COVID-19: how to safely help others

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives. Full guidance on staying at home and away from others can be found on gov.uk You should only leave the house for one of four reasons, and one of these is to provide care …

COVID-19 scams: beware

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a huge impact on our communities. Self-isolation, social distancing and concerns over relatives has led to a huge increase in anxiety and apprehension. Regrettably, these circumstances are seized upon by criminals both on and offline. There has been a huge increase in cyber-attacks since the start of the pandemic with cybercriminals preying on both individuals and …

Join the search and save lives

Sussex Community Search Team is an all-volunteer group of enthusiastic people who are ready and willing to be called out by Sussex Police or neighbouring police forces, primarily to help search for missing high risk vulnerable persons, or for key items of property associated with them. They can also assist in other urgent situations. Why not join this highly trained …

Seasonal Greetings from Your Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Chair John Wright

Neighbourhood Watch is no longer just about local crime prevention such as preventing burglary, but also about knowing your community, preventing serious and organised crime, cybercrime, scam awareness, and promoting safety and community resilience, to name but a few. Neighbourhood Watch may not be rich in money, but it is rich in talent, effort, energy, ideas, partnerships and connections. Our …

Whatsapp group for Hastings Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators

Whatsapp is an effective tool for rapid communication of important messages. We have established a Whatsapp group for sharing information between local co-ordinators. Groups can only have 256 members, and there are far more people than this in Hastings Neighbourhood Watch schemes. We therefore encourage each local scheme to have a designated communications volunteer who can administer local Whatsapp groups …

Annual meeting 2018

HASTINGS AND ST LEONARDS NHW GENERAL MEETING MINUTES Wednesday 17th October 2018  Attendees: A record of attendees and apologies is available from Graham Crane  1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS  Graham Crane: Welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming.  2. Apologies: had been received from 5 coordinators and Cllr Colin Fitzgerald,  3. Minutes of previous meeting – were agreed.  4. Police – …

Annual meeting 2017

HASTINGS AND ST LEONARDS NHW GENERAL MEETING MINUTES THURSDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2017  Attendees: A record of attendees and apologies is available from Graham Crane  1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS  Graham Crane: Welcomed everyone and thanked them for coming.  2. Apologies: had been received from 2 coordinators and Cllr Colin Fitzgerald,  3. Police – new policing model  Anita Turner, Hastings Neighbourhood Policing …