Our first Annual General Meeting as registered Charity was successfully held at a Community Centre.
The opening speech by Deputy Mayor Maium Talukdar praised Neighbourhood Watch as an important and useful community initiative coupled with a promise that the current administration will bring back the ‘A dealer a day’ countering drug dealing strategy in the borough.
Thankfully partners from the Tower Hamlets Community Safety Partnership, which includes Met Police and the Tower Hamlets ASB Team were represented by
- Inspector Rose (Tower Hamlets Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams) and
- John Fortune (Tower Hamlets Council Neighbourhood Manager) and
- Benedicta Dikoecha (Tower Hamlets ‘No Place for Hate‘)
The yearly report was presented by the chair, please read the full version on the Charity Commission website here.
It is within the rules of the CIO Constitution, that all Trustees and officers resign at the AGM and then re-affirm their commitments and/or stand for officers positions.
We established a new panel of officers with a new chair, details on the Ourwatch website.
Thankfully those attending showed significant interest in bringing our charity forward and we received no less than four new Trustee applications, three of which have been added to our profile.
As this meeting coincided with the 40th birthday celebrations from the National Neighbourhood Watch Network, who distributed certificates for voluntary services over 5, 10, 25, 40 years, we were able to present awards to people who spent a lot of their free time helping their community in various ways and especially related to community safety.
We are happy to continue the good work by holding regular quarterly trustee meetings and by improving the service to Neighbourhood Watch groups in the borough.
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- creating / joining a watch group
- join meetings
As the borough Association, we administer all membership generated via the Ourwatch website or people who contact us directly.