Watford police chief visits One Vision community project

Watford’s new police chief is looking to build on a positive meeting with community leaders at the One Vision project.

Chief Inspector Ian Grout visited the organisation’s Stanborough Park Church hub on Saturday to learn more about the project and meet other prominent figures in the town’s community including MP Dean Russell and elected Mayor Peter Taylor.

In comments broadcast on One Vision’s YouTube channel, the chief inspector said: “It’s been really informative for me to come and meet One Vision and see the work that’s done and also [talk to] the community leaders.

“I think we talked for quite a while about how we can improve Watford and work together and I’ve come away from this with some really positive thoughts on how we can work together and hopefully make some good links for future engagement.”

The project was established with the vision of a community where people come together to support the vulnerable, promote equality and address injustice.

This is underpinned through promoting networking and building partnership with businesses and community organisations; promoting strategies to address the physical, social, emotional and mental health needs of people; and providing hot meals, food bags and essential items to individuals or families in need in Watford.

One Vision is currently providing more than 4,000 hot meals and around 900 grocery bags per week and delivers to all Watford postcodes plus WD3, WD6, HP2, HP27 and AL10.

It currently has almost 100 volunteers but urgently needs new volunteer drivers to help distribute food to those in need.

Anyone interested will need to commit to one four-hour shift per week, Monday to Friday, from 12.30pm to 4.30pm.

You can contact One Vision via their website at www.onevisionproject.org