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Neighbourhood Watch success for Bexley

PUBLISHED: 11:20 09 February 2015 | UPDATED: 11:20 09 February 2015

The St Michael's safer neighbourhood team

The St Michael's safer neighbourhood team

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Ward is one of only a handful in London to achieve full coverage

St Michael’s ward has become the first ward in Bexley – and one of only a handful in London - to achieve full Neighbourhood Watch coverage.

Around 1,000 people on the ward’s 56 streets have signed up to the scheme.

Sergeant Bryan Young, head of the Met’s safer neighbourhoods team for St Michael’s, set the team the task of getting every road covered back in October.

He said: “When I joined St Michael’s ward over a year ago, one of my commitments was to reduce the fear of crime in Welling.

“I thought that one of the best ways to do this was involving the community through increasing Neighbourhood Watch and community contacts.

“My team have worked really hard. We leafleted every street and spoke with many people.”

Dana Wiffen, head of Bexley Neighbourhood Watch Association, said it was a “fantastic achievement”.

Hayes and Coney Hall Ward, in Bromley, achieved full coverage in January 2009.

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