Free event to support new and existing Neighbourhood Watch
Residents from across the Malvern Hills and Wychavon districts will have the chance to learn how to create a successful Neighbourhood Watch scheme for their community.The Neighbourhood Watch Together event will be held from 5pm to 8pm on 25 September at Leigh and Bransford Memorial Hall on Sherridge Road in Leigh Sinton.
The drop-in market place event will be an opportunity for residents and parish councils to take part in workshops and to find out about services in their community.
A number of stallholders will be attending, including Age UK Malvern & District, Alzheimer's Society, Care & Repair Worcestershire, Heartstart Malvern, Reconnections, West Mercia Police and more.
Workshops will be delivered by Craig Cox, Chairman of West Mercia Neighbourhood Watch and Chris Peymont, Treasurer of West Mercia Neighbourhood Watch.
Cllr Tom Wells, Portfolio Holder for Community Services at Malvern Hills District Council, said: "The Neighbourhood Watch Together event is a great way of bringing people together and to raise awareness of the services that are available in our district. I would urge residents to come along and take advantage of the informative workshops on offer".
Cllr Rob Adams, Community Engagement, Culture and Sport at Wychavon, said: "Being a part of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme offers the chance to improve communication between residents and therefore improve safety within the community."
The timetable for the event will be as follows:
- 5pm-8pm: Marketplace
- 5:30pm: Setting up Neighbourhood Watch and good practice workshop
This workshop will cover how to sign up, Neighbourhood Watch in the digital age, Neighbourhood Watch beyond crime and members will answer any queries throughout the event.
- 6pm-7pm: Dementia Friend's Session delivered by Alzheimer's Society
Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action by becoming a Dementia Friend.
- 7pm: Setting up Neighbourhood Watch and good practice workshop (repeat session).
Visit neighbourhoodwatchtogetherevent.eventbrite.co.uk for more information on the Neighbourhood Watch Together event.
Pictured: Elliot Nixon, Community Safety Projects Manager at MHDC and Wychavon, Cllr Sarah Rouse, Leader of MHDC, Cllr Barbara Williams, Rural Member Champion for MHDC, and Cllr Rob Adams, Portfolio Holder for Community Engagement, Culture and Sport, at Wychavon.