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Watch schemes

Getting involved with Neighbourhood Watch brings neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities

People join Neighbourhood Watch to make the areas where they live safe, friendly and pleasant places to be - and it works.

How does Neighbourhood Watch work?

Residents in a street simply decide to set up a scheme. All it takes is one person to pick up the phone and call us on 101 for more information. Your local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) or Neighbourhood Policing Team will be pleased to explain the easy set up process, which is completely free of charge.

What is involved?


Once the scheme is in operation, residents go about their normal lives using their eyes and ears, talk to each other and liaise with their Neighbourhood Police contacts. You will probably be surprised how friendly everybody becomes, and how quickly you can spot strangers and unusual activity. Equally, your neighbours will be keeping an eye open for trouble when you're away from home. Very little effort is needed.

Additional benefits

Some Insurance Companies offer reductions in premiums for:

  • Additional window locks
  • Alarms
  • Neighbourhood Watch Membership


Contact your insurance company and see if you are eligible as a member of Neighbourhood Watch for any discounts.

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