Are you interested in making your community safer and more united?

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People join Neighbourhood Watch for many different reasons, whether it is to improve safety around their home or to become part of a group and meet new people. It is widely regarded that being part of Neighbourhood Watch can:

  • - Reduce / prevent local crime and disorder
  • - Reduce fear of crime
  • - Address issues relating to antisocial behaviour
  • - Create safer neighbourhoods
  • - Build community spirit and cohesion
  • - Reassure members of the public
  • - Enhance partnership working with other community groups
  • - Assist in the detection and apprehension of criminals through members providing information to the police
  • - Improve quality of life and the local environment

Whether you are thinking about joining, already a member or leading a scheme or an Association we have a range of crime prevention advice to suit your needs.

existing schemeset up

Click above to find out more.

NottsWatch can likely support your new scheme with Funding

Relaunching or Reviving a Scheme
Some Neighbourhood Watch schemes do become inactive. If a Neighbourhood Watch group is ready to close or has had no activity for many months, how the scheme is delivered needs to be reconsidered and may benefit from working with other community groups in the area. 

Frequently asked questions

Crime Prevention Toolkits

Prevention, awareness and working within communities remains key! Neighbourhood Watch Network has developed a range of toolkits to help tackle both traditional and modern crimes.

Click below to find out more about how you can protect yourself against burglary and scams. 


More toolkits can be found on the Ourwatch website

For more detailed information about running a scheme refer to our Guidance pages from the top menu.


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