Aldridge Local Neighbourhood Partnership Page
VEV: Visual Evidence for Victims
VEV is a service being offered by Victim Support West Midlands for victims of crime who do not wish to report a crime to the police, but would like evidence of the crime recorded, should it be required in future. Examples are victims of domestic violence or hate crime. There are many reasons why a victim may not want to report the crime straight away, and VEV provides a photographic record, supported by witness statements that will stand up in court. Photos may be taken of physical injuries, damage and graffiti. For more details contact Walsall Victim Support on 01922 644000.
Door viewer/intercoms & shed alarms
are available free of charge to local residents, for more details see Walsall people website
Be aware that offenders have called at homes in the area claiming to be from the water board, and ask the victims to turn taps on whilst offenders go through house, taking money. This is often targeted at the elderly, and it is well worth the reminder that unknown callers should be asked for identity which can be checked by calling the represented company for confirmation prior to allowing visitors into the home. Note a tactic used by offenders includes obtaining residents names by asking neighbours....so always check identification and verify by calling the company.
Secuity Products Tested.... To Reduce Crime.
Do you want products to protect your home, caravan, bicycle or other leisure equipment? Then visit Sold Secure where you can find the best products to suit your needs. Sold Secure is an independent, not for profit company with links to many police forces and insurers. New products are tested by professional locksmiths and only those that meet certain criteria are allowed to bear the Sold Secure Quality Mark. We at Walsall police recommend that you choose a Sold Secure product for your security.
Information and how being involved may help you.
Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership where people come together
to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community
Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary
organisations and, above all, individuals and families who want to
make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It aims to
help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce
the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater
vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police
and by fostering a community spirit.
If you would like to be part of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in
South Aldridge area, contact the Crime Prevention Co-ordinator at Aldridge Police Station, who will give you further information or you may contact your Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator.Mr Paul Underwoods. Tel: 01922 455498
For more information visit
South Aldridge NW website
Neighbourhood Watch relies on
participation of the neighbours who live in area, whether this is a
close, a road or a block flats.
Objectives of Neighbourhood Watch
To prevent crime By improving security, increasing vigilance,
creating and maintaining a caring community and reducing
opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention
To assist the police in detecting crime By promoting
effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious
and criminal activity.
To reduce undue fear of crime By providing accurate
information about risks and by promoting a sense of security and
community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable
members of the community.
To improve police/community liaison By providing effective
communications through systems such as the Neighbourhood Watch
Ringmaster system, which warns Co-ordinators of local crime
trends which they can disseminate to their scheme members, and
by members informing the police of incidents when they occur.