Neighbourhood Watch Week 2023, 3rd - 9th June
Neighbourhood Watch Week is a time of celebration and connection. We celebrate our togetherness and how for over 40 years, we have been making better places to live - together.
We celebrate it in June - now termed the Month of Community. The Month of Community is when we come together to celebrate everything that makes our communities great. It's an opportunity to bring our neighbourhoods closer, give back, and shine a light on our amazing communities. June will see a month of community events and celebrations across the UK, as we get together to share friendships, have fun and support various charities and causes.
The theme this year is MAKING THIS A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE and focuses on:
- getting active in your area
- inviting more people to join your scheme and
- celebrating our volunteers by nominating a Coordinator for a Volunteer Recognition Award – nominations open on the 3rd of June
GETTING MORE ACTIVE IN YOUR AREA
Our charity becomes more visible by being more active and vocal within your community. More importantly, active groups are more effective at preventing crime, reducing loneliness and isolation, and building a more resilient community. Being more active also means you can hear additional concerns within your community, and group members can support each other more. If you are stuck for ideas on how to be more active, see some ideas here.
INVITING PEOPLE TO JOIN YOUR SCHEME
Want to expand your group but not sure where to start? You can choose to do something big or small. Why not start by ordering a range of promotional material from our shop, such as memberships flyers, join postcards, crime prevention booklets, promotional items (mugs, pens, lanyards), or road signs and window stickers? With some of that material in your hands you can knock on your neighbours doors to say hi and start a conversation with them. Or you may choose to arrange an event and invite neighbours to it, such as a tea or coffee morning, a litter pick event, a big lunch, a street party or a treasure hunt. Do what works for you. For more ideas and support, such as conversation starters, visit our BETTER PLACE TO LIVE page.
CELEBRATING OUR COORDINATORS AND OTHER VOLUNTEERS
To celebrate the amazing things Neighbourhood Watch groups do across England and Wales, nominate a group, a Coordinator or other Neighbourhood Watch volunteer into our Volunteer Recognition Awards 2023. Nominations open on the 3rd June. Find out more about our Volunteer Recognition Awards here.
Neighbourhood Watch Week 2022
As we celebrated 40 years of supporting neighbours and building communities' resilience, we marked Neighbourhood Watch Week (30th May - 5th June 2022) with the theme of 40 YEARS, 40 ACTIONS. We developed a 40 YEARS, 40 ACTIONS Pack to inspire you to get involved. Although the week of celebration has passed you can still download it and pick and choose the actions that suit you and your community. The 40 actions range from easy to hard, free to expense required, and online to face-to-face.