What is Neighbourhood Support?
Our common purpose is to create safe and caring neighbourhoods and communities, build community resilience and strengthen community networks.
We endeavour to help our groups:
- Solve local problems
- Reduce crime
- Minimise anti-social behaviour
- Support victims of crime
- Learn to cope with civil defence emergencies
- Liaise and co-operate with other like-minded community groups
We aim to educate our groups about personal and property security by providing crime prevention and civil defence advice, encouraging neighbours to communicate with each other and take an interest in each other’s well being.
If you would like to start or join a group please email: email@example.com
Introducing Jenni Dacomb
Hi folks, my family and I have been residents in Cambridge for five years, having moved from South Africa seven years ago. and becoming New Zealand Citizens in 2019!
I am so honoured to be the Community Engagement Officer for Neighbourhood Support, Cambridge. Honoured, because I personally know how many fantastic people are currently working to ensure the safety and support of our residents during this unique time in our lives
The majority of my working life has been in marketing and environmental roles, however I always had a desire to work in the Not-For-Profit environment. I jumped at the chance to work at Cambridge Community House for two years in the role of Administrator and Fundraising Co-ordinator and was the Violence Free Waipa Co-ordinator for a portion of that time.
My new role enables me to engage with people from all walks of life in our lovely community. I look forward to expanding our Neighbourhood Support Group as we grow a stronger, more resilient Cambridge in the months ahead of us.
Please encourage your neighbours and friends to register at www.safercambridge.co.nz
I would like to acknowledge Judi Smythe and Hannah Glover (previous engagement officers) for their commitment and passion to their roles before me.
Their foundations have left me with a strong base on which to work forward. I have a strong, supportive Board behind me and my role also intertwines with our wonderful volunteer Road Patrollers, whom I salute for their dedication in protecting our neighbourhood by being our extra eyes and ears.
A special shout out to Thinus from CompuHub for setting me up with a laptop at the 11th hour before lockdown and for ongoing IT support.
Warm regards, Jenni Dacomb