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Posted on: Monday, 22/10/2012
Winchester business leaders search for new chairman for Shopwatch

WINCHESTER Business Improvement District is appealing for volunteers to lead one of its projects.

The BID’s Shopwatch scheme needs a chairman and vice chairman to take it forward.

The project allows police and retailers to warn each other of suspicious people via walkie-talkies.

Marketing manager Amy McCartan, who is currently standing in as chairman, said: “At the moment I’m standing in but we need a local business member as chair to ensure we have total transparency in Shopwatch.

“All it involves is leading a meeting once a month and liaising with police and BID crime reduction manager Emma Shotter.”

Members of Shopwatch can put their name forward by contacting Ms Shotter at or call 01962 841000 by November 27.

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