- We are a small group in Harlow that meet once every 2 months to discuss crime prevention, local issues and community engagement.
- We aim to attend the weekly Harlow Police street meets operated by the community safety and engagement officer, which are publicised via Harlow Police.
- We give out crime prevention (or reduction) items; contactless card protectors, purse bells, window stickers, UV pens.
- We source free booklets via Independent Age, and give these away; e.g home security, scamwise, home safety.
- Some local residents have taken the initiative to set up a Whatsapp group for their street and these work well for them.
- We provide wheelie bin stickers to local residents, which are very visible from the road, and these are used instead of, or alongside, street signage.
- We visit housing for older residents and attend resident association meetings to offer support and give away crime prevention items.
- We work alongside the local council, residents’ associations, town centre management and Harlow Police to source info and support community safety, community voice and engagement.
- We have a seat at the Harlow Police Independent Advisory Group. All members with a valid email address receive a weekly report from Harlow police listing local crimes, and a thought-provoking weekly blog from a local resident.
- We attend local events; Police open days, Hate Crime week, Police Street Meets.
- We enjoy supporting local residents to feel safer, more aware and better connected to their community.
- If you are interested in joining, it is free, we only ask for address details including an email address.
We never ask for bank details or ask you to pay for our free crime prevention items that we give away.
- The best way to contact us is to attend a weekly Harlow Police Street meet to enquire.
- Otherwise if anyone is interested in being part of Neighbourhood Watch where they live in Harlow District please can you contact Clive Stewart Chairman of Essex County Neighbourhood Watch association by email to [email protected]
HARLOW REPORT TO ESSEX COUNTY NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH ASSOCIATION JULY 2023
Yellow Neighbourhood Watch Wheelie bin stickers have gone well and are very visible in the streets of Harlow where used. We continue to support the police street meets that are held on Wednesdays 10am-12pm around Harlow. These are held mostly in the different shopping centres; town centre, Bush Fair, Staple Tye, Church Langley Tesco, Old Harlow. Details of these events are published by the police. We sign up new members and give away free crime prevention items alongside the police and the council. We have purchased and given out CCTV signage for residents to use. We have reprinted our unique membership application forms. Our meetings held every 2 months are going from strength to strength. We work closely with the Community Safety Engagement Officers as well as the PCSOs in Harlow police. The CSEOs can communicate directly with Harlow Neighbourhood Watch. Communications fed back from connections with the Harlow police IAG (Independent Advisory Group) and the group created to reduce violence in the town including violence against women and girls and serious violence.
We attend local events.