Patrick Hooper gave a presentation on Neighbourhood Watch and its history to the OWGRA Committee at its meeting of 5th April 2017.
The national co-ordinating body for NW is the Neighbourhood and Homewatch network based in Leicester, and is funded by the Co-op and ERA (home security) in 2017.
Chief Inspector Wayne Matthews and Partnership Sergeant Steve Rabjohns have overall responsibility for NW in Hounslow.
Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) are responsible for setting up NWs, and there should be 2 police officers allocated to SNTs in each ward.
The objective of NW is to detect and prevent crime and also now to call on and help vulnerable neighbours, and there is also a role in looking after the environment (litter, graffiti).
A NW usually covers one street. Hounslow has 460 active NWs.
In the past there has been a mixed level of enthusiasm for NW in our ward.
Subsequent to the meeting, Patrick Hooper provided a list of streets in our ward with active NWs.
We will be providing more information about NW in the coming weeks but in the meantime please contact us if you want to know more about getting involved with your NW or if you want to help set one up.