Catriona Robertson

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Neighbourhood Watch

The wonderful Jason Cobb (who once lived in sunny South London) of Onionbag Blog  (one of the few blogs archived by the British Library) has suggested I ‘blog every move’ of a possible Neighbourhood Watch down my way.

A note through the door yesterday said

Hello Resident

This is to inform you that a member of your Safer Neighbourhood Team will be conducting a Street Briefing in your area Tomorrow (sic), Tuesday the 19th of July, between 8pm-9pm.  If you wish to come out and speak to me, please do.

Who could refuse such an invitation?

I found our local PCSO on a neighbouring street.  Born at St Thomas’s (where my two were born), he jotted down our concerns – tyres being dumped, people hanging around after dark, street lights not working.

A few of our neighbours have wanted to start a Neighbourhood Watch for a while, but some of us work shifts, others have young children, others have seen the other side of 70 – when could we all get together?

Our young PCSO told me his shift pattern, so we’ve fixed a date next month for a BBQ on the bit of grass and trees where people light fireworks in November.

Let’s see what happens.

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2 comments on “Neighbourhood Watch

  1. jeanne hinton
    26 July 2011

    Hey Catriona. Glad to read this and interested in the further blogs ! Hope to start ‘blogging’ again soon myself. Beginning to reengage post op. love Jeanne

    • Catriona Robertson
      30 July 2011

      Glad you’re feeling better :) In Switzerland at the moment – conference on learning to live in a multicultural world – great bunch of folk from across Europe & beyond, plus stunning views across Lake Geneva. Too much chat, not enough blogging, though – plus ca change!

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