With longer nights drawing in, we naturally begin to think more about the security of our home and local community.
One easy (and free!) way to bolster security in your home and feel connected to your neighbours is to get involved, or start, a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
What is the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme?
- Distributing window stickers and installing signs within local communities that act as a deterrent to criminals.
- Supporting the local community by setting up community WhatsApp groups and attending local events.
- Supporting local police in in their work to with local communities.
Does it work?
In short – yes!
In Neighbourhood Watch’s’ Insights Survey 2023, over half of the 20,000 respondents strongly agreed that the Neighbourhood Watch scheme provides the first-step for neighbours to connect with each other and get involved in local community groups.
Also, a huge 67% of members say they hardly ever felt isolated or lonely, provingit’s a great way to meet your neighbours.