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Community Safety Patrols

Community Safety Patrols

Welcome to the Oadby Watch money pot. First of all, we'd like to thank everyone for joining and participating in our fast-growing community. Your participation contributes to the efforts in keeping our community safe and reduce crime by keeping everyone informed of what's going on in the area. As a community, our key objectives are, * To reduce crime - by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community, reducing opportunities for crime and increasing crime prevention awareness.* To assist the Police in detecting crime - by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.* To reduce the fear of crime - by providing accurate information about risks, and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst those most at risk.* To improve police/community liaison - by providing effective means to notify co-ordinators and key contacts of local crime trends, and by members advising the police of incidents when they occur.In the past month, we have, * Increased Police and Community collaboration* Committed to the safety and security of the area by performing regular patrols* Created a forum (Telegram Messenger) for easy communication to help everyone* Set up an intelligence database to record suspicious activities and reports to 101* Purchased Neighbourhood Watch signs and attached them to 25 locations around the area* Purchased Hi-Vis jackets for residents on patrolTo further bolster the tremendous efforts, we are now requesting an investment to fund the following equipment, * Neighbourhood Watch signs - already attached to lamposts around the area* High-visibility jackets - used by residents on patrol* Custom metal Oadby Watch signs - a visual deterrent to anyone seeking to commit crime in the areaPlease take a look at the updates below for a breakdown of the donations and spend to date, CLICK TO VIEW RECEIPTS HERE Thank you, Oadby Watch Admin Group

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Remember the Great War Dead Fulflood & Weeke

Remember the Great War Dead Fulflood & Weeke

Welcome to the Winchester Great War Dead Fulflood & Weeke Project Men of the 1st Hampshires in Ploegsteert (Plugstreet) Wood, Flanders, during the winter of 1914-15  November 11, 2018 will mark the centenary of the Armistice that finally silenced the guns in the Great War. Up and down the country, in what will undoubtedly be deeply poignant commemorative services, communities will remember the hundreds of thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen who died in a conflict that is still etched on our national psyche. Fulflood and Weeke in Winchester will be no exception. The churches of St. Paul and St. Matthew contain memorials to no fewer than 91 men from the parish who went off to war never to return and they will be remembered at services in November. Although these men died more than a century ago their stories are only now being retold thanks to the efforts of a local research group. Over the past three years the researchers have worked to build up a picture of the lives of the parish’s war dead – where they lived and worked, where they went to school, their families, and, of course, where they fought and died. The stories we have glimpsed have been moving and fascinating. Young men from the streets of Fulflood, Weeke and elsewhere in Winchester went to fight and die not only on the Western Front but also at Gallipoli, Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and even Russia. Winchester, of course, was a garrison town so many joined those regiments based here – the Hampshire Regiment, the Rifle Brigade and the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Others served in the Royal Navy and the fledgling air force. Men from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and East Africa with family connections in the parish, volunteered to fight for the “Mother Country” and their names are remembered on the memorials. One of these men had been on Captain Scott’s final expedition to Antarctica in 1912 and was to die in a German prisoner-of-war camp. Many schools where the men went to are still here. Several went as infants to Western School, then in Elm Rd, and onto St. Thomas School in Mews Lane, which was eventually amalgamated into Kings’ School. There, they are remembered on the St. Thomas School Memorial Board. Some went onto Peter Symond’s Grammar School, now the Sixth Form College, and they too have a memorial board. Some went to prep schools and onto public schools such as Winchester College where they are also remembered. Some schools they attended no longer exist, for example, St. Peter’s in Chesil Street - but their records do. The time has now come to make their stories accessible to all interested people and aspects of this will take money!  With just 1-click you can donate to this cause on the Contribute button on the right side of this page. * The most expensive item will be to publish a book of their stories which we aim to have available by Remembrance Sunday, on the 11th November this year.* We also plan to have portable permanent exhibition boards which can be displayed in:* St. Mathew’s and St. Paul’s, the churches of the parish of Fulflood & Weeke.* Local schools* Hampshire Record Office & the Discovery Centre* Community halls* Relevant military museums & local military bases* Creation of a website with all the information on it which will have an element of interrogation for example, do any of the men live in your street?* We hope further that:* Teaching resources will be created in liaison with local schools. Many current pupils in Winchester, especially at Western, Westgate and Peter Symmond's, may live in houses that were once the homes of these men.* A programme of Public Lectures & Guided Tours will happen.Long-term, we also hope to tell the stories of all the men who went to fight in World Wars I & II but that is not part of the current project. Thank you for reading this page and we do hope that you find this a worthwhile cause to contribute to.You can further help if you think you are related to any of the men and even have relevant photographs. A

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Katounia Limni Evia Greece Emergency Relief

Katounia Limni Evia Greece Emergency Relief

Hello everyone and please help as much as you can for this important cause.Not very long ago the lives of the family that own the Greek Tavern of Katounia in Limni, Evia Island, Greece, were torn aport when a flash flood completely destroyed everything they owned. Of course I will post photos of the destruction and mayhem caused so you may see for your self what help is needed.I have loved this tavern for many a long year, I have written as a senior writer on Trip Advisor, so you may read my articles to see what I believe to be probably the best Tavern there is. My many good friends have taken there time to visit this remote corner of the world to delight in its excellent cuisine.The deluge of water was so great it has wiped out the business. The business was only keeping itself running through extremely difficult times and a Greek government that only helps itself and not others, therefore, no help will be available for this family unless people kindly donate and stand proud alongside myself and the family to get them back on their feet once more. Please, in the name of God and all that is good and all that is the right thing to do, help ! I aim at 10.000 pounds or more if possible, just the mud and rocks will cost 2.000 to remove but who will replace the kitchen, the chairs, tables, furniture, flooring, and so on. The photos i post will give you a very good idea as to the actual cost. I love the family at Katounia, I love the Tavern and the food, without our help, it may be lost forever. Please help .Raymond McGarry ( Senior writer Trip Advisor and Beneficiary to Katounia in Limni.Evia.Greece)

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