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Village community watch groups

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Lincs Lass, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    These last few years ,our quiet little village has been subjected to anti social behaviour which I dare say ,probably happens in plenty more rural villages .
    Nothing for the kids to do ,lack of police presence ,pcso is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard so today there was a village community meeting to come up with ideas to lesson such activities.
    The idea of a group of well known and long established village residence walking around in high viz jackets/vests at night with torches showing a visible presence to these youngsters in the hope that they wont frequent the areas of trouble,,abit like volunteer street wardens .
    Any body tried it ,,if so did it work ,,its a lovely village abut for these trouble makers who seem to think they can trash what they like and cause general mischief .
    Suggestions welcome ( not a baseball bat ) as one guy did suggest
  2. bovrill

    bovrill Member

    East Essex
    Have you seen Hot Fuzz?
    That seemed a very effective set up.
  3. For the greater good ?:D
    Shutesy, Vincent and bovrill like this.
  4. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    PSCO did say ,not to organise a vigilante group or to string them up ,,much as the temptation to do it with some of the little sh!ts would be a good idea and put the fear of god into them but chances are ,,they would only cause more grief
  5. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    north lincs
    Over the last 3 years ,,village hall committee have invested in numerouse things for them to use ,,skateboard ramp ,,so 1980s,,its never been used other than a place for gangs to gather and sup cider ,,an assault course of timbers to climb about on which so far ,Ive not seen anybody other than 5 year olds use.
    Two weeks ago ,a crowd of youths broke into the village hall,pinched all the cctv equipment just so they couldnt be monitored in the car park .
    Committee have often asked the parents ,,what do you and you kids want in the village as means of entertainment ,so far ,nobody has come up with a sensibly answer,,movie nights in the village was even suggested but thats never happened ,,everything is aimed at the geriatric society ,,bowls ,yoga ,sitting down fitness classes ,amature astonomy ,the W I ,,probably no wonder the kids get bored
  6. Wurzeetoo

    Wurzeetoo Member

    Honestly growing up in a similar village the only thing that would stop the small minority was the fear of being caught by one of the local fishermen and getting a slap. This really wasn’t too long ago either and the slaps were handed out without prejudice. The police or youth group workers or street wardens really weren’t a deterrent. I really do feel for you as it’s really upsetting when people cause mindless trouble and don’t let that experience put you off having a go I love the saying ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country. Good luck :)

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