Bolton le Sands Neighbourhood Watch

“You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Neighbourhood Watch exists to look out for communities across England and Wales and at a time like this we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the government and encourage you to do the same:  https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

10 ways you, as a Neighbourhood Watch supporter, can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community:

  1. Discuss with household members, other relatives, friends and neighbours what to do if a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in your community and what the needs of each person will be. These discussions can happen electronically where needed.
  2. If your neighbourhood has a website or social media page, consider joining it to maintain access to neighbours, information, and resources. Alternatively, share phone numbers and email addresses particularly with those who are isolated or vulnerable.
  3. Consider establishing a ‘buddy’ system within your community to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essentials deliveries.
  4. Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.
  5. Choose a room in your home that can be used to separate sick household members from those who are healthy.
  6. Learn how to self-isolate. Guidance can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/
  7. Create a list of local organisations that you and your neighbours can contact in the event that one of you need access to information, healthcare services, support, or resources. Consider including organisations that provide mental health or counselling services, food, and other supplies.
  8. Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbours, healthcare providers, teachers, employers, the local public health department, and other community resources.
    • welcome email with tips on ways to make the most of your membership
    • bi-monthly e-newsletter ‘Our News
    • a meaningful role in the running of the charity
    • connection to like-minded individuals who care about making their communities great places to live
    • access to your local scheme, including their newsletters and local police alerts
    • practical benefits, such as exclusive discounts and offers, which we are always adding to. Currently members receive 10% discount onCo-op Home Insurance and a discount on Patlock French window locks
    • simple calls-to-action & inclusion in campaigns
    • be the first to receive information on activities and campaigns we are running and ways you can use these to benefit your local community
    • access to volunteering opportunities, which include training in topics such as fundraising
    • Public Liability Insurance for members who are engaged in Neighbourhood Watch activitiesPractice everyday preventive actions including regular hand washing.
      By becoming a member, you will receive a unique member ID entitling you to the following benefits:

Bolton le Sands Neighbourhood Watch Scheme has been set up to:

  1. Provide support for people in the village of Bolton le Sands and Nether Kellet affected by the Coronavirus Covid-19.
  2. Provide guidance and liability insurance to registered members of Bolton le Sands Neighbourhood Watch who act as members of the scheme.

To be a member of Bolton le Sands Neighbourhood Watch register  HERE

Once you have completed the above you will be contacted by one of the scheme group co-ordinators.

What does a co-ordinator do?  Primarily, visit and support people in their road and street.  Also recruit other people in the road to help look after any residents that have been quarantined or for whatever reason can’t get out.  This could include shopping, getting prescriptions, walking the dog and generally keeping in contact.  In all activities personal safety is a priority.

Below is a list of the roads and streets in our area and the local co-ordinator.  If you do not know the person named for your location, if there is no name against the road/street where you live please consider volunteering as a co-ordinator, if your road/street is missing.  Any of the above contact one of the regional co-ordinators below

Group Co-ordinators

Andy Williams, 07866 260728, blsneighbourhoodwatch@gmail.com

Adeline Bourret, 075212 46591, As above

Local Co-ordinators – Click in Frame to see further down the list.

Co-ordinators Tool Box HERE