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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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Advice regarding passing horses on the road

July 21st, 2021

During the summer months we see more people out using our roads, whether it be walking, on bikes or on horseback, making the most of the longer days and the better weather. It is imperative that we all work together to ensure the safety of everyone.

Yorkshire Building Society Awareness Day

July 16th, 2021

Yorkshire Building Society held an awareness day in branch for their customers to attend to learn about the current scams that are being perpetrated by criminals.

Local co-ordinator teams up with community policing team to revive and promote Neighbourhood Watch

May 27th, 2021

Helping tackle crime is one of the many benefits being part of a Neighbourhood Watch Group can bring.

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With an increasing number of reported incidents involving horses and vehicles, we have compiled some simple steps for drivers to make them aware of what to do when they encounter horses on the road.

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