The Association of Districts
Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA) is managed by the CNWA Executive Committee. The Association is a not for profit organisation, non-party in politics, non-sectarian in religion, and we operate equal opportunities and non-discriminatory policies embracing the diversity in our communities.
CNWA is made up of six Neighbourhood Watch Districts, Peterborough Neighbourhood Watch Association, East Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association, Fenland, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridge City and Huntingdonshire.
Each district is part of the Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA) which is guided by an executive committee with representation from districts and the police. The CNWA boundary matches the boundaries of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Force area.
All approved local Neighbourhood Watch Schemes are located in one the six Neighbourhood Watch Districts in the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Combined Authority area.
This structure gives us the flexibility to match the diversity of our districts whilst providing the unity needed to achieve our aims of supporting safer and stronger communities.
What is the purpose of CNWA?
- Provides local leadership, strategic direction, advice, governance and guidance to Neighbourhood Watch members, partner agencies and the public in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
- Assists with the creation, development and support of Neighbourhood Watch Districts located across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
- Promotes good citizenship, community wellbeing, greater public awareness, increases public participation in the prevention and detection of crime and reduce the fear of crime.
- Supports police/community liaison and increase community safety and well-being in partnership with partner agencies and other relevant organisations.
What does the CNWA do?
- Works in partnership with the Cambridgeshire Constabulary and is responsible for shaping the policy and working practices for Neighbourhood Watch across the county of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The Group was originally formed in 1998 with the prime objectives of:
- Promotes the development of Neighbourhood Watch Districts in the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Area and participates in the wider promotion of Neighbourhood Watch, carries out research and surveys, provide and communicate information, services and advice to, and on behalf of, all our members, exchange information and share and promote best effective practice and acceptable behaviour and performance standards amongst all Neighbourhood Watch entities, and where relevant with other organisations.
- Seeks to provide relevant, accurate and timely information to the public and media in appropriate circumstances.
- Acts as a forum, coordinate resources and provide services for members as appropriate, including the provision of small grants to members when considered appropriate, arranging, providing for or assisting in the holding of meetings, seminars, training courses, exhibitions and the like.
- Is a consultative and advisory body to partner agencies on matters affecting Neighbourhood Watch in Cambridgeshire, representing the views and needs of members and exchanges information where appropriate with partner agencies and other Neighbourhood Watch entities.