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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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County Line gangs groom and exploit the most vulnerable people in our communities to store and sell drugs. They are subjected to intimidation, coercion, threats and often violence.

If you have information or concerns get in touch anonymously through Crimestoppers


As darker nights approach and demand for heating oil increases, Police Scotland & DGPARC are advising local farmers, commercial premises owners & householders to take appropriate security measures to secure oil tanks and supplies

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In this week's #ScamShare bulletin:

Overview of 6 months of scams
Warning about puppy farming
Phone provider scam
Jury duty scam
Gift card scam
People's Postcode Lottery scam
Washing machine warranty scam
Covid Marshals scam
VAT deferral scam

and more:

These doorstep scams have been reported in communities across Scotland during the last week👇

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