Ordinary Member
£25.00 p.a

ShopWatch Member



In 1999 the Wisbech & District Chamber of Commerce purchased its first 20 Two way radios to form the first stage of the then Radio Watch Scheme. Set up by David Oliver then President of the Chamber of Commerce the system started with the involvement of Fifteen retailers and Wisbech Police. The scheme was set up to help those retailers with radios to notify each other of potential shoplifters, forged notes and any possible anti- social behaviour. The Scheme grew steadily and today has sixty plus radios around Wisbech in Shops, Businesses and Public Houses (Pub Watch) In 2005, with the aid of a grant the scheme was upgraded and the name changed to the nationally recognised Shop Watch. This also coincided with the re-introduction of CCTV in Wisbech.. Cont...