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.



“2008 – FootYF – Factor”
Flintshire’s Mini European Football Championship 2008″


“2008 – FarmWatch”
Another FIRST in North Wales – where Cilcain Young Farmers, North Wales Police, Neighbourhood Watch and the late Brynle Williams (AM) came together to launch the first FarmWatch. The main aims are to reduce opportunities for crime and vandalism, strengthen community spirit, improve communication between farmers and the Police as well a as reducing the fear of crime.


“2009 – EcoYF-Factor”
Neighbourhood Environmental Project Delivery. Winner of the All Wales Award.



“2009/10 – DYing to take the Call”
Young people taking action by raising awareness, amongst young people in particular, of the issue of why not to use mobile phones in cars. This was part of a Media Studies Project at Mold Alun High School.


“2012 – Y-KOPS”
Youth Keeping Older People Safe Intergenerational Doorstep Crime Project. The purpose of this pilot project is to develop a kit which is aimed at bringing together Young & Older residents in Flintshire, helping older people to be safe, feel safer and reassured.


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


“2017 – Neighbourhood Superheroes”



“2018 – Preloved Homeless Bears”

The Preloved homeless bears have been lovingly restored by the fundraising volunteers, who have also been busy knitting the outfits for them – as you can see in the images. More bears are also welcome, for more information please use or ‘Contact Us’ Page.


Preloved Homeless Bear
Preloved Homeless Bear