Issue 75

A Merry Christmas to you all.  Welcome to a seriously interactive, 75th edition of the LNWA Newsletter – produced to maintain your contact with LNWA and e-mailed to all 32 Boroughs plus the City.  Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) are regularly updated so, if you are receiving it for the first time, it’s because you are identified as the Neighbourhood Watch Contact for your Borough.  LNWA is anxious information reaches the grassroots so please ensure everyone in a Watch in your Borough is encouraged to read this Newsletter which is also accessible via our website, www.lnwa.net

NEIGHBOURHOOD & HOME WATCH NETWORK (NHWN)

If you haven’t signed up to receive a regular, monthly copy direct to your e-mail Inbox, the latest Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network newsletter is available at:

http://www.ourwatch.org.uk/resource_centre/document_library/nhwn_our_news_december_2013/

Meanwhile, in order to evaluate Neighbourhood Watch groups across England and Wales, the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network invites you to participate in a national survey to help assess the perceived impact and effectiveness of the movement.  To take part, please select the relevant survey:

Neighbourhood Watch Member           –   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHW_Member

Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator     –   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHW_Coordinator

Member of the public                           –   https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHW_Public

CRIME PREVENTION WEBSITE

In Issue 67, I mentioned a comprehensive crime prevention website drawn to my attention by its creator, a retired Met. Police Officer.  The site contains a wealth of useful information on all aspects of crime prevention and I promised a “link” to it on the LNWA website.  It’s taken a while but the link is finally in place.  Alternatively, go straight to the site via: www.thecrimepreventionwebsite.com

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR LOCAL BROADCASTERS

Whilst their primary aim is to promote participation in cultural activities across the UK and ROI, Voluntary Arts produce a toolkit, “Making the most of your local broadcasters”, which you may find useful for promoting Neighbourhood Watch in your Borough.  Find it at:

http://www.voluntaryarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Voluntary-Arts-Broadcasting-Toolkit.pdf

MAYOR’S OFFICE FOR POLICING AND CRIME (MOPAC)

MOPAC has issued a Business Crime Strategy Consultation document.  Feedback from businesses, representative bodies and others is sought by 7 February.  Details here:      

http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/policing-crime/mission-priorities/focus-on-business-crime.

NEWS FROM CRIMESTOPPERS

London Taxi Watch is a new initiative to encourage taxi drivers to give information about crime anonymously and promote Crimestoppers to the public.  Details at:

https://crimestoppers-uk.org/misc/media-centre/news-press-releases/crimestoppers-calls-upon-taxi-drivers-to-combat-crime-            with-london-taxi-watch/

Crimestoppers has launched a campaign in partnership with the Insurance Fraud Bureau and the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department at City of London Police on “ghostbroking”, the process of selling fake car insurance to unsuspecting victims, meaning they are driving around without insurance.  Find out more here:

http://www.cityoflondon.police.uk/CityPolice/Media/News/201113-getarealdeal-ghost-broking.htm

Volunteer for Crimestoppers in London at:

https://crimestoppers-uk.org/get-involved/volunteering/ways-to-volunteer/

Give information about crime anonymously on-line here at Crimestoppers:

https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information-online/

That’s it for this month.  As usual, on behalf of LNWA, thank you for your work and support.

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