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Saturday 30 May 2015, 2pm at Hexton Church Hall


Over the past few years, the Central Bedfordshire NHW Association (CBNHW) has had frequent discussions with the Police regarding their support of Neighbourhood Watch. This has resulted in the creation of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Police and a level of financial support for 2013/14 from the Police and Crime Commissioner (P&CC). However a number of issues have recently arisen regarding the constitutional position of CBNHW, the role and authority of the existing CBNHW Steering Committee, future funding from the P&CC and the working relationship between CBNHW and the Police at all levels.


A valid Constitution was accepted by the CBNHW Association in November 2008 and a review has just been completed. The revised edition will be discussed at an Extraordinary General Meeting.


Annual General Meeting (AGM)

There are provisions for an AGM within the Constitution and the last AGM was held in 2007. Since that date it has not been possible to provide the necessary quorum, because of lack of membership response to proposed meetings. As a result, there has been no recent review of our organisation. Nevertheless, the CBNHW Steering Committee has continued to oversee NHW activities and provide help and guidance to coordinators and schemes within Central Bedfordshire.

Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)

It has been decided to call an EGM and this will be held on Saturday 30th May at the Hexton Community Centre, starting at 2pm. The Community Centre is in Hexton church which is about 2 miles off the A6, mid way between Bedford and Luton.

All Area and Street Scheme Coordinators in Central Bedfordshire are requested to attend this meeting, to support our Association and help determine the way forward for NHW in our area.

The proposed Agenda is:

           Volunteers for the Steering Committee are urgently needed.

It is up to members to support and maintain an active NHW Association that can engage with other like organisations and continue to encourage and promote the development of NHW in Central Bedfordshire.

Failure to support the organisation will reduce the impact of NHW in the community and will undoubtedly lead to the slow demise of our Association.

Your support at the EGM and in the future is, therefore, essential to keep our Association active.