The Watch Reopens

Pelsall, Crime, Wendy MortonAfter months of closure The Watch has finally reopened at Pelsall Village Centre and MP Wendy Morton enjoyed a visit to catch up with their latest news.

The Watch is a community initiative which offers crime prevention and safety advice. As well as information leaflets regarding many aspects of safety and security, there is also an expanding list of products which can be bought at cost price. These include car steering locks, padlocks and TV simulators which give the impression that someone is home.

Residents who have concerns around personal safety and security are free to drop by and chat to experienced volunteer Edwin Venables. The Watch also enables Neighbourhood Watch sign ups and hosts community safety presentations for Walsall residents.

It is currently open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3.30pm. Before setting out it is always worth contacting Edwin to make sure there is someone there (contact details below).

They are currently looking for volunteers to help the community with tackling crime and helping residents with reassurance.

Edwin can be contacted on 07305 994134 or email


Caption: Wendy Morton, Bernard Cartwright & Edwin Venables Photo courtesy of Maria Smith