THE FIRST meeting of a neighbourhood watch scheme was held last Saturday in Creekmoor.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset, Martyn Underhill, joined residents, local councillors and the committee of the association to celebrate the 35th Neighbourhood Watch Scheme created in the county within the past year.

However, Cllr Judy Butt, ward councillor for Creekmoor, told residents that it had not been created because of proposals for a travellers’ site offering temporary stopping places at Marshes End.

She added: “This neighbourhood watch is very timely, but one thing that Creekmoor do not want to be accused of is that, if we do have the temporary stopping places, the scheme was set up because of it and we can say it wasn’t.”

Christine Cross, chairman of Creekmoor Residents’ Association, said: “We are looking to meet residents and get together, become more neighbourly and represent the local area, which includes finding people to represent their roads for the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.”

For more information on the Residents’ Association, contact Christine on 07709 267725 or email

A residents’ meeting is being held today at Creekmoor Community Centre, at 5pm, organised by the local councillors to discuss the proposed transit site for travellers at Marshes End.