We have announced our winners!

      We were delighted to celebrate our national winners of the Volunteer Recognition Awards at our Crime and Community Conference in September 2023.

      This year, our Volunteer Recognition Awards 2023 focused on Neighbourhood Watch groups and Coordinators who make this a better place to live. Together. The three categories for nominations are:

      • Innovation and Reach
      • Crime Prevention
      • Community Health and Wellbeing


      INNOVATION AND REACH - Winner Peter New

      This category celebrates the diversity of ways we work within communities and increase our reach.

      Peter's unique and infectious approach to engaging in new build areas in his district and signing up thousands of new members is magnificent.

      Peter was so humbled to receive his award and we were so happy to give this award to a very well deserved winner.

      Do you know a Coordinator or Neighbourhood Watch group who have overcome challenges to grow their group? They might have thought of a unique way to connect with others or have created effective new partnerships. They might have considered an innovative way to encourage new members to join or ensure diversity and inclusion shine through. Are there neighbours that traditionally would not have joined but did because they helped them feel included? You can nominate them for the 2024 Awards!

      Peter New



      CRIME PREVENTION - Supporting Sisters

      Supporting sisters

      This category celebrates volunteers who support their neighbours to be stronger, more resilient, and safer by raising awareness of crime prevention.

      Samia and her fellow Supporting Sisters received this award for the work they do in supporting members of the community where English is not their first language and help them understand how to prevent crime as one of the many topics they cover.

      Do you know of a Coordinator or Neighbourhood Watch group who have done something different to help prevent crime? Do people feel safer from something they were involved in and want to recognise the Coordinator or group for their actions? Are there examples of how working with partners helped prevent crime? Has the Coordinator or group raised awareness of crimes in different ways to encourage the whole community to be involved? You can nominate them for the 2024 Awards!


      COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLBEING - Fairfield Village Neighbourhood Watch Scheme 

      This category celebrates Neighbourhood Watch groups and Coordinators who have gone the extra mile to look out for the needs of their neighbours and neighbourhood.

      Since its founding in 2016, the Community Association (also a verified NHW Group) delivers many initiatives that enhances community cohesion, reduces loneliness & social isolation, improves mental, physical & social well-being and supports the local environment.

      How do you and your neighbours feel about your area? Do you look after your local environment? Do you support each other through life's ups and downs or those who are more vulnerable? In many towns and streets, Neighbourhood Watch helps neighbours look out for each other, look after their environment, and feel optimistic about where they live. This helps to reduce crime. Do you know of a Neighbourhood Watch group or Coordinator who encourages positive community values? Do they include people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities in activities? Do they show compassion, empathy, and kindness? Do they help local people to feel better about their area? You can nominate them for the 2024 Awards!



      Thank you to Patlock  for sponsoring this award.