What is Neighbourhood Watch?
Neighbourhood Watch 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”
Neighbourhood Alert is delivered in Scotland by Neighbourhood Watch Scotland. The Alert system allows you to stay up to date with the latest crime, safety and resilience news for your local area, which has proved particularly useful to people and communities over the last few weeks. All information comes from trusted sources and removes any doubt as to the accuracy and authenticity of the information you receive.
Neighbourhood Alert is free to join – visit www.neighbourhoodwatchscotland.co.uk and sign up to receive Alerts.