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Launch of Our Village Scheme in Storrington

Georgina, Grace from Blush, Neighbourhood Warden Chris Poore, Aden and Neighbourhood Warden Steve Christian

19 Dec 2019

Horsham District Council’s Storrington Neighbourhood Wardens have just launched the Our Village Scheme, designed to protect vulnerable members of the local community.

The scheme is an initiative which originated in Horsham and allows individuals to enter a business venue that displays the Our Village logo, knowing that the personnel within will assist them by addressing their concerns and calling a next of kin or an agreed contact should they meet any difficulties.

With the overwhelming support of local businesses in Storrington there are now over a dozen venues in the village with their distinctive window badge displayed prominently in the shop window. Information packs are available from those stores.

Blush Hair Boutique were initial supports of the scheme. The managers, Aden and Georgina Winser, assisted the Neighbourhood Wardens in presenting the inaugural Our Village card to Grace. It is with the support of Grace and her mother, Sharon that has allowed the project to flourish.

We are proud to be in the heart of the local community offering a safe place for all

Aden, the manager at Blush

Current participants are Blush, Boots, Costa, Joanna’s Boutique Tearooms, Velvet Hare, The Village Deli, Storrington Library, The Post Office, Carters of Storrington, The Card Shop, Waitrose, Tesco Esso Express, Impulse Leisure Centre, Truffles Bakery and Oomoo Organic Hair Salon.