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Neighbourhood watch aims to help Clacton turn the corner
8:00am Friday 5th October 2012 in News
TENDRING’S neighbourhood watch has been inundated with interest following a series of serious incidents in the district.
The group held an awareness day in Clacton town centre on Saturday.
Chairman Mike Vaughan-Chatfield said: “We have had a real upsurge in interest in the neighbourhood watch and that was apparent on Saturday.
“I’m delighted with the response we have had. People realise that the police have suffered cutbacks but we work closely with them to try and minimise the effect that has had.
“People want to protect their communities.
“They don’t want drugs or anti-social behaviour on their doorsteps, and the neighbourhood watch helps people take charge and help put an end to it safely.
“Following some of the recent incidents I hope this is a sign that people want to come together and help our area turn the corner.
“It is certainly a step in the right direction, and I hope we get even more people on board to help make the neighbourhood watch even more effective.”
Anyone interested in joining the watch can call its 24-hour helpline on 01255 814801.