Photograph: Joan Vens

East Knoyle Neighbourhood Watch

East Knoyle NHW

East Knoyle NHW

Neighbourhood Watch is all about reducing crime and improving the flow of information between the police (Neighbourhood Policing Teams) and members of the public, whether you are at home, work or leisure. Neighbourhood Watch is about keeping you and your property safe.

Neighbourhood Watch has the biggest voluntary membership of any UK organisation, growing since the introduction of the first Scheme at Mollington, Cheshire in 1982 to the current total of over 165,000 Schemes covering up to 25% of all households.

Behind its success lies the simple fact that getting together with neighbours and working with the Police can help solve and deter local Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour and remove the fear and feelings of powerlessness they can engender.