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Village-wide NHW Schemes

May 2015

Continued Success for Village-wide NHW Schemes

Following the successful re-launch of NHW as a village-wide scheme in May 2014, 27 individual street schemes have now been established in Caddington with some 400 members.

The continued success and growth in membership reflects not only the enthusiasm of the NHW Area and Street Coordinators, but also the commitment of the Caddington Parish Council to support all “Watch” schemes, particularly NHW.

This success has also been mirrored in Slip End and Studham, where the local Parish Councils, local Community Groups and the Police have all contributed to improving the reduction of crime and making neighbourhoods safer.

Villages have a unique identity and people living there seem to have a greater affinity for the community they live in. This has undoubtedly helped promote NHW and also give purpose to households to join schemes with their neighbours.

As well as improving the safety of the community and promoting effective crime prevention, the practical impact of NHW has also resulted with arrests for criminal behaviour and an overall reduction in crime, especially burglaries.

If you live in a village in Central Bedfordshire, and have no NHW schemes operating there, then please seek support from your Parish Council and get in touch with CBNHW here.  We will give you every assistance to get NHW up and running where you live !