The Havering Neighbourhood Watch Association
Welcome to our new website where we are confident that you will find out about what neighbourhood watch is all about and how you can become involved in this great movement of over 2.3 million members across England and Wales.
Our mission is to bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.
Our vision is that of a caring society that is focused on trust and respect in which people are safe from crime and enjoy a good quality of life. Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that fewer people feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.
Havering Neighbourhood Association was created in 2001 encompassing all the neighbourhood watches within the London Borough of Havering. We are part of the larger organisation Neighbourhood Watch Network.
The first Neighbourhood Watch schemes were set up in New York as a community response to the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964.
In 1982 the first scheme set up in the UK was in Mollington, Cheshire it was then known as Home Watch.
In 2007 Neighbourhood Watch representatives formed local, county and regional groups with support of the Police and Home Office the first national umbrella organisations for the movement was established.
In December 2017 NHWN become a CIO – a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and changed its name to the Neighbourhood Watch Network (NWN).
In 2012 the Neighbourhood Watch Network was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award.