Neighbourhood Watch News

Dear Neighbourhood Watch members & coordinators,

Welcome to the December edition of ‘Our News’, the NHWN six-weekly e-newsletter.

The Way Ahead For Neighbourhood Watch – 3 December event report
On 3 December 2015, NHWN held an event called ‘The Way Ahead For Neighbourhood Watch’. The purpose of the event was to bring together key Neighbourhood Watch contacts with police colleagues and Police & Crime Commissioners to showcase the new tools and direction for Neighbourhood Watch. This report summarises each of the speaker presentations and workshops and draws the lessons from the event together into a ‘Next Steps’ plan. It also contains links where you can download all the supplementary information from the event including PowerPoints, notes and videos. Click here to read more and download the report.

Beating the Burglars
2015 has been a watershed year in the fight against lock-snapping. The insurance industry has finally started to take notice; UK burglary rates are plummeting in comparison to the rest of Europe; and numerous door manufacturers are now taking the strides needed to ensure their doors are secure from what is easily the most popular form of forced entry. Click here to read more.

Win a full ABS lock upgrade for your home
To be in with a chance of winning a full Avocet ABS lock change for your home worth £200, click here to read more.

Plastic bags levy: Charities to benefit
A number of major retailers are still deciding how to allocate the money from the new plastic bag levy which was introduced in October. Environmental charities are looking like the biggest beneficiaries so far, but some stores have still not decided how to allocate the funds. This leaves an opportunity for Neighbourhood Watch groups. Click here to read more.

Holocaust Memorial Day: Don’t stand by
Holocaust Memorial Day is on 27 January 2016 and this year’s theme is ‘Don’t stand by’. The Holocaust Memorial Day Trust is encouraging communities from all regions and nations of the UK to come together and mark the day in their own special ways. A free activity pack is available. Click here to read more.

Are you good friends with your neighbours?
Would you like to give them a surprise they’ll never forget? ITV are looking for streets to participate in a game on Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Click here to read more.

Do your spare stickers need a good home?
We are trying to match up excess Neighbourhood Watch window stickers with areas where there is a shortage. Click here to read more.

NHWN Christmas office opening hours & new address
From 16 December 2015 our new office address will be: Wigston Police Station, Bull Head Street, Wigston, Leicestershire, LE18 1WX and our phone number will be 0116 402 6111. We will be operating normal Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm opening hours up to and including 23 December. From then on, the office will be closed until 4 January 2016. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy Christmas and New Year!

Yours faithfully,

Catherine Dunn
Events, Campaigns & Database Manager, NHWN

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