9am and 1pm.
police officers will be at Brackley Town Hall or Tesco, Oxford Road, Brackley next Wednesday, April 1, between 9am and 1pm.

Volunteers are needed to be extra eyes and ears on the streets of Brackley.

Daventry District and South Northants Safer Community Partnership needs people for its Street Watch and School Watch schemes.

Street Watch volunteers patrol in pairs for a minimum of two hours each month in a bid to combat anti-social behaviour and crime, and help increase residents’ feelings of safety by passing on any relevant information to the local police.

School Watch volunteers patrol outside local schools at peak times, mainly in the afternoon, and are a point of contact for young people so they feel safe on the way home from school.

The initiative was in response to comments from the Youth Council which said young people were happy in school and when travelling to school, but some did not always feel safe when leaving at the end of the school day. For more information on both schemes police officers will be at Brackley Town Hall or Tesco, Oxford Road, Brackley next Wednesday, April 1, between 9am and 1pm.

Rosie Herring, councillor for community engagement and wellbeing at South Northants Council, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for local people to make a real difference in their communities and I hope that those thinking of volunteering will take the opportunity to sign up.”

For further information on these two initiatives email SCT-SouthNorthantsBrackley@northants.police.uk.

The Street and School Watch initiatives are supported by the Daventry District and South Northamptonshire Community Safety Partnership, Northamptonshire Police, C2C Social Action and the Office of Northamptonshire Police Crime Commissioner.