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Neighbourhood Watch

Help keep your community safe

Get involved with Neighbourhood Watch

What is it?

Neighbourhood Watch which involves neighbours looking after each other, for example, keeping 'an eye' on each other's houses while neighbours are away or on holiday. If we report any suspicious activities or environmental issues in the area, this will help to reduce crime and will help to keep our area a pleasant place to live. Being part of the Neighbourhood Watch scheme is relatively simple - there will be little or no work for you to do, apart from being a good neighbour.

What are the benefits of joining a neighbourhood watch?  

  • Be an active part of your community no matter where you live
  • Increase your safety awareness: prevent bad stuff before it happens
  • Look out for your neighbours: the old, the young, and the vulnerable
  • Find out first: crime trends that affect your area
  • Reductions on home insurance

Will it take a lot of my free time?

Once you’re signed up there’s nothing to do unless you want to get involved with organising street parties or other activities. What makes you part of Neighbourhood Watch is that you care about the welfare of the people who live near you and you notice and act if something has gone amiss.

Watch members receive monthly updates on local crime figures and crime prevention advice by email.

Are there any specific roles?

The coordinator is a person who agrees to set up and run the watch for your street/estate. They sign a declaration and provide contact information so that they can receive info from the Police and Southwark NHW Association. The coordinator will then send out this info to the watch members and feed back any concerns they feel necessary.

How do I join?

If you’re interested in joining or setting up a watch, email Marcus Suitor, Secretary, Southwark Neighbourhood Watch Association at snhwa@mail.com or phone 0843 289 6529.

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