Gainsborough Town Watch

Town Watch is a scheme that helps prevent and detect crime through partnership working, shared communication and local intelligence. This includes preventing and detecting shoplifting, criminal damage, anti-social behaviour and alcohol related incidents.

Businesses and organisations form the Town Watch membership, working together to share information, prevent crime and make Gainsborough a safe place to live, work, shop and visit.

You can view a full list of members on the Gainsborough Town Watch Member List. Any bans issued to individuals apply to all members on this list.

Benefits of Membership

  • Digital 2-way radio for direct communication with members and CCTV
  • Regular contact and networking with other members
  • Bi-monthly Town Watch member meetings
  • Printed Town Watch ban lists with photos
  • Town Watch promotional items

Digital Radio Communication

All our members receive a secure digital 2-way radio including a base station charge. The radio is a key tool to help protect your premises, stock, staff and customers. Using the radio members can communicate in real time with other members, our CCTV Control Centre and the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Here are some of the features of our digital radio system:

  • Operates 24/7 for direct contact with other members
  • Secure digital network with clear voice quality
  • Full maintenance of radio included in membership
  • Emergency panic button
  • Radio can form part of lone worker arrangements

Town Watch Member Meetings

We host a Town Watch meeting every 2 months. At each meeting members will be able to:

  • Receive direct updates from Police, CCTV and partners
  • Share and receive intelligence from other members
  • Receive printed Town Watch ban list with photos

Town Watch Ban List

We can issue bans to people that have committed crime such as shoplifting or public disorder. A ban notice is issued to the individual by the Police. CCTV monitor for people on the ban list and will use the digital radios to provide advanced warning to members and work to prevent incidents of crime.

Membership Fees

Get a Town Watch digital radio and other benefits for under 50p a day.

  • Retail stores and businesses - £168 per year (this is £14 per month)
  • Pubs, clubs and night time venues - £144 per year (this is £12 per month)
  • Community buildings and charities - £144 per year (this is £12 per month)

Membership is paid annually by invoice, cheque, BACS, Direct Debit or cash.

Unsure about Membership?

If you are unsure about membership contact us for a 1 month trial. This will give you the opportunity to see the benefits to your business/organisation of being a Town Watch member.

For more information about a trial please contact us at:

Town Watch

Guildhall, Marshall's Yard
Gainsborough
DN21 2NA

Telephone: 01427 676676
Email: townwatch@west-lindsey.gov.uk