WNCBC AGM 2018: Wednesday 14th November – 7pm at Riding Mill Millennium Hall
This year’s guest speaker will be Sgt. Claire Kimberley who will be talking about the launch of the Rural Crime Project.
As you will have read in previous bulletins and newsletters – we are working on an exciting, new, joint-initiative, with Northumbria Police, who want to deliver a Rural Crime Project, working with the village halls in the Rural West of the county. The Rural Crime Project is managed by Sgt. Claire Kimberley, who will be our ‘guest speaker’ at the AGM. She will outline the project and her hopes for working with your halls, on this innovative initiative.
The BBC may also be present at the AGM, because they are currently filming a Documentary on Rural Crime, with Northumbria Police – and they are interested in this new project and how it develops. The BBC series is focussing on policing through the eyes of one police force and they have chosen Northumbria Police. The aim is to see how the police deal with such a varied and large area/county, but also to see what it is like for the people who live in those areas. It is important for the series, to acknowledge how the rural communities are policed and what life is like for the residents of those communities. The BBC feel that the meeting will be a great way to showcase the engagement between the police and rural communities – however there is no guarantee they will get there – much depends on their time constraints. Of course, if they do film it, there is also no guarantee the footage will make final edit into the documentary.
The focus will obviously be on Sgt Kimberley, but I am sure you will agree that it will be very interesting to witness!