About the Harrogate & District Neighbourhood Watch Association

Our Association, covering the whole of Harrogate District of more than 500 square miles is well established as a registered charity, independently run by a small voluntary committee. Current committee members and how to contact them are listed below.

It is supported by North Yorkshire Police and Harrogate District Community Safety Partnership and is now linked to the County and National NHW structure. 

The organisation is based on a simple philosophy of:-

Getting together with your neighbours to reduce local crime and disorder to make your neighbourhood a safer and better place to live, work and play.’

Within H&D NHWA there are close to 1000 Neighbourhood watch schemes plus 300 Rural watch ‘schemes’. 
Its main aims are.

  bullet point Working with the police to  combat crime and the fear of crime,

  bullet point Providing training and on-going support to schemes

  bullet point Advising members on security matters and to keep them informed on current crime and preventative measures. 

  bullet point Promotion of “neighbourliness” and supporting the elderly and vulnerable in our neighbourhood.

Watches are well represented in our district, we continue the development with priority being given to high crime areas.

We are often asked – “how effective is  NHW  and does it impact positively on crime reduction?”.  On independent analysis it was found to be effective in 79% of cases when compared with similar areas where no schemes existed.  Furthermore, it was also identified that NHW schemes are generally highly valued by the general public, who appreciate them not just for their impact on crime reduction but also for the reassurance that they provide and for the ways in which they encourage greater community spirit and cohesion.

A pro-active NHW scheme acts as a deterrent to criminal activity and your committee actively develops and supports all Schemes in our District.

Executive Committee Members 2016 - 2017

Name Post / Responsibilities  
Park Peyton, Catherine Chairman
Piazza, Katy Committee Member
Andralojc, Nick Treasurer
Benbow, Derek Secretary, Website
Kirby, Richard Committee Member
Slights, Graham Committee Member, Rural Areas
Dallas, Peter Support Role, Look Out Editor, Website overview
Dobbs, Jim Website Administrator


To contact the committee please send an email to: info@nwatchharrogate.org.uk

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