All Year Six primary school pupils across Notts are to be offered a new education programme addressing risky behaviours associated with knife crime, hate crime, drugs and alcohol. It comes during the Op Sceptre week of action on knife crime, including a knife amnesty.

Shared Lives carers share their home and community life with individuals, ranging from a few hours a week, to long-term live-in arrangements.

Carers support older people, people with dementia, people with disabilities or mental health needs, as well as young people leaving foster care, people moving out of residential care and people with learning disabilities.

Friends Against Scams are thrilled to launch their 'Young Friends' session which has been designed to be delivered to schools and youth groups for children aged 8+.
If you would like to find out more on how to make others #ScamAware contact the team.

The Arnold Association of Neighbourhood Watch Schemes has worked to reward children in Year 5 (10 year olds) in local schools who show great community spirit. Currently, eight of the ten schools in Arnold and Woodthorpe paricipate.

This week Mike Douglas, Product Director for VISAV and trustee of NottsWatch, hosted a meeting to demonstrate the benefits of the communication and engagement tool, www.nottsalert.co.uk to Nottingham North MP, Alex Norris.

Two Muslim-owned businesses in Nottingham signed the Armed Forces Covenant yesterday; pledging to support members of the Armed Forces community and their families.

The Co-op's ethos is entrenched in supporting communities. They regularly report on the  projects they have supported. I am sharing this week's report with our NottsWatch Blog readers as it is a great example of all the community working for the greater good:

Transforming this space has brought new life to our community. What used to be a space filled with anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping, is now a garden which children and residents enjoy spending time in. It’s thanks to the local community coming together than we’ve achieved this, but without the support of companies like Co-op it would have been so much harder.

Neighbourhood Watch have partnered with Friends Against Scams to help raise awareness of all types of scams. We are delighted to hear that one of our members, heeded our Neighbourhood Alert advice and recently avoided being scammed. He shared his story with his neighbours:

"I've newly received a text (SMS message) from a close friend, "Sharing a telephone number with me". My immediate reaction was that it was probably somebody wanting information on joining a club that I run, and of course, we are always keen to get new members.

This year’s conference was based around the common ground our services and third sector share to make Nottinghamshire a great place to live. It was a collaborative venture organised with the support of Notts County Council and Nottinghamshire Community Organisers.

Welcome to Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch's Summer Newsletter. In this edition we have updated advice and guidance for your safety when using the internet, as well as news and reports from events over the last few weeks - including Gedling's awards for outstanding citizens and NottsWatch's Common Ground Conference, which saw many organisations and groups come together to build on individual successes to bring about positive change, together.

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