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  • EX-POLICE OFFICER BRIEFS MP ON PLANS FOR CHUDLEIGH NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH RE-LAUNCH AND EXPANSION

    28 October 2016
    Mel Stride

    CENTRAL DEVON MP Mel Stride was in Chudleigh Knighton today (28/10/16) for a briefing from Chudleigh Town Councillor and former police officer Chris Webb on his plans to re-launch Chudleigh’s Neighbourhood Watch and expand the scheme to cover the parish of Hennock, which also includes Chudleigh Knighton and Teign Village. Chudleigh’s original Neighbourhood Watch was established in 2004 and grew to more than 550 households, but the scheme was disbanded in 2012. Unsuccessful attempts were made to restart the scheme in 2013 but Cllr Webb is determined to get it going again and is adamant that enough support exists to make it a success. He explained:

    “It was good to meet with Mel in Chudleigh Knighton and run through the plans. I have had interest from more than 150 households, had a useful meeting with the Chair of Teignbridge Neighbourhood Watch and had a positive response from the parish council in Hennock. With police resources in highly rural counties like Devon always stretched, there is definitely a need for communities like ours to be vigilant in tackling crime and I also have ideas on basic crime prevention advice and Farm Watch.”

    Mr Stride added:

    “With 30 years in the police force, which included several years looking after Chudleigh, Chudleigh Knighton, Hennock and Teign Village as part of his patch, there’s no-one better suited to make success of this than Chris and the fact his efforts have already garnered so much interest is a very positive start. With no watch previously covering Hennock and Chudleigh Knighton, his aim to cover these villages as well is a good move, and will make the overall scheme more sustainable. I will stay closely in touch with Chris and provide whatever support I can do get the scheme off the ground.”

    For more information please contact Cllr Webb on 07968 508451.

    Photo: Chudleigh Town Councillor and former police officer Chris Webb briefing Mel Stride MP on his plans to re-launch Chudleigh’s Neighbourhood Watch and expand the scheme to cover Hennock and Chudleigh Knighton.







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