St Albans crimefighter ends his watch

PUBLISHED: 07:02 02 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:44 06 May 2010

AN 88-YEAR-OLD crime fighter from St Albans has resigned from his post as chairman of St Albans Neighbourhood Watch (NHW). Reg Law, who lives in Thirlmere Drive, helped set up the St Albans NHW in 1997 and has spent over a decade building up the organisa

AN 88-YEAR-OLD crime fighter from St Albans has resigned from his post as chairman of St Albans Neighbourhood Watch (NHW).

Reg Law, who lives in Thirlmere Drive, helped set up the St Albans NHW in 1997 and has spent over a decade building up the organisation, which currently boasts over 6,000 members.

Reg, who was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award for services to St Albans NHW in September, resigned on November 17 and to honour his work, Reg's NHW colleagues presented him with a Life Presidency of the District Association at a meeting on November 19.

Reg, who resigned due to health reasons, said that he has enjoyed his time as chairman: "I've got a feel of community spirit inside me and I've always enjoyed keeping busy. I also like to see rewards at the end of a working day and my time as chairman has enabled me to make a difference."

He added: "You have to take a lot of responsibility on as chairman and my health was suffering as a result of the pressure. But now that I have resigned, I can continue to work with my neighbourhood watch colleagues whilst staying healthy at the same time."

Reg said that he had great faith in his colleague and replacement Peter Yexley, who was formerly the deputy chairman: "I have confidence in everybody I work with so I am sure that Peter will do a good job, especially because he has got a lot of spirit in him. I wish him the very best of luck."

There are now over 1,000 Neighbourhood Watches in the St Albans District and to set up your own, contact Watch Liaison Officer for St Albans Stella Brimblecombe on 01727 796087.

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