Broadland is one of safest areas in Norfolk

THE Broadland Home Watch Association held its annual meeting on Monday at Thorpe End village hall.

The meeting was attended by about 50 representatives from all areas of Broadland and chaired by Roy Robson, who was unanimously re-elected. Betty Abley was appointed treasurer and Sue Lawn continues as secretary.

Brian Butcher stepped down as president and was replaced by Maria Temple, former vice chairman of Norfolk Police Authority.

Guest speakers were Specials Chief Inspector Trevor Lailey, Councillor Simon Woodbridge ,the member champion for Crime Prevention and Community Safety, Inspector Brian Pincher ,Home Watch Inspector for Broadland and Harry Mitchell from Norfolk Constabulary’s Communications and Public Affairs Department.

Also present was Gorleston-based John Bebbington, who is currently chairman of the Norfolk Home Watch Association.

During the meeting it transpired that Broadland had been statistically proven to be one of the safest areas in the county of Norfolk which in turn is one of the safest counties in the country, and Broadland Home Watch Association was proving to be an excellent template on which other Home Watch Schemes could usefully model themselves.

Pictured from left: John Bebbington, Simon Woodbridge, Maria Temple and Roy Robson.

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