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During our meeting on

12. April 2021, from 18:00 – 20:00

The Glasshouse Community Centre
161 Old Ford Road, London E2 9QB

all those wanting to work more intense on matters important to their local community are welcome to form committees. We can meet as support group because most of us have been victims of crime but we ask only those to come who want to join a committee to attend. We may have to restrict attendance to fifteen people at a time. We will however see anyone from Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch who is in urgent need of support.

Alternatively you can upload your application and proof of ID/address, using this form.

Committees can include

  • Crime prevention
    • building secure cycle storage points throughout the borough
    • better waste collections and prevention of rubbish dumping
  • knife crime reduction
    • support better work with local pupils to stop carrying knives
  • Working with police
    • Get more and regular patrols
    • CCTV / surveillance
    • crime reporting
  • Building community groups
    • Create Neighbourhood Watch groups in your area
    • how to protect yourself
  • Tech development
    • Building a Neighbourhood Watch App for Tower Hamlets
    • Social media representation

The list is endless, it really depends on what you want to engage with.

All we ask is that you

  • Do not want to use your participation to further any particular political direction
  • You become a member of the THNWA
  • Provide proof of address and ID

We ask you to wear a face mask during the meeting, unless exempt.

We cannot serve refreshments at the meeting due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Please bring your own water in an enviro-friendly container.

Please bring a pen and bring hand gel. We’ll make disinfecting wipes and sprays available for surface cleaning.

The NHS QR code for premises entry will be available at the door.

See relevant government guidance on support groups here. See guidance on use of community facilities here.

Government Covid-guidance for support groups:

Support groups

Support groups that have to be delivered in person can continue with up to 15 participants where formally organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support. Support groups must be organised by a business, charity or public body and must not take place in a private home. All participants should maintain social distancing. Examples of support groups include those that provide support to:

  • victims of crime (including domestic abuse)
  • those with, or recovering from, addictions (including alcohol, narcotics or other substance addictions) or addictive patterns of behaviour
  • those with, or caring for persons with, any long-term illness or terminal condition or who are vulnerable (including those with a mental health condition)
  • those facing issues related to their sexuality or identity (including those living as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender)
  • those who have suffered bereavement
  • vulnerable young people (including to enable them to meet youth workers)
  • disabled people and their carers”