We are very pleased and excited to inform you about an important change in our service provision.
The Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch Association (THNWA) will be servicing both Ourwatch and OWL registered users for Neighbourhood Watch.
We are all Neighbours.
Wherever you are registered on either service or both, you are able to join the Tower Hamlets Neighbourhood Watch Association as member with full voting rights by completing this form.
There are differences in both Neighbourhood Watch systems, but it is entirely your choice, which one you use and feel comfortable with. A lot of people use both.
|Neighbourhood Watch Network, serviced by Neighbourhood Alert, VISAV||Met Police, serviced by Direct Path|
|In Tower Hamlets Police do not use the system||In Tower Hamlets Police use the system|
|Service users nationwide 3 1/2 Million||used by ca 12 local councils with probably 100.000 users|
|Create Neighbourhood Watch schemes by creating a map of the area of your choice, this can be several blocks, a street or one tower block for example||You must join the Watch scheme available within your post code if there is one|
|your mapped scheme can be found and joined by locals online||there is no mapped scheme to view online, your registration allocates you to a local post code restricted scheme|
|unlimited cloud storage and ability to send and receive emails to/from members who can join even from a wider area||restricted communications ability to within local area only|
|National crime prevention alerts sent by users like Action Fraud, Get Safe Online, Ourwatch, ((Councils, Police, PCC (if subscribed))||Police crime alerts often within the local SNT Ward newsletter|
|Volunteer run system monitored by the National Neighbourhood Watch Network||Police run system monitored by Tower Hamlets Police|
|users can join our BCU Police messages WhatsApp Group||Users can join our BCU Police message WhatsApp group|
|Volunteers welcome to join as Police community volunteers and SNT Ward Panels||Users get direct SNT Ward Panel invites from local SNT teams|
|Provides regular training of volunteers, a knowledge hub and free public liability insurance for volunteers||no training other than if members join Met Police volunteers but can apply to join the knowledge hub.|
Whichever system you choose for running your local Neighbourhood Watch, you will be entitled to use our Street watch signs, to be attached to lamp posts. To be accepted as watch coordinator follow the steps as described here.
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