Neighbourhood Support Nelson has been operating since 2007, when it took over the role of establishing and supporting Neighbourhood Support groups from the Community Police Team.
We continue to work closely with the police to educate people about home and personal safety, and also work in partnership with the Nelson Tasman Emergency Management team, to educate people about preparing for emergencies.
Our service is free and is managed by a co-ordinator, who is based at the Stoke police station.
Our mission: to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities feel safe and enhance/build a positive community spirit.
Our objective is to encourage neighbours to:
- Get to know each other
- Take responsibility for their own home security and personal safety
- Share information that will help reduce the risk and fear of crime
- Identify the needs of neighbours and ways to assist each other
- Be prepared for natural disasters and emergencies
- Decide on ways the neighbourhood will handle any civil emergencies that may occur
- Take pride in their neighbourhood and look at ways of enhancing it.
Our governance committee is made up of community representatives. It sets the goals and strategies for the organisation and meets every six weeks.
Current committee members are: Garry Thompson (chair), Keith Christie (treasurer), Christine Jackson (secretary), Peter Crins, Kay Hazeldine, John Jellyman and Ian Christison.
Chairperson Garry Thompson| ph 544-3085| Email
Secretary Christine Jackson | Email
Treasurer Keith Christie | Email
When: Tuesday September 18, 7pm
Where: Stoke School Hall, 601 Main Rd Stoke, Nelson
Guest speaker: Brett Kindley, Field Intelligence Officer for Nelson Bays Police, will talk about his role, which involves collecting information for investigators to use to prevent or investigate criminal activity
Election of committee: New members are needed for our governance committee. Nominations must be received by 5pm on September 5 and the nomination form is below (the form is in two formats – choose one of them) For more information on the role of the committee contact the chairperson Garry Thompson.
Role descriptions for the chairperson and secretary positions, which are being vacated, are below.
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