Does a Neighbourhood Watch with no watchers actually work?
I had to follow a slightly different path during one of my recent wanders, as the gates to a station on the route were tied shut. When I got closer I could some busy men working away on platform – but due to the lie of the land I couldn’t see what the were doing as they were above me since the road passed below the station.
But I did notice something I hadn’t spotted before, the Neighbourhood Watch warning sign shown below, attached to lamppost on the station’s perimeter:
I have to admit, this one left me more than a little puzzled.
After all, one of the things you need for a neighbourhood watch to work is… watchers!
In this particular case, a look to north from near this sign shows:
To the south:
To the east:
And finally to the west, with the path to the station above, which is an unmanned station, and the lamppost with the sign attached:
To be fair, this is a little tongue-in-cheek, and while there is nobody here, and few people to see that sign (I seldom see anyone else when I walk here), the actual area it covers is that of Broomhouse, for which you can find more details here: