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Streetwatch seeks new volunteers for visible presence

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A scheme which involves residents walking the streets where they live in order to deter and report crime is appealing for more members.

Volunteers are needed for Streetwatch, which has groups in Sudbury, Great Cornard and Hadleigh.

The aim of the scheme is to create a stronger community by getting residents to make patrols around their local area, while working with police to prevent crime.

Verity Line, Babergh crime reduction officer, said: “I helped to set up all three schemes in Babergh and have seen the benefits these have brought.

“Volunteers patrolling the streets provide a friendly face in the neighbourhood and help people feel safer where they live.”

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 75 can join. Email suffolkstreetwatch@suffolk.pnn.police.uk.

 

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