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, 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.

William Bryan nominated Melvyn Middleton who has been a Parish Councillor for 36 years and Chairman for 32 years in Nether Langwith. William said, “Melvyn has progressed improvements in the Village over his tenure, which includes the Village Green, The War Memorial, The River Poulter in the form of strengthening its banks and cleaning out of weed, without disturbing the ecology.

Donna Macrae nominated her husband, Richard saying, “I would like to nominate Richard MacRae for this award as I know more than anyone how hard he works for his community.

 “Last summer he organised for sessions at the local youth club for youngsters to attend who were causing anti social behaviour in the area. At the end of the 8 weeks that they had worked together, the anti social behaviour in the area had dropped massively.

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