The Neighbourhood Network was established with the purpose to work together with community groups to reduce crime, develop a good community spirit and create a safer environment to live in where people are neighbourly and look out for each other. Under the Neighbourhood Network umbrella Neighbourhood Watch group’s and any other group – however big or small – that are interested in community safety were welcome to register. Registered groups each provided the details of a co-ordinators who is the point of contact for all communications from the Neighbourhood Network.
The Network was launched in November 2011 with around 50 Neighbourhood Watch group’s. At the official launch Chief Inspector David Rawding, commander for Neighbourhood Policing in Hull said “the creation of a Neighbourhood Network will really assist in making communities feel safer. The network structure will act as a conduit for information to flow thereby allowing agencies and communities to work together to effectively problem solve issues that are identified as priorities in particular discrete locations. Empowering communities to kelp make their own environments better is one way to capture the spirit of the community that many feel has been lost over the last few decades”
During 2011, the following was achieved: