The Neighbourhood Watch scheme has grown to be the largest crime prevention movement in England and Wales, with 2.3 million member households. That means that almost 1 in every 10 households is a member.
The vision is that of a caring society that is focused on trust and respect, in which people are safe from crime and enjoy a good quality of life. It’s about making sure that fewer people feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.
Knapton’s Parish Councillors have totally bought into this concept by making funding available and by embracing the scheme as part of their localised strategy to maintain the security and safety of parish residents in our sleepy little village.
Knapton Neighbourhood Watch, which is free to join, covers the parish of Knapton and is a community led initiative that aims to bring neighbours together to create a strong, friendly, active community where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen. However, although the scheme is supported by the police, it is not run by them, so our success depends on what our parish residents make of it.