Brent Neighbourhood Watch Association (BNWA), is a registered Charity. It was set up in 1995. It is made of a committee, trustees and volunteers. We have over 5000 volunteers here in Brent.
The organisation works in partnership with the Council and Police to reduce crime. This has been achieved by setting up Neighbourhood Watch Schemes throughout the borough. Most schemes have about 10 to 20 members. The scheme works best when the members interact with each other, either by holding meetings, email correspondence, Whatsapp groups and zoom meetings.
By having regular contact, information about any unusual activity which could be crime related can be shared between the members. This could be in relation to burglaries, bogus callers, fake emails, personal safety, anti-social behaviour to name a few. The sharing of information enables the members to be proactive in their area and to be better placed to know what to do in the event of any of the aforementioned occur.
We are able to provide members to Neighbourhood Watch stickers for their properties, as well as other crime prevention equipment such as purse bells and personal alarms.
Neighbourhood watch is more important than ever, with knowing your neighbour can be a huge benefit to your social and mental health. Being able to help each other is a huge benefit to the wellbeing of an individual and it makes a big difference to the person you are helping.
We have set up hundreds of schemes down through the years and the hope that the power of neighbourhood watch will continue to grow and bring happiness and reassurance to the members.
- Chair: Ann Wells