CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
For the past 40 years, Neighbourhood Watch has supported and enabled individuals and communities to be connected, active and safe. We’ve grown in strength since the first UK scheme was established in Cheshire in 1982 and are now the largest UK crime prevention charity. In recognition of this milestone, and to celebrate a rich history, a special-edition logo has been launched for use throughout 2022. London Boroughs have not used the national logo, instead adopting our own based around a meerkat image (shown at the bottom of all our messages) but if you’re interested in seeing what our national body, has come up with or wish to display it locally, you can find the image here
If you’re worried about crime in your street, why not help your neighbourhood become… well…. a little more neighbourly?
All members of Bromley Neighbourhood Watch are volunteers. Working with our neighbours, Police and Bromley Council, we encourage people to be vigilant (not nosey) and, by sharing crime prevention tips, alert to crime. Together with a bit of “watching each other’s backs”, we help reduce crime where we live.
It doesn’t matter what your background is, whether you live in a flat or a mansion; if you have 1-2 hours a month to spare, you can do it.
To find out more about making your area a little bit tougher for criminals, click here or on the “Join us” option above and read through the 2 free Guides. If you are still interested, there is an Application Form available for download, completion and return. It’s as simple as that!
Neighbourhood Watch is a partnership where everyone comes together to make their communities safer. It involves Police, Local Authorities, other voluntary organisations and, above all, individuals who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, reporting of suspicious incidents and by fostering a community spirit. It relies on unpaid volunteers at all levels of the organisation and is always looking for more volunteers to fill the many gaps, particularly at local level.
Bromley Neighbourhood Watch Association has over 600 Coordinators serving the local community and our objectives are:
- To help prevent crime by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community and reducing opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.
- To assist Police in detecting crime by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.
- To reduce undue fear of crime by providing accurate information about risks and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of the community.