Milestones and Achievements



“1964 – Born in the USA”
The first Watch scheme was set up in Queens, New York as a community response to the murder of “Kitty Genovese”


“1982 – First UK Watch Scheme”
This was set up by our neighbours in Mollington, Cheshire. Many more schemes followed.


“1984 – Neighbourhood Watch representatives get together”
Local and regional groups formed and the Home Office set up first national umbrella organisation.


“1987  –  Beginnings of the Association”


“2007/08 – OWL (online watch link) formed”
Set up as a crime prevention tool for the people and partnership organisations in Flintshire. Now a crime prevention tool enabled by the PCC for North Wales. No Cold Calling Watch Scheme established soon followed by School Watch (including School Security Group), Horse Watch and many others.



“2012 – Awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award”