neighbourhood watch

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neighbourhood watch

a scheme under which members of a community agree together to take responsibility for keeping an eye on each other's property, as a way of preventing crime
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(American) neighbor (ˈneibə) noun
a person who lives near oneself. my next-door neighbour.
ˈneighbourhood noun
1. a district or area, especially in a town or city. a poor neighbourhood.
2. a district or area surrounding a particular place. He lives somewhere in the neighbourhood of the station.
ˈneighbourhood watch (American neighborhood watch;also sentry watch) noun
a system allowing organized groups of people to police their neighbourhoods to prevent crime.
ˈneighbouring adjective
near or next in place. France and Belgium are neighbouring countries.
ˈneighbourly adjective
(negative unneighbourly) friendly. a very neighbourly person.
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An appeal has gone out for anyone who has any information to contact a local neighbourhood watch group.
CHESHIRE'S police and crime commissioner has designated funding to help set-up more Neighbourhood Watch schemes across the county.
Cheshire's police and crime commissionerhas designated funding to help set-up more Neighbourhood Watch schemes across the county.
WORK is underway to revamp Neighbourhood Watch schemes in Charnwood to make them "fit for purpose".
Officers and staff from West Midlands Police are supporting national Neighbourhood Watch Week, which runs until Sunday.
Police are inviting residents of Pyrgos in Limassol to a presentation on its neighbourhood watch programme on Monday evening.
NEIGHBOURHOOD Watch, also referred to as Homewatch in some areas of Merseyside, is a partnership where individuals and families come together to help make their communities safer and better places to live.
In fact, the 7ft tall statue was one of the stars of the original production of Neighbourhood Watch when it premiered in 2011.
A PENSIONER was honoured for more than 60 years working with Neighbourhood Watch.
THE chairman of the South Wales Neighbourhood Watch Association has been thanked by the Prime Minister for his work.
The Charities Fund provided PS150 worth of vouchers to Lakeside Neighbourhood Watch.

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