Cromwell Neighbourhood Support


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT - Street Contact

Organisation Summary:

Neighbourhood Support works closely with the Police and many other organisations in your community to reduce crime, improve safety and prepare to deal with emergencies and natural disasters.  Neighbourhood Support aims to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live.

Neighbourhood Support Groups enable people to share information, ideas and insights.  

Cromwell Neighbourhood Support is a charitable trust. Through our community network and our volunteers we support Cromwell as a safe and caring place to live, work and play.

In Cromwell, we have around 45 street contacts who each provide a link with their street to our wider network.

Tasks: 

  • Be a point of contact for your street group.
  • Maintain a contact list of phone numbers and email addresses for your street group.
  • Be `community aware’ of what’s happening in your area and if needed discuss any concerns with our coordinator or the appropriate agency (for example, Police, the council).
  • In an emergency or civil defence event you may be asked to check on and liaise with people in your street group and circulate information to them.
  • Very occasionally you may be called on to circulate crime prevention or safety advice to people in your street group.
  • Once or twice a year get together with other street contacts or join in other volunteer events if you wish to.
  • We will provide you with an ID Card which shows that you are a volunteer with Neighbourhood Support.
  • We will have a chat with you about the role to make sure that we're a good fit for each other.

Time Commitment:

Varies. Not significant and very flexible. 

Located in Cromwell in the immediate locality of your street.

Skills required:

  • If you enjoy meeting people, helping out in small ways and have a sense of the importance of a strong community, then being a volunteer street contact is likely to be a good fit for you.
  • You will need access to email and the internet, and a phone connection.

Skills gained:

  • Most people gain communication and organisation skills.
  • Volunteering with us as a street contact is a great way to get to know your neighbours and make a positive contribution to the wellbeing of the community.
  • You will receive an induction from our Neighbourhood Support Coordinator and also have the opportunity to attend training evenings with other volunteer street contacts.
  • Our coordinator is available to assist you with any queries and provide you with support if needed.

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Saturday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Sunday - Morning, Afternoon, Evening