I am now pleased to report that our first four Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) schemes in the Burton Joyce are up and running with over 100 members currently subscribed.
We have also ventured into the world of social media and can be found on Facebook – just enter Burton Joyce Neighbourhood Watch in the search field – as well as being contactable at firstname.lastname@example.org and on 07871 388696.
By the time you read this, all members will have received their welcome packs and our first newsletter.
Content from our newsletters will be made available to all Burton Joyce village residents either via our Facebook page or by return email upon application.
Our fifth scheme covering Bridle Road is currently being established and it is hoped the lessons learned from establishing the previous four will ensure this is up and running by the end of the year.
We are always looking for new members. To check whether you live in an area covered by a NHW scheme, please visit //www.nottswatch.co.uk/ and input your postcode.
If your address is not covered, consider whether you want to establish a scheme and get in touch with us – details as above and we would be happy to help.
Finally, representatives of BJNHW joined with PC3336 Shajiat of Nottinghamshire Police at a Beat Surgery, which took place at Burton Joyce Library.
Based at Arnold Police Station, PC3336 Shajiat is part of the beat team that looks after Burton Joyce.
The event was well attended with a number of concerns being expressed by residents, particularly around speeding, pedestrian safety and traffic in general.
It is intended that, subject to operational requirements, such beat surgeries will take place on a bi-monthly basis.
Additionally, representatives of BJNHW and PC3336 Shajiat undertook a beat-walk of the village to engage with residents and to listen to and understand their concerns around crime and criminal behaviour.
Again, the intent is to make such beat-walks a regular occurrence in future to further enhance the profile of and to encourage residents to actively engage with both organisations.
Pictured: John Harrison, lead co-ordinator of BJNHW and PC3336 Shajiat of Nottinghamshire Police.
By John Harrison