Neighbourhood Watch is one of the best examples of how the police and community can work together to prevent crime.
In this section you can find out the latest news about Neighbourhood Watch in Derbyshire, useful contacts for the scheme, and how to set up a scheme of your own.
- Police and Neighbourhood Watch groups are teaming up to raise awareness of crime prevention in Ashbourne.
- Wednesday 10th September 2014
- Residents are being invited to learn more about the Neighbourhood Watch scheme at upcoming seminars this autumn.
- Friday 22nd August 2014
- A volunteer with Ilkeston's neighbourhood watch has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to the community
- Wednesday 30th April 2014
- An officer visits a community meeting in Eyam to chat to residents about the benefits of joining a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
- Monday 3rd February 2014
- Neighbourhood Watch coordinators from across the county recently took part in a training day.
- Wednesday 4th December 2013
National Neighbourhood & Home Watch Website
The new national Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (NHWN) have designed an built a new national website with enhanced communication systems and resources to support Neighbourhood Watch members throughout England and Wales. This website will raise the profile of NHW and highlight the value of Neighbourhood Watch volunteers.
Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch Association Trust would like to see as many of the Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch schemes and members as possible register with the new website in preparation for its official launch in order to promote NHW membership in our County. The new website enables you to map your scheme and contact other Neighbourhood Watch Groups in your area to share information and ideas.
Registering with the National Neighbourhood Watch website is completely free and will not affect your current membership in Derbyshire. Please go to www.ourwatch.org.uk
The Derbyshire NHW Association Trust (DNWAT)
NHW representatives from the three Divisions attend this association which exists for the purpose of sharing information and good practice relating to NHW in Derbyshire. DNWAT aims to help increase the profile of and participation in Neighbourhood Watch across the County by developing links with community safety partner organisations and Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Three DNWAT representatives attend the East Midlands NHW Forum.
The East Midlands NHW Forum enables Derbyshire members to network with NHW volunteers throughout the East Midlands, exchanging ideas on topics such as sources of funding and cross border communications with NHW members in our neighbouring counties. To learn more about the work of NHW across the East Midlands click here.
To learn more about the Derbyshire NHW Association Trust you can use the enquiry form below or contact the minute secretary of the group, Mrs Gill Riley at Gill@rileys27.freeserve.co.uk.
The structure of Neighbourhood Watch in the county comprises (a) the Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch Association, followed by (b) the Divisional Neighbourhood Watch Associations and then (c) the local section support groups.
Local section support groups are mainly staffed by volunteers who help us to support Neighbourhood Watch in Derbyshire and the majority have regular newsletters that are sent to schemes in their areas. Some useful contacts:
'B' Division, Peaks and Dales Neighbourhood Watch Association
C/o The Community Intelligence Department, Divisional Headquarters, Silverlands, Buxton.
Tel: 01298 762215
'C' Division, Chesterfield and District Neighbourhood Watch
C/o Divisional Headquarters, Beetwell St. Chesterfield.
Tel: 0300 122 85 26
To start a NHW group in the Chesterfield, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire and Amber Valley area contact the office during their opening hours of 9.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m, Monday to Thursday.
This group also administer a Vehicle Over 25 Scheme as part of vehicle crime prevention in the Chesterfield area. Contact the office for more information.
Derbyshire D Division NHW Support Group
St. Mary's Wharf Police Station, Chester Green, Derby
NHW office opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11.00AM until 1.00PM
Photocopying facilities are available for NHW business use at no extra cost to members along with crime prevention leaflets.
Tel: 0300 122 8695
Safer South Derbyshire Partnership. Tel 01283 595787.