Neighbourhood Watch wins prestigious Queens Award12/12/2012
Neighbourhood Watch wins prestigious Queen’s Award
Neighbourhood Watch has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award in recognition of their work as one of the largest voluntary movements across England and Wales.
Neighbourhood Watch is one of best known crime preventative initiatives across the UK with studies showing a 79% decrease in crime where the initiative is in place.
Helping to enable and support coordinators across England and Wales, the Neighbourhood and Home Watch Network (NHWN) is delighted to accept the award on behalf of the whole movement.
Jim Maddan, Chairman of NHWN said:
‘Volunteers by their very definition are the people who develop community cohesion in their own time and it is this which brings people together to tackle crime issues and anti-social behaviour. It is the grassroots membership who deserves this award for their enthusiasm, hard work and commitment to preventing and reducing crime’.
With over 3000 co-ordinators in Leicestershire & Rutland covering almost 250,000 households, volunteer community advocates are critical in the fight against crime in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.
Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch members believe that everyone has a right to feel safe where they live. We promote that right by building strong, friendly, active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.
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