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Hunters Gate Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) covers approximately 300 houses in Ushaw Moor, a former coal mining village approximately 6km west of the city of Durham. The group was formed in 2007 in response to significant levels of youth anti-social behaviour occurring on the estate. At the time the estate was being used as a thoroughfare, particularly by local teenagers (and youths from neighbouring villages), as well as a place to congregate and drink alcohol, causing disruption and vandalism. In 2009, Hunters Gate NHW was given a mandate by local residents to cover the whole village and are now in the process of forming Ushaw Moor Village Watch.