Nominations open for The Teignbridge Sports and Community Awards

Do you know someone that deserves recognition in the community?

Do you know an individual or a group that work hard for the benefit of your community? Do you know a sports club, a campaign group, a school or a voluntary/charity group that deserve to be recognised in the community for all that they do?

In your role within your community you will know of many organisations and individuals that go the extra mile to make the community a special place to live.

We are looking for nominations from your community.

You can choose from a range of categories including Lifetime Achievement Award, Personal Achievement Award, Green Champions, and more.

All the information about the awards evening and how to nominate. www.teignbridge.gov.uk/sportscommunityawards

 

 

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme Within Teignbridge

WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH SCHEME
This information is designed to raise awareness of the value of ‘Watch’ schemes and the simple ideas behind its purpose.

WHAT IS NHW?
Neighbourhood Watch is a group of concerned/likeminded neighbours joining together to help reduce crime and the fear of crime within their community.
This is achieved by keeping their eyes and ears open, using their local knowledge and reporting anything suspicious to the police.
It is also about members being sensible about their own security and keeping a look out for each other especially vulnerable members of their community.
Scheme Co-ordinators and their members are highly valued for their efforts and commitment in helping improve the safety and quality of life for their community and regular contact with local police staff plays an essential role in this.

WHY DO WE NEED NHW?

We can’t get away from the fact that we live in a world where crime and anti-social behaviour happens. It is just not possible to have a police officer or a PCSO standing on the corner of every street, so by setting up schemes such as NHW we not only help cut crime, but also help to reduce the fear of crime, which is a major issue for a lot of people especially the more vulnerable members of our communities.
There are a lot of benefits to being a member of a pro-active scheme. These include stopping or reducing opportunities for the criminals, making our families and our homes and the community in which we live that bit safer. Also helping to improve the social atmosphere and community spirit by bringing everyone together in a shared goal. NHW is not only about reducing crime it can also help to combat loneliness and improve people’s health and wellbeing.

For further information contact –
Roy Stephenson or Dave Leggett at Teignbridge Community Watch Hub – email – NHW.Teignbridge@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk
phone – 01626 326610
Visit ‘Our Watch’ (National) Website – www.ourwatch.org.uk

Recreation Ground – No Dogs Permitted

We have received several reports of dog owners using the park to exercise their dogs.

No dogs (Except Guide dogs) are permitted in the Recreation Ground.

If you see anyone in the park with a dog, please report it to https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/environmental-health-and-wellbeing/dogs/dog-fouling/report-dog-mess/

 

 

Climate Emergency Question Time – local candidates answer your questions!

Climate Emergency Question Time – local candidates answer your questions!
Thursday 5th December 7-9pm at Coombeshead College’s Bushell Theatre.
With mulled wine and mince pies.

Deciding how to vote has never been so difficult, and climate change and the environment aren’t getting as much cover as they deserve. So, ACTion on Climate in Teignbridge has invited all of the candidates standing for the Central Devon and Newton Abbot constituencies to our Climate Emergency Question Time.

When you book your place, you will have the opportunity to submit a question on how they would fight climate change and help our ecosystems recover. We will choose a representative selection which our Chair will ask every candidate. If any candidates can’t attend, we will ask them to send someone to represent their views – not simply their Party manifesto’s. Click here to book a place.

We will also be celebrating ACT’s first 5 months, in which we have been supporting the District of Teignbridge on its journey to becoming carbon neutral. After Question Time there will be mulled wine, mulled apple juice and mince pies – a good time to socialise and share views on the best ways to reach our ambitious goal! We now have around 200 members from all over the District, of which 50 are very active – but there is always room for more. We’d would love to see you there and hear your views! Please share this with any other Teignbridge Environment Groups. Click here to book a place.