Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch (NW) was established in 2004.

John Harrison is the central coordinator and the Harrison Hire & Sales (HHS) office is the coordination centre, where residents can call or ring (Tel: 01944 768441) if they have something to report, or ask for information on anything concerning the village.

Information received from the police about happenings in the area, is posted on the Parish Council Notice Board, situated next to the School.

To report anything suspicious to the Police, Telephone 101.

NW coordinators have delivered window and post box stickers to residents. Any new resident requiring stickers should contact their coordinator or the HHS office.  Coordinators will deliver Parish Council Welcome & Information Packs to all residents and subsequently to new residents.  It is hoped that this will enable people, particularly newcomers to know more about what is happening in the village.

If anyone hasn’t received a Welcome/Information Pack and would like one, please call at the HHS office. All local organisations are invited to put an info sheet in the folder. If you would like to include an A4 info sheet in future folders, please contact Anne at HHS.

Below is a list of NW coordinators and their patch;

  1. John Harrison (Main Coordinator) – Town St. Nos.10 to 16, incl. Elm Tree Farm, Elm Tree Barn, The Old Chapel, the School and Village Hall.
  2. Jonty Rounthwaite – Town St. Nos.1 to 9, incl. The Green, Town Green Farm, Lamb Barn, Threshing Barn and Fishers Farm.
  3. Graham Clough – Back Lane from Orchard House to No.50 (Half Century House)
  4. Bruce Skinner – Bamburgh House, 23 to 37 Beckside, Coach House, The Old Rectory, Glebe House, Mill House & Mill Flat.
  5. Sue Marklew – 17-20 Chapel Row, Century House, Willowbeck Lodge, Fairview, Ancona, Beck Cottage + 2 Bungalows
  6. Carole Stead – Cockgarth, Middleton Close, The Garth & Garth End.
  7. Bob Urien – Settrington House and associated houses/farms.

We hope that being better informed will help people to feel they are welcome in the village and able to take part in village life if they wish to do so.