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Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

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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Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) recognised with UK – wide industry award


January 11th, 2022


NWS delighted at SPARC Partnership Award and ongoing commitment to Rural Watch

Garnethill Neighbourhood Watch OAP Christmas lunch and festive hamper delivery


December 17th, 2021


Garnethill Neighbourhood Watch (GNW) organised their OAPs Christmas lunch as well as a generous delivery of festive hampers. The Christmas lunch was held on Wednesday 8th December at the Novotel Hotel in Pitt Street and the festive hampers were delivered yesterday, 16th December 2021.

NWS and SCSN end formal partnership agreement


December 15th, 2021


The boards of the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) and Neighbourhood Watch Scotland (NWS) are ending their current partnership agreement, which saw Neighbourhood Watch Scotland being hosted by the SCSN.

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