The Fenland Trust is excited to announce its latest initiative, Communities Against Crime.
Focused around Yaxley in Cambridgeshire and surrounding villages, Communities Against Crime sees the Fenland Trust working with residents, the Police and our partners to tackle the issues of crime and anti-social behaviour.
The first stage of our project is to launch a village-wide Neighbourhood Watch scheme for Yaxley and other settlements. Working with Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch, we intend to create a scheme that harnesses the power of community and technology to make our communities a safer place to live.
Stage two is the proposal of a number of new measures and technologies that can work hand-in-hand with Neighbourhood Watch including the development of a regional web and mobile platform in partnership with the Yaxley Gazette that delivers information quickly and is compatible with existing alert systems.
Running alongside this the continued development of the Fenland Trust’s community credits scheme that will allow residents to bank neighbourhood watch hours to receive tangible benefits and foster an environment of sustainable social action.
And of course, the Trust’s approach to tackling problems within our community isn’t limited solely to preventative and reactive measures. We are also actively developing youth provision within the village including the delivery of new services, activities and facilities.
Please look out for our posters with details of our upcoming Communties Against Crime workshops and meetings or click here to look at our events calendar.
You can also look forward to the unveiling a number of new projects at Yaxley Festival 2016 in May with a focus on youth action and the public’s first look at the Festival Park community hub.
If you are interest in getting involved or learning more, please contact us