Neighbourhood Watch is an organisation made up of people who are interested in working
together alongside the Police to reduce crime and make the place in which they live
a safer place. They do this by keeping an eye on their street or neighbourhood and
reporting anything they see that seems out of place or suspicious. The Police Neighbourhood
Watch team will follow up all reports.
People join Neighbourhood Watch to make sure no one has to feel afraid, vulnerable
or isolated. It is about people looking out for each other.
Co-ordinators throughout Shrewley Parish pass on to their members the police newsletters
and general updates in order to:
Reduce crime – by improving security, increasing vigilance, reducing crime by increasing
the awareness of crime prevention methods.
To assist the police in detecting crime – by promoting effective communication
and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.
To reduce the fear of crime – promoting a sense of security and community spirit
especially amongst the more vulnerable.
To improve police/community liaison – by providing effective means to notify Co-ordinators
of local crime trends and by members advising the police of incidents when they occur.
Members can display window stickers to promote the scheme to remind everybody there
is a very active scheme in place in this parish.
The co-ordinators continue to do a great job, but they need your help to recruit
more members. If anybody is not a member and would like to be a member it is very
quick and easy to join. For more information please contact:
The National Neighbourhood & Home Watch website also contains useful information.