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Midlothian Partnership Against Rural Crime Launched

February 26th, 2020

Rural Watch Scotland Supports Recent Launch

AGM Time Again

February 3rd, 2020

Glasgow West Crime Prevention Panel and Neighbourhood Watch Association

Partnership Approach to Community Safety

January 10th, 2020

Defibrillator installed in local Store

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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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.

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Joint team meeting with @nwatchscotland this afternoon in #Stirling. Talking about joint working & updates. #PartnershipWorking #TeamWork @theBSCprogramme @COSLA @PSsafercomms @CrimestopSCOT #RuralCrime #Scams

Just because someone knows a few basic details about you, it doesn’t mean they are genuine. Fraudsters regularly use personal information to build trust and believability.

During Spring last year, our firefighters were called to tackle more than 60 deliberate fires every single day across Scotland – more than double than during the same period in 2018.

Today we launch our #SpringSafety campaign.

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Ifor Williams 2-axle LM147 trailer, reg DU11MOR, stolen from farm just south of Forfar on A90 between 21st-23rd Feb. Trailer modified with hi-viz chevrons, checked plates on flatbed, and 12ft blue steel ramps. Any info, call 101, ref incident 1884 23rd Feb

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