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Neighbourhood and Home Watch

Background Information

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The UK Neighbourhood Watch scheme was established in 1982. Home Watch, formerly known as Neighbourhood Watch, has 7.9 million members in England and Wales.

The scheme involves neighbours organising themselves into Home Watch groups to tackle crime and disorder in their area and make their communities safer. The groups help to reduce crime and the fear of crime, bring residents together, boost knowledge about stopping crooks and boost quality of life.

The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network, England & Wales (NHWN), established 2007, represents all Home Watch and Neighbourhood Watch members across England and Wales. It is the body that engages with the Home Office and Association of Police Officers at a strategic planning level.

The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network ( England & Wales) is a registered charity and a Limited Company run by a Board of Directors.

Further information can be found at the Our Watch website.  








Neighbourhood Watch SymbolThe old stereotype of the Neighbourhood Watch curtain twitcher is wrong for one very simple reason: it implies fear. Home Watch is about making sure that no one has to feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live. It’s about people looking out for each other, crossing barriers of age, race and class to create real communities that benefit everyone.

Home Watch groups are owned and run by the community, not the police. The most impressive Home Watch achievements result from members looking closely at the needs of their communities and meeting them with innovative and creative thinking.  Communities where Home Watch operates tend to become more friendly and cohesive, experience a fall in crime and see a reduction in home content insurance policy costs.


The latest crime statistics for the TNRA area are updated on a monthly basis by the Metropolitan Police,  latest crime statistics can be accessed by clicking  here then entering your post code.



To join the TNRA Home Watch please contact the scheme coordinator by clicking here or alternatively visit the registration page by clicking here.