SCHEMES IN GREATER MANCHESTER
There are some fantastic, active schemes in our area. Each one is unique and the coordinators are the experts in what works in their communities. Our main goal is that each one should follow our principles of building safer welcoming communities, reporting issues to the appropriate partner, take responsibility for crime prevention and sharing appropriate information.
Each scheme will have different ideas of how to achieve this. It will depend on the demographic of their community, some may hold regular meetings, and others may decide that a Facebook or WhatsApp group works better for them. You may already have a residents or similar group in place but want to incorporate an element of Neighbourhood Watch into the group. All these and many more similar ways of joining our organisation.
HOW DO I GET HELP WITH A NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ISSUE?
Each borough representative has a wealth of knowledge about your local area. We always recommend that they should be contacted in the first instance.
Although we all try to work to the same principles, each borough will work slightly differently. Each council has different rules about how signs can be purchased and displayed and the accompanying costs. Some boroughs offer different community services i.e. Community speed watch to help with specific issues within your area.
Your local representative will want to know about your scheme so that they can send information and invitations to any Neighbourhood Watch events specific to where you live.
VERIFICATION OF YOUR SCHEME ON THE ALERT SYSTEM
Once you have logged your scheme, it will allow one of our system administrators to view your details. They are able to check with the area representative and GMP that you are a recognised scheme. Once this check has been carries out, they can then verify your scheme.
When new residents want to join a local scheme they will do a postcode search here. Once they have entered their postcode, they will see a list of any schemes in their area on the right hand side of the page. Each scheme will have a small dot on the left of its name. Initially this will be white. Once your scheme is verified this will become yellow.
In Greater Manchester it will never be verified by GMP as they do not hold a license to access this system.
We hope that you will consider joining our membership. If there is no scheme listed in your area you might want to know more about how to set one up. Once again, your local representative is there to help. Please see our CONTACT DETAILS page for their details.