|Create a Neighbourhood Watch|
NHW is a good way for local people to get together and to help each other with regards to making neighbourhoods a safe place in which to live. This usually starts simply by sharing information on crime and communicating effectively with the police and the council.
How to Start a Neighbourhood Watch Group in East Renfrewshire
We have a prepared brief on how to establish and manage a NHW. Here are some of the areas that you may wish to consider:
Decide On a Clearly Defined Area
When making the decision, you should bear in mind: Natural Boundaries (roads, woodland etc) and the number of households.
Questionnaires to Residents
Click here to download the Questionnaire in PDF format.
If you have distributed questionnaires between 3 and 7 days after distribution, you should collect the questionnaires.
Experience has shown that if you leave the collection much longer than one week, many of the questionnaires will have found their way into the bin. Although you could ask residents to forward their completed questionnaires to you, you will find that personal collection generates a much more positive response.
Many Insurance Companies offer a substantial discount on home insurance for members of Registered Neighbourhood Watches.