Printer’s Fold residents form Neighbourhood Watch Scheme after spate of car crime

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A SPATE of car crime has prompted residents to form their own Neighbourhood Watch Group.

Up to 30 people living in the Printers Fold, High Close and Low Bank areas of Burnley have set up the project, which will promote crime prevention, reduce undue fear of crime and improve communication between residents and the police.

Neighbourhood Watch signs have been put up and information packs, stickers and property marking kits handed out to those involved.

PCSO Charlotte Broadhurst said: “There have been a small number of crimes against vehicles in recent months that caused concern to residents.

“A number of these types of crime are avoidable if crime prevention measures are taken.

“This scheme aims to promote prevention activity and knowledge.”

Anyone who would like to join the scheme in the Printers Fold area can contact scheme co-ordinator Mr Victor Jull on 01282 777325.

For advice on Neighbourhood Watch including details on how to set up your own scheme, contact Burnley police’s crime prevention department on 01282 413536.