Farm Watch comes to North Gwyneddcrimestoppers logo

27/06/2012

NFU Cymru and North Wales Police have teamed up to help make local farms and the farming communities safer in rural north Gwynedd.  

 

Utilising an already well proven scheme “OWL” - an On-line Watch Link, NFU Cymru and the local Police hope to create a network of local farms in the community to help prevent and detect crime and provide instant support and information about what is going on in the immediate area.
 
Farm watchLocal PCSO Ian Rooksby said, “It’s all about local farmers communicating with each other and with the Police at the time they have concerns and for the timely sharing of any suspicious activity or individuals in their area.  It has proved a great success in other areas and I have no doubt if we can get the community involved it will be a success here too.”
 
The scheme, which is free to join,  is dependant on members having on-line access and signing up to receive and pass on relevant information.
 
Caernarfon NFU Cymru has provided huge support and guidance to assist the roll out of Farm Watch.  Local NFU Cymru Group Secretary Hedd Rhys said, “Anything that can help protect and better inform our farming communities has the full support of NFU Cymru and I would strongly urge all our members in the area to sign up.  

 

 

 

“Several farms have already indicated their willingness to do so. We aim to get over 150 farms to take up the scheme which is to be launched at the Caernarfon Show on Saturday, 7 July 2012. Farm watch
 
“As part of the launch NFU Cymru jointly with North Wales Police will distribute a number of High Visibility Farm Watch signs in the area showing participation in the scheme as well as warning would be thieves they are being watched.”
 
If you require any further information about Farm Watch you can contact Hedd Rhys on 01286 637377 or PCSO Rooksby on 07768 555871

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