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Bromley Neighbourhood Watch Association AGM – April 23, 2008.

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1 Bromley Neighbourhood Watch Association AGM – April 23, 2008

2 Top-line Summary Where are we now? As of April 2008 we have 525 watches registered (up from 473 in April 2006) These cover 28-30,000 homes in Bromley (20 have not supplied information) The average watch size is 59 homes (the largest is 1250) 60% (303) coordinators have – 53% 18m ago The number of watches per ward varies a lot – from 6 in Crystal Palace and Mottingham to 76 in Hayes/Coney Hall Petts Wood/Knoll has highest number of members (3003 homes) – Crystal Palace the smallest (232 homes)

3 Watch Numbers

4 Homes Covered (available data – excludes watches with missing house count)

5 Five wards with highest NW penetration WardWatchesHomesLargest Watch Average Watch Hayes & Coney Hall (1)12838 Chislehurst (1)13540 Petts Wood & Knoll (4) Bickley Bromley Common & Keston (2)125076

6 Five wards with lowest NW penetration WardWatchesHomesLargest Watch Average Watch Crystal Palace6232 (2)8758 Mottingham & Chislehurst North Biggin Hill Darwin11557 (1)16058 Plaistow & Sundridge

7 What is the Bromley Neighbourhood Watch Association? It is a registered charity It has an Executive of 5 (semi) active volunteers (which desperately needs strengthening) Nominally it has one paid helper (a Bromley Council employee – funded by Bromley Police and LBB) It has no regular funding

8 What is the role of the Bromley Neighbourhood Watch Association? It supports Neighbourhood Watch in Bromley –By maintaining a coordinator database –Communicating regularly and relevantly with its coordinators and members –By helping recruit new coordinators –Guidance and training It represents Neighbourhood Watch in Bromley to other statutory and voluntary bodies (national and local)

9 BNWA is a full member or observer on ….. Safer Bromley Partnership –Strategic –Tasking –Tactical Public Protection & Safety Policy Development & Scrutiny Committee Bromley Community Engagement Forum Voluntary Sector Reference Group/Community Links Victim Support (and van) – GW London Neighbourhood Watch Association Both National NW groups Many Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panels

10 How does BNWA communicate with its members? Watchword (GW and BIU) – newsletter Community in Action Newsletter – for all member households (MPA grant) Annual AGM Website – BromleyNWA.org.uk Guidance and training (new/funded) Events

11 Safer Neighbourhood Event – Penge

12 Our very own website provides basic information about NW in Bromley A closed site – members have to be approved for chat rooms (and can be banned) In last year over 20,000 hits and 3,000 visits Contains downloadable documents – letters, basic literature as well as minutes of meetings. BusTag page – constantly updated 15 links to relevant police/council/other sites SEO – type ‘neighbourhood watch’ into Google and our site is number 15 (add ‘Bromley’ and it’s the first) Technically skilled, enthusiastic webmaster

13 To sum up Strengths –Coordinator base (525 watches, 30,000 homes) –Excellent relationship with SNTs –Well-recognised, loads of good-will –Website potential –Recent funding allows for newsletter and training Weaknesses –Coordinator base is a leaky bucket –Cannot rely on internet for communication –Executive is overstretched –No consistent funding (or fundraising experience) –No consistent ‘champion’


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