|THERE’S SAFETY IN NEIGHBOURS|
Our new Neighbourhood Watch campaign to prevent burglaries
As lockdown eases in the UK, we’re expecting a rise in burglaries. We’ve partnered with the Home Office to create a new social media campaign to help keep people safe and continue the great work your scheme is already doing.
Our new Safety in Neighbours campaign is particularly exciting as it has a modern and eye-catching design to grab younger people’s attention and attract even more new members. Read more about the campaign below.
We need your help
Please help us spread the word and share the campaign on your local Neighbourhood Watch’s social media pages and chat groups. You could also share the press release attached with your local news media and radio stations.
• Visit our campaign page
• Watch our campaign video
• Download our campaign social media pack
• Share using #SafetyinNeighbours in the caption
• Tag Neighbourhood Watch in the post
Facebook: @ourwatch Twitter: @N_watch Instagram: @neighbourhood.watch.insta
Help spread the word
Dear Fellow Resident,
As the Residents Association for Cheswick Green and Cheswick Place, our key objective is to engender local spirit and make the village a better place to live.
This is largely done by organising social events, competitions, litter picks, taking care of the planters (including those outside the school) and recognising residents who make a contribution to the village. We also work with the Council and Police to ensure that local opinion is taken into account. During this pandemic we organised the printing and distribution of a Coronavirus window display which has been prevalent throughout the village.
Although our running costs are comparatively small, we normally ask residents for a small contribution. However, as a result of the pandemic and its implications, it has been decided to suspend subscriptions for this year. Our costs will be taken from reserves which are held for emergencies.
The Residents Association is run by a small group of residents who undertake the bulk of work. However, in recent years our numbers have become depleted. Going forward, we plan to hold quarterly meetings with an online update each month.
While the work of the Residents Association is much appreciated, without the input of new members there is a risk that it will cease to exist. If you feel that the Residents Association is doing a good job and would be prepared to invest a few hours to help the community, please contact us at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR HELP IN ENSURING THAT OUR VILLAGE REMAINS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE WILL BE MUCH APPRECIATED.
CHESWICK RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION
Unfortunately despite the coronavirus, criminals still try and commit crime in our communities. Crime can be known to happen on our own doorstep with cold callers and bogus officials claiming to be someone they are not. Read More
Albeit in its early stages, Coronavirus will have a major negative impact on us all and the manner in which we conduct our lives. In particular, senior citizens and the vulnerable will be at the greatest risk.
The Government guidance will see the elderly self-isolating and during this time, they will experience limited contact with the added risk of essential supplies running short.
In order to identify those in need of help, the Residents Association will supply all residents with two visuals for display in a prominent window. The green visual will signal that all is well and the red visual that support is needed.
Clearly, “face to face” conversations are not advised, but if you come across a red visual being displayed, please make every effort to contact the resident and offer them support.
We thank you for your anticipated help.
The Litter Pick was well supported by residents, who collected 20 bags of rubbish and helped to make our village a lot tidier. Suffice to say, the bulk of activity was centred around the shops.
Thanks go to Solihull Council who provided the essential tools and organised disposal of the rubbish.
It is hoped that the next Litter Pick will attract an even bigger level of support and that a much wider area can be covered.
If residents are aware of an area in our village that would benefit from a bi-annual swoop then please let us know via the website.
All planted and maintained by Debbie Bradshaw from the Residents Association.