Home Security Leaflet Project
Due to financial constraints, the Home Office has ceased to provide anti-crime literature for Neighbourhood Watch groups so it was decided in committee that we should produce our own.
A Home Security leaflet was designed comprising A4 paper folded to DL size with full colour on semi-gloss paper, and printing costs were obtained.
As far as we could estimate, there were 35,000 households in South Northamptonshire so this is the quantity of leaflets we required to be printed so that everyone in our area would benefit.
To fund the printing we applied to the Big Lottery who approved the project and agreed to meet the printing costs in full.
Distribution was the next challenge. We made plans to launch the project at the Networking Event on 29th September 2011 at Towcester Town Hall when coordinators would be asked to collect a sufficient number of leaflets for their needs. For those unable to attend we arranged for collection to be made from our stock or delivered by a committee member to distant Watch groups and Parish Councils.
As a result, the final batches of leaflets were delivered to distributors by the end of February 2012.
With the help of Parish Councils, the majority of the 35,000 leaflets were delivered as enclosures with parish newsletters or similar and we would like to thank all NHW coordinators and Parish Clerks for their assistance in this matter, thereby ensuring our Home Security project was successfully concluded.
Here is an extract from our End of Grant Report to the “Awards for All” Lottery Fund.
Neighbourhood Watch groups enhance the social cohesion of people in their communities by joining together in the fight against crime. This leaflet demonstrates the close working relationship between the Police and NHW. It has the effect of creating a greater awareness of crime and anti-crime measures thereby promoting one of the major objectives of Neighbourhood Watch – the safety and security of people and property, thus improving the quality of life for all.