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Discover how to get involved in our project and what we are doing to help the community. If it were not for the dreaded Coronavirus the Stronger North Stonehouse team would be regularly out and about on the streets of the area finding out what your issues are and trying to help you find solutions. But in a COVID secure world public engagement is difficult and we will have to wait until we have the green light to come and meet you all face to face.
But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear from you and that we aren’t listening.
And in some way COVID will require a return to more traditional methods of getting messages to you while at the same time encouraging you to join in the conversation online.
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You can keep up to date with what we are doing and get involved. We will produce a monthly newspaper – the Stronger North Stonehouse Journal – which will either come through your letter box or you will be able to pick up in shops. In each edition you will find out what is planned, what has happened and what progress has been made.
Get involved with us and stay up to date by follow us on our social media. We have set up dedicated accounts for Facebook – search and like Stronger North Stonehouse – and Twitter where you can follow us @northstonehouse.
When necessary will use direct mail to tell you how to access prevention advice and other community support.
We also plan to put up new noticeboards around the area which can be used by the community to advertise what is going on.
When we can, we will visit schools and local businesses and shops to let you know how you can benefit from the project.
Whos involved? Please meet the friendly team who are trying to find how Stronger North Stonehouse can work for everyone across North Stonehouse.
Once Covid-19 restrictions lift, we aim to be back on the streets saying hello and seeing what kind of community initiatives are already in existence and what we can help to organise or even fund.
Here’s an introduction so you know who we are:
Jules works for Devon and Cornwall Community Watch Association, which is the umbrella organisation for all community watches in Devon and Cornwall.
She currently helps schemes that support over 65,000 households across the two counties, and what she really loves about North Stonehouse is what makes it so unique; it is amazing mix of different people, different areas and different ideas.
She’s here to explain how community watches can give residents a united voice, can bring together people who care and are proud about where they live, and who want to take back their community for the benefit of all.
Kev is chair of Keyham Neighbourhood Watch which is one of the city’s most popular community watch schemes. He is a serving member of the Royal Navy with a passion for community projects.
Well known across the city for business and community engagement, Kev brings a ground level approach to helping groups bring their projects alive and is already working with a collection of new groups that the Stronger North Stonehouse project has inspired.
Graeme might be a Geordie by birth, but he’s lived in the city for 34 years and calls it home. For 30 years, he served as a police officer all within the Plymouth area, covering various roles but particularly loved his six years as a youth officer working with many schools, including Pilgrim and Cathedral primary schools and St Dunstan’s Abbey School within Millfields.
During the last 10 years of his career, he also worked as a diversity officer working with many different communities supporting victims of hate crime.
Graeme, currently employed as a community engagement worker for the OPCC, is aware of the wider North Stonehouse area not just from policing the area and through his school links, but by also playing football over the years in Victoria Park.