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Creative Approaches to Flood Awareness

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) are close partners and valued supporters of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland (NWS). For a number of years NWS and SEPA have worked together to improve their community engagement processes allowing SEPA to better connect with local communities regarding flooding awareness and preparedness.

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.

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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SPARC releases its Rural Crime Strategy 2019-2022


July 26th, 2019


(SPARC) - the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime is a multi-agency partnership that includes Police Scotland, NFU Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates, Scottish Business Resilience Centre, Scottish Government, NFU Mutual, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Confor, the Scottish Community Safety Network and Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, amongst others.

Almond Community Safety Event


May 6th, 2019


The Almond Community Safety Panel held their first North West Edinburgh Community Safety Event on Wednesday 1 May 2019 between 7.00 pm to 9.30 pm within the Leonardo Hotel, 187 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh.

Shut Out Scammers campaign launches


April 18th, 2019


On Monday 15th April Police Scotland launched its Shut Out Scammers campaign in Edinburgh, raising awareness of offenders who cold-call people at their homes and scam them out of money.

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