The Bingham Neighbourhood Watch scheme has existed for over 30 years and was the first scheme in the whole of the Vale of Belvoir. It's a thriving, expanding scheme that has recently won awards as the best group scheme in the Borough of Rushcliffe. In January 2008 we won the national 'Group of the Month' award. We've an active management committee and 69 co-ordinators who oversee the 93 streets in membership, covering about 1900 households. Co-ordinators meet quarterly in March, June, September and November, when we frequently have guest speakers. We work closely with the Bingham Police, the Town Council, Hammond Property Services, SURE 24 Ltd and other organisations. We deliver a free newsletter to all scheme households in June and December each year. We receive monthly crime sheets from the police that are discussed at the quarterly meetings with our Beat Manager, PC Caroline Voce and PCSOs Dave Wesson and Sally Charles. Members can also access the Rushcliffe crime data for more detailed information. We've run several projects in recent years designed to provide practical help and security equipment for our elderly and more vulnerable members. We sell security equipment to members at discount prices and also offer free security coding of equipment. We're confident that membership of Bingham Neighbourhood Watch enhances collective responsibility, lessens the likelihood of becoming a victim and helps to reduce the fear of crime
Awards and affiliations
We have twice won Rushcliffe Borough Council's award for the best group scheme in Rushcliffe, in 2002 and 2003, the only years that we have submitted an application. In March 2007 we were awarded RUNWAY's Certificate of Achievement award for services to the Neighbourhood Watch movement. In January 2008, against stiff competition, we won the national 'Group of the Month' competition, awarded by Neighbourhoodwatch.net, for our SmartWater project.
The Bingham scheme does not operate in isolation. We are affiliated to NottsWatch and retain close contact and share good practice with other schemes around Rushcliffe.
Welcome to our website. We hope you will enjoy exploring the site to learn more about our scheme. The site provides information on a wide range of topics, including: the streets in membership (if your street is not listed, why not join us?), the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch, typical projects we've undertaken and our key partners. It also provides links to a wide range of other websites with advice on crime prevention and related issues. Ours is a progressive and inclusive scheme which aims to serve all sections of the community. We are working hard to expand the number of streets covered and are keen to engage young people in our activities. We work very closely with Bingham Police and other key partners in the town. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions and, should you decide to join us, you can be sure of a warm welcome.
Chairperson: David Mason
Vice-Chair: Denis Readhead
Secretary: Nick Gibbs
Treasurer: Chris Trivett
Security Officer: Rob James