cumbria community messaging service

Rory has signed up to the new Cumbria Community Messaging service, an initiative that will help people across Cumbria stay up-to-date with issues in their community, from local crime to major incidents. Cumbria Community Messaging allows anyone in Cumbria to get up-to-the-minute information on a wide range of community issues by email, voicemail or text.

The project is being led by the Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch Association with support from Cumbria Constabulary, Cumbria Community Safety Partnership and Cumbria County Council’s emergency planning and trading standards teams and fire and rescue service.

Rory said: “This is a great service for those who want to keep updated of important incidents in their locality. It’s free to receive information and members can choose the things they would like to receive information about and how and when they get it. Alerts on a range of community issues will be sent out through the system, such as information on emergency incidents and bogus sales people, or fire safety events. It also gives members the opportunity to respond with information about a particular crime, a local scam, or even a missing person. Cumbrians can keep each other informed about matters of real importance through a collaborative, real-time system which will help us overcome the real issues of isolation and sparsity that we all regularly contend with.”

Dr John Perkins, Chair of the Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch Association, said: “This service takes the basic idea of neighbourhood watch – neighbours looking out for each other – and brings it right up to date to get information out to communities fast. Why not sign up to the scheme now, and give it a try? Go to to register. If you think it’s a valuable service please spread the word to family, friends and constituents.”

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