More Awards for Littlehampton Neighbourhood Watch Chairman
9 February 2015
On Tuesday 27th January 2015 the Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper, and the Chairman of West Sussex County Council, Cllr Mrs Amanda Jupp, awarded Mike Cullern, Chairman of Littlehampton Town Ward & District Neighbourhood Watch, with a Certificate of Achievement. The citation was read out to the attendees by the Deputy Lieutenant, Mrs Lilian Holdsworth, and then this prestigious award was presented by Cllr Mrs Jupp.
The guests at the New Millennium Chamber of Littlehampton Town Council included Mike’s family, the Vice Chairman of WSCC, Cllr Nigel Peters, the Mayor of Littlehampton, Cllr Mrs Jill Long, John Wright MBE, Chair of the Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Federation, PS Anna Gent, other senior members of the Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Federation, members of the Littlehampton Town Ward & District Neighbourhood Watch, associates and representatives from Littlehampton Town Council, Arun District Council and the Traders Association.
The award was made in recognition of the work Mike has done during the past three years within Neighbourhood Watch locally, in raising ethnic and community integration awareness within the town wards.
Directly after this presentation another award was made on behalf of the Chairman of the Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network, James Madden, by John Wright MBE, for Mike’s outstanding contribution to the work of Neighbourhood Watch.
Speaking after the awards Mike said: “It has been a very challenging year, but I am very proud of the group’s achievements, and it is very gratifying that our hard work is finally being recognised, although there is still some way to go with regard to ethnic and community integration.”
In December 2014 Mike was nominated for an award at the BBC Sussex & Surrey Radio Awards ceremony held at the South Lodge Hotel, Horsham. At the ceremony the history and activities of the group were highlighted, before Mike was presented with a certificate to highlight his pro-active role in the Citizens Award category.
3rd February 2015
Drink Drive Campaign
This campaign commenced 1st November 2014 and ran until 1st February 2015.
After the success of the 2013/2104 Drink/Drive Campaign which saw a reduction of local convictions for drunk driving offences reduced from 8 to only 2 it was hoped that this new campaign would reduce this figure to zero convictions.
We produced two posters to accompany this campaign which local businesses displayed prominently on their premises as they had kindly done in previous years.
Unfortunately at the campaign end 5 local people had been arrested for drink driving offences, it would appear that some individuals are still prepared to risk their own lives and that of others by continuing to drink and drive
18th October 2014
Darker Nights Campaign
To coincide with the clocks going back at the end of October we are commencing a “Darker Nights Campaign” to raise awareness amongst the towns’ cyclists of the importance of being visible to other road users during the hours of darkness and poor weather conditions.
As part of this campaign we will be offering local schools a limited quantity of LED cycle lamps (front & rear) and illuminated/fluorescent arm bands free of charge.
We have produced two posters that accompany this campaign which it is hoped local businesses will display prominently on their premises.
These are designed to encourage cyclists to be aware of the potential for personal injury or worse by riding their bicycles without proper lighting and not wearing suitable light coloured clothing to improve personal visibility.
This campaign has been endorsed by the Safer Arun Partnership and Littlehampton Town Council
23rd June 2014
Safer in Sussex Funding boost
Littlehampton Town Ward & District Neighbourhood Watch Association has received a grant of £ 4318.00p from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Safer in Sussex Community Fund.
Mike Cullern (Chair) joined the Police & Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne and representatives from over 60 other local organisations who had also been awarded funding at a special ‘Celebration Showcase’ event held in Lewes on Thursday 19th June.
Commenting on the funding award Mike Cullern said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this grant from the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Fund, which will assist in the promotion and expansion of the Junior Neighbourhood Watch Schools Club recently introduced into local schools as part of Project Unity Phase 2.”
Commending Littlehampton Town Ward & District Neighbourhood Watch Association on its successful bid Mrs Bourne said: “The Junior Neighbourhood Watch Schools Club Scheme is a great example of an innovative local project that aims to make our communities safer. The Safer in Sussex Community Fund was launched to help communities tackle crime and disorder and I am very pleased with the level of response we received during the first round of applications.
“I look forward to visiting the team at Littlehampton Town Ward & District Neighbourhood Watch Association and following the progress of the project over the coming months
2014 Cleaner Streets Campaign March 3rd to December 31st 2014
During April 2014 Littlehampton Town Ward & District Neighbourhood Watch Association launched their 2014 Cleaner Streets Campaign
The group designed a new look poster to coincide with the launch of the campaign which ran until end of December 2014.
They also handed out over 4500 free ‘Poop Scoops’ to dog owners at the Community Market and other venues.
Identified dog fouling ‘hotspots’ within the town and district areas received special attention by Arun District Officers during the summer months at identified locations which actively discouraged persistent offenders, there are persons who despite all best efforts, continued to allow their pets to defecate in public areas without the intent to remove the waste and place it in a suitable bin for disposal. Please clean up after your dog – thank you!