Watch Scheme receives Volunteering Award
Neighbourhood Watch has been awarded the
prestigious Queen's Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award in
recognition of their work as one of the largest voluntary movements
across England and Wales. The award was accepted on behalf of
the whole movement in England & Wales.
Volunteers by their very definition are the
people who develop community cohesion in their own time and it is
this which brings people together to tackle crime issues and
anti-social behaviour. It is the grassroots membership who
deserves this award for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment
to preventing and reducing crime.
Neighbourhood Watch believe that everyone has
a right to feel safe where they live. We promote that right
by building strong, friendly, active communities where crime and
anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen. The overall aim of
the movement is to bring neighbours together to create strong,
friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour
are less likely to happen.
We believe everyone has the right to feel safe
where they live. Our vision is that of a caring society that
is focused on trust and respect in which people are safe from crime
and live in communities that enjoy a good quality of life.
Superintendent Richard Brough of the North
Wales Police stated that he is delighted that Neighbourhood Watch
have been recognised with this prestigious award. He said: “Their
work is invaluable in supporting the Police and other agencies in
preventing and detecting crime and making communities safer.
“The award is a fitting tribute to the
dedication and commitment of the many volunteers who give up
their spare time in support of their communities. Their commitment
is very much appreciated and they should all feel extremely proud."