Antisocial behaviour

Neighbourhood watch

The neighbourhood watch website

The benefits of neighbourhood watch are:

  • Areas of local concern can be addressed
  • Your problem becomes a shared problem
  • People work together to make communities safer
  • You can work together with other schemes, the police and other partners
  • Being a member of a neighbourhood  watch scheme may secure a discount on your house insurance


If you are thinking about setting up a neighbourhood watch scheme, one of the first things you should do is find out if your neighbours are interested in the idea. A neighbourhood watch scheme is most effective when the majority of people in an area are members and understand what it's about.