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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2019

Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association (WDNHWA) is delighted to announce that it has been selected as a recipient for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2019.   This is a prestigious award that is the equivalent of the MBE for organisations in the voluntary sector.

Trading Standards ‘Hero’ Award

Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association (WDNHWA) is delighted to announce that their Director of Operations, Geoff Pegg, was presented with a Hero Award by Steve Baker MP on behalf of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute in recognition of his tireless work for consumer protection in the district.

Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards Service nominated Geoff, a Scam Champion, for the award which took place at a special ceremony in London in June.

Stan Jones, Chairman of WDNHWA, says “The CTSI Hero Award is thoroughly deserved as Geoff works ceaselessly for the safety of the people of the Wycombe District”.

Community Safety Champions Rewarded

Geoff Pegg, director of operations at the Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association, and Stan Jones, Chairman, were presented with certificates at Bucks County Council’s AGM on 17 May 2018, registering the group as an official Friends Against Scams organisation.

Friends Against Scams is a national Trading Standards initiative which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by encouraging communities to take a stand by empowering them to recognise and know how to deal with potential scams.

Forthcoming meetings;

  • 16.09.19 : SJ & GP to meet C.I.Graham Hadley and Insp. Pete Wall at High Wycombe Police Station, 10.30am.
  • 20.09.19 : NHW table display at Waitrose supermarket, Handy Cross, High Wycombe, 10.00am until mid-day.
  • 25.09.19 : GP to address U3A re cons & scams at Lacey Green Millenium Hall from 2.15pm.
  • 02.10.19 : GP to give short talk re cons & scams to lunch group at The Harrow pub, Hughenden Valley, from 1.30pm.
  • 10.10.19 : NHW table display at Older Drivers’ Awareness event, Flowerland Garden Centre, Bourne End, time tbc.
  • 15.10.19 : GP to address DOSTI, Asian ladies’ group, at Wycombe Museum from 11.00am.
  • 12.11.19 : GP to address DOSTI, Asian ladies’ group, at Wycombe Museum from 11.00am.
  • 26.11.19 : GP & DG to hold a Cons, Scams & Cyber-crime Awareness meeting for U3A in the Bourne End Community Centre from 2.10pm.

A General meeting at Godstowe School was held in May 2019 with invited speakers: John Barlow, Chairman of the Thames Valley Police Independent Advisory Group, Sarah Thompson of NatWest Bank re banking fraud, and Helen Cavill of Bucks County Council, Project Lead, re Street Associations. Many thanks to those of you who attended. The next of these meetings will be in the autumn of 2019.

The Annual General Meeting of Wycombe District Neighbourhood Watch Association took place on Thursday, 2nd May, from 7.30pm.  We were delighted to have these guest speakers:  Korinne Leney, Area Manager, Community Engagement & Development Communities, Bucks County Council; Inspector Pete Wall,  Neighbourhood Inspector, Wycombe Local Police Area.

Several new Neighbourhood Watch schemes have started in High Wycombe since June 2018;
Pimms Grove, High Wycombe,
North Dean (for the village),
Priory Avenue, High Wycombe,
Brimmer’s Hill (part), Widmer End,
Woodland Close, High Wycombe,
Primrose Hill (part), Widmer End,
Pimms Grove, High Wycombe,
Radnage Common Road, Radnage,
Green End Road, Radnage,
Bottle Square Lane, Radnage,
Threlkeld Close, High Wycombe,
Wycombe Road (part), High Wycombe,
City Road, Radnage,
Sprigs Holly Lane, Radnage,
Totteridge Lane (part), High Wycombe,
Kennedy Avenue, High Wycombe,
Robertson Place, High Wycombe,
Beech Street, High Wycombe,
Peel Lodge, Dean St, Marlow,
Arnison Avenue (part), High Wycombe,
Totteridge Road (part), High Wycombe,
Salisbury Road, High Wycombe,
Raven Road, Stokenchurch,
Coopers Court Road, Stokenchurch,
Eaker Street, High Wycombe,
Fisherman’s Retreat, Marlow,
Marlow Bottom Road (part),
Cressington Place, Bourne End,
Trinity Place, Holmer Green Road,  Hazlemere,
Coningsby Road, High Wycombe,
Cross Road, High Wycombe.

 There is a NHW scheme for the 4000 students of Bucks New University who live in the town. Despite the relative safety of our district for students, they are often targeted by thieves and it is hoped that this scheme will help keep them as safe as possible. This is by far the largest NHW scheme in Wycombe, and it is run by the Volunteers Department of the Students’ Union, who aim to extend it to those elsewhere in the district very soon.

WDNHWA has a table display of useful crime prevention leaflets outside one of the main mosques in High Wycombe (Jubilee Road, Castlefield, & Totteridge Road) by rotation, overlapping the time of Friday prayers – weather permitting during the summer, spring, and autumn.

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