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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.

Cyber Security Basics Webinar

March 16th, 2021

As part of Cyber Scotland Week Neighbourhood Watch Scotland were delighted to host a webinar delivered by Police Scotland to help raise members awareness of their exposure to online risks and provide practical steps they can take to make themselves safer.

Garnethill Neighbourhood Watch Deliver an Early Festive Hamper to the Community

December 18th, 2020

A job well done Festive Hampers delivered by Garnethill Neighbourhood Watch.

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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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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We were delighted to see these positive findings following the recent Neighbourhood Alert annual survey. Its great to see members value the messages and make changes to help protect themselves.

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With many people venturing out into the countryside with young dogs for the first time, @theBSCprogramme asked Scottish Outdoor Access for some top tips to keep owners and others safe during the summer.

Read the full Outdoor Summer Safety bulletin here

Lockdown measures continue to ease in most areas and many people are opting for a “staycation. Outdoor safety and leisure partners have provided key messages to help keep everyone safe

Read the full Outdoor Summer Safety bulletin here @theBSCprogramme

🏖️Heading to the beach this weekend? Leave inflatable toys at home 🚣‍♀️

🌊Keep safe this summer if you are out and about near water. Learn about Cold Water Shock and its effects here: 👇


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