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Village crime fears

Posted on September 30 2018 at 2:49:30

Fears of a rise in crime have prompted villagers to look at restarting a number of Neighbourhood Watch schemes.

Alvechurch district councillor Kate Van Der Plank told parish councillors: “Because historically it has been a low crime area we may not have been as vigilant.”

Parish chairman Andy Humphries said it could be that social media “amplified” fears.

“In the past they would have told their neighbours over the garden fence, whereas now they tell the whole village,” he explained.

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