Welcome to the new Bedford and District Neighbourhood Watch WEB site.
This site supports Neighbourhood Watch activities for the whole of Bedford Borough.
Neighbourhood Watch began life in the UK over 30 years ago and Bedford was one of the first three to be formed in the country. It was originally a response to rising crime, but today, as times change, it covers all aspects of keeping safe and developing communities.
Neighbourhood Watch acts as the eyes and ears of the community. As a result, it has been shown that Neighbourhood Watch areas are far less likely to be targeted by criminals. "Crime cannot flourish in a community that cares."
The modern Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that no one has to feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live. It's about people looking out for each other, crossing barriers of age, race and class to create strong, cohesive communities that benefit everyone.
We are a not-for-profit organisation, non-party in politics, and operate an equal opportunities and non-discriminatory policy. Anybody can join, regardless of their background, and membership is free.