Please read below some of the frequently asked questions to the Neighbourhood Network team.

If you can't find the answer to your question - please call the team on 01482 826061 or email

I don’t fall in to any type of membership you have listed; can I still be a member?
Yes, we try to group the members into ‘a type’ for the Neighbourhood Network reporting system. We welcome all different types of groups, so don’t worry about this aspect. You can be a subscriber to our weekly e-newsletter without being part of any group.
My group will only have three members; can I still be a member?
Yes, we have large and small groups registered as member groups or singularly you can subscribe to our weekly newsletter.
I run a group on social media and I don’t know everyone in the group, is this a problem?
No, just as long as you are communicating to your members via this platform. Some members will want to be active within your group, whilst others will be happy to be a 'like' on the page and receive the relevant information from you as and when needed.
Can more than one person in my group receive the weekly email newsletter?
Yes, we can send the newsletters out to any member of your group. They can subscribe themselves or they can contact us to add them to the subscribers list.
I don’t have an email, so can my group still register with the Neighbourhood Network?
Of course as long as we have a telephone number and postal address you can register.
Does the Neighbourhood Network only support groups in Hull?
The majority of the Neighbourhood Network’s coverage is Hull. However, due to the partnership work with neighbouring local authorities as part of the Humber Watch Association we have close links with those supporting groups in the Humberside force area. If you would like more information, please contact us on Tel: 01482 826061.
How does the Neighbourhood Network decide on its aims?
The Neighbourhood Network sets its aims and priorities of work based on the Police and Crime Commissioner’s current Police and Crime Plan.
How does the Neighbourhood Network achieve its aims?
The Neighbourhood Network works towards achieving its aims by its continuous support of its member groups and partners throughout its various projects. Visit the projects page to have a look at some of the current work that is helping the charity achieve its aims.
Is the Neighbourhood Network part of the police?
No, the Neighbourhood Network is a stand-alone charity that is funded by many different organisations. However, the charity does work with Humberside Police in trying to achieve safer communities for all to live and work in.
Is the Neighbourhood Network part of Hull City Council?
No the Neighbourhood Network is stand-alone charity. However it is currently a tenant of Hull City Council, renting office space at the Bespoke Centre in North Bransholme.
I don’t want to receive the weekly e-newsletters anymore, do I have to cancel my membership?
No, we understand not everyone wants to receive weekly e-mails. Simply e-mail us with a request to take you off the weekly or unsubscribe yourself.
I’m not a member of the Neighbourhood Network but would like to enter into the Awards, can I do this?
No, however it’s very simple to join. Please call us on Tel: 01482 826061 if you have any questions or concerns about joining the Neighbourhood Network.
Can I volunteer for the Neighbourhood Network Charity?
Yes, the Neighbourhood Network can offer volunteering opportunities depending on the current project workload and experience of those wanting to volunteer.
How does the Neighbourhood Network recognise the achievements of its registered groups?
The Neighbourhood Network holds an annual awards event, where past categories have included; Neighbourhood Network Group of the Year, Engaging with Youth Award, Engaging with the Elderly Award, Community Group f the Year and Community Champion of the Year. The charity also seeks positive news stories for the weekly e-newsletter.
How can I become a Community Safety Volunteer for Humberside Police?
For information on volunteering please contact Humberside Police's Community Safety Team on telephone number 01482 220723 or via email
What age can I become a Community Safety Volunteer for Humberside Police?
A volunteer must be 16 and left secondary education, however there is no upper age limit to becoming a Community Safety Volunteer.
Who can join the Neighbourhood Network?
Any group of people with an interest in community safety can join the Neighbourhood Network. Your group can be informal or it can be formally constituted. If you are not part of a group, but would like to receive the weekly e-newsletter then please subscribe.
How many members does a group need to have?
The smallest Neighbourhood Network group registered currently has 5 members and the largest group has over 17,000 members.
Do I have to be from Hull to join the Neighbourhood Network?
No, however the majority of groups registered are situated in Hull and the community safety messages shared are very much Hull focused. We do have some groups who reside in the East Riding of Yorkshire and we are hoping to support more along the boundaries with the East Riding.
How do I join the Neighbourhood Network?
Registration is simple, just fill out the registration form and email/send back to us. As soon as we add you to the database you can take advantage of the membership support, including receiving the weekly e-newsletter.
Why should I join the Neighbourhood Network?
By joining the Neighbourhood Network you become part of a unique network of members with a community safety focus. Membership also includes access to a weekly newsletter, free training, funding opportunities, networking opportunities and lots more.
Do I have to run a specific Neighbourhood Watch Group to be a member of the Neighbourhood Network?
No, our members are from all different types of groups, but all have a community safety element. Group types include Resident Associations, Business Watches, Churches, Schools, Allotment Groups, Charities and many more.
How much does it cost to be a member?
Nothing, membership to the Neighbourhood Network is FREE.
How much of my time will it take to run a group?
All groups are different, but a Residents Group or Neighbourhood Watch Group can take as much or as little time as you want to put into it.
Can the Neighbourhood Network help my Neighbourhood Watch Group obtain signs and stickers for my street?
Yes, the Neighbourhood Network can help with the supply Neighbourhood Watch Signs and stickers, along with other useful crime prevention booklets.
If I set up a group, do I have to have regular meetings?
No, you don’t have to have meetings you can communicate with members through other ways such as emails, noticeboards or through social media.
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