Neighbourhood Watch is one the biggest and most successful voluntary crime-prevention movements. It originated in the United States and in 1982 came to the UK, where it became very popular. Neighbourhood Watch is based on the idea of an active community working together and in partnership with the police. At its most basic level, Neighbourhood Watch consists of a group of like-minded neighbours getting together to help reduce crime and make their community safe.
Walsall Borough Neighbourhood Watch Association acts as an 'umbrella' organisation for all neighbourhood watch schemes with Walsall Borough, providing a forum for schemes to exchange best practice and support one another, as well as a voice with senior police officers and other organisations. We meet bi-monthly at Bloxwich Police Station and welcome any neighbourhood watch members who wish to come along to contribute or seek advice from more experienced neighbourhood watch coordinators.
You will find the date of our next meeting and what is going on currently on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wbnwa/ or contact Kevin Pitt for more information on how to join us or set up your own neighbourhood watch scheme.