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About Neighbourhood Watch
Tackling crime isn't just a job for the police. As a resident you will probably know your street pretty well. Even if you don't know them closely, you probably know who lives at which property, whether that's a young family, someone living on their own, an elderly person etc. As well as knowing the people, you probably have a good idea of what's 'normal' in your street in terms of comings and goings and when something is wrong. Neighbourhood Watch is a way of using that knowledge and awareness to help keep your home and your street safer.
Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) brings residents together and aims to:
Help residents to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour in their street.
Support the police and others to reduce crime.
Encourage people to be good neighbours.
Make sure that vulnerable residents are identified and supported by other residents.
Reassure local residents.
Improve the quality of life for local residents.
NHW is about:
Supporting people to take simple steps to prevent crime.
Helping people to be more resilient when crimes do happen.
Talking and sharing information.
Reporting incidents and concerns.
Doing things that encourage ‘good neighbourliness’.
Helping the police and other agencies with information.