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Neighbourhood Watch Scotland Board Announce New Partnership

October 1st, 2019

The 1st October 2019 brings a new chapter to the development of Neighbourhood Watch to communities across Scotland.

Crime Detected through Rural Crime Partnership in East Lothian

September 16th, 2019

4 males apprehended following reports by rural community

Garnock Valley Carves 2019

September 9th, 2019

Hosted by Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch, Garnock Valley Carves is a new Chainsaw Carving event in the North of North Ayrshire which had its 2nd year on Saturday 7th September 2019 following a very successful event in 2018.

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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Case studies

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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Our firefighters tackled more than 1,300 deliberate fires in just four weeks leading up to Bonfire Night 2018.

Read more from ACO Ross Haggart as he tells how communities can help prevent this illegal activity:

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