Watch Scheme receives Volunteering AwardNeighbourhood Watch logo

14/12/2012

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."   

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