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Did you know there is going to be a Chopwell and Blackhall Mill Neighbourhood Watch Scheme?

What is a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme?

Neighbourhood Watch is all about looking out for each other.

A National Neighbourhood Watch Association exists, and is extremely active in many parts of the country, and throughout the Northumbria Police Area.

Neighbours acting together mean that dozens of eyes and ears are ready to pick up on anything happening in the neighbourhood that could cause worry or concern.

It’s not about being nosy or interfering, it’s about being a good neighbour and caring for your community.

There is more to Neighbourhood Watch than protecting homes and property against burglary. By working together, neighbours can help reduce all sorts of crimes. They can also improve the environment by getting something done about issues like vandalism, graffiti, poor lighting and local amenities.

Neighbourhood Watch is also about bringing people closer together and involving them in local life. A stronger community spirit grows as people get to know each other and look out for one another.

Anyone can join a Neighbourhood Watch team and everyone can play a part in its achievements.

Taken from Northumbria Police website

There was an initial setup meeting held on Thursday 22nd Feb, with a great turn out of local residents, councillors, Gateshead Council and Northumbria Police.

Neighbourhood Watch Scheme meeting

There has been a Facebook group set up to keep residents informed. You can join the group here Chopwell and Blackhall Mill Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

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