Great turnout for community safety meeting

Grotton Pavilion welcomed a substantial – if suitably socially distanced – audience to a meeting with the local police team, Greenfield Community Safety organiser Lee Hudson, and Dobcross organiser Neal Killan.

Local resident Alicia Marland, who set up the event and is coordinating the group, welcomed the positive response from the community, and thanked the contributors for their input.

Alicia said: “Thanks to all the residents who attended tonight’s community crime watch meeting in Grotton. What a fantastic turnout. 

“It was a brilliant presentation from Lee who started the Greenfield scheme in 2017 who has successfully reduced crime through local initiatives and working closely with the police.”

The idea of the community crime group is to have a simple, coordinated group which can alert local residents to potential issues in the area – whether that’s suspicious behaviour, tracking incidents, or being on the look out for people who have committed crimes, so that additional information can be given to the police. 

The groups also share tips on how to prevent crimes, particularly if there is a spate of crimes being committed in the same way which can be combatted by taking relatively straightforward measures.

Alicia said: “Now is the time for residents from Lees, Springhead and Grotton to work together and form village crime safety groups. These can be set up and run by a small number of “admins” who manage the Facebook or WhatsApp group and contact other residents who are not on social media. If you are interested in learning more please contact me.”

You can contact Alicia on or by calling 07766 107437.

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