Reaching out to Town and Parish Councils


The Suffolk Association of Local Councils (SALC) are assisting our organisation to help raise awareness of Neighbourhood Watch (NW) to Town and Parish councils across the County. The latest SALC newsletter contains the article below, which links to a short survey.

If you have contacts in to your local town or parish council, we would be grateful if you could ask them to help us by completing the survey.

The Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch Association (SNWA) firmly believes that a connected neighbourhood watch network enables communities to have more awareness and access to resources that can help them engage better with policing and crime prevention at a local level.

The SNWA are asking councils to complete the survey to help them consider ways of developing relationships with them that would help contribute towards keeping communities safe, inclusive and vibrant places to live.

The SNWA is one of 43 Neighbourhood Watch associations across England and Wales that form the voting membership of the Neighbourhood Watch Network (NWN), which is the national organisation.

The NWN provides the strategic direction for the movement, whilst the SNWA are an independent (voluntary) group, operating as a not-for-profit organisation, working in partnership with the national network.

The SNWA have the support from Suffolk Constabulary and the Police and Crime Commissioner, both of whom recognise NW in Suffolk is as an important social enterprise which is integral to the Police and Crime Plan for Suffolk (2017-2021).

Tim Passmore, Police and Crime Commissioner

“I am a huge supporter of the tremendous work carried out by Neighbourhood Watch across the county and the unfailing commitment of its loyal volunteers. “I meet with NW on a regular basis and this relationships is important to me as I work to ensure the policing needs of everyone living and working in Suffolk are met as effectively as possible. “Suffolk Neighbourhood Watch plays a vital role in supporting the Constabulary and helping me to achieve the objectives set out in my Police and Crime Plan. Anything local town and parish councils can do to support this I know will be well received. Working together we are stronger.”

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