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The main aim of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme is to create a partnership between the local community, the police and the local authority. They can target local crime problems and take action to prevent them. In consultation with the local police they can find out from local people what crimes most concern and affect them and focus on those specific problems. Most crime is opportunist, committed on the spur of the moment, or when a car or house is left unlocked. This means there is enormous scope for reducing chances for criminals.

Read our latest newsletter here: 

READ THE JANUARY NEWSLETTER HERE.

At Neighbourhood Watch we love celebrating the work of our volunteers and their groups do in making the area where they live better.  They do this together and without thought of thanks or praise.

 

We have just launched the Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer Recognition Awards and would love it if you would consider nominating one of our volunteers or groups to recognise their contribution to your community's health and wellbeing, a crime prevention initiative that helped the residents feel safer and better connected or maybe they did something to bring the community together, reaching more people that ever and getting you better connected.

 

OUR CATEGORIES 

 

CATEGORY 1: INNOVATION AND REACH

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

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?

 

CATEGORY 2: CRIME PREVENTION

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

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?

 

CATEGORY 3: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLBEING

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.

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?

 

Help us to celebrate our volunteers by completing the simple online form today.  Find it HERE.

Nominations close on 7th July 2023.  

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What can Neighbourhood Watch schemes do?.

The main aim of a Neighbourhood Watch scheme is to create a partnership between the local community, the police and the local authority. They can target local crime problems and take action to prevent them. In consultation with the local police they can find out from local people what crimes most concern and affect them and focus on those specific problems. Most crime is opportunist, committed on the spur of the moment, or when a car or house is left unlocked. This means there is enormous scope for reducing chances for criminals.

Read our latest newsletter here: 

At Neighbourhood Watch we love celebrating the work of our volunteers and their groups do in making the area where they live better.  They do this together and without thought of thanks or praise.

 

We have just launched the Neighbourhood Watch Volunteer Recognition Awards and would love it if you would consider nominating one of our volunteers or groups to recognise their contribution to your community's health and wellbeing, a crime prevention initiative that helped the residents feel safer and better connected or maybe they did something to bring the community together, reaching more people that ever and getting you better connected.

 

OUR CATEGORIES 

 

CATEGORY 1: INNOVATION AND REACH

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

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?

 

CATEGORY 2: CRIME PREVENTION

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

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?

 

CATEGORY 3: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELLBEING

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.

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?

 

Help us to celebrate our volunteers by completing the simple online form today.  Find it HERE.

Nominations close on 7th July 2023.  

Crime in Southam.

Historically, Southam is a low-risk area for crime, apart from one or two incidents in a year. Much of the reason for this is our effective Neighbourhood Watch scheme. In an emergency please dial 999 or 112. You should only use these numbers if 1) Life is threatened 2) Someone is injured 3) You suspect a crime is being committed or 4) You see something suspicious. To call the police for any other reason dial 101.  All these numbers are staffed 24 hours a day / 365 days a year.

Neighbourhood Policing.

As part of the new Neighbourhood Policing policy each area has a named Neighbourhood Policing Team. Southam is included in the Bishops Cleeve area, and there is a separate team for Prestbury.  Use the links below for more information including for advertised dates for the community engagement vehicle. You can visit the vehicle and speak with local officers about any community concerns you may have or for advice on crime prevention.

The Bishops Cleeve team.

The Prestbury team.

Please also take a look at www.yourcommunityalerts.co.uk  and consider signing up. This service can be completed via the website or by visiting the engagement vehicle.

Fly-Tipping.
Fly-tipping occurs mainly in laybys and places where it is easy to park vehicles. If you do witness this offence taking place, we would be pleased to hear of time, place, details of number plates, description of the vehicle and occupants and any other helpful information.

Southam Neighbourhood Watch
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