Plans to launch a scheme to tackle crime and disorder affecting businesses in Holbeach have been hit by a lack of interest from town traders.
Only six businesses were represented at a meeting in Holbeach to discuss the ShopWatch scheme where traders and shopkeepers can share information about crime and anti-social behaviour with each other and the police.
More than 30 businesses were invited to the meeting last Wednesday. It was organised by Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce after efforts by ShopWatch co-ordinator Stuart Brotherton and chamber member Harry Drury to get traders in Holbeach on board.
Mr Drury, managing director of Spalding-based property firm We’ll Let Your House, said: “It was fantastic to see people from the larger businesses attending the meeting, although it was slightly disappointing that some of the independent businesses weren’t there.
“This could have been for any number of reasons and we’ll be organising another meeting with independent businesses because we need at least 12 firms signed up to ShopWatch to make it worthwhile for the chamber to launch it in Holbeach.”