Neighbourhood Watch (NHW)

What is Neighbourhood Watch?

Neighbourhood Watch is not just about reducing crime - it’s a building community spirit and good relations. The idea is to improve community safety and reduce or prevent crime and anti-social behaviour by developing close liaison between households and the local Police. It is a popular way for people of all ages to get involved in making their area safe.

There are also other benefits from joining a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme as you can learn more about crime prevention and home security which will help you to keep your belongings safe and you may also qualify for a discount on your house insurance.

The aims of NHW schemes are:

  • To reduce the opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour to occur in your neighbourhood by deterring would- be burglars and vandals
  • To build a community spirit so that all residents can contribute towards the protection of their homes through co-operation and communication

Interested in becoming a Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator?

The Neighbourhood Watch Team is currently looking to recruit keen volunteers to become Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators in all areas across the District.

If you would like to consider joining or setting up a scheme in your road please email Rochford.District.NHW@essex.pnn.police.uk or contact Mike Hooper, Chairman of Rochford NHW on 01268 770519 or write to Neighbourhood Watch Office, c/o Community Safety Hub, Castlepoint Borough Council, Kiln Road, Thundersley, SS7 1TF.

Neighbourhood Watch Website

Rochford Neighbourhood Watch now have their own dedicated website which is regularly updated with useful information for all residents and businesses on current scams, crime prevention and home security advice and planned bicycle security tagging events. To log on and read the latest news and events go to Rochford District Neighbourhood Watch website, found in the Related Content section.