Neighbourhood Watch works locally as schemes or groups.  These are traditionally made up of neighbours from one or more streets, blocks of flats or small geographical area, such as a small village.  A scheme is run by a coordinator, who is a local resident who works with their neighbours to provide support, encourage activity and liaise with partners and other groups. 

A resident wishing to start a new scheme in their area and become a coordinator of that scheme, should apply through the Join page of the website and then make themselves known to their local Association.  An Association is made up of volunteers, who support and promote Neighbourhood Watch in their District and Force areas.  They will be able to get you linked in and supported through materials and training.  Once approved, your scheme will show on our postcode search on our website as an NWN approved scheme.

Starting a new scheme

If you are taking the leap to bring your community together we can help you to start a new scheme or simply find out more about what a Coordinator of a scheme doesWe have also put together useful guides on how to communicate to your members using social media and how to fundraise, as well as a downloadable resource pack with useful leaflets and social media posts
 

Support for existing schemes

If you are wondering how your group can get involved, have a look at our INSPIRE pages. For crime prevention and helpful advice, have a look at our help and advice pages.
 

Resources

Whether you are starting a new scheme or running an existing one, you may find our online resources useful.