Monday March 27, 2017
H&F Borough Commander Gideon Springer (left) and Robin Adda (right)
Thanks to those coordinators who were able to attend the AGM at the Lyric Theatre last month. As always it’s important to provide those that were not there with a brief overview of the meeting.
The Douglas Hurd Cup
We presented the cup to Felden & Swift Street Neighbourhood Watch, and the scheme coordinator was present to receive it on behalf of the members. Felden & Swift Street have run a strong neighbourhood watch group for several years now, with the coordinator Robin Adda giving up an enormous amount of his time to hold regular meetings and build the membership base. Each year he holds an AGM, which is always well attended, with guest speakers from the Police, Council, and NHW Executive Committee. The group have even established their own website hosting crime prevention information.
In recent months the scheme has faced some challenges, with Felden Street seeing a rise in motor vehicle crime. But the group have communicated well amongst themselves, and Robin has worked hard to ensure the Police and Council provide support to help tackle this problem. Felden & Swift Street stands out as an example of how a well-run Neighbourhood Watch Scheme can be a successful vehicle for promoting community safety.
Policing & Crime Plan
The majority of the meeting was spent discussing the Mayor’s Police and Crime Plan, the ongoing reorganisation of the Metropolitan Police, and what this means for Neighbourhood Watch in the borough. One of the main talking points of the evening was the Mayor’s commitment for every ward in London to have two dedicated ward officers. You can read the plan by following the link below.MOPAC Policing & Crime Plan 2017-2021