It’s a sign of the times when you have to persuade all your neighbours to create a neighbourhood watch scheme just to feel safe in your own home.
For those of you outside the UK, i’ll explain what a neighbourhood watch scheme is:
It’s where you gather as many nearby residents as possible, and hold meetings to discuss tacking crime and antisocial behaviour that’s taking place in and around your streets.
Usual topics include:
1) Burglary, break-ins, and thieving little cunts that go around stealing speakers and opening other peoples mail.
2) Antisocial behaviour. This includes the playing of loud music, foul and abusive language, urinating in places other than toilets, and dumping rubbish on the floor instead of bins.
3) Violence and threats to harm/kill. Often caused by excessive alcohol intake and/or drug abuse, this is one of the hot topics at these meetings. Do you have a neighbour who gets violent when drunk or under substance abuse? Ever had somebody threaten to smash your head in, or kill you?
So, with these problems now beginning to affect the idylic, peaceful, and tranquil Barrow-in-Furness, it was time for some of the leading, well respected members of the community to call a meeting to discuss how to tackle and eradicate these issues asap.
And who better to host the meeting, than Barrow’s 2015 ‘Neighbour of the Year’ winner, Mr Christopher While.
Well…it’s only a bit of banter and a drink or two, to get them relaxed before the serious discussions begin…
They weren’t really arguing. They were just acting out a reconstruction of the problems they have to live with each day 😉
*Credit to Blackops from the Dwelling for the video’s.