Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

Home Department written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to encourage neighbourhood watch schemes in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) the UK.

Photo of Jeremy Browne Jeremy Browne The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office encourages community-based efforts to prevent crime and has provided funding to the national Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (NHWN) to help support and promote local schemes in 2013-14.

Police and Crime Commissioners also play a key role in crime prevention, and many are working closely with local Neighbourhood Watch schemes.

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