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. Its about looking out for each other and building community resilience.
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.”Your Watch, Your Way”
What are the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch?