2017 September Open Meeting
Attached are the 2017 September open Meeting minutes
2017 February AGM
Attached are the 2017 February AGM minutes
Attached are the minutes for the 2016 AGM
LITTER FREE HIGH ROYDS
High Royds Litter Heroes is a new resident driven project to set up a volunteer litter picking scheme covering the whole of the High Estate over an annual cycle. Come and join the High Royds Residents litter pick and take part in improving our environment for our own enjoyment and for the benefit of the wildlife. Everyone is welcome.
The objectives of the project are to:
make the High Royds Estate litter free
recruit resident and non-resident volunteers to participate in monthly litter picking targeting an organised area of the estate
promote a culture where picking up litter is seen as normal behaviour
reduce littering by keeping areas clean through regular picking
document to Ben Bailey & Trinity Estates that residents & non-residents are proactive in keeping our estate litter free
The idea of High Royds Litter Heroes is to promote litter picking as a safe, enjoyable activity and make it really easy for people to go out and do some litter picking. This project will aim increase social capital on the estate and with positive action driven by resident & non-residents it will help keep our estate beautiful and we can socialise after with a natter and refreshments after.
We will meet at the Social Club at 10am on Saturday 19th March, where we will agree routes and areas for picking, identify tasks and organize equipment. 20 Litter pickers have been bought for the project. Leeds Council has provided us with collection bags and will remove our full bags.
Target Areas & Litter for Ben Bailey to Remove
In addition to collecting the readily manageable litter we will locate and list large items for removal by Ben Bailey or Leeds Council, and most importantly we will take some before and after photographs to share on the Facebook page to celebrate success and encourage our community development.
At 12pm we will come back together at the Social Club to share our information and for some well-earned tea, biscuits and cake!
Taking care of ourselves as well as the environment
Please ensure that you have sturdy footwear and protective clothing, especially thick gloves, use mechanical pickers for broken glass and as an experienced litter picker said, ‘don’t be tempted to stick your hand in where you can’t see’. Please note we are volunteers picking litter at our own risk. Let’s keep this an accident free activity.
How to set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme
The Role of a Co-ordinator
In order for the scheme to be successful, it is important that the Co-ordinator is a motivated and enthusiastic individual, who will be willing to act as the main point of contact with the Police and other NHW members. Whilst this need not be an onerous or time-consuming role, the individual must be prepared to volunteer enough of his/her time to ensure the scheme is properly organised and relevant information is shared amongst scheme members. This may appear to be a lot of work, but sharing information could be done by something as simple as email. Obviously, it depends on the individual, but the role of the Co-ordinator can usually be completed in as little as half an hour per week.
Alternatively, the scheme may decide to appoint a Deputy Co-ordinator who shares the workload. The Co-ordinator / Deputy will need to:
The Role of a Neighbourhood Watch Member
Support the scheme Co-ordinator in distributing information to the rest of the group