A NEW neighbourhood watch group is being formed to cover two Colchester estates.

The Solus and Quarters group will meet for the first time at 7.30pm at the scout centre, Queen Elizabeth Way, Colchester, on Friday.

Organiser Dave Harris said: “It is the first meeting to get things up and running.

“It is being backed by th epolice and the community.

“Leaflets have been posted to every home on the estates.”