General Information

There is more to Neighbourhood Watch than just helping in the fight against crime:-

With regard to helping the fight against crime:-

If you would like to become a Street Co-ordinator or would like any further information regarding Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch, please e-mail:

About Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch began life in the UK over 30 years ago in response to rising crime, but today, as times change, covers all aspects of keeping safe.

Our main aims are to prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime and improve safety.  That means that whilst combating crime remains our core aim, we also help out in other important ways that help protect our communities, such as during and after emergencies.

The modern Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that no one has to feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.  It’s about people looking out for each other, crossing barriers of age, race and class to create strong, cohesive communities that benefit everyone.

Neighbourhood Watch acts as the eyes and ears of the community.  As a result, it has shown that Neighbourhood Watch areas are far less likely to be targeted by criminals.  Crime cannot flourish in a community that cares.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, non-party in politics, and operate an equal opportunities and non-discriminatory policy.  Anybody can join, regardless of their background, and membership is free.

Eastbourne Neighbourhood Watch currently has 456 schemes across the Borough and covers 14,419 homes. We are always looking to increase our numbers as there are over 47,000 homes in Eastbourne in all and, in an ideal world, they would all be members of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

For more information about Neighbourhood Watch, please telephone the Police non-emergency contact centre, 101, ask your local PCSO, or visit the websites on our Links page.