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The Milwich Website has a multi-tiered menu structure. Hover over the Menu Tabs at the top of the page to see the lower level options.

The number of posts on the News and Events Page has been reduced. To see all posts in a particular topic, eg. all the Neighbourhood Watch notices, select “Neighbourhood Watch” in the Category box on the Right Hand Side of the page. To see all Posts, select “News” in the Category Box, there may be more than one page of News.

Consultation Meeting update.

Dear Watch Member,

Please see below message from Neil Smith.

"To all those members and co-ordinators who attended the Neighbourhood Watch Review consultation events on Tuesday 26th August and Wednesday 27th August I would like to pass on my sincere thanks for your attendance and more importantly your contribution and support. I hope you found it useful and felt that it had been worth while. The feedback and discussion points have provided me with some valuable information and will without doubt shape the content of the report and recommendations. Can I also thank those who have provided written or verbal feedback on the OWL system, this again has been very objective and valuable in shaping my views and thinking. In summary we discussed the following key issues; Communication, Training, Volunteering, Governance, Leadership, Culture, Role of the police all of which are key aspects of the review. We will give you the feedback on the questionnaire you completed as soon as it is analysed.

I will be preparing the report during the next week and presenting the findings with recommendations to the PCC on the 12th September 2014 when the next steps will be considered. Finally, I was really impressed with level of commitment and enthusiasm for developing NHW and driving it forward, I am confident that together we can raise the profile of NHW and achieve the PCC’s ambition to be come a national trailblazing area for this vital service". Neil Smith.

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: patrick.connor

Regards,
Ash Connor
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: patrick.connor
Tel: 01785 234129

Appeal to trace owner of bike.

Dear Watch Member,

Officers from Stafford Borough Local Policing Team (LPT) are appealing to the public to help trace the owner of a stolen bicycle.

The bicycle was recovered from Meyrick Road and was believed to have been taken from Stafford town centre on Thursday 14 August. It is described as a black and white Land Rover bicycle.

An 18-year-old man from Stafford was arrested and issued with a caution in relation to the theft.

Anyone with information as to who owns the bicycle is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 769 of August 14th.

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If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: patrick.connor

Regards,
Ash Connor
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: patrick.connor
Tel: 01785 234129

Due to an oversight, the Parish Council Minutes were not up to date on the site, this has now been corrected.

Updated page can be seen here

The next Milwich with Fradswell Parish Council meeting will take place in Fradswell Village Hall on Wednesday 20th August, 2014  at 7.30pm.

Apologies for late notice due to holidays

The Agenda for this meeting can be seen by clicking here.

Draft Minutes of the May meeting is available by clicking here.

If you want to find out more about the role and responsibilities of the Parish Council and its Councillors then click on this link to take you to the Communities, Parishes and Local Councils website.

Neighbourhood Watch review consultation meetings.

Dear Watch Member,

Following the message sent out at the beginning of the Month regarding the PCC’s review of Neighbourhood Watch, I am now able to inform you that consultation meetings have been arranged for the reviewer to meet a selection of members from across the County.

There are to be two meetings with both being held next week, one at Weston Road, Stafford on Tuesday 26th August and one at Hanley Community Fire Station on Wednesday 27th August. Both meetings will start at 6.30pm and finish no later than 8pm.

Addresses, with postcodes for sat nav purposes, are at the bottom of this message.

This review is very important to the future of Neighbourhood Watch in Staffordshire and I would urge you to do your best to attend either of the two meetings.

Unfortunately both meetings are limited to fifty people and therefore places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you would like to attend either of the meetings please reply to this message as soon as possible with your name, postal address, telephone number and your choice of venue.

Staffordshire Police HQ, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0YY

Hanley Community Fire Station, Lower Bethesda Street, Hanley ST1 3RP

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: patrick.connor

Regards,
Ash Connor
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: patrick.connor
Tel: 01785 234129

Message from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Dear Watch Member,

The Fire Brigades Union have announced further strikes during the following dates and times:

9th August 2014: 12.00 – 14.00 and 22.59 – 23.59

10th August 2014: 12.00 – 14.00 and 22.59 – 23.59

11th August 2014: 12.00 – 14.00 and 22.59 – 23.59

12th August 2014: 12.00 – 14.00 and 22.59 – 23.59

13th August 2014: 12.00 – 14.00 and 22.59 – 23.59

14th August 2014: 12.00 – 14.00 and 22.59 – 23.59

15th August 2014: 12.00 – 14.00 and 22.59 – 23.59

16th August 2014: 12.00 – 14.00 and 22.59 – 23.59

We are therefore urging residents to take extra care and follow the advice on the attached leaflet which features safety tips for the home and on the roads.

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    Regards,
    Ash Connor
    Watch Liaison Officer
    Neighbourhood Watch
    Email: patrick.connor
    Tel: 01785 234129

Review of Neighbourhood Watch & OWL.

Dear Watch Member,

As you may be aware, the Police and Crime Commissioner has asked for a review of ‘Watch’ schemes in Staffordshire, including our continued use of OWL. Any decisions made may have a significant impact on what we do, and how we communicate with you. We currently have over 3000 addresses registered directly in the Stafford Borough District, including residents, businesses and schools. There are nearly 26,000 addresses registered across Staffordshire. Many, many more people receive information forwarded to them.

Prior to starting to use OWL in 2008, all alerts were sent via telephone only (no email!) to a relatively small number of local co-ordinators, who then passed them on to their neighbours. Often, meetings were held to pass on information. While some still do this, our ability to contact people directly has transformed our communications, and in turn attracted many more people who want to be kept informed about local crimes and scams. Some are members of a ‘traditional’ scheme, with a street co-ordinator, others simply individuals being kept alert and informed. Either way, the number of people involved has grown enormously, and we hope the information received is useful.

I have been asked to find a small number of people who would be willing to meet with the person carrying out this review, to discuss this. Whether you are a co-ordinator, or simply a member, if you would like to offer to take part, please contact me as a matter of urgency.

If you have any comments at all about Neighbourhood Watch, Business Watch etc, and the information you receive from us via OWL, please send them via email within the next 7 days, and I will forward them all.

I believe it is important that the review takes into consideration the views of the very many people who are involved, and encourage you to respond.

Thank you.

If you need to reply regarding this message, click on this email address: patrick.connor

Regards,
Ash Connor
Watch Liaison Officer
Neighbourhood Watch
Email: patrick.connor
Tel: 01785 234129

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