New Rother commander visits RHNW
24 January 2012
The new District Commander for Rother Neighbourhood Watch with committee members at Bexhill Town Hall
ROTHER’S new commander, Chief Inspector Katie Woolford, was a special guest at the Rother Neighbourhood Watch (RNHW) monthly meeting held at Bexhill Town Hall last Friday (January 13).
Speaking at the meeting Chief Inspector Woolford said she was amazed to see so many people in attendance and expressed her full co-operation with regard to the work carried out by RNHW.
Also in attendance was Sergeant Danny Russell who said he was very impressed with the information being passed to the NPT (Neighbourhood Police Team) by RNHW co-ordinators, adding that much of this information resulted in arrests being made for various offences including burglary and drugs.
Concern was expressed about speeding in the area and Sgt Russell said plans were being put into place to educate volunteers in the use of speed guns. Former traffic officer Sgt Masterson, who is based at Battle, will be conducting classes in the near future.
RNHW Chairman Charles McIlwrick stressed the importance of members regularly visiting the comprehensive website for up to date information, particularly regarding scams and fraud, and that by signing up to receive emails they will be alerted to the latest information - very often before the media or police information services. There is also a Neighbourhood Chat page.
RNHW is going from strength to strength and recently recruited 12 new co-ordinators. Charles said: “This is very rewarding but we need more to come on board.”
For further information visit the website at: www.rotherneeighbourhoodwatch.org.uk
Article courtesy of Bexhill Observer