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Stevenage &NorthHertsTalkingNews offer a weekly free service of local news (from the Stevenage Comet and the Royston Crow) as well as a selection of popular magazines from the RNIB, which we record onto a USB memory stick. If you know of someone that would be interested, please contact Ian on 07981 442341 and he will arrange a suitable time when 2 of our volunteers could visit to deliver a free media player and talk the listener through the use of it.
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Introduction to your new Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer
My name is Verity Soued and I am your new Neighbourhood Watch Liaison Officer for North Herts. If you have any issues or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
I’d like to thank you for your continued support as a NHW member, as you know Neighbourhood Watch is one of the biggest and most successful crime prevention initiatives ever. Now involving more than 140,000 households in Hertfordshire, it is based on the simple idea that you and your neighbours can help to reduce crime and create a safer and better place to live, work and play.
We are continually looking for more Ward and Street Coordinators, if you are interested please let me know and I will arrange a visit, the following will give you an idea of the role.
- Being a good neighbour, you can help make your community more secure by looking out for your neighbours; keeping an eye on their homes when they are out; watching out for those who are elderly or vulnerable; and receiving and sharing crime prevention advice to help keep you and your neighbours safe and your homes and property secure.
- To look out for residents and encourage them to sign on to OWL
- To “manage” the online OWL records for residents on your watch: to reflect changes in residency, or changes to faulty email addresses that OWL automatically detects and will tell you about.
- Encourage members to take the initiative to dial 101 for non-emergency issues or if you see something that doesn’t look quite right or 999 in an emergency
The British Red Cross have recently released a free Emergency App for apple and android devices that provides real-time alerts, severe weather warnings and practical advice to the public in preparing for and responding to emergencies. The app can also be set up to provide alerts that may affect family or friends elsewhere in the country. The Constabulary has engaged with the Red Cross on this and would recommend it as an excellent way in helping individuals and communities to prepare for and be informed about local emergencies. It is timely, as winter approaches and severe weather events become more likely, to circulate these details now and we would encourage you to consider downloading and using this app to help ensure you are better informed and prepared.
The British Red Cross are very keen to work with us to help improve the resilience of our communities to deal with such events and to improve what the app offers, so would welcome any feedback users of the app may have.
It can be downloaded from their website http://www.redcross.org.uk/emergencyapp
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