Neighbourhood Watch is about neighbours watching out for each other.
When it comes to increasing community safety, Neighbourhood Watch is one of the most successful initiatives known. It is exactly what is says – neighbours watching out for themselves and each other.
Across North East Lincolnshire there are 60+ Neighbourhood Watch Groups. Each has a Coordinator who acts as a point of contact and then membership of each group is drawn from the local streets and local residents. Each Group covers an area that it is comfortable with.
To ensure that all of these Groups are connected, supported and not ‘on their own’, the North East Lincolnshire Neighbourhood Watch Network acts as a central coordination body to help support all the Groups and Coordinators.
Glyn Atkinson is the Manager of the North East Lincolnshire Network and you can get in touch with him here.
His role is part-time and relies on ongoing funding to maintain the post and resources such as this website. He is currently hosted by Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL) which is a development support charity based in Cleethorpes. VANEL also provides administrative, technical and other support to Glyn and the Network where appropriate.
The Network provides resources to groups – such as news and information, Police updates, regularly meetings, one-to-one advice, training, and most recently a private, online discussion space for coordinators and members to get support.
Nationally all Neighbourhood Watch Groups are supported through the OurWatch organisation, and more locally, the HumberWatch initiative started by the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner exists to try and support Networks across the whole of the Humber sub-region.
Our Network is the first point of contact for setting up new groups too.
So, if you’re already part of a Group or a Coordinator then we’re here for you. If you’re thinking of starting up or joining a Group then we can help. Or if you simply want to learn about Neighbourhood Watch groups then you’re in the right place.
Please explore the website and get in touch as appropriate.
Control the virus.
Support each other.