Neighbourhood Watch operates voluntarily through a network of small schemes
set up and organised along guidelines agreed by the Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association.
Neighbourhood Watch (NW) is the UK's largest membership organisation, including 173,000 coordinators working with 3.8m households. There are in excess of 1000 schemes in Suffolk of which Pinewood has seven: Acorn Close, Broad Meadow, Devlin Road, Halford Court, Skipper Road, Wentworth Drive, Woolverstone Close. We would like to encourage more roads or even parts of roads in Pinewood to become involved. It can be a cul-de-sac or section of a road.
Setting up a scheme brings neighbours together to create stronger, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour is less likely to happen. Each road scheme is unique to its own community. Some make it a priority to receive current crime information and advice where it can be passed onto members by letter, email, facebook etc.,
How to make a scheme happen: Talk to neighbours and see who is interested. You don't need
everyone in the road to be interested , but obviously the more the better. A bit of time, access to a computer and possibly a printer and also people willing to circulate information. But remember that there does not necessarily have to be a problem for a NW scheme to be set up. It can bu used as a preventative tool also. You can also set up to Police Connect which will advise you on a regular ongoing basis of any crimes, problems etc.,
Street signs and window stickers are displayed in a NW area to serve both as warnings to unwelcome intruders and reminders to local residents that a scheme is in operation.
BE PROACTIVE AND SET UP A SCHEME FOR YOUR ROAD. OUR TARGET IS TO GET A NEIGHBOURHOOD SCHEME SET UP IN EVERY ROAD IN PINEWOOD.
You can access more information on this scheme by visiting the Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch web site at:- http://www.suffolknwa.co.uk where a guide for prospective Co-ordinators is available, a newsletter for our area and a number of useful links and information.