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How you can get involved and help your neighbourhood and community
Many people get involved in helping their local community. Sometimes they have a skill that can help, or an interest in what is being planned or done. Some people get involved in order to learn or to feel that they are helping their community.
There are a number of different ways to get involved in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour and if you do want to help we suggest that you consider these organisations and methods of problem solving:
New Forest Community First
Community First is a not-for-profit umbrella organisation which supports and promotes the sustainable development of the local voluntary and community sector. It aims to build relationships between community members and agencies to foster partnerships that will deliver improved quality of life and help develop a diverse strong community here in the New Forest.
It is committed to removing barriers to social inclusion by working with communities and individuals who may be socially disadvantaged, vulnerable and isolated. Another role of Community First is Community Development that is concerned with bringing services to individuals and communities. When communities develop projects they have access to funding and organisations that can help to deliver their needs. The help available from Community First includes but is not limited to:
- Support with running organisation; constitutional matters, employment practice, writing bids
- Recruiting and supporting voluntary action
- Funding advice
- Creating and promoting forums and channels used by government and other bodies to influence decisions made about the Community
- Promoting 'good practice'
- Consulting the community about services that they would like
To make an enquiry please contact the Community Development Manager on phone number 01425 482773 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Constables and Police Volunteers
Special constables are needed in all areas of Hampshire. Further information on their role, the benefits of being a 'special' and how to apply can be found on Hampshire Police Special Constabulary web page.
Hampshire Police also have many police support volunteer roles that are suited to both people with special skills and those wishing to develop new skills. Details on the support volunteer roles can be found at www.hampshire.police.uk/Internet/jobs/Police+Support+Volunteers
No Cold Call Zones and Neighbourhood Watch
Please see the No Cold Call Zones and Neighbourhood Watch page on this website that you can access from the home page - on the left