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|Residents Association MagazineSummer 2003 - 24|
BROADSTONE NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Some 70 members attended the 16th AGM in St. John's Church Hall on 22nd May 2003.
The Moving Message Board is now established in Harris & Nash and updated by PC Wyer. A Poster Painting Competition on the subject of 'Anti Social Behaviour' has been organised for pupils in the first two years of Broadstone Middle School. Judging and the presentation of prizes by Annette Brooke MP will take place in June and it is planned to develop this for the future. The Watch donated £250 towards the printing of 10,000 leaflets as part of a 'Bogus Caller Pack', a copy of which will be delivered to each of our members. It was also agreed to purchase some additional equipment for the new Dorset Police Community Urban Van, which can now be seen in use around the Broadstone area.
Each month there are 26 Co-ordinators and 220 Contacts helping to distribute some 2,700 Bulletins providing a breakdown of crimes in the area with comment, information and advice. We are fortunate that there is still an overall low level of crime in the Broadstone area in comparison with other areas in the Poole division. Nevertheless -PLEASE DO NOT MAKE IT EASY FOR THE CRIMINAL -
A monthly Surgery is held in Broadstone Library on the last Saturday of the month (except December) between 10.00 and 12.00.
During the year the Chairman has also been involved in the Dorset Watch Liaison Group, the Bogus Caller Project Team, the Poole Co-ordinators Meetings and the Broadstone Res. Assoc. Debbie Kelly is the new Watch Scheme Manager for the Police based at Gravel Hill and the new Superintendent for the Poole Division is Superintendent Darren Curtis.
This year marks the 21st Anniversary of National Neighbourhood Watch and there are now some 10 million members nationwide.
There were two outstanding Police presentations at the AGM. PC Andy Watkins gave an illuminating insight into his role as a Police Dog Handler and PC John Snellin spoke about his work as the Force Wildlife and Heath land Protection Officer.
Crime Check List
Our Home Beat Officer is PC 1466 NICK WYER
To report incidents, ask for his help (non-urgent) or advice, contact him on: 07752 607704 his MOBILE PHONE (provided by the Watch)
or 01202 227816 his number at GRAVEL HILL POLICE STATION. If he is not available leave a message and he will contact you as soon as he is back on duty.
If you have any comments or suggestions, or require information about Neighbourhood Watch please contact either the Chairman, David Williams on 01202 695341
Or the Secretary, Babs Benstead on 01202 692388
Or PC Nick Wyer (for his number see above)
David Williams, Chairman
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