Community leaders sought to join scheme

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The search is on for new Neighbourhood Watch leaders to help keep a North Tyneside town a safe place to live and work.

Officers from the Whitley Bay neighbourhood policing team are urging people who have an interest in the community and keeping their area safe to come forward to represent their local Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Pc Paul McKenzie has issued the plea to residents to help keep the coastal town and its surrounding areas a safe and pleasant environment for everyone to enjoy.

Pc McKenzie said: “This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who has an interest in their neighbourhood and has a good sense of community spirit to come forward and help do their part.

“Being part of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme can help deter criminals and prevent anti-social behaviour.

“It is an excellent way to get involved with your community.”

For more information about joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the area , contact the Whitley Bay neighbourhood policing team on 101 ext 69191 or email