neighbourhood watch

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neighbourhood watch

n
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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Translations
نِظام مُراقَبَة الحَي
bezpečnostní strážní služba
polgárőrség
bezpečnostná strážna služba
semt gözetimi

neighbour

(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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in periodicals archive ?
In that time she has set up 16 Neighbourhood Watch schemes in Stockton borough and has raised over pounds 30,000 for both adult and junior Neighbourhood Watches.
Three South Tyneside inspectors, Peter Sutton, Simon Charlton and Ian King, have had pounds 100 each donated to them from South Tyneside Associations of Neighbourhood Watches (STANW) to use in their sectors to continue to cut crime and disorder.
For a nomination form, Neighbourhood Watches should contact police liaison officers.
"Neighbourhood Watches are designed to encourage neighbourliness and closer communities," she said.
For reasons only the council can explain, RCT has withdrawn capital grant funding for 2006-2007 so the impact will be felt by all those neighbourhood watches who had projects in the pipeline.
Experts say the apathy is mirrored across the country because figures show the number of Neighbourhood Watches operating has not risen for the past four years.
"While there are already 474 registered Neighbourhood Watches in the Huddersfield Area, this represents only about 20% of all households, so it would be nice to develop it further in the town and outlying areas," said police liaison officer Dave Whitteron.