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NHW Area Coordinator role

Alert message sent 02/03/2021 15:30:00

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Dear Citizen
You are listed on the Neighbourhood Watch computer system as an Area Coordinator, and we greatly appreciate all you to for our organisation. However, some variation has arisen over the years about exactly what is the role of an Area Coordinator. We need to resolve any inconsistencies as soon as possible, as we move towards the new computer system.

If you set up your own scheme, and called yourself an Area Coordinator just because the scheme covered more than one road, this is probably out of step with the role as it is now defined. Many 'ordinary' schemes cover large areas, including several different roads, but these are simply large schemes, not Area Schemes. So what is the difference?

Please take a fresh look at the roles descriptions attached. When you have read these, please confirm back to me if you are happy to fulfil the role of Area Coordinator as described, or if your role is really simply a 'Coordinator'. I think the key difference is that an Area Coordinator takes on the responsibility for helping me to develop new schemes in their area. 

The area that an Area Coordinator covers in this way also this needs to be agreed with me, as NHW Area Representative. So, if you agree to continue as an Area Coordinator, we will need to consider the current mapped area as well, and I will look forward to discussing this with you. If you agree instead simply to be a 'Coordinator', in effect nothing changes.

We are needing to bring aspects of administration like this up to date because we will shortly be changing from the current VISAV system to their new, and much-improved computer system. All Coordinators will be fully briefed on this as it comes into operation.

If you have any questions about any of the above, please just contact me, and I will be happy to help.

Many thanks


David Alder
NHW Area Representative, Chiltern & South Bucks LPA

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AREA COORDINATOR role description OCT 2020.docx43.0 KB
COORDINATOR role description - OCT 2020.docx43.3 KB

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