Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch has announced the launch of their new website: www.derbyshireneighbourhoodwatch.co.uk thanks to funding provided by the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The website will enable all their Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch communities to connect online with each other and to find details of local NHW events. A simple click of a button connects members with their local Police Safer Neighbourhood Team for news and information. It will also attract new members to NHW and provide them with the means to sign up to the fantastic Derbyshire Talks. This is the ideal way to keep your community safe and connected. Together we can achieve more.
Neighbourhood Watch has long been associated with curtain twitchers and nosey neighbours. But during this pandemic, Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch has demonstrated that it is integral in bringing together inclusive and diverse communities in supporting each other. In this time of need it has shown the old outdated image to be just that and prove that we are community driven, caring of each other and happy to provide support for everyone.
Our new website lets NHW communities interact online and register their new watches. It gives access all the latest local NHW information and provides links to partner organisations, so no more searching endlessly for those all-important numbers and emails
Lynn Farrar - Chair Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch Association Trust
The new website lets NW communities interact online and register their new watches. It gives access all the latest local NW information and provides links to partner organisations, so no more searching endlessly for those all-important numbers and emails.
The website will distribute the latest crime support information including: home security cybercrime, keeping your child safe online, how to avoid scams, plus how to apply for funding and grants to help pay for these. They can now work together online within Derbyshire to strengthen their community and ensure that everyone is safe and secure.
Neighbourhood Watch, probably the biggest army of volunteers in the country, does a fantastic job in keeping communities safe and preventing crime. I was pleased to be asked to help with this new website as it will give people easy access to very localised information on crime and community safety.
This is what everyone has told me they want to see and it will complement the Neighbourhood Alert system which I re-introduced when I was first elected in 2016 at the request of NW. “It’s a good-looking site with a wealth of useful information and we hope that it will also encourage more people to sign up
Hardyal Dhindsa Police & Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire (PCC)
During this last year, with the support of the PCC funded Neighbourhood Watch Innovation Fund, they have been able to provide support to Derbyshire NW schemes in building connected and safer communities. This has brought the heart and soul back to their communities.
They believe this has increased the perception of the support, safety and security and brought a feeling of confidence to everyone. Neighbours are talking to each other after years of not knowing them. Who wouldn’t want to feeling safe, happy and connected in their local community?