Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 9°C

Five-day forecast

Newly independent Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch vowing to ‘take back the streets’

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:43 AM

An organisation which works to help keep the borough’s streets safe has become fully independent.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch Trust has effectively been controlled by residents since March 2013, but only now has responsibility been fully handed over by the police.

Trust joint chairman Mark Glazer said: “We have brought Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch kicking and screaming into the 21st century and we are ready to take on whatever the world throws our way. We need to take back the streets and we can only do this with your help.”

The trust, one of six operating independently in London boroughs, is run by an executive committee and ward co-ordinators.

Its ambitions for the next year include having a minimum of 20 watches in every ward to “drive down burglary by helping the public protect their properties better” and encouraging “better neighbourliness”.

Committee member Terry Marshall said: “This has been a great opportunity to reinvigorate the organisation and to engender some community spirit.”

For more information on the trust, visit redbridgenhw.info.

Share this article



Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

   Local advertisers

More news articles

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Ilford Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Ilford businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Ilford Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Around the Web See all