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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

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    East Essex
    Have you seen Hot Fuzz?
    That seemed a very effective set up.
     
  3. For the greater good ?:D
     
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  4. Lincs Lass

    Lincs Lass Member

    Location:
    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

    Location:
    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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