Eastbourne Neighbourhood watch offer great connectivity and aid in getting things done on a local level. It also allows the general public the chance to interact with local law enforcement officials.
Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch currently has over 450 schemes across Eastbourne and covers in excess of 15,000 homes.
We are always looking to increase our numbers as there are over 47,000 homes in Eastbourne in all and, in an ideal world, they would all be involved of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.
Since Bob Gough, of the Eastbourne Crime Reduction Partnership, asked us to increase our numbers by 50% in two years, we met that target, especially in Devonshire Ward where, although there are the most people, we have the least amount of schemes.
There is more to Neighbourhood Watch than just helping in the fight against crime:-
We are helping to bring back “community spirit” which has been sorely missing during recent years. Help to reduce the “fear of crime” – most people perceive crime in Eastbourne to be much worse than it actually is.
We look out for each other and especially the vulnerable folk in our communities.
If you are a member of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, you could get a 10% reduction on your home insurance.
Being in a Neighbourhood Watch scheme gives you an open doorway to Eastbourne Police who are even more keen to work with us in their changed circumstances of late.
If you would like to become a Scheme Co-ordinator in your road or block of flats or would like any further information regarding Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch, please visit the main website and use the contact us facility.