is a community led initiative to bring local people together to address crime and other community safety issues. Neighbourhood Watch groups often liaise with the local police, the local authority and other agencies. The concept originated in the United States and was introduced into the UK in the 1980s.
Behind it lies a very simple idea; Working together can help to improve your community. Neighbourhood Watches can be large, covering most of the households on an estate, or they might involve just a few houses. They may meet frequently, or keep in touch via e-mail or social media. There really is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to Neighbourhood Watch. Neighbourhood Watch adapts to fit the community it serves. Quite simply it’s “Your Watch, Your Way”
We've worked with Police Scotland in Aberdeen to make a 30 second piece for broadcast on Original 106. P.C. Mike Urquhart has done a great job. Listen to it on the link below.
We had a great day yesterday at Rutherglen Exchange Shopping Centre, Glasgow with the Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators from Springhall and Cathkin, and Manor Way and Area, and officers from Police Scotland, carrying out a Community Safety Awareness Day.
We were out doing our thing at Cameron Toll, Edinburgh this Monday. Jen and Lesley have been flying the flag to eager shoppers and this large store just of the city by-pass. Next it's Rutherglen and Waverley Station.