Newton le Willows & Patrick Brompton


  Neighbourhood Watch is about building community spirit and good relations, bringing    people together with common goals, tackling crime and disorder and keeping an eye    open for one another and on each other's property.

  Its purpose is to reduce local crime and disorder to make our neighbourhood a safe   
  and better place to live, work and play.  It should be noted that most insurance
  companies offer discounts to members of recognized schemes.

  Everyone is advised to report any information or suspicious activity to the police as 
  soon as possible by dialing 101 for non-urgent matters or 999 for urgent cases.  

  Contact may also be made to the Community PCSO at Leyburn Police station by 
  dialing 101 Option 2.

  A stock of Neighbourhood Watch window stickers and information packs are kept on
  the table in the Village Hall at the entrance to the Green Room.


  North Yorkshire Police use a Community Messaging System to issue messages relating
  to crime, missing persons 
or other issues.  Examples of these may be details of a
  vehicle they wish to trace or the description of a person seen in the vicinity of a 
  or simply to warn you to take the relevant crime prevention measures to protect your

  If you are interested in joining this messaging system, application forms can be
  obtained from the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator or by 
registering on line at


  How  many  smoke  alarms  do you have?  Latest fire statistics reveal that one smoke alarm may not be enough to
  provide you with the best chance of escaping a fire in the home.  

  It’s clear that most people know a working smoke alarm can save lives by providing those vital few seconds needed
  to escape a house fire. But, despite the majority of homes (88%) having at least one working smoke alarm in their
  home, smoke alarms alerted householders to a fire in England in only a third of cases.

  The most common reason a smoke alarm failed to activate is because the fire was outside its range. It is also
  important to remember that smoke alarms don’t last forever. The power supply might work but the mechanism 
  deteriorates with time, so whether they are battery operated or wired to the mains, to work at their best smoke 
  alarms should be replaced every ten years

  For this reason, the Fire Kills campaign and North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service are encouraging people in
  Richmondshire to think about the smoke alarms in their home and offer these five smoke alarm top tips: 

  • Install at least one smoke alarm on every level of your home.

  • The ideal position is on the ceiling, in the middle of a room or on a hallway or landing.

  • Consider fitting additional alarms in other rooms where there are electrical appliances and near sleeping areas

  • Don’t put alarms in or near kitchens and bathrooms where smoke or steam can set them off by accident.

  • Replace your smoke alarms every ten years.

  We would also urge carers and people who keep a close eye on less able friends or relatives to check that these
  homes have enough smoke alarms in the right places and that they are regularly tested. 

  NYFRS offer a free Home Fire Safety visit scheme and, where appropriate, may be able to supply and fit smoke
  alarms for free. For further fire safety advice or to book a visit  go to or call
  01609 788545. 

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