WE HAVE EVOLVED FROM LOCAL SCHEMES INTO WIDER NETWORK WATCH
” BRINGING PEOPLE & COMMUNITIES TOGETHER “
BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
Our Mission Explained
Our aim is to bring people together to create strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely.
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. Owl Watch Cymru is about making sure that fewer people feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live, work or visit.
Watch Scheme Foreword by Jacqui Hames
– Former BBC Crimewatch presenter and law enforcement media presenter
Our homes should be our refuge, a place to feel safe, kick off our shoes, relax, and be ourselves with those most dear to us. However, the world is changing so rapidly in terms of how we live and where to live and work, increasingly we’ve become more isolated when it comes to navigating our way safely through the everyday, and very occasionally not-so-everyday dangers of modern living.
Neighbourhood Watch has never been more relevant or more necessary than it is today. Our communities, both real and virtual, rely more than ever on a close relationship between the public and the police and this wonderful organisation does more than most to share the messages that keep us safe.
I’m delighted that the Home Secretary has put a Modern Crime Prevention Strategy at the top of the policing agenda. As a police officer for many years, every day I came across people who never dreamed they’d find themselves victims of crime. You can play a vital role in stopping that from happening.
Whether you’re an established stalwart of this wonderful organisation or just joining the community, thank you. You have made, and will continue to make a real difference to your neighbourhoods.
The Association was established in 1987 & exists to promote ‘good neighbouring’ where local people ‘watch’ out for each other and seek to combat the things that threaten the quality of community life.
A Board of Trustees that comprises of local representatives from Rural & Urban communities runs the Association.
Our operations and services complement and supports the crime plans of the Community Safety Partners and The Police Crime Commissioner for North Wales, Welsh Government, Home Office to facilitate safe and secure environments that embraces diversity, race and faith, spans generations. The Association particularly supports vulnerable and older people, engaging young people to help as well as supporting groups as diverse as disadvantaged neighbourhoods, farming communities, thorough responding to people’s concerns to enable them to be and feel safer, secure, and respected through several watch scheme types and projects.