Newsflash (27 Dec 2016):
There have been various reports of chalk markings on properties in the village as possible burglary targets, it would seem on this occasion it may have been a ‘hoax’. The police have been informed of these marks and an incident number logged. Communications via social media indicate that it was Rutland HHH who have apologised for the marking of a route. For more info, see the News post on this subject.
Please let your friends and neighbours aware of this. it does however serve as a reminder to us all to be extra cautious and if we are away from our homes during non daylight hours to leave a light on, if safe to do so, to show the building is occupied.
The entire village of Whissendine comes under the umbrella of Neighbourhood Watch. The scheme aims to ensure that the village cultivates a strong, interactive, neighbourly safety policy. Any relevant information is communicated to the village via this website and the Grapevine, or if the information is more urgent, it is dispersed throughout the village via the Neighbourhood Watch street coordinators who are each responsible for an area of the village.
In order to establish effective communication, in consultation with the local police, it was agreed to create 3 zones in the village each having a zone coordinator. The police will then email relevant local information to the zone coordinators who will forward emails to street coordinators and interested residents. Below are details of the 3 zone coordinators; a full list of street coordinators will be published in December 2016.
Zone A East
- Coordinator Brian Maunders – email
- Ashwell Road, Station Road, Fox Hill, Hall Close, Hortons Lane, Main Street, St Andrews Close, Paddock Close
Zone B Central
- Coordinator Walter Milsom – email
- The Nook, Cow Lane, Oakham Road. Mill Grove
Zone C West
- Coordinator Toby Crewe – email
- Pickwell Lane, Melton Road, Stanilands, Walton Close, Thorpe Gardens, Stapleford Road, Sherrard Close, Harborough Close, Willow Close