Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association
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Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association was formed in November 1998 as an Executive Group to promote good citizenship, greater public participation across the County in the prevention and solving of crime and to encourage improved communication between NHW Members and the Cambridgeshire Constabulary so that effective liaison between the police and the public could be enhanced.

The Constitution for the Group was updated in September 2018 (to view a copy of the Constitution (Click Here ).  It established a formal structure for Cambridgeshire NHW and an executive group forum whereby representatives elected by the various NHW Associations and separate Village / Parish schemes in the Policing Sectors of Cambridgeshire may meet, discuss, agree and maintain an effective organisation structure to assist all Cambridgeshire communities in their efforts to improve their quality of life and to reduce their fear of crime in their local areas.

The objectives of the organisation are:

  • Provide local leadership, strategic direction, advice, governance and guidance to Neighbourhood Watch members, community partners and the public in Cambridgeshire.
  • Assist with the creation, development and support of Neighbourhood Watch Associations and Groups located across Cambridgeshire.
  • Promote good citizenship and greater public awareness, increase public participation in the prevention and detection of crime, and reduce the fear of crime.
  • Improve police/community liaison and increase community safety in partnership with recognised Authorities and other relevant organisations.

These objectives are reflected in an agreed written working relationship (Service Level Agreement)  between the Executive Group and the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

We maintain contact with some 2,000 NHW Coordinators registered with the Constabulary and through them with almost 45,000 NHW Members across the County.   This website is for your use and it aims to provide you with all the information you may need to do your work as a NHW Coordinator and as a NHW Member –  be sure to let us know what you think about the web-site and any improvements or additional material that might assist you in your neighbourhood.

Our aim is to inform all Members about the central coordinating direction and best practice for the conduct of Neighbourhood Watch across Cambridgeshire as approved by the Executive Group.    We wish to show how NHW is structured and managed across the County and to inform how to contact your County NHW Rep and your Safer Neighbourhood Police Team.   We aim to provide relevant useful sources of NHW information including guidance for protecting you and your neighbours from crime and ASB incidents and how best to report these incidents to the Police in your area. Our website is designed to help spread useful information and educate communities. We use many sources of information and do our best to ensure that we have the necessary permissions and consider fair use to display content. If you find any content that should not be displayed please let us know.

Neighbourhood Watch works as a team where everyone comes together to make their communities safer and improve the wellbeing of our residents. In Cambridgeshire, we work with the Police, Local Authorities and many other voluntary and professional organisations. Most importantly we work with residents who want to make their neighbourhood a better place to live.

Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association aims to help prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime and improve community wellbeing. We support these aims by developing a greater understanding of how to prevent crime, by improving community vigilance, and by reporting suspicious incidents. We also aim to improve well-being in the community by encouraging activities aimed at improving neighbourliness, reducing loneliness and by fostering a community spirit.

We rely on unpaid volunteers at all levels of the local organisation. We are always looking for volunteers to join us, particularly at local level. You can join the Neighbourhood Watch Network by clicking on the join us link. Once you become a member of NW, you can then join a scheme in your area. Whether or not you decide to join a scheme, by joining Neighbourhood Watch you will become a registered member of a District in the Cambridgeshire Neighbourhood Watch Association.

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