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.

Gwen Henderson, Founder of Human Services Group has reported:

Human Services is about filling the gaps in community service provision. Currently I am working on a giving back project with Sue Sambells, NottsWatch and David Jones, Community Organiser with a working title of Match a Mentor. We are keen to hear from people that have skills and time to offer their local community projects by supporting them where they are challenged by skill gaps. We would also like to hear from project leads who have the inspiration and passion but would benefit from an experienced person to guide and provide specific skills.

Yesterday, around 50 representatives from Neighbourhood Watch Associations from different regions within England met with trustees and staff from the Central Support Team at a conference centre in West Bromwich for the NWN AGM. Also contributing were representatives from Co-op and ERA (sponsors), Nottingham Trent University (research) and VISAV (Neighbourhood Alert).

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