Sadly, at the end of September NWS had to bid a fond farewell to two of our longest serving Board members, James Watson and Bill Campbell. As well as Board members, both Jim and Bill have served as members of their local Neighbourhood Watch Schemes since the Association of Scottish Neighbourhood Watch came to fruition in Scotland many years ago. They joined the Board roughly 25 years ago and have seen it go through many changes in that time. We wish them well in the future and thank them for their support and long service to Neighbourhood Watch Scotland.
We also said goodbye to Brian Connel, our Manager for the past 4 years. Brian has, as planned, now retired but will remain on the Board for the foreseeable future. Brian has left a strong legacy and has been instrumental in the recent growth, direction and ongoing recognition of NWS as a significant organisation working to keep communities safe.
We have however welcomed some new trustees to support the team going forward, they are Bill Gray – Denny & District Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, John Gray – Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, Stewart Prodger – SEPA, Roddy Ross – Perth & Kinross Council, Kirsten Halliday – Trading Standards Scotland and Lorraine Gillies of the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN), the CEO of the new co-operative partnership between SCSN and NWS.
Willie Clark will be assuming his new role as NWS Coordinator, with NWS Team Mark Armstrong and Varrie McDevitt whilst overall management and strategic support will be provided by Lorraine Gillies of SCSN
Photo shows Bill, Brian and Jim following official presentations at NWS AGM in September