TIM DREW: Speedwatch team set up at sites across town
In my first column for this year, I said that a busy year lay ahead for both Worthing Neighbourhood Watch and the West Downs Neighbourhood Watch Task Force, and so it is proving at the moment.
Our joint stand at the Worthing Rotary Hobbies and Crafts Exhibition on Saturday at the Assembly Hall generated plenty of interest.
We are investigating opportunities to work with the Horsham and Adur Neighbourhood Watch Associations, which may involve volunteers working outside their own districts.
The Task Force continues to put its Big Society funding to good use, having recently acquired a radio mast which will significantly enhance communication, and has already been booked to participate in 12 events so far this year.
The first resilience training session has been organised and written into the Littlehampton Flood Watch plan.
Its official relaunch will take place on Saturday, March 26 at Littlehampton Fire Station between 2pm and 3.30pm.
We were very sorry to learn of the recent passing of Peter Rolfe, a valued former member and first aider, and pay tribute to his contribution to the team.
Meanwhile, the Worthing Community Speedwatch team has detected 490 speeding offences since April 2015 with 420 letters sent out by the police afterwards.
The team has been asked to take a vehicle count and the results will be included in a database which will show the percentage of offenders to drivers as a whole. They currently have 24 observation sites around the town.
Adur Neighbourhood Watch is holding a table sale between 10am and 12.30pm at Lancing Parish Hall on Saturday (March 12).
The Marine Ward Neighbourhood Panel will meet between 7pm and 8pm at the Committee Room, Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury Avenue, on Wednesday (March 16).
PSO Dan Cobden’s surgery will be held between 7pm and 8m at the Durrington Community Centre, New Road next Thursday (March 17).
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