The Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch Association (ENWA) is seeking volunteers who think they could help reduce the fear of crime and foster good community spirit in the area.
The ENWA are looking to recruit volunteer co-ordinators in three of the town’s nine wards - Ratton and Rodmill, Langney and Sovereign.
Acting ENWA chairman John Rollison explains the role of a volunteer co-ordinator. He said, “Co-ordinators are responsible for running their ward and are automatically elected onto the committee.
“ENWA officers and committee members work closely with the police and council officials, meeting quarterly to discuss the running and effectiveness of the association.
“Ward co-ordinator positions would suit a team player wanting to give something to the community, while at the same time meeting interesting people.
“This could be a younger person not in full-time employment, or somebody with spare time who would like an interesting challenge.
“You would not be alone as we give full support and training to become an active member of our team.”
Anyone interested in becoming a ward co-ordinator is invited to contact John on 01323 507665 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also possible to find out more from the website at www.enwa.org.uk/index.html.
ENWA currently has 456 schemes across the borough, covering 14,419 homes. It will have a stall at the annual 999 event on the Western Lawns on July 5 and July 6 to provide would-be volunteers with further information and opportunities to join.
The Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch Association holds its annual general meeting every November and they also bring out a quarterly newsletter that is distributed to members.