Farm Watch and Horse Watch are there to;
reduce local opportunities for rural crime
reinforce the community spirit so that everyone can contribute towards the protection of their property by mutual co-operation and communication
introduce early warning systems in countryside areas
improve the intelligence flow between the agricultural and equine communities and the police.
provide text, email and landline voicemail alerts for members of the community
provide visits from local PCSOs and Crime Reduction Officers to give advice on securing your property
create a crime vigilant rural community in partnership with the police to create a safer environment
The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.)– is farming’s oldest and largest charity and offers financial support, practical care and guidance to farming people of all ages, including farmers, farm workers and dependants.
National Farmers' Union (NFU) The largest farming union in England and Wales representing farmers and growers that is dedicated to creating a better future for members so they have the opportunity to build progressive, productive, profitable and resilient farming and growing businesses.
AVON & SOMERSET WATCH - RURAL
The need for Rural Watches and Communities to communicate, share issues and forge links for strength and support has become increasingly clear - so we have launched a communications platform to help you establish stronger on-line links and contacts with other Rural Watches in your area.
Historically, forging links over distances has been technically problematic. However now, with improved internet coverage and connectivity through mobile and landline links, we can shrink distances to just a few taps of the keyboard!
Avon & Somerset Watch RURAL lets you contact, communicate and raise Rural Affairs issues and alerts for the safety, security and well being of others in your area.
It is open to EVERYONE in Avon and Somerset Watch
and it's COMPLETELY FREE.
You can also use it to create your own local or wider Rural Watch group.
Avon & Somerset Watch RURAL runs on the TELEGRAM messenger app. It's much like What's App - but is more secure and offers better facilities and functions - ideal for larger groups.
We have set up Avon & Somerset Watch RURAL based on local authorities, and there TEN groups in all - Bristol having TWO, divided into North and South by the River Avon. You can join as many of these groups as you wish.
Joining AVON & SOMERSET WATCH RURAL for your area is very straightforward. and it's the starting point for building better connected Watches and Communities - and it's up to you how you use it - as you know what's best for you and your community.
Details and joining 'links' are provided to all who are registered as subscribers to Avon and Somerset Watch at;