Shirley Waterman - Profile

We at Boreham Community Hub want to celebrate individual residents who have given to Boreham over the years. We are focusing on Shirley Waterman, a long time resident of Boreham who for the past 9 years has been a Neighbourhood watch co-ordinator.

Shirley felt led to this voluntary role, after a series of incidents due to criminal and anti-social activity in Boreham. Damage was caused to neighbour's houses and out of a sense of obligation, Shirley took on the long vacant role of Neighbourhood watch co-ordinator.

This role has led to many experiences, including hunting down a holidaymakers door keys, after leaving their property unsecured, attending the shops after a burglary some years back and waiting with a drunk and drug addled man until the police arrived.

A role not for the faint of heart, but Shirley has risen to the challenge, a great granddaughter of a policeman, a career in the armed forces seemed to beckon, but family called and husband and children arrived to take the place of a uniformed career.

Shirley then threw herself into village life and has been a stalwart of many clubs and organisations. As well as Neighbourhood watch she also runs the Luncheon club taking bookings for visits to various pubs and restaurants around the county.

Along side this she has had many varied careers including for the past 40 years Clairvoyance, photography, insurance, publishing and she is a Reiki master and teacher.

This is not withstanding the usual responsibilities family life entails, Shirley has had many hobbies and volunteers with animals, having twin dogs and 3 rescue cats to keep her life full and busy.

The neighbourhood watch scheme is designed to give our residents piece of mind, as Shirley has done in the past and will continue to do in the future. We can leave our properties in the day and at night knowing our neighbours are keeping an eye, and for the piece of mind we at the community hub thank Shirley and those involved in the Neighbourhood watch Scheme.

For Neighbourhood Watch information or for details of the Luncheon Club

Tel: 01245 467678 or 07858 095058 or E-mail:

The Luncheon Club is held on the Last Tuesday of each month at various venues

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