Moorwatch Website: The eyes and ears of the South Pennines

Posted: 14.03.11

Technology is playing an important part in protecting moorland from anti-social behaviour. Members of the public can join with police and local authorities across the South Pennines to help protect their local moorland from off-roaders and fly-tippers thanks to Moorwatch, a website co-ordinated by Pennine Prospects.

People who enjoy being out on the moors – walking, riding and cycling or just enjoying the views – are being encouraged to upload details, including photographs, of any anti-social behaviour they see while out on the moors onto the website, which is monitored by the police and local authorities in the South Pennines, an area that stretches from Skipton to Holmfirth and from Huddersfield to Chorley.

They are also encouraged to report incidents directly to the police local non-emergency lines where they will receive a crime number, which helps the police gather data on the number of incidents on the moors and helps target resources. In addition the Moorwatch website has been used by archaeologists to report incidents involving upland archaeology.

Visit The MoorWatch Website

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