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Eastwood Neighbourhood Watch is supporting Rod King’s ‘20’s Plenty for Us’ campaign, for a 20mph speed limit around towns and villages. This is very important for safety, for our families and friends and particularly our children and the elderly.

We urge all residents, councillors and road users to get behind this campaign to stop the slaughter of the innocents.
We all know speed kills and ruins many lives.

Eastwood has it’s own non-political ‘20splentyforus’ website:www.20splentyforeastwoodtown.moonfruit.com set up especially for us. The campaign is rapidly spreading throughout the nation in counties, towns and villages, and the great news is that Rod King has just been recognised for his exceptional vision and determination, with an MBE for all his hard work. ENwatch is delighted to be associated with his great work and hopes that one day we too will have slower traffic and safer roads. Please visit the website and sign our petition.
With an aging population, ENWatch has never set out to make people too nervous to leave their own homes, but we all need to be vigilant and constantly alert to clever rogues and fraudsters with their cunning and often diversionary tactics at the door: phone callers claiming to work for utility providers and who ask us to repeat a password, so they can offer a special deal. We do not know if they are who they claim to be, and yet if they are genuine they will already have our private details anyway, so why ask us to verify them? They prey on the unwary and unwise and prosper from our gullibility. Shut them out. Put down the phone. If you have any doubts about suspicious calls please ring the police: dial 101 so other people can be warned too. Or Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111.
ENWatch website is: http://www.eastwoodneighbourhoodwatch.co.uk
If you are on the internet we recommend joining the police email ‘Alerts’ they provide regular information of criminal activity in your own immediate neighbourhood. The Alert system is entirely free and a great boon. Many of us are packing holiday cases and jetting away for a well-earned holiday. We want to find home just as we left it-on our return, so a complete lock-check is time well spent.

Next ENWatch meeting is at Percy Street Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 13, at 7pm.