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Neighbourhood Watch Week

This is a message sent via Action Fraud Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (Please do not reply or forward this email directly; please use the Reply, Share buttons at the bottom of this message) Message sent by Lisa Parker (NHWN, Register Administrator, England & Wales) We're Neighbourhood Watch - the largest grassroots crime prevention movement in England and Wales. We're celebrating National Neighbourhood Watch Week (June 17-25) with a bumper edition of our bi-monthly e-newsletter Our News. Click here to read it and find out how Neighbourhood Watch is helping to connect and protect communities. Best wishes from the NHWN team Neigh

SORTED! June 2017 e-newsletter

SORTED! June 2017 e-newsletter We are all used to donating unwanted possessions to charity and recycling things from the kitchen, but many other items discarded from around your home should not end up in the refuse bin. For the next few editions we will take a tour of the average house. Plus: • Glastonbury collections • Problem packaging • Textile recycling • Paint recycling trial • Metal matters • Take care around waste vehicles CLICK for FULL Story


SAYING A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR VOLUNTEERS We are celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2017 by thanking all of our dedicated volunteers for their hard work. From special constables and cadet leaders to community speedwatch volunteers, police support volunteers and many others, we are lucky enough have over 1430 volunteers working with us, everyday supporting policing. Volunteers work selflessly, committing their time to addressing policing issues that matter most to local people. Bringing a wide range of skills and experience to their roles, they make life better for our communities. Together they have donated over 80,000 hours in the last year, to help us keep our communities safe. Police and Crime

Parents – we are listening to you!

A series of road-shows in Somerset for parent-carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) We want to meet you and are keen to hear your views and ideas at one of our road-shows. · ask questions about how SEND works in Somerset · learn how to get your point of view across successfully (training by independent supporter Ben Mitchell) · vote on improvements to school buildings for SEND. · meet council officers and local volunteers involved in SEND. · find out about Core Standards in education and about Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and tell us what you and other parents need to know about these new developments ·

School Governors

Potential School Governors ……… this way please…… A Parent Governor vacancy has arisen at Charlton Mackrell Primary School and the Board of Governors are now looking to appoint a new governor in this role. In addition, our Board currently has the capacity to co-opt up to a further two governors for short-term posts of 2 years. All governors are volunteers and you will need some energy and commitment as the Governing Body is “accountable for ensuring high standards of achievement for all children and young people in their educational setting” [from A Guide for Prospective School Governors – Somerset Governor Services]. You do not have to be an education specialist or know how to run a school,

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