Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch is really rather special, being one of the first schemes to be registered in the Country. It was established in 1986 and is registered with the Charity Commission with Number 295228.
There are well over 12 000 households in Seaford & Bishopstone and we are proudly supported by one in ten of these households. Membership is simple and anyone can join the Association.
The Association is managed by an able Committee of Volunteers and a lively network of Area Coordinators, Sector Coordinators and Street Representatives. This means information is shared quickly and effectively to where it is needed most. Visit My NHW to find your Street Representative. You can also volunteer to represent you street.
Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch has lead the way in Sussex and we are actively involved with Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Federation and their initiatives to grow a vibrant network throughout the County.
While we are a wholly independent association with our own constitution and a board of Trustees, we subscribe to the guidelines of the Sussex Federation and to those of National Neighbourhood Watch.
Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch has built a solid relationship with Sussex Police and the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner and as a result, we are both well informed regarding their efforts in our town, and we are well regarded when we table our concerns.
Modern policing has changed dramatically over recent years in the face of many challenges. Our NHW has kept pace with those changes, and adapted to meet the challenges head on. Through our association with Sussex Fed, we meet with our East Sussex Crime Prevention Inspectors on a quarterly basis and liaise with our local PCSO's monthly.
Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch holds a number of open meetings per year, most notably our AGM in May which is followed by our Spring Expo, and again in September for our Autumn Expo.
These Exhibition evenings are free, open to all, and a great way to see what our local safety and community support organisations are up to.
The Executive Committee meets once a month and any registered member is welcome to join these meetings should they wish to.
As the Street Representative Network grows, this group will meet by Sector and Area, once a quarter.