The Neighbourhood Watch scheme in the United Kingdom is a partnership where people come together to make their communities safer. It involves the Police, Community Safety Departments of Local Authorities, other voluntary organisations and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live.
It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.
Neighbourhood watch Scheme volunteers distribute advice on security and safety within a designated area. They also help gather information which can help police tackle local problems, as well as altert local people when there is a particular crime problem in the area.
Key Contact/Further Information:
The Parish Council cannot set up a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, but they can help co-ordinate the scheme if required.
For further information please contact Peter Brown, representative for Tunbridge Wells Borough :e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Suzanne Daniell, Police Watch Liaison Officer for West Kent: E-mail: Suzanne.daniell@Kent.pnn.police.uk. Telephone Number: 01732 379373.
The Community Safety Unit in Tunbridge Wells also has information on their website: Click Here
Alternatively you could contact the local PCSO Robert Spicer.