The funeral of our respected NHWN trustee and former chair Jim Maddan OBE will be held in London on Saturday, September 30.

Jim’s family and friends will bid farewell and pay tribute to his life and career at a service at St. Mary’s Church in High Street, Putney at 10.30 am on Saturday, September 30.

The beautiful parish church sits on the banks of the River Thames in the heart of the city that Jim loved and served for so many years.

Jim had been involved with the Neighbourhood Watch movement since 1992 and had served as our much respected chair of trustees from 2011 – 2016.

In January 2015 he was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours in recognition of his services to policing and the community.

In 2012 Jim accepted the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award from H.M the Queen at Buckingham Palace on behalf of the Neighbourhood Watch movement.

Jim was the current Mayor of Wandsworth Council in London where he had served as a respected local councillor since 2002.

Prior to entering local politics he served as a police officer for 30 years, rising to the rank of Inspector until his retirement in 1999. He was the officer in charge of day-to-day policing in Putney and Roehampton from 1992 until his retirement seven years later.