Residents of Bromham and Biddenham villages in Bedfordshire were victims of a number of burglaries at the beginning of 2014. This caused more work for Bedfordshire Police as well as the local Bobby Scheme, run by the Bedfordshire Police Partnership Trust.
Chris Murphy, the founder of Dunster House, became aware of the local burglaries via a Neighbourhood Watch leaflet drop. Wanting to help the community, and knowing that the company had a number of door and window safety latches in the warehouse which could be put to good use by the Bobby Scheme in protecting vulnerable residents of the county, Mr Murphy donated a batch to the Neighbourhood Watch covering the area. Today we received the letter, pictured right, from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire, Olly Martins, thanking Mr Murphy and Dunster House for the donation to the scheme.
The Bobby Scheme is a locally run charity, powered by donations whether monetary, goods or time and partnership with local agencies and businesses. The scheme is aimed at members of the public who are aged 65-years-old and over, as well as the disabled and vulnerable residents of the area. Members of the scheme will come round to assess your home for any areas which could leave you vulnerable to crime. Work will then be carried out by the schemes ‘Bobbies’, who are qualified carpenters, to make your home a safer place to live. The work and surveying of your house is free, to help reduce crime against the vulnerable residents of the county.
For further information on the Bedfordshire Bobby Scheme please click here.