TIM DREW: Busy year ahead for Neighbourhood Watch and Task Force

Tim Drew
Tim Drew

A busy 2016 lies ahead for both Worthing Neighbourhood Watch and the West Downs Neighbourhood Watch Task Force, following what proved a milestone year for both organisations.

Many who had thought that Neighbourhood Watch had run its course now know better, and the Neighbourhood Watch and Crime Awareness Events of last summer will take place in the town centre again this year.

Prior to these events, Worthing Neighbourhood Watch and the Task Force are to have a joint stand at the Worthing Rotary Hobbies and Crafts Exhibition on March 5 at the Assembly Hall and we look forward to seeing you there.

The Task Force continues to find work, having covered 11 events in 2015, and is now covered by insurance in respect of Public Liability, which it has had to seek because its activities are not covered by the Neighbourhood Watch Public Liability Insurance.

It was good to see some younger people involved at recent events and a special vote of thanks in this regard goes to Jessica Braddock, who indeed proved one of the stalwarts at last summer’s events, especially when it came to cycle marking and registration.

Meanwhile, the Worthing Community Speedwatch team continues to provide valuable support to Sussex Police – its latest report showing that 374 offending motorists had been identified in the course of 67 operations, with 327 having had letters to them sent afterwards by Sussex Police.

The Offington Neighbourhood Panel will meet today (January 7) between 10am and 11am at the Thomas A Becket PHS in Rectory Road.

On Monday, January 11, PCSO Chloe (Salvington) will host her surgery between 7pm and 7.30pm at the Durrington Community Centre, Tesco Complex, New Road.

The Durrington & Northbrook Neighbourhood Panel also meet at the same venue between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.

The Tarring Community Forum meets at the West Worthing Baptist Church, 45 South Street, Tarring, between 7pm and 8pm on Tuesday, January 12.

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