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Neighbourhood Watch Week 2021 is approaching. 5th-11th June

This year National Neighbourhood Watch Week is from 5th – 11th June and the theme is all about connecting with your community. That might mean revitalising the connections in your street or area with your Neighbourhood Watch membership, or it might just be more generally making the most of the community around where you live. […]

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National News OurWatch

OurWatch May newsletter is out

The May edition of the e-newsletter from OurWatch is now out. Read the .pdf here. It’s a ‘bumper edition’ (their description) and there is indeed plenty in there in the buildup to Neighbourhood Watch Week which is coming up in June. Have a read and share with members of your group.

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National News OurWatch

National OurWatch April newsletter is out

The monthly e-newsletter from OurWatch – the National Neighbourhood Watch Charity – is now published for April 2021. Well worth a read as always. Download the .pdf from here.

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National News OurWatch

March newsletter from national OurWatch team is out

The March 2021 edition of the e-newsletter from the National OurWatch team is out. Download the .pdf here. This month includes a lot about scams but plenty more besides. Always a useful and interesting read. Don’t forget they come out monthly on the OurWatch website. Share with your neighbours.

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Funding National News OurWatch

Last minute chance to get a few £100 for your Neighbourhood Watch project

The National OurWatch team have some money left from their Community Grants pot and the closing date is 31st March. If you’re a formally registered Neighbourhood Watch group then you can apply for a small amount of funding (£100-500) for a local community project. The application form is not complex but you’ll need to have […]

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Community National News OurWatch

Neighbourhood Watch National Survey 2020 shows the value of Neighbourhood Watch

OurWatch – the National Neighbourhood Watch Network – carried out a survey in Summer 2020 and the findings have just been published. The Neighbourhood Watch National Crime and Community Survey 2020 results can be downloaded via this link. There’s a lot of results and charts in there, but it’s well worth flicking through if you […]

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Covid-19 National News

Make sure to use accurate information when talking about vaccination

With over 10 million vaccinations so far it is important that we all keep making sure that the right messages about vaccines and vaccinations are reaching everybody. As community members or Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators we hope that you find this information useful and can keep spreading the word whenever you can.  All of these sources […]

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Community Crime Information General Local News Miscellaneous National News Prevention

DOG OWNERS – BEWARE !

I am starting to hear local cases of dog walkers being followed and being asked questions about their dogs while out walking, even some people trying to snatch dogs from gardens while dogs are out doing their business. Recent national scam protection TV programmes are suggesting that drug dealers are using some of their ill […]

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Community Covid-19 General Local News National News

UNENVIABLE POSITION IN THE COVID LEAGUE TABLE !!

So, week 2 of lockdown,  and we have leapt up from 5th nationally to 4th, with daily figures of new cases seemingly rising on a daily basis. As I travel doing my main employment and other volunteer work, I see many instances of what should not be happening – large gatherings at school gates with […]

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Community Covid-19 National News

Hols over – back on line

Karl and I have both had time away from work, so this is me returning to the fold, fully refreshed. So, Covid 19 restrictions are lifting / closing, according to where you live, and what you may do for a living, and the confusion on proper and correct scientific evidence is as muddy as ever. […]

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National News

Your opinion matters

Over 20000 people have already completed the quick survey that OurWatch (the national Neighbourhood Watch network https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/) has open at the moment. The survey needs completing by tomorrow (21st August). The National Neighbourhood Watch Impact Survey is unique and an opportunity to contribute to the national conversation about how best Neighbourhood Watch serves our community. […]

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Crime Information National News OurWatch

Safety in Neighbours anti-burglary campaign ongoing

The national OurWatch campaign “Safety in Neighbours” is all about making sure we’re all playing our part in protecting our property and possessions to make it harder for opportunistic burglars to get busy. Visit the Campaign page here and tell your neighbours! This week I’m reminded of the useful burglary prevention pages in the Neighbourhood […]

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Local News National News OurWatch

Several important surveys seek your response

Our National Neighbourhood Watch Network (OurWatch) is carrying out their first ever national survey and we’ve been asked to get as many people as possible involved! Whether or not you are connected to a Neighbourhood Watch Group (but we hope you are) you can complete this quick survey to help OurWatch to understand the national […]

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Community Local News National News

Community Action Response ways to celebrate your neighbours

The Eden Project and a number of partners have launched “Community Action Response” to help our communities come together and support each other at this difficult time. It’s a website with a lot of ideas for how to: Be kind, considerate and think of others Connect and reach out to your community Support each other […]

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Covid-19 Crime Information General Local News National News

Lockdown activity suggestions from Our Watch

We are at the start of National Neighbourhood Week which runs until 13th June. The local network would love to hear if you have made any plans within your own groups to stay in contact with your members and celebrate that you are part of a caring group in your neighbourhoods. Have you planned anything […]