BRAINTREE DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH REPORT For ECNWA Tuesday 14th November 2023
General Membership: Over the past few weeks there have been a number of registrations on Neighbourhood Watch Network , once known as National Neighbourhood Watch, database as people believe that they are then members of Neighbourhood Watch. So I have advised everyone that it is important to note that if you want to be part of Neighbourhood Watch where you live in Braintree District that you must be approved by the District Co-ordinator or local Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator . Most of the time I have had responses from those who are pleased to hear from me but a few have decided that they do not want any local information so have been deleted. It is important to know that we are here to be of support and service to provide any Neighbourhood Watch at all times .
Six monthly Newsletter: The next issue will be January to June 2024 and in the next few weeks I am asking everyone on the newsletter distributing list how many copies they are willing to distribute to enable the print run. This will be emailed to all in early January.
Home Office Safety Streets Campaign: We have been invited by Braintree District Council to join the Safety Street Campaign again this time for Halstead . We were also asked what we would be prepared to fund for this campaign which Braintree District Council would match and we decided to ringfenced £500 .
Subsequently we are to receive £1,000 funding from Braintree District Council which was £400 from themselves and £600 from The Police Fire & Crime Commissioner’s Office. These funds would be available to us between 2024 and 2025. In the next few weeks we shall have meetings to discuss how we are to use these funds ( and our ringfenced funds ) and also there is a Safety Streets meeting with Braintree District Council , Halstead Town Council and Essex Police in January.
Halstead Probus: I had an invitation to give a presentation to Halstead Probus and this was accepted for 6th September and it was hoped that we may receive more enquiries to be part of Neighbourhood Watch.
Steering Group meeting: This will be Tuesday 30th January it is at 14:00hrs and at Maurice Rowan Hall , Gosfield and it is an opportunity for anyone to attend so they can hear what local Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators have actioned in recent months.
Clive Stewart, Chairman,