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Neighbourhood watch reaches landmark levels to become best in London

PUBLISHED: 16:24 15 August 2016 | UPDATED: 16:24 15 August 2016

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More than 1,000 street co-ordinators now work as part of the association

More than 1,000 people are now working as part of Bexley’s Neighbourhood Watch Association, keeping local people and businesses safe.

It’s now the most successful of its kind across London.

Peter Craske, chair of Bexley Community Safety Partnership.

He said: “The success of the borough’s Neighbourhood Watch Association is one of the reasons Bexley is consistently among the very safest boroughs in London.

“I applaud the part they play in the life of the community, which reflects local residents’ commitment to their community and to helping keep vulnerable people safe.”

Bexley currently has 1,049 Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators, who between them cover 728 streets and 39,337 households.

It has also set up a number of special groups that reflect particular interests, to collect and share information and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour. These groups include –

HoundWatch (dog walkers) – 375 members

FaithWatch (places of worship) – 95 members

PlotWatch (allotment holders) – 60 members

ShopWatch (shops in smaller parades) – 344 members

HorseWatch (for stables and horse owners) – 10 members

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