TIM DREW: Register your neighbourhood watch scheme to get a wealth of information and resources

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IT’S been a long time coming, but it is here at last! Worthing NHW Association is pleased to announce its new website (worthingnhw.ourwatch.org.uk) which went live on April 2.

We are, however, seeking volunteers to help us keep the site up-to-date so, if you would like to help, please contact our chairman, Terry Rickards (terry.rickards@tarringnhw.org.uk).

As part of our efforts to improve communications, we are asking co-ordinators to register their schemes on the National Neighbourhood Watch website. This is because the association will be using the ‘alert’ community messaging system for all communications by the end of the year, which should lead to an independent and more effective communications system. Co-ordinators are also missing out on a wealth of information and resources if their schemes are not registered.

Meanwhile, the Crime Prevention and NHW Awareness event will be held on the following Saturdays, from 9.30am to 4.30pm: May 9, South Street Square; June 20, South Street Square; July 11, Montague Place; August 8, Montague Place; September 12, South Street Square. Potential volunteers can contact Terry Rickards.

Surgeries will be hosted by PCSO Nicola Burstow between midday and 1pm at The Wave Family Centre, Dominion Road, on Monday, April 20; by PCSO Catherine Dines between midday and 1pm at Buddy’s Café, 121 South Farm Road, on Thursday, April 23; and by PCSO Ros Tite between 11am and midday at the Maybridge Keystone Centre, Raleigh Way, the following morning. The Central Ward Neighbourhood Panel is at the Ardington Hotel in Steyne Gardens between 6.30pm and 7.30pm on Thursday, April 23, the main item under discussion focusing on the street drinking community.