Ryedale Neighbourhood Watch
Review of Aims and Objectives for 2020-21
The following objectives were adopted for the past year and I have shown how I feel we have met them in blue below each, I will be happy to take questions or discuss them.
Improve communication and collaboration with our stakeholders through:
1. CMS, facebook and other messaging systems for regular circulations.
Result: Partly met. (CMS information distribution has been increased but facebook and other social media has yet to be utilised as fully within Ryedale as elsewhere in the RSWF Association
2. Compile a ‘Directory of Contacts’ for circulation to co-ordinators to enable peer support and exchange of good practice.
Result: Partly met: A list of known community contacts has been compiled but awaits completion and distribution.
3. Increase the number of co-ordinators (especially Street co-ordinators as local NHW champions/ ambassadors).
Result: Not met: The lockdown has prevented holding public meetings to promote NHW and canvass for watch expansion and co-ordinator recruitment.
4. Increase Promotional resources: Pull-up stands, printed literature, local handouts on eg useful web-sites etc.
Result: Partly met: Supplies of literature and useful web-sites have been located and obtained but absence of funding streams and reduced need during lock-down has precluded purchase of pull-up stands.
5. Raise funds by grant aid bids from NYCC ‘Stronger Communities Fund’ for venue hire, pull-up stands and printing where required.
Result: Not met: Whilst regular meetings with Stronger Communities team have been attended, other social priorities for their funds have prevented applications in the current climate.
6. Develop stronger relationship with NYP, especially the local Police Community Team, by increasing the number of joint meetings.
Result: Met. An ongoing, regular dialogue at all levels between myself, other officials in RSWF NHWA and NYP has strengthened our relationship and looks promising for increased activities as lockdown allows return to normal interaction
7. Adopt the “Cripps Circular” re. “Working with Community Groups” in order to increase our network of support with other groups in the community.
Result: Met: Networking with the NYCC Stronger Communities Team has increased our exposure an promotion to partner agencies across Ryedale and the wider District locations and enabled access to training workshops to hold and utilise Miscrosoft Teams meetings. It has also raised enquiries by other agencies as to how our members may support their community partnership work.
8. Document our strategy and appraise stakeholders esp. Co-ordinators, NYP and RDC partners.
Result: Partly Met. Whilst these objectives were promoted and distributed at the beginning of the year I have lacked the time and opportunity to promte and embed the objectives.
9. Form a Ryedale Co-ordinators’ Forum to meet eg quarterly for mutual support and to deliver these Aims and Objectives.
Result: Not Met. Lack of time has not allowed me to address this but it has merit and warrants future progress especially utilising virtual on-line meetings via “Teams”
Chair Ryedale Neighbourhood Watch
22rd March 2021