Neighbourhood & Home Watch

Definition                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Neighbourhood & Home Watch is a voluntary network of schemes where neighbours come together, along with the police and local partners, to build safe and friendly communities.

History                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Since coming to the UK from the United States of America in the early 1980s, Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch have evolved into wider regional associations and, finally, a coordinated national network. Neighbourhood Watch in the UK was originally called Home Watch, a name by which it is still known in some parts of the country.

The movement in the UK started out as individual groups of neighbours deciding to keep their eyes open and work with the police to report crime and suspicious occurrences. Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch groups at ‘street level’ are generally known as ‘schemes’ and are run by a ‘coordinator’.  Over the years schemes and coordinators have banded together to form local, county and regional Associations.  Today, Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch is one of the UK’s largest voluntary movements, covering approximately 3.8 million households.

An attempt was made in the early years of the new century to unify the movement by forming a national representative body.  By 2007, however, this had folded and many members felt the need for a new organisation to share best practice, mutual learning and provide a voice for the movement at a national level.  In April 2007 and with support from the Home Office, the Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales) was born.

Mission                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The aim of the Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (England & Wales) is to bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.

LLANGAIN is a member of the Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network and has a coordinator and street representatives.  All residents are members of the scheme which qualifies them to a small discount on their house insurance. 

Home Watch Coordinator – Cllr. Roland Jeremy.

Street Representatives 

Church Road  –  John Jones, 20A, Dol-y-Dderwen.  Tel : 241 274. 

Coedmor Avenue  –  Brian Rowlands, 5, Coedmor Avenue.  Tel : 241 470.  E :

Dol-y-Dderwen  –  Roland Jeremy, 37, Dol-y-Dderwen.  Tel : 241 897.  E : 

Ger-y-Capel  –  Elllis Evans, Closglas, 37, Ger-y-Capel.  Tel : 241 792.  E :  

Heol Smyrna  –  Peris Williams, Cnwc-y-Deri, Heol Smyrna.  Tel : 241 860.  E :

Maesyrawel  –  Gary Morris, 5, Maesyrawel.  Tel : 241 532.  E :   

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