Mike Horseman, from The Park, has started a project in his local community to create more biodiversity by raising funds for bird boxes and bat boxes as well as creating a hedgehog super highway.

 Mike wrote to his neighbours to explain his project and ask for their support saying,

"I am pleased to advise you that the NPRA have kindly offered to provide £200 in funding towards a number of bird boxes and bat boxes in order to encourage and support The Park’s Biodiversity Project; especially aimed at those species which are clearly struggling to maintain their foothold in The Park Estate and are in general decline.

The Nottingham City Pubwatch scheme, has been awarded the annual National Pubwatch Award for its positive approach to partnership working and its efforts to promote safety in the night time economy.

Representatives from the Nottingham City scheme, together with other finalists, attended a prestigious House of Lords awards dinner last night, where they were presented with the winner’s trophy.
This year the awards event was sponsored by JD Wetherspoon.

Now in its eighth year, the National Pubwatch Awards champion the work of local Pubwatch schemes and their efforts to provide safe drinking environments for customers and staff in licensed premises across the UK.

This is an event at the Nottingham Trent University to bring older and younger people together in conversation, as part of Parliament Week.  The format will be mostly small group conversations with older and young people mixed together.

Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch (NottsWatch ®) are holding our AGM at Dunkirk Community Centre, 22 November, starting at 2pm. Further detals can be viewed here.  We currently have vacancies for up to four additional trustees to join our ambitious team. If you are interested in joining us as a trustee, please read details on our website and provide your details via our application form.

Nottinghamshire Neighbourhood Watch (NottsWatch ®) invite you to join us for a short AGM followed by a networking opportunity, with refreshments, at Dunkirk Community Centre, 22 November, starting at 2pm.
(Free parking in the community centre’s car park)

Earlier this year, NottsWatch shared stories of some of our community heroes. You can read about our Active Citizen's Awards and my own Notts County Council Chairman's Award on our blog.

Nottinghamshire County Council is looking for new community heroes and heroines and wants to hear from you!

The NottsWatch Trustees plus Comms and Community Teams meet quarterly to review our current projects and check that we are on course to meet our targeted outcomes, agreed with the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner. Additionally, we review our performance using our national team’s Neighbourhood Watch Area Association Self-Assessment Tool.

We recently highlighted the work of Mary Penford in our Ladybrook NHW comes of age post. Mary has since received letters of appreciation from Mansfield MP, Ben Bradley and Nottinghamshire Police.

Ben said, "I just wanted to make sure you know how much you have been valued and appreciated." Mansfield Police have recommended Mary for a Lifetime Achievement Award and invited her to a ceremony later this month to receive this.

Pupils in Gedling are helping to take road safety outside schools up a gear with the launch of Nottinghamshire County Council’s third CCTV car. 

Priory Junior School will unveil the newest addition to the fleet which aims to prevent accidents and injury by targeting illegal and dangerous parking. 

The community of Lenton came together on Saturday 28 September for a family funday. There were local charity and craft stalls plus games and a bouncy castle. There was even a Beatfeet Drumming workshop and a Bhangra Dancing Workshop!

This is an annual event that has been running, on and off, for around 30 years and this year was organised by Kate Loewenthal, Chair of Lenton DNRA (Lenton Drives and Neighbours Residents Association). You may recognise Kate’s name as she was one of our recipients of the Active Citizens Awards at our Common Goal Conference held in June. You can read more about Kate here.

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