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Last week the Humber Watch team, along with 60 Humberwide Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators celebrated everything ‘Neighbourhood Watch’ and more importantly it’s 40th Birthday!
The event at the Country Park Hessle included an address from Humberside Polices’ Adil Khan and Mark Lovell, along with a presentation of the history and current campaigns from Central Support Team staff member, Cheryl Spruce. The Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison also took time to address and thank attending coordinators.
After refreshments and networking, attendees were treated to an interactive production by Spin Off Productions; a play focusing on telephone fraud during the lockdown period. Coordinators were invited to offer advice and help play out an alternative more positive outcome to the potential fraud.
The Humber Watch event was the culmination of ’40 years, 40 actions’ campaign, where the four unitary authority areas supporting NHW, organised 10 actions each, in the months leading up to this special 40th year event. 40th Anniversary | Neighbourhood Watch Network (ourwatch.org.uk)
It’s been 4 years since the last Humber Watch event and feedback was very positive from all involved.
‘The play was full of great information, but delivered with humour’
‘The speakers were great, so interesting and so much relevant information to take in’
The event was well organised, delivered at a friendly pace and had a good atmosphere’
‘The event was a great celebration, bringing together lots of our valued coordinators from around the Humberside force area. It was a chance to celebrate all things Neighbourhood Watch and more importantly the contribution our volunteers make towards keeping the communities of Humberside safer’ – Lucy, Neighbourhood Network, Hull