Welcome to the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA) Website
During the Covid-19 pandemic Neighbourhood Watch found new purpose as Coordinators naturally reached out to their neighbours and connected with other volunteers to support those who were self-isolating. People across the country who are not involved with Neighbourhood Watch also became active in their communities at a time of need, reacting to the crisis to organise and provide practical help and support. These initiatives have been hugely well received by those supported, and the response is very heartening at times when it is easy to assume that people are too busy with their own lives to consider the needs of others.
For communities seeking to preserve and develop newfound community spirit and support activities beyond the pandemic, Neighbourhood Watch offers an existing framework to do just this. Coordinators naturally know their neighbours and those needing support based on their role in crime prevention, and are hyper-local, often operating for one street or one housing development at a time. The continuing struggle with the impact of the pandemic on communities and the aftermath of it is an ideal time to recruit new Neighbourhood Watch coordinators, as this creates a sustainable network of community minded individuals offering support at times of need.
Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators respond to the needs of their communities. As such they may lead or participate in a range of community projects such as: