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Rochdale Borough Neighbourhood watch

Do you know what Neighbourhood Watch is?

•      It is the UKs largest crime prevention, voluntary lead, Community owned Initiative “To bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen”.

•      The scheme is supported by the police and is available to any single street/cul-de-sac or even to whole estates. That decision is yours 😊


Why should you join?

•      Reduce / prevent local crime and disorder

•      Reduce fear of crime

•      Address issues relating to anti-social 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


Those who register benefit from:

·      ‘Our News’ monthly e-newsletter via email

•      Updates via the messaging service

•      Be involved in consultations

•      Advice on how to join, or start and run a scheme

•      Crime prevention advice

•      Advice on tackling community issues, e.g. loneliness, scams, burglary

•      Information / good practice and events / workshops

•      Practical benefits / exclusive discounts

•      Public liability insurance


Want to find out more?

Please visit https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/support-groups/support-volunteers/how-start-neighbourhood-watch-scheme-step-step

and follow the guide to registering a new scheme. A specialist will be in touch to discuss it further and assist you.


If you experience any issues you may find this video guide useful:


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