The Neighbourhood and Home Watch is a voluntary network of schemes where neighbours come together, along with the police and local partners, to build safe and friendly communities across the UK.
The aim of the Neighbourhood Watch is to help and educate communities on how best to protect themselves and their homes from crime, whilst reducing the fear of crime by providing comprehensive information on upgrading home security and improving community spirit by connecting communities with their local Police and local authorities.
The Neighbourhood Watch helps to bring neighbours together in the aim to create strong, friendly and active communities, therefore helping to reduce different types of crime such as burglary and anti-social behaviour.
Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week
Each year the Neighbourhood Watch holds an annual ‘Neighbourhood and Home Watch Week’, which normally takes place during the week of summer solstice. During this week members and coordinators are encouraged to hold a diverse range of events that celebrate the work of the Neighbourhood and Home Watch. These events can range from a street party to a stall with information.
The Neighbourhood watch are always looking for people to either join a scheme or set one up in their local area. Whether you have a lot of time or only a little you can make a difference in your community…
To find out more about the Neighbourhood Watch and how to join or set up a scheme visit www.ourwatch.org.uk