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Neighbourhood Watch groups

Information on what Neighbourhood Watch groups are, how to find one in your local area and how to set up a new Neighbourhood Watch group.

What is a Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) group?

Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is a scheme where neighbours, the police and local partners come together to build safe and friendly communities.

Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators play a key role in sharing information between residents and the police.

Find out where the Neighbourhood Watch Groups are in your area, or find out how how to set up a new group.

Why set up a Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) group?

National statistics show that if you live in a Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) area, your chance of being burgled reduces making it one of the most successful crime prevention initiatives in the country.

Aims of Neighbourhood Watch

The aim of NHW is to:

  • Reduce crime and the opportunities for crime.
  • Help and reassure those who live in fear of crime.
  • Encourage communities to work closer together with local Police and Authorities.
  • Encourage community spirit

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to supporting NHW and help is available whether you are looking to start a new group or re-launch an existing group.  The Police and other agencies work closely with the Council to support NHW Groups.

Find out how to set up a new group in your area. 

Where are the Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) groups in the East Riding?

There are now over 300 NHW groups across the East Riding.

You can view the locations of some of these groups on the Our Watch website:

Our Watch website (external website)

For a full list of Neighbourhood Watch groups in the East Riding, please contact the Community and Crime Reduction Resilience Officer:

Email: maureen.yates@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

Tel:     01482 396380

How do I set up and register a new Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) group with East Riding of Yorkshire Council?

If you have checked to see where the Neighbourhood Watch Groups are in your area and can’t see your area listed then you can set a group by reading and agreeing to abide by the Neighbourhood Watch Network Code of Ethics below and returning the attached registration and permission form.

Neighbourhood Watch Network Code of Ethics (pdf 271kb opens in new window)

Registration Form (pdf 438kb opens in new window)

If you have any questions or for further information and advice on setting up a Neighbourhood Watch Group please contact the Community and Crime Reduction Resilience Officer:

Email: maureen.yates@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

Tel:     01482 396380