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Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch Update

Collaborative Efforts in B13 area:

We’re excited to share the latest updates from our Neighbourhood Watch community in the Watton/Shipdham/Mattishall B13 area. Together, we’re making strides in enhancing the safety and security of the area. Other areas are likely to come on board throughout the year and we’ll keep you updated. Join the area’s Facebook page for regular updates. 

Our area coordinator Mike Onassis and local beat manager Austin Clarke are working closely together, fostering a strong partnership to address community concerns effectively. Pop-up events are scheduled throughout the year to engage with residents and promote a sense of unity. Keep a look out in the local press and on social media.

Support for Members:

We have recently welcomed our new dedicated Neighbourhood Watch PC based within Norfolk Police Community Safety Department at HQ. Together we’re committed to providing support for all new and existing members. If you’re a new member, expect a follow-up to assist you in navigating our initiatives and resources. Additionally, Neighbourhood Watch HQ is extending some additional tangible support, reinforcing our collective efforts.

Local Engagement:

We encourage all members to actively participate in their local Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel meetings where you can share any concerns with your local safer neighbourhood policing team.  Unsure about meeting schedules? Reach out to us for clarification. Your involvement is crucial in shaping the safety initiatives which will be tailored to your local community’s needs.

Training for Beat Managers:

Recognising the vital role of collaboration, all new Beat Managers are likely to receive a greater awareness of the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch engagement in their training sessions. These sessions will emphasise the importance of working with Neighbourhood Watch members to maximise overall impact.

Police Cadets Engagement:

As spring approaches, expect to see the Police Cadets actively involved in our Neighbourhood Watch community. Their presence will help underpin a commitment to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all residents.

Cybersecurity Support:

Exciting news! We now have our very own Neighbourhood Watch Cybersecurity Ambassador. Should you encounter any cybersecurity issues, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance.

Seeking Volunteer IT Manager

Good at IT and have a few hours to spare? Join our team at Norfolk Neighbourhood Watch and make a difference to your community! We are currently seeking a skilled IT volunteer to support our efforts in enhancing safety and security throughout Norfolk.  If you are passionate about technology and committed to leveraging it for the greater good, this is the perfect opportunity for you to contribute your expertise and make a positive impact on the lives of Norfolk residents.

Feedback and Suggestions

Your feedback, suggestions, or concerns regarding neighbourhood safety within your communities, is crucial for fostering community engagement and addressing local issues effectively. Please send your feedback to

Maintaining a safe community is a collective responsibility. Look out for one another, report suspicious activity promptly, and if you are able to do so, please do actively participate in Neighbourhood Watch activities as and when they are advertised throughout the year.  Being part of Neighbourhood Watch means your safety and security are our top priority. Together, let us build resilient communities where everyone feels protected and empowered.