Cumbria County Council has long worked alongside Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch Association, supporting its work to help cut crime and see safer communities across the county.
The new Community Messaging System is one of the ways in which we are supporting Neighbourhood Watch. We welcome the system as a tool to improve communications with residents on the issues that matter.
As well has helping Neighbourhood Watch in delivering the Community Messaging Scheme, we will be trailing the system in a number of our own directorates.
In a first phase this year Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service, community resilience, trading standards and community safety teams will be using the service to communicate with people in Cumbria. Anyone who has signed up to receive updates from these teams will have access to up to date information about scam callers, emergency situations, opportunities to get involved and much more.
If you would like to sign up to receive information from Cumbria County Council through the messaging service, please make sure you check the relevant boxes when you register to the scheme.
For more information about Cumbria County Council go to www.cumbria.gov.uk