Working together is key to success


NEIGHBOURHOOD Watch in Bognor Regis is going from strength-to-strength with a new agreement signed.

A new service level agreement between Sussex Police and Neighbourhood Watch has been signed in the Arun District.

Arun’s district commander, chief inspector Pip Taylor along with John Holman, the secretary of Bognor Regis Neighbourhood Watch and Robin Hargraves, chairman of Rustington and District Neighbourhood Watch, met to officially agree the levels of service expected of both organisations.

John Holman said “This service level agreement is about improving communications between Neighbourhood Watch and Sussex Police in both directions and builds upon our existing SLA covering a wider field.

“Good communication is vital to our partnership: we recognise that passing on timely and relevant information is crucial at every link in the communication chain and our volunteers in Neighbourhood Watch are committed to playing their part. We are pleased to endorse this agreement.”

Chief Inspector Taylor also showed her support for the agreement.

She said: “We work extremely closely with Neighbourhood Watch and are fully supportive of the work they do.

“It is a pleasure to sign and agree the SLA and look forward to our continued partnership working.”

This local agreement, which was signed on June 25, follows a county level signing by Sussex Police and crime commissioner Katy Bourne, assistant chief constable Robin Smith and Neighbourhood Watch federation chairman John Wright MBE on May 30.