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Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch – ‘their watch, their way’

It is relatively easy to start up a neighbourhood watch group and we know that they can be very effective at dealing with local issues such as crime, however the real challenge is sustaining the group after it has achieved its initial objectives. Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch is a shining example of ‘your watch, your way’ and what can be achieved when communities work collectively.

Perth and Kinross

An older man had undergone major surgery for a head injury and was, as a result, very vulnerable. He would respond to anyone who called regardless of whether they wanted information or money. Inevitably he became the target of scam calls, losing over £1000 in under a fortnight.

What is Neighbourhood Watch?

Neighbourhood Watch is a community led initiative to bring local people together to address crime and other community safety issues. Neighbourhood Watch groups often liaise with the local police, the local authority and other agencies. The concept originated in the United States and was introduced into the UK in the 1980s.

Behind it lies a very simple idea, working together can help to improve your community. Neighbourhood Watches can be large, covering most of the households on an estate, or they might involve just a few houses. They may meet frequently, or keep in touch via e-mail or social media. There really is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to Neighbourhood Watch. Neighbourhood Watch adapts to fit the community it serves. Quite simply it’s “Your Watch, Your Way”

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Neighbourhood Watch Scotland AGM 2018

November 22nd, 2018

Although the weather was less than kind Neighbourhood Watch Scotland held their 2018 Annual General Meeting on 14th November in Stirling.

Looking forward to Spring

November 22nd, 2018

Beith children help plant 1000 crocus bulb ready for spring.

Garnock Valley Carves

November 22nd, 2018

The brand new Garnock Valley Carves Chainsaw Carving Event organised by Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch was held in the Manse Field in Beith on Saturday 8th September and proved to be a huge success.

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