Neighbourhood Watch is the largest voluntary association of people in the country. It aims to keep members informed of any crimes of significance that have happened in their area.
In Horsham Neighbourhood Watch, moves have been afoot to modernise, improve and regenerate NHW by bringing NHW properly into the 'Information Age'. Horsham NHW also aims to attract many more younger members. As part of this plan local PCSOs have started Junior Neighbourhood Watch with Primary School children.
Horsham Neighbourhood Watch is a community safety organisation designed to promote community spirit within Horsham District. The idea is to improve community safety and reduce or prevent crime and anti-social behaviour by acting in a neighbourly manner by developing close liaison between households in a neighbourhood and the local police. It aims to help people protect themselves and their properties and to reduce the fear of crime by means of improved home security, greater vigilance, accurate reporting of suspicious incidents to the police and by fostering a community spirit.
Objectives of Horsham Neighbourhood Watch
- To prevent crime by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community and reducing opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.
- To assist the police in detecting crime by promoting effective communication and the prompt reporting of suspicious and criminal activity.
- To reduce the fear of crime by providing accurate information about risks and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of the community.
- To improve the quality of life for members
Please visit Horsham Neighbourhood Watch's website for more information.