Welcome to Issue 83 of the LNWA Newsletter – produced to maintain your contact with us and e-mailed to all 32 Boroughs plus the City. Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) are regularly updated so, if you are receiving this 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, http://www.lnwa.net
NEIGHBOURHOOD & HOME WATCH NETWORK (NHWN)
NHWN is offering FREE websites to Neighbourhood Watch Associations. Conditions do apply but, if you are a constituted Association from one of the 32 London Boroughs, you should be accepted. Further details can be found at:
If you haven’t signed up to receive a direct copy direct, read the latest NHWN newsletter at:
The latest edition of Crimestoppers’ magazine, Connect is now available to read on-line. It features news, campaigns, events and achievements from across the charity. Read it here:
HM INSPECTORATE OF CONSTABULARY (HMIC)
HMIC has launched a consultation in relation to its new approach to assessing police force performance in England and Wales. This new programme of inspections, or PEEL (police efficiency, effectiveness and legitimacy) assessments, will assess how well each of the 43 forces in England and Wales:
- provides value for money (efficiency);
- cuts crime (effectiveness); and
- provides a service that is fair and treats people properly (legitimacy).
Full information about the consultation can be found on the NHWN website:
A link to the consultation is included at the bottom of the page.
TRADING STANDARDS INSTITUTE
The Trading Standards Institute is running a video competition on the theme of ‘Be a good neighbour, stop rogue traders’. The aim of the competition is to encourage friends, family, carers and community members to prevent doorstep crime by watching out for their neighbours. They want people to submit 90-second videos by midnight on 1October. More information is available at:
A prize of £1,000 is on offer and the winning video will form part of the Trading Standards national educational campaign to help stop rogue traders.
STREET SIGNS AND WINDOW STICKERS
Those of you who ordered a supply of the special “Meerkat” Window Stickers will have noted they were printed by Normanton Screen Print (NSP), the LNWA preferred supplier for all things Neighbourhood Watch. NSP can supply a vast range of promotional merchandise and can be found on the web at: www.nsprint.net. If you do choose to purchase anything, please make it clear you are affiliated to London Neighbourhood Watch Association for best pricing.
That’s it for this month. As usual, on behalf of LNWA, thank you for your work and support.