Neighbourhood Watch Protect Your Passw0rd National Campaign

Neighbourhood Watch launches PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0rD campaign with 3 quick and easy steps


As we spend more time at home and on our online devices, over one third (34%) of people say that they’re more concerned about cybercrime than physical crime and a startling 1 in 5 people are a victim of cybercrime!* You could be more at risk than you might think.

If strengthening your passwords is something you keep putting off, or you feel overwhelmed by the sea of online security information, you’re not alone.

As part of our Cyberhood Watch initiative, launched in 2019 in partnership with Avast, we have launched a PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0Rd campaign that targets both the overwhelmed and complacent, providing everyone with 3 easy steps to be more secure online.

PROTECT YOUR Pa$$W0Rd in 3 easy steps

  1. Create a separate password for your email account
  2. Use 3 random words
  3. Turn on two-factor authentication (2FA)

To find out more about how to do each step visit our Password Protection page on our website .

But we won’t stop there!  Whilst taking those 3 easy steps will go a long way to protecting yourself online, we want to protect not just you but your whole community! To do this, we are asking you to spread the word and help protect your family, friends, colleagues and neighbours by sharing these 3 easy steps with 3 others.

To share with others you can forward this email to at least 3 of your friends, share the information from our Password Protection page in your local newsletter, or share our campaign on your social media channels using our Protect your Pa$$W0Rd Campaign Pack,

More about the campaign
Our campaign will run on social media for 4 weeks from 9th November 2020. We are targeting both Neighbourhood Watch members and non-members alike with two different attitudes to online security.

For those that are unsure and overwhelmed by an abundance of advice, we want to cut though the noise and simplify the confusion, so they feel empowered to take action.

And for those that think ‘it won’t happen to me’ we want to shock them into action, so that they realise how prevalent the problem is, even amongst young people.

We have created social media animated and still graphics targeted to both those audiences, supported by further information detailing how and why to take each step on our dedicated Password Protection page.

Download our Protect your Pa$$W0Rd Campaign Pack to share the campaign across your networks using email, whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and in newsletters.

Why not go one step further and share our Protect your Pa$$W0Rd Press Release locally and don’t forget to let us know about any local press you are able to generate.

Visit our Protect your PA$$word campaign page to find out more.

*Perceptions of cybercrime in the UK report produced in partnership with Avast, surveyed over 14,000 Neighbourhood Watch members:

For more information contact Deborah Waller on


NeighbourhoodWatch OUR NEWS November 2020 edition

Our popular monthly newsletter OUR NEWS November 2020 edition is here!

Read November edition

This month we introduce you to our new Spotlight on Associations feature starring Cumbria Neighbourhood Watch, and our new cybercrime campaign which we will be launching imminently.

We take a moment to celebrate our volunteers and the fantastic contributions they have made, and we share ways in which we can support you through the Covid-19 crisis.

We also take our first look at the findings from our recent Neighbourhood Watch England and Wales Crime Survey. And finally in the run up to Christmas, don’t miss out on exclusive member offers from ERA!


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National Neighbourhood Watch week Sunday 7th June – 13th June 2020

Next week is National Neighbourhood Watch week from Sunday 7th June – 13th June 2020

Illingworth and Bradshaw Neighbourhood watch Facebook link

We would love to be able to join with you and your neighbours to celebrate however we are unable to do that at the minute.

So we are asking how you plan on celebrating Neighbourhood Watch Week and giving recognition to your wonderful neighbours that help and support your neighbourhood!

  • Why not share a poster with your neighbours
  • Gift a postcard #sharingthelove #bekind
  • Host a virtual coffee morning
  • Make some bunting for your garden or street!

You can use these PDFs as resources for cards and bunting printouts:

Bunting PDF – NW AW20 A4 Bunting
Support Card – NW AW20 Folding Card – Support

Whatever you choose to do,  can you share the positive energy and comment with a photo or details of your celebrations with us either on our facebook page or via my email  address

In the meantime I hope you’re all staying safe

If you do have any neighbourhood problems or you know somebody who may be interested  in setting up or joining a watch group  please don’t hesitate to contact Karen Scanlon on or PC  Chris Newton direct on .

For non urgent issues or any other crime related issues ring 101. In case of an emergency always ring 999.


Karen Scanlon – Ward Link Worker – The North Halifax Partnership

Next Meeting of Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch Monday 8 April

Just to remind you that the next Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch meeting will be held on Monday 8 April 2019,  6:00pm start at Illingworth Fire Station, Keighley Road, Illingworth.

Angela Cawthra will be attending the meeting as a guest speaker, to talk about scams and frauds.

Pc Chris Newton the Ward Officer will be in attendance to help with any queries you may have regards crime in your area.

Karen hopes to see you all there however any problem please don’t hesitate to contact Karen or Pc Chris Newton direct on

For none urgent issues any other issues to ring 101 number or in case of an emergency always please ring 999.

For more information about Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch contact Karen by email on or phone 0300 555 0266.

Nominate Your Best Neighbour of 2018

Neighbourhood Watch and their sponsor Co-op Insurance has just launched a nationwide search to find and celebrate some of the best and most considerate neighbours of 2018!

They are urging people to nominate the most deserving good neighbours and there is also an opportunity to put forward your ‘Hero Next Door’ for a true act of heroism.

Neighbourhood Watch and Co-op Insurance are working together on these exciting awards and anyone can nominate their good neighbours today!

This is about the local heroes in your street and community whose acts of kindness and neighbourliness really set them apart.

NW want to recognise the people who are making such a vital contribution to community life and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

You don’t need to be a Neighbourhood Watch member to nominate and the person you nominate doesn’t need to be a member either.

Click here to join in– before nominations close on September 5 – and you’ll be taken to the nomination form where you can share your stories of great neighbourly activities and acts of kindness.
You can also share the link to the nominations page by cutting and pasting it from below.

So nominate your good neighbours today!

To read more about the awards on the Neighbourhood Watch website click here.


Neighbourhood Watch Week 2018

National Neighbourhood Watch Week is back for 2018!

NNWW18 runs from Saturday 16 June to Sunday 24 June – where the national organisation will be asking members how the movement will continue to help build safer and stronger communities over the next three years and beyond.

These are exciting times for Neighbourhood Watch as they look to the future of this fantastic movement and how we can make the most positive impact on communities across England and Wales over the next three years.

The national scheme is hosting a series of six seminars in June and July to give members to help develop NW’s Strategy for the next three years.

Members of the Board of Trustees will be attending each seminar to present and facilitate the Strategy discussion and to meet NW members. The Board know how vital it is to liaise and consult with local NW members and is committed to doing this in order to build a strong Strategy with shared commitment from all stakeholders.

This will be a great opportunity to meet members of the Board, the staff team and to network with each other to see what has been happening in other areas and to have YOUR voice in the future of Neighbourhood Watch.

There will also be the launch of new Crime and Vulnerability Toolkits at these seminars.

Crime in England and Wales is changing and NW is providing new practical information and help for members to support the police in the detection and reduction of these crimes. The network of 2.3 million member households is a force to be reckoned with.

So NW are finding more practical ways to empower members to look at some of the crimes that cause such significant harm to victims and communities. A simple example of this would be that if you regularly see different people going into a nearby house or minibuses turning up this may be a sign of Human Trafficking or if you are aware of an elderly neighbour regularly getting people knocking on their door they may well be being targeted for scams.

This summer NW are going to develop a group of 100+ local NW Champions from across England and Wales at the Seminars. The Champions will then be able to share their knowledge in their local area so even more people can get the important information they need and act as a local resource to other coordinators and members. This may simply mean sharing the information contained within the toolkits, developing a local focus on one or more of the areas or running a local project if they or local coordinators want to.

Anyone – member, coordinator or Association lead – with an interest in gaining information, additional knowledge and the chance to share this within their area with other members and coordinators will be the perfect participants for the seminars.

The toolkits provide information on and cover the following areas:
• Domestic Abuse – which as we know affects all communities
• Serious Violence – particularly knife crime
• Vulnerability and loneliness – affecting more people as families become more mobile
• Fraud and scams – electronic and traditional
• High harm crimes – Modern Slavery, Child Sexual Exploitation etc.

The closest seminars to our area are;

  • Tuesday 26 June – Manchester Metropolitan University, Cavendish North Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, M15 6BG.  9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.
  • Wednesday 27 June – Royal Hull Hotel, Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF, 9:30am registration, seminar 10:00am–4:00pm.

More information about the seminars can be found at

Unite and become a Dementia Friend in a Dementia Friendly North Halifax

Dementia doesn’t care who you are; it could affect us all.

Because public understanding is quite poor, people with dementia often feel misunderstood, marginalised and isolated which means that they’re less likely to be able to live independently in their own communities.

We urgently need to create a climate of kindness and understanding, so that everyone affected by dementia feels part of, not apart from, society.

This simply means finding out more about how dementia affects a person – and then, armed with this understanding, doing small everyday things that help. For example, being patient in a shop queue, or spending time with someone you know who’s living with dementia.

Dementia North Halifax and Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends is doing just that, starting with The Illingworth Neighbourhood Watch Group who completed training to become Dementia Friends including a game of Dementia Friends Bingo.

Every action counts, no matter how small. United, we can transform the dementia landscape and that transformation starts with you so get involved and become a Dementia Friend today.

If you live in North Halifax, interested in the training and want to become a North Halifax Dementia Friend then join us at various venues over the coming months.

If you would like to know how you can get involved please email or call 0300 555 0266