About Us


The Towcester Neighbourhood Watch group was started in 2006 by town councillor Mike Hornett and is fully registered within the national Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

Our registration certificate number is 34ND/44/02/06/NHW. We are not a business or a charity but rely on volunteers to make Towcester a better community and a safer place to live.

We inevitably have costs and we are grateful for local businesses, associations, groups or individuals who support our work. In 2010 we received funding via our District Councillor Rosemary Bromwich through the Northamptonshire County Council “Empowering Councillors Scheme”. And in previous years we received financial support from Lloyds TSB, Northamptonshire County Council, Whittlebury Leisure Spa, Towcester Rotary Club and Towcester Town Council. We appreciate their help and support.

A safer Towcester makes a better, safer community which has benefits whether you are a local employer, business, employee or resident. If you can help financially we welcome your support.

What we do ...

Neighbourhood Watch provides an effective network of local residents who are vigilant in deterring criminal activity and anti-social behaviour.

The network operates in two ways:

1. Residents act as the 'ears and eyes' watching out for criminal activity and anti-social   
    behaviour and report this to the police directly.


2. Information received from the police is eamiled to residnets to disseminate intelligence
    and make residents aware of any activity.


We also:

• Maintain a network of residents to ensure police intelligence is disseminated within our 
   community as effectively as possible.

• Provide a forum to feedback and contribute to a safer Towcester.
• Work with the police, the Safer Communities Teams, Towcester Joint Action Group and
   other relevant agencies and groups.

• Install Watch street signs and review other ways of deterring criminal and anti-social
   activity.

• Help reduce the fear of crime within the community, those at risk, and the elderly
• Provide leaflets and door/window stickers.
• Press publicity as well as attending local events and exhibitions.

Information is primarily communicated via email but also via telephone and mail-drops. If you are interested in helping our voluntary organisation, please click here to contact us.