his branch of Neighbourhood Watch was started in 2000 with a meeting in the village hall. Of those present we elected a chairman, Peter Whitehead, a treasurer, Alan Johnston, I think I was secretary and away we went. We have twelve co-ordinators who each have their 'patch'

At that time we had a very able and helpful policeman, Nick Oldroyd who pushed and prodded us into action and was extremely helpful. There was an organisation call HANWAG (cannot remember what the initials stand for now!) and they provided us with flyers, and useful information until their demise last year.

Since our start we have kept going with meetings every three monthswith and one Open Meeting for the village to attend. The Police and Safe Communities have taken over Neighbourhood Watch and we are getting regular bulletins of happenings in our area and the surrounding villages. The Police can also get information to us via email so that we can alert the residents of the village should the need arise - we are more in touch than ever before.

Our main function is crime prevention and communication.

Our current chairman is Jack Wray and our longest serving member is our treasurer Alan Johnston in charge of a bank balance but never writing out a cheque!