Press Release issued by Milton Keynes Neighbourhood Watch Association, Nick King (chair) on 10th June 2024. To contact, email


Volunteers from the Milton Keynes Neighbourhood Watch Association (MKNHWA) and the Police have been out and about around the city to celebrate Neighbourhood Watch Week 2024.

The tour schedule involved pop-up shops and leafleting across 8 destinations, including Westcroft; Stony Stratford; Kingston; Wolverton; Walnut Tree; and the Centre (Milton Keynes).

Milton Keynes volunteers

The tour is an excellent example of the Police and Neighbourhood Watch partnership”, says Nick King, the chair of MKNHWAOur volunteers helped attend each venue and we had excellent support from Police PCSOs joining us. I reckon we shifted nearly 2,500 leaflets over the week and had some welcome support and discussions with members of the public to start their own local Neighbourhood Watch group. Thats a really good step forward to make our communities safer”.

The initiative focused on two aspects, both made available through the Neighbourhood Watch website. Firstly, the promotion of the Police Alerts system where residents can register to receive important email messages on local crime and incidents. Secondly, the postcode search under Find your local NW, where you can find a group covering your street. If none are available, it’s easy to map a new group and apply to set one up. 

To join Neighbourhood Watch and receive the Police Alert messages, simply go to and register. 


MKNHWA would like to credit Liz Leyh & Bill Billings and the iconic Milton Keynes Concrete Cows sculpture: widely-recognised and a popular symbol of a forward-thinking, community-spirited city.