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If you are new to the village, we would like to welcome you, and tell you a little about ourselves. The Neighbourhood Watch group has been active in the village for several years, but membership dropped off and the group was not really working well. As part of our Parish Plan, the group was reformed, and has become more active in the last couple of years.

Though our region does not experience high levels of crime, we feel that fostering good neighbourliness, and keeping an eye on our community is always important, and that is what we try to do.

There is a very loose structure, with no money involved! We meet every 2 months to discuss any problems or issues that have arisen. See calendar for meeting dates. We are very well supported by our local Police Community Support Officer Michelle Haimes, who keeps us informed about what might be a local problem, and helps with Crime Prevention initiatives, and general raising of awareness locally.

We would like to thank South Somerset Homes for their support, and particularly Vicky Saunders, the warden at Buttle Close, who makes us so welcome.

Primary Contacts

Co-ordinatorMary Clarke01460 240
Deputy co-ordinatorMike Stephens01460 242

Local Contacts

We try to have a local contact person for each part of the village, and they can help with any immediate problems.

2011 Meeting Dates

Meetings are held on Mondays in the Common Room Buttle Close starting 8pm

Monday 21st March16th May18th July19th September21st November

Current Topics

Door to Door Callers - July 2010

Be aware that a group of youths have been reported calling door to door in the Ilminster area recently offering quotations to redecorate homes. The youths have been reported as being approx 16 - 17 years old.

Please can you warn members of your community to say No, take a description of the offenders, note down any vehicle registration numbers if seen and report the incident to the Police immediately. If in doubt, keep them out!

If you have information about any crime, phone the police on 0845 456 7000 or you can call anonymously to the independent charity CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111. For general information about Neighbourhood Watch nationally see the website.

19-08-2013 08:04

June 2010 Lead being Stolen

Our Community Support Officer Charlie Rogers has alerted us to the fact that there has been a spate of thefts of lead from roofs, bay windows etc in South Petherton. I believe the Police Post has also lost some lead. Please be alert, and inform the police of any suspicious activity. Only ring 999 if a crime is in progress,so otherwise ring 0845 456 7000.

There have also been increased numbers of thefts from sheds-garden tools, and equipment, from gardens - planters, furniture etc.

Please keep things locked away when not in use. Watch out for neighbour's properties when they are on holiday.
Enjoy the good weather while it lasts.

19-08-2013 08:04

Neighbourhood Watch 2010 Meetings

Meetings are held every two months on the 3rd Monday in the month in Buttle close Common Room.

Monday 18th January 8pm
Monday 15th March 8pm
Monday 17th May 8pm
Monday 19th July 8pm
Monday 20th September 8pm
Monday 15th November 8pm

All residents, especially those who are new to the village are invited to attend and find out how we can support each other in a safe environment and how you can help to make it a better place in which to live.

Contact Mary Clarke (01460 240363) or Mike Stephens (01460 242466)

19-08-2013 08:04

Police Authority seek 3 new Independent Members

Avon and Somerset Police Authority seek new Independent Members to work alongside the existing five independent members. more

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