Welcome to the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA) Website
Find out who our Cheshire Neighbourhood Committee members are and how to contact them
Julia Griffiths is the Chair of the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association (CNWA), with responsibility for ensuring that Neighbourhood Watch is promoted and supported across Cheshire according to it's 5 Year Plan.
She is also a member of the national Rural Crime Working Group which aims to improve opportunities for supporting neighbours who live in rural, often remote, areas.
Prior to joining CNWA, Julia was a Neighbourhood Watch Area Coordinator in Hartford, Northwich, responsible for 35 Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators, alongside running her own Scheme. She has worked closely with her PCSO colleagues for many years, for the benefit of her local community.
Heather is the communications lead for the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Association. She also administers the Cheshire Alert database and supports Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators across Cheshire to set up or develop their schemes.
Heather runs her own Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in Sandiway after taking over from her neighbour - he is in his 90s and retired after having been involved since Home Watch first started across Cheshire.
Heather is also a Cyberhood Watch Ambassador for the North West region, a role which supports the national Neighbourhood Watch team in partnership with Avast in the fight against cybercrime. She was also invited to provide input to the national Neighbourhood Watch leadership group during a recent refresh of strategy.
Graham Bushill is Secretary of the CNWA and also Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator for Oakhanger, a small rural community between Alsager and Haslington. The village has an active Community Group and a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme based in the Oakhanger Church and Community Centre.
Graham has been active in the Oakhanger Community since 1972 and co-ordinator of the local Neighbourhood Watch since 2002.
In 1974 Graham led a team to start the Oakhanger Project providing accessible activity and adventure courses to children and families. The program reflects the importance of personal and social responsibility in providing a safe and secure environment for all.
Joan is currently the Treasurer for the CNWA. She is a founding member, who in 2016 created the constitution for the Association supported by a handful of volunteers. This early work relied on much consultation with National Neighbourhood Watch and Cheshire Constabulary.
Joan has until recently been a Multi Scheme Administrator (MSA) running the admin behind the scenes of Neighbourhood Watch.
Joan is a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator for her rural area of Allostock. She is also a Secretary at Christie Hospital and a Councillor for Allostock Parish Council.
Dave is a relatively new member of the CNWA committee having joined in 2020. After relocating to Widnes two years ago, Dave set up his own Neighbourhood Watch Scheme in Widnes.
Working closely with the designated PCSO, Dave has established a proactive community that work collaboratively together to address and report on incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour within the area.
Dave was the winner of the Cheshire Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator of the Year in 2019, and is very pleased to be a member of the CNWA committee.
Dave is a fully qualified teacher and education manager who works in the further education sector. He has worked for the past 20 years as a Head of Faculty and several North West Colleges.
Peter has 25 years policing experience across a wide range of policing departments and is a firearms and public order commander.
Peter leads for Neighbourhood Watch for the force and is passionate about supporting local communities to work with their local PCSO and police officer to prevent crime and catch those who commit crime.
The Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators and members are vital in helping police understand local concerns and in return I expect local officers and PCSOs to have a strong relationship with their local Neighbourhood Watch.