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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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Garnock Valley Carves Chainsaw Carving Event 2021

October 6th, 2021

The Garnock Valley Carves Chainsaw Carving Event, organised by Beith Orr Park Neighbourhood Watch, was held on Saturday 11th September and proved to be a huge success yet again

Garnethill Neighbourhood Watch OAPs lunch

October 4th, 2021

Garnethill Neighbourhood Watch have been busy preparing and organising events in their area lately. They had a hugely successful OAPs lunch and have scheduled a second course of self defense classes for those in the area. In the run up to Christmas they are preparing for another OAPs dinner and Christmas hampers.

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.

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