Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch Needs You! Volunteers Wanted
10th November 2017
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Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch is wholly run by civilian volunteers.  We have a Neighbourhood Watch presence within Hammonds Drive Police Patrol Centre. 

Since the sudden death of the Chairman in February 2014, apart from a Ward Coordinator volunteering to fill the role as an acting Chair, we have not had a Chairman or Vice-Chairman, roles we would dearly like to fill.

We belong to the Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Federation and the Chair, and/or one of the Ward Co-ordinators, endeavours to attend the various Federation meetings which are usually held at Sussex Police HQ in Lewes.

  • We have a Constitution.
  • We have a bank account  (Responsibility of Honorary Treasurer)
  • We have a Memorandum of Understanding with Eastbourne Police.

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch is divided into Nine Wards (these are also the Eastbourne Borough Council Wards).  A Ward Co-ordinator is assigned to each of these Wards and with a Chairman, all make up the General Committee, along with a designated Police and an Eastbourne Council representative, Treasurer, Secretary and Newsletter Editing Team. The General Committee meets four times a year and there is an Annual General Meeting.

We currently have Ward Coordinators for Devonshire, Old Town, Ratton and Rodmill and Meads Wards BUT we have no Ward Coordinators for Hampden Park, Langney, Sovereign,

St Anthonys and Upperton

We have an Editorial Team that produces a quarterly Newsletter - “The Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch News”  which is delivered through the Ward Co-ordinators to their Scheme Co-ordinators who, in turn, deliver or oversee delivery, to their individual Scheme members. Regular advertisers help to fund the production of this publication.

Starting New Schemes

Each Ward Co-ordinator does what he or she can to promote Neighbourhood Watch in roads and places where no Scheme is in place.  All are volunteers and some have more time to give to this than others. The Neighbourhood Prevent Policing in conjunction with Ward Coordinators, under the Memorandum of Understanding, also endeavour to secure volunteers for Coordinator roles for new NW Schemes.

Also, in view of the Memorandum of Understanding, the NPPT promotes Neighbourhood Watch whenever they have the opportunity and pass details of anyone interested to the Chair/Membership Secretary who then makes contact with the interested party.


CHAIRMAN/VICE-CHAIRMAN – These roles represent the public face of Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch Association (ENWA)  and all that it entails, and chair the ENWA Committee meetings and AGM.

WARD COORDINATORS – These roles represent the face of the Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch Association (ENWA) in each of the 9 Electoral Wards of Eastbourne.  They are members of the ENWA Committee and the liaison with and direct line to the NW Coordinators of the NW Schemes within their Ward.

SCHEME COORDINATORS – Scheme Coordinators are the face of the Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch Association to the homes/residents in their Schemes.

NEWSLETTER PACKERS AND DELIVERERS These roles support the Newsletter delivery by the Scheme Coordinators to the homes in each NW Scheme. Ideally, volunteer(s) work with the Ward Coordinators, so living in a Ward and knowing it would be beneficial.

Anyone interested in any of these positions can contact :

 Roy Peacock on 01323 647729 or email roy.d.peacock@btinternet.com

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