Nominate Your Best Neighbour of 2018

Neighbourhood Watch and their sponsor Co-op Insurance has just launched a nationwide search to find and celebrate some of the best and most considerate neighbours of 2018!

They are urging people to nominate the most deserving good neighbours and there is also an opportunity to put forward your ‘Hero Next Door’ for a true act of heroism.

Neighbourhood Watch and Co-op Insurance are working together on these exciting awards and anyone can nominate their good neighbours today!

This is about the local heroes in your street and community whose acts of kindness and neighbourliness really set them apart.

NW want to recognise the people who are making such a vital contribution to community life and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

You don’t need to be a Neighbourhood Watch member to nominate and the person you nominate doesn’t need to be a member either.

Click here to join in– before nominations close on September 5 – and you’ll be taken to the nomination form where you can share your stories of great neighbourly activities and acts of kindness.
You can also share the link to the nominations page by cutting and pasting it from below.
https://joinin.coop.co.uk/opportunities/159

So nominate your good neighbours today!

To read more about the awards on the Neighbourhood Watch website click here.

 

Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

National Neighbourhood Watch Week is back for 2018!

NNWW18 runs from Saturday 16 June to Sunday 24 June – where the national organisation will be asking members how the movement will continue to help build safer and stronger communities over the next three years and beyond.

These are exciting times for Neighbourhood Watch as they look to the future of this fantastic movement and how we can make the most positive impact on communities across England and Wales over the next three years.

The national scheme is hosting a series of six seminars in June and July to give members to help develop NW’s Strategy for the next three years.

Members of the Board of Trustees will be attending each seminar to present and facilitate the Strategy discussion and to meet NW members. The Board know how vital it is to liaise and consult with local NW members and is committed to doing this in order to build a strong Strategy with shared commitment from all stakeholders.

This will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Board, the staff team and to network with each other to see what has been happening in other areas and to have YOUR voice in the future of Neighbourhood Watch.

There will also be the launch of new Crime and Vulnerability Toolkits at these seminars.

Crime in England and Wales is changing and NW is providing new practical information and help for members to support the police in the detection and reduction of these crimes. The network of 2.3 million member households is a force to be reckoned with.

So NW are finding more practical ways to empower members to look at some of the crimes that cause such significant harm to victims and communities. A simple example of this would be that if you regularly see different people going into a nearby house or minibuses turning up this may be a sign of Human Trafficking or if you are aware of an elderly neighbour regularly getting people knocking on their door they may well be being targeted for scams.

This summer NW are going to develop a group of 100+ local NW Champions from across England and Wales at the Seminars. The Champions will then be able to share their knowledge in their local area so even more people can get the important information they need and act as a local resource to other coordinators and members. This may simply mean sharing the information contained within the toolkits, developing a local focus on one or more of the areas or running a local project if they or local coordinators want to.

Anyone – member, coordinator or Association lead – with an interest in gaining information, additional knowledge and the chance to share this within their area with other members and coordinators will be the perfect participants for the seminars.

The toolkits provide information on and cover the following areas:
• Domestic Abuse – which as we know affects all communities
• Serious Violence – particularly knife crime
• Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile
• Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional
• High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc.

The closest seminars to our area are;

  • Tuesday 26 June – Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish North Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG.  9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.
  • Wednesday 27 June – Royal Hull Hotel, Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF, 9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.

More information about the seminars can be found at https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/national-neighbourhood-watch-week-2018/

Unite and become a Dementia Friend in a Dementia Friendly North Halifax

Dementia doesn’t care who you are; it could affect us all.

Because public understanding is quite poor, people with dementia often feel misunderstood, marginalised and isolated which means that they’re less likely to be able to live independently in their own communities.

We urgently need to create a climate of kindness and understanding, so that everyone affected by dementia feels part of, not apart from, society.

This simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – and then, armed with this understanding, doing small everyday things that help. For example, being patient in a shop queue, or spending time with someone you know who’s living with dementia.

Dementia North Halifax and Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends is doing just that, starting with The Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch Group who completed training to become Dementia Friends including a game of Dementia Friends Bingo.

Every action counts, no matter how small. United, we can transform the dementia landscape and that transformation starts with you so get involved and become a Dementia Friend today.

If you live in North Halifax, interested in the training and want to become a North Halifax Dementia Friend then join us at various venues over the coming months.

If you would like to know how you can get involved please email karen.scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk or call 0300 555 0266

Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – 8 March

illingworth-ward-forum-posterThe Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk to Councillors and local services about issues that matter in your area.

The meetings includes the Neighbourhood Watch group and a police update.

Come along on Wednesday 8 March 2017 At Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Rd, Illingworth, HX2 9LL

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm, meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • Current Ward issues
  • Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch & Police Update
  • Local updates

Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – 1 Dec 2016

illingworth-posterThe Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk to Councillors and local services about issues that matter in your area.

Come along on Thursday 1 December At Illingworth Moor Methodist Church, Keighley Road, Illingworth, HX2 9LL

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm,
meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • £5k Ward Forum budget update
  • Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch + Police update
  • Local Updates ,Christmas Carols and FREE £20.00 Christmas Cracker Raffle

Free home security check and Neighbourhood Watch

WestyorkspoliceDid you know that West Yorkshire Police offer FREE Crime Prevention Advice for all residents of Calderdale?

Whilst Calderdale is a safe place to live West Yorkshire Police would like you to take up the opportunity of this FREE service.

Your Crime Prevention Officer can visit your home and conduct a Crime Prevention survey bespoke to your own property and your needs.

Does your community have a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme? West Yorkshire Police in Calderdale are delivering 3 roadshows in the area shortly.

If you would you like to make a difference and increase security where you live by setting up or joining a local Neighbourhood Watch Scheme email calderdale.npt@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – 15 September

Poster WF -Illingworth Thursday 15 September   2016The Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk to Councillors and local services about issues that matter in your area.

The meetings includes the Neighbourhood Watch group and a police update.

Come along on Thursday 15 September to Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Rd, Illingworth, HX2 9LL

Refreshments and signing in from 6pm, meeting starts at 6.30pm.

Up for discussion:

  • £5k Ward Forum budget update
  • Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch & Police Update
  • Local updates