SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Nailsea Neighbourhood Watch Group
Wednesday 1st March2017, has seen SCLT volunteer Ashley Jones joining the monthly meeting of the Nailsea Neighbourhood Watch Group at the Nailsea United Reform Church Hall in the centre of the enigmatic North Somerset town.
Ash delivered one of the specially prepared SCLT presentations on The British Honours System, which takes the audience on a journey through the prestigious honours system, including some of the lesser known awards and stories of some worthy recipients. The talk demystifies how to nominate someone for an award, how the selection process works and what to expect if a letter suddenly drops on your doormat from the Cabinet Office. The presentation includes video and sound and is suitable for audiences of all ages and has been written by a veteran of the Honours System, who has successfully nominated several individuals and groups for national honours.
Nailsea Neighbourhood Watch was started in 1991 and is one of the most successful and active 'Watches' in North Somerset. There are now over 160 individual schemes registered with the Police, covering 3,900 homes. Nailsea was awarded a Certificate of Commendation in 1999 for good service to Neighbourhood Watch. There is a low level of crime in Nailsea, partly due to the coverage of Neighbourhood Watch throughout the town.
The group operate a two-tier structure in Nailsea. The Area Co-ordinator chairs a Committee which manages the Watch business. Individual schemes are run by local Co-ordinators who provide a single point of contact between the Police and members of that scheme - typically the households in one street.
Information about public meetings, the AGM, newsletters, Schemes, the Christmas Social, information from the Police, National Neighbourhood & Home Watch and other Agencies can all be found
At the conclusion of his visit, Ash commented, “The ladies and gentlemen of the group have been a very engaging and attentive audience and asked many thought-provoking questions about the finer workings of the British Honours System. The SCLT introduced a number of specially themed presentations last year to allow us to engage with groups who might not typically wish to book a talk on safety provision
On that front, tonight has been a roaring sucess, as I have already received a repeat booking from the group, and will be returning later in the year to deliver our famous senior safety presentation on how to avoid fraud and financial harm in later life”
Every member of the audience received a personal copy of the award-winning Senior Siren magazine, which is produced by the Senior Citizen Liaison Team and published quarterly online and via a local network of outlets.
SCLT presenter Ash Jones (right) is hosted by the Nailsea Neighbourhood Watch Group