Amidst growing concerns over instances of anti-social behaviour, groups of youths and pockets of vandalism in the area Briercliffe Community Hub has begun re-investigating plans to establish a community-wide Neighbourhood Watch network.
In the past, efforts by Briercliffe Community Hub (BCH) to establish a Neighbourhood Watch scheme were deemed not viable due to low levels of support locally for the initiative. However, recent events have seen localised damage to the bowling green and thefts from Briercliffe Community FC together with reports of large groups of youths in and around the village causing a nuisance and not following government guidelines over social distancing.
We believe that tolerance for this type of environment is now at an all-time low and that now would be an ideal time to revisit the project.
What would be involved?
We have not yet decided how we would ideally operate the scheme; we are currently talking to Our Watch, Lancashire Constabulary and existing scheme co-ordinators in Briercliffe to discover the best way forward.
Which areas would be covered?
Any areas inside the boundary of the Briercliffe Parish as outlined on Lancashire county council’s MARIO service, including:
- Harle Syke
- Catlow Bottoms
- Lane Bottom
To see if your area is classed as Briercliffe visit Lancashire Maps and Related Info Online.
*Lanehead is classed as Burnley Borough Council according to MARIO.
How do I get involved?
To register your interest for this scheme or to stay updated then please visit [form link]