Police tackle rural crime

PUBLISHED: 10:00 28 July 2015

Archant

POLICE are working to reduce rural crime in Cheddar by signing people up to farm and horse watch schemes.

Anyone running a farm or stables in the village can request a visit from officers who can provide crime prevention advice.

The farm watch scheme aims to improve communication between police and businesses through a text and email alert system.

PCSO Matt Hawker said: “The scheme relies on farmers working together, and with us, by getting involved to help share information you can show the criminals that you are being proactive in tackling crime.”

To request a visit, email SomWestNPTSedgemoor@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk

For more information on rural crime visit www.avonandsomerset.police.uk

More from Weston Mercury

54 minutes ago

Westonians have criticised North Somerset Council’s commercial investment decisions after the authority spent more than £50million on acquisitions this year.

Read more
34 minutes ago

A six-piece jazz band will entertain a Portishead crowd on November 30.

Read more

Two hooded Weston-super-Mare robbers who held their victims at knife-point and threatened to ‘slice them up’ have been jailed.

Read more
14:00

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a firefighter? If so, there is an event next month which will be a great experience.

Read more
08:00

Drivers are having to take life-endagering risks due to high speeds in Yatton High Street, according to campaigners.

Read more
Yatton
Yesterday, 17:00

The English National Ballet will bring its Swan Lake performance to the West Country – and the Mercury is giving readers a chance to win tickets to see the show.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

An East Brent play park will receive a five-figure upgrade to improve facilities for children in the village.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:05

The collected 30 something’s were partying like it was 2002 at Bristol’s SWX on Friday as post punk rockers A returned to Bristol to play the whole of their seminal album Hi-Fi Serious.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:05

More than £200,000 has been spent by North Somerset Council on redundancy payments in 18 months.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

The plan to join up a walking and cycling route from Brean to Clevedon has moved a step closer.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 3°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists