Our News January 2016

The January edition of our six-weekly e-newsletter.

Message from the Chair:
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a safe and secure 2016. The New Year is always a time when we make resolutions for the year ahead. Some will already have been shredded and consigned to the recycling bin. My resolution was to help someone every day feel safer in their home or when they are out and about in their community. So far so good… (Read more)

Q is for door safety:
On October 1st last year Document Q of the Building Regulations came into force. Just three months later, its impact is being felt far and wide – especially by burglars who are finding the latest generation of front and back doors nigh on impossible to breach. (Read more)

Win an ABS lock upgrade for your home:
To be in with a chance of winning a full Avocet ABS lock change for your home worth £200 simply send the answer to the question below, along with your name, address and daytime telephone number to nhwcompetition@avocet-hardware.co.uk. Closing date for entries is 10 February 2016.
QUESTION:
When did Document Q come into force?
ANSWER:
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For more information about Avocet and its ABS locks visit:
www.abs-secure.co.uk. Hint: the answer can be found in this article!

Introducing Patlock:
Designed to deter and stop would-be intruders, the Patlock provides extra security and instant peace of mind for the homeowner. (Read more)

Ourwatch.org.uk gets a new look:
We are delighted to announce our refreshed website in line with the new branding unveiled at the Way Ahead for Neighbourhood Watch event in December. (Read more)

Police & Crime Commissioner elections:
The next Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections will be held on 5 May 2016. As a Neighbourhood Watch member you are probably already aware of your PCC and what their role entails. (Read more)

NHW logo licensing arrangements:
As you will notice, the well-known Neighbourhood Watch roundel has had a bit of a face lift! We hope you like it. The changes aren’t huge, but we think it makes the logo look fresher and more contemporary while remaining completely recognisable. (Read more)

Tell CQC about the care in your local neighbourhood:
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Neighbourhood Watch have joined forces to help improve the quality of health and social care in local communities. (Read more)

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