Neighbourhood Watch- Help make your neighbourhood a safer place

You can help make your local area safer in a various ways, whatever your skills and availability.

Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is a community led initiative to bring local residents together to address crime and other community safety issues. Behind the initiative lies a very simple idea, working together can help to improve your community. Neighbourhood Watch groups often work with the local police, the local authority and other agencies.

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There is no one way to run a Neighbourhood Watch.  A Neighbourhood Watch should meet the needs of the community it serves Neighbourhood Watches can be large, covering most of the households on an estate, or can be small and might involve just a few houses.

The groups may meet frequently or keep in touch via e-mail, social media, community noticeboard or a regular newsletter.

Signing up for alerts

To ensure that you are always included in relevant alerts and information, please register with Neighbourhood Watch Scotland by clicking the JOIN button on the website.

To access information on Neighbourhood Watch groups, meetings, communication in your local area see the Neighbourhood Watch website.