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Preston Farm Watch


Farm Watch was designed to try and devise a 'Neighbourhood Watch' type initiative across rural Preston for farms and homes who may not have immediate neighbours who will share information that may benefit others in similar rural settings or in similar work practices. In short the idea of Farm Watch is to create a list of Farms and owners within the Rural and Preston North areas.This will allow Police to contact you with crime bulletins and information that may help keep your property secure.

For example if the police know of any travelling criminals who are targeting farms for tools, agricultral machinery, deisel etc, we would contact you via email, text or telephone to pass over vehicle details or descriptions to be aware ofas soon as possible by accessing the datadase of contact details.

A Message of explanation of Farm Watch

You may or may not be aware of an initiative called “Farm Watch” that was introduced a number of years ago to help police deal with rural crime & to create a contact base of farming areas & potential problems they face. It is my intention to re-start this initiative.

In short, the idea of “Farm Watch” is to create a list of farms & owners within the Rural & Preston North areas. This would allow police to contact you with crime bulletins & information that may help keep your property secure.

For example: if the police know of any travelling criminals who are targeting farms for tools, agricultural machinery, diesel etc, we would contact you via e-mail or telephone to pass over vehicle details or descriptions to be aware of as soon as possible by accessing the database of contact details.

We are hoping that the “Farm Watch” would incorporate all rural areas, such as Grimsargh, Broughton, Catforth, Woodplumpton, Haighton, Whitechapel, Goosenargh & Longridge. The list, in theory, could be endless & the more the better to build an accurate picture of the rural criminality & assist in keeping your possessions safe.

At present, all I respectfully request is that, if possible, you could please e-mail me with your farm details & any contact details for the owner or workers on site.

This will benefit all those who wish to be involved, as the information we could all receive could significantly reduce crime in the rural areas.

If you wish to discuss the matter further with me, then please contact me:

Broughton Police Station: 01772 863 390

 What is Farm Watch?


 The watch is a partnership between the Farming community and the local Neighbourhood Policing Team. It will encourage vigilance and communication, not only between individual Farming Communities, but also with the police

The very nature of the Farming business means that there is a great deal of capital spread over a large expanse of land. This is often portable e.g. stock and equipment and therefore can be easy to steal. While Farming property cannot be totally impenetrable, simple steps can be taken to reduce the risk of crime and the measures need not be costly.

 The aims of FarmWatch

 •  Reduce opportunities for crime to occur.

•  Strengthen community spirit so that everyone works together to protect their area.

•  Improve communication between the Farming community and the police

•  Report any suspicious incidents.

Farm watch currently has in exess of 250 members and if you would like to join please email your contact details to one of the officers listed below or contact Broughton Police Station on 01772 863390.

On Joining Farmwatch we will then make sure you recieve crime prevention material and a Farmwatch sign for your property.We will then notify you of relevant information by email or text as you prefer. View Sign

 

  Contact Details (Please click on link below to open email address):


P.C. Chris Banks Broughton CBM

PCSO David Reid Broughton PCSO

PCSO Sarah Catterall Broughton PCSO


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