What is Neighbourhood Watch

The aim of Neighbourhood Watch is to bring neighbours together to create a strong, friendly and active community where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen. Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership where people come together to make Shobdon safer. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties, and to reduce crime, the fear of crime, and the incidence of fire and environmental damage, by means of improved home security and home safety awareness, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents and crime to the police, and by fostering a community spirit.

All the neighbourhood watch contacts are volunteers. The Neighbourhood Watch has its own email address [email protected] if you want to get in contact.

Neighbourhood Watch Local Contacts

Co-ordinator – Lucy Sockett
Ledicot to Bateman Arms – Mike Evans
Bateman Arms to Shop & Hanbury Green –  Emma Lewis
The Grove/Canterbury Road –  Emma Seidel
Hillhampton Lane  – Ian Surtees
Moor Meadow- Anna Bromley
The Birches/ Pearl Lake – Steve Macdonald
Bateman Close – Vacant
Shobdon Court and area – Phil Harris
The West parish outreaches – Gill Williams
The East parish outreaches – Joff Roberts

Join the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

You can join the Shobdon neighbourhood watch scheme by contacting the co-ordinator ([email protected]or by visiting http://www.westmercianw.org.uk/ .Type in your post code, and on the list of schemes you will find  ‘Shobdon Neighbourhood Watch’, if you click on this, you can then request to join the scheme by following the instructions given on the website.

You can also follow the Shobdon NHW facebook group for all alerts, just search Shobdon  Neighbourhood Watch to join.


Use 101 – at the last Neighbourhood watch meeting, PCSO Steph Annette stressed the importance of using the 101 phone number to to report crime. (It is always important to make a note of your incident number for future reference.) This can be done anonymously. Crime Stoppers is also 100% anonymous and the phone number for this is 0800 555 111. It is quite common for people to conclude that ‘someone’ will report an incident and due to this, issues can go unreported and unactioned.


Contact Information for the Police

Emergency – 999

To report a non emergency either call 101 or use the following link to report a problem online – https://www.westmercia.police.uk/a/your-area/local-policing-team-contact/contact-your-local-policing-team/

Crime Stoppers – 0800 555 111