Becoming involved in Neighbourhood Watch
If your area is not already covered by a Neighbourhood Watch scheme and you are interested in starting one Bob Lloyd, the Neighbourhood Watch field officer for Gloucester, will be able to provide you with the necessary help to start a scheme.
This usually involves canvassing your neighbours for support, meeting informally to discuss how the scheme will operate and identifying a co-ordinator and deputy as the contacts to organise and run the scheme. As every scheme will vary in size and location the co-ordinators and members will determine how it will best operate to achieve its local aims.
Regular communication is achieved through the Watchword system already referred to, in addition to regular local newsletters. This is supported by access to comprehensive information and literature published by the National Neighbourhood Watch Association, the Home Office and Gloucestershire Constabulary.
If you would like to know more please contact Bob Lloyd who will be pleased to provide further information about existing and new schemes.