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To visit the Wainscott Neighbourhood Watch web site co-ordinated by David Miller, please click here.

To visit the Medway Neighbourhood Watch Association web site, please click here.

To visit the Medway Council Community Safety webpage, please click here.

Read the May 2010 edition of Kent Police 'Policing Matters' newsletter. Opens in a PDF Reader in a new window.


Message from David Miller...

THE WATCH NEEDS A NEW WATCH COORDINATOR.

The Wainscott watch covers more than 1000 households in the Wainscott Area.

The earliest record that I can find of its existence is that of April 1986 when Superintendent David Hatcher was the local police chief. The watch was split in to three areas NORTH EAST SOUTH. Each having an Area Coordinator and several Street Coordinators. In overall charge was The Watch Coordinator.

Over the years the South and the East areas ceased to function. I became a Street Coordinator sometime in the mid 90s. Covering a few houses either side of mine and The Close. The whole thing collapsed when the Watch Coordinator suffered from ill health.

I was appointed Watch Coordinator in early January 1998 and managed to resurrect all areas. Messages from the police were by telephone, written down by me in an Incident Book and then printed out as a news sheet, delivered to Area and Street Coordinators. The plan was that the newsletter was passed from house to house within a designated batch. This didn`t always work.

Communications improved with a computerised system COLIN. Later, with a new computer It was all updated to its present form using E MAIL.

Again, over the years, changes happened and the newsletters became less frequent and distribution less organised. My thanks to all of you Street Coordinators who kept the system running for all those years and my apologies for failing to deliver in recent times.

David Miller


Wainscott's Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator, David Miller, has been awarded a Safer Kent Award for his dedication to our local community. At an awards ceremony held earlier in September 2008 at Leeds Castle, Kent Police Chief Constable Mike Fuller congratulated David and presented him with a framed certificate.

David Miller (3rd from left) holding his certificate presented by Chief Constable Mike Fuller (2nd left)

David Miller (3rd from left) holding his certificate presented by Chief Constable Mike Fuller (2nd left)

The citation giving more details of David's role was read out at the awards ceremony. It said... "David has been a Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator in Wainscott for many years. He always goes about his work in a quiet, unassuming way that cannot be underestimated. David oversees a number of Neighbourhood Watch schemes and makes regular reports to Frindsbury Extra Parish Council on current crimes, scams and trends. He is deeply committed to Neighbourhood Watch, preventing crime and making sure Wainscott is a safe and happy place to live."

photograph of Leeds Castle where the Safer Kent Award ceremony was held

Leeds Castle where the Safer Kent Award ceremony was held

The Chairman, Councillors and Clerk of Frindsbury Extra Parish Council all congratulate David on his well deserved recognition. To visit the Wainscott Neighbourhood Watch web site co-ordinated by David, please click here.

 


 


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