The main role of Neighbourhood Watch is less about fighting crime and more about building a stronger relationship between the police force and community.  A community that is focused on trust and respect, creating a society where no one must feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.

People believe that the biggest impact of the Neighbourhood Watch programme was on building a strong relationship between Police and the community and the development of community empowerment.  We are in close conact with Sussex Police and report any concerns residents have, we want to fight the fear and isolation which is generated by crimes.  We are all aware of the lack of police presence on the streets and it was good to see the recent recruitment of police officers and PCSOs.  In recent years, raising confidence in police and increasing feelings of safety in the community has been a central part of police reform in the UK.

The modern Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that nobody has to feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.  It’s about people looking out for each other, whoever they are, and create strong communities for everyone’s benefit.

We hope you decide to join us, it’s free and uncomplicated, you don’t have to be attached to a scheme or deliver newsletters. To register, you can either call in and see us at The Hub, the first Saturday of the month between 10 – 12pm at Polegate Community Centre, or complete the registration

If you wish to become a coordinator, this will require you to have a “scheme” and it’s up to you how many members you have, from 2 houses to a whole road!  Membership Registration Form

Please read the information regarding use of your data is in the full Privacy policy

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Click here to view the Sussex Memorandum of Understanding with Sussex Police.
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Our Alert System

Our system is very secure and the same software is also used by many police forces.

Your data is held securely and in accordance with Data Protection legislation.

Neighbourhood Alert provides an advanced community messaging system solution for police forces, local authorities and Neighbourhood Watch and has been designed and constructed by VISAV Limited (VISAV).

Once you’ve joined InTheKnow.Community you will get updates from your local police and Neighbourhood Watch. In the future, we hope you’ll be able to receive updates from other community organisations as well.  Updates are sent by email or (occasionally) text message and are tailored for you based on where you live and what you are interested in – InTheKnow.Community is provided by Surrey Police and Sussex Police. It is part of the National Neighbourhood Alert network.

VISAV Limited (VISAV) is both a data controller and a data processor. Public authority and safety organisations are represented on the Neighbourhood Alert system, these are called Information Providers (IP).

Each IP is a Data Controller and responsible for ensuring that access to data is restricted appropriately. Your data will not be shared without your explicit, opt-in consent and you can withdraw this permission at any time by logging in, using the settings button on any Alert email or contacting VISAV.

Why we need your data

This is so that IPs will be able to send you messages and manage the growth of active citizen-based communities. Messages are tailored to your requirements by the information you provide at registration or subsequently by logging into your account or answering surveys.

Your rights

You have the right to unsubscribe, check, object and have your data deleted. You can also request a copy of your information in a structured, electronic format.

Who are we

VISAV Limited (VISAV), Sherwood Business Centre, 616a to 618a Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham, NG5 2GA. 0115 9245517,


By joining Neighbourhood Watch you are less likely to be a victim of burglary, which is why insurance companies sometimes offer discounts on home contents insurance.

Partnerships aims to set up 30,000 new schemes

The Co-op Insurance has announced it has become a primary sponsor of Neighbourhood Watch.

We are proud to be supported by the Co-op Insurance and ERA Home Security.

The sponsorship agreement between the insurer and the UK’s largest voluntary movement will initially last 12 months. It will see the organisations working together to achieve their common goals of bringing neighbourhoods together to create stronger relationships and promote safety among communities, giving individuals greater peace of mind.