Ashford & District
Neighbourhood Watch

Watching out for each other




About Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch is the largest voluntary movement in England and Wales with over 173,000 co-ordinators and 3.8 million member households. Each week volunteers share information to help keep themselves, their homes and their communities safe from crime.

Since it was first established in the UK from America in the 1980’s the movement has expanded and now the distinctive, round yellow signs have become one of the best known brands within the crime prevention sector.

Watching out for each other

Neighbours join together to keep a watchful eye on the homes within their watch area and be a good neighbour to their vulnerable and elderly neighbours. Increasingly, with the emergence of cybercrime and fraud, members are becoming the frontline in raising awareness about practical steps to protect themselves and others from a variety of crimes.

Ashford & District Neighbourhood Watch Association is a partnership intended to bring people together to make their communities safer. It involves the police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, other voluntary organisations and individuals and families who ostensibly want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live. 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.