About North Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch Association
During 2002 a small group of people decided to revive what was once a very strong Neighbourhood Watch in the North Warwickshire District that had been allowed to decline. Initially meetings were arranged to take place monthly and slowly more and more people began to show an interest again. By 2003 our constitution was in place and soon we became officially known as the North Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch Association. The “Core Group” consist of 5 or 6 dedicated volunteers who are now in touch with over 300 members in the North Warwickshire area.
Our mission is to promote and expand Neighbourhood Watch throughout the region with the following aims at mind:-
To promote better links between Neighbourhood Watch, Police and Businesses.
Since our inception we have been able to assist in many initiatives relating to Crime prevention such as the introduction of Smartwater, the starting of new Neighbourhood Watch Schemes and the highlighting of problem areas within Warwickshire.
The association is very closely linked to Nuneaton & Bedworth Neighbourhood Watch Association and regularly attend each others meeting to further expand and share ideas and information across the region.
Our close link to one of the best Police Forces in country helps to keep abreast of the latest crime prevention techniques and offer practical help as well as an abundance of advice and products to combat crime.
We have come a long way since the conception, but enthusiasm is difficult to maintain with so much bureaucracy and red tape to contend with.
Up until 2007 the meetings were held a bit too frequently and had lost direction, becoming more of a talking group rather than a doing group. Now we hold bi-monthly meeting at easy to reach venues and we also rotate the venues to ensure we get as close to as many communities as possible.
We do hope to attract as many coordinators and members of the public to these meetings and look forward to meeting you at any of the venues.
Together we can make a difference.
Tony Hardman (Chairman)
Telephone 01827 873774