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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”

Latest news

NWS Annual General Meeting 2021


November 26th, 2021


We held our Annual General Meeting remotely on 17th November 2021. A total of 37 attendees made up of staff, board members, voting members and coordinators were welcomed by our Chair Stewart Prodger.

NWS Support Rural Crime Partnership


October 29th, 2021


Launch of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Partnership Against Rural Crime

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

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An amber warning has been issued from Orkney down to the Borders from 3pm today to 9am on Saturday; with wind gusts of more than 75mph over some parts of Scotland when Storm Arwen hits.

Keep informed👇https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2021-11-26
Prepare for severe weather👇https://ready.scot/respond/severe-weather

Do you have gas appliances at home❓gas cooker❓gas fire❓gas boiler❓
Reduce the likelihood of CO poisoning by using a registered engineer to service heating & water systems and fuel burning appliances annually. Check batteries in your CO detector every 6 months #coawarenessweek

We are developing some terrific partnership activity with this superb cast; using the #Alert system to reach more widely and in more diverse communities. And we all got to be in the same room!

Most dog owners are responsible & clean up after their dogs, but some don't.

Please be a responsible dog owner - take a poop scoop or plastic bag with you every time you take your dog a walk. Clean up immediately after your dog has fouled any public place, then bag it & bin it.

Tomorrow night we will be welcoming our members, Board and Coordinators to our AGM. The AGM will be held online via Zoom. We have presentations from Kirsten Halliday of @TSScot and @lumsdensrant of @RoSPAScotland. We are looking forward to a great night

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