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Welcome to your Neighbourhood Watch (ER   NHW).

In East Renfrewshire the NHW movement was revitalised in 2005 after a long period of slumber.

The NHW concept had commenced some 25 years earlier, however in 2005 there were only a few small local stand alone groups operating in this region.

There was an obvious need for an association to encompass, encourage and support membership of NHW and the ERNHW was born.

Up to this point NHW traditionally had been led by the Police Community Safety Department.

At this time we took over the lead and altered the connection with the police, and we were then fully supported by Community Policing. 

This proved to be very beneficial with Community Policing and the Senior Police Management supporting this association in every aspect, so much that we have been in a position to grow to now embrace 85 Group Co-ordinators, in excess of 8000 Member households, 85 Businesses and 2 places of Worship.

We developed active partnerships in particular with Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, Community Councils, Area Forums and Community Heath and Care Partnership.   

In 2007 due to our innovative and pro active partnerships we were nominated for and received 4 National awards and are now justifiably regarded as the “Best in Scotland”.

The following year we were nominated in four categories and were eventual runners up in three out of the four and won the Communication Award which was down to our ability to get our message out, and in particular our community engagement via the innovative web site.

We also attracted positive comments from the Scottish Government for our approchable and responsive attitude via the web site to communication.

Also our Chair Tom Taylor has been voted the Eastwood Person of the Year 2009.

This award was made by the Eastwood Rotary Club and Tom was nominated by Chief Inspector Kenny Graham.

We would wish to continue with this trend and take the NHW movement in this region forward and develop it still further for the next 25 years.


Web Launch  

We officially launched the site on Friday 19th September 2008 at Voluntary Action premises in Barrhead. We were pleased to have 40 of our partners in attendence to mark the launch of our ground breaking web site.