Safer Neighbourhoods

Berkhamsted Living Magazine Neighbourhood Watch

Want to feel safer? Join your local Neighbourhood Watch (NHW).

Membership of NHW in Berkhamsted currently stands at around 30%, compared to the borough average of 40% – so we’re asking you to get involved.

Higher NHW membership in an area means that more people are aware of current incidents and therefore more likely to spot if something isn’t right.

And it’s not just on your street – statistics show that, these days, online losses are around four times more likely than being burgled, so you’ll be sent emails (OWL messages) to help make you aware of emerging web problems including fake Inland Revenue texts, fake utility company emails, and fake ‘Windows’ issues.

Your NHW account also has local crime maps, local Trading Standards-approved tradespeople, and how to log street light/pothole issues. You might even be eligible for home insurance premium reductions.

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