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PCC boosts Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

Eleven more Neighbourhood Watch schemes are benefitting from PCC Hardyal Dhindsa’s Neighbourhood Watch Innovation Funding.   The PCC has allocated over £3000 in support of local initiatives designed to improve community safety in the latest round of funding.

This comes on top of the six schemes supported earlier in the year, reflecting Hardyal Dhindsa’s recognition of the valuable work these very local schemes undertake.

He has also granted additional funds to Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch Association Trust (DNWAT) to help them promote schemes locally across the county and to enable them to pay for a licence for MS Teams so that members can continue to work efficiently during the Coronavirus restrictions, using virtual meetings.

Hardyal has been a staunch supporter of NHW from the outset, reintroducing Neighbourhood Alert to Derbyshire which had been a victim of the austerity funding cuts.  Recognising its value to communities, the PCC funded its return, which has been welcomed across the county.

The Schemes which have been granted funding are:

  • South East Glossop
  • Bradwell Hope Valley
  • Oakwood Watch
  • Burnaston
  • Tissington
  • Clifton
  • Manor Kingsway
  • Doveridge
  • Eckington Parish
  • Lower Somersal Lane
  • Derby City Centre


Hardyal Dhindsa said: “Without Neighbourhood Watch our communities would be more vulnerable to crime.  Supporting these schemes is, to me, a no-brainer.  Neighbourhood Watch does a tremendous amount to keep communities safe and deter criminals and if I can help with some funding, that’s a good investment for everyone.”

Lynn Farrar, Chair of Derbyshire Neighbourhood Watch said: “We are grateful to Hardyal for his support and his contribution to the NW Innovation fund has been a huge success for us.  Membership is increasing and we are able to provide new schemes with the means to help them get started.  See our website: www.derbyshireneighbourhoodwatch.co.uk.


NHW Watch Location



South East Glossop



Bradwell Hope Valley



Oakwood Watch












Manor Kingsway






Eckington Parish NHW



Lower Sommersall Lane



Derby City Centre   





Posted on Tuesday 23rd March 2021
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