History of OWL
The Association was established in 1987 as Flintshire Neighbourhood Watch Association a crime prevention charity which promotes for the benefit of the public, good citizenship, community safety & greater public participation, in the prevention & detection of crime. Promoting public support for the work of the Police service & other Partners, in the protection of people & property from, & prevention of crime. Use link below to register for Neighbourhood, School, Community Centre, No Cold Calling WATCH Schemes - formed to support of people who are older and those who are more vulnerable) Park, Shop, Business, Farm, Equine, Allotments, Dog Watch/Paws on Patrol & more.
In 2014 following community consultation and requests we changed our name to reflect the areas & over 60 types of watch schemes that we design, implement, manage & support.
A Board of Trustees are the Governing Board that comprises of local representatives from Rural & Urban communities that runs the Association. President of the Association is RT Hon Lord Barry Jones and Chief Officer is Mrs Denise Edwards.
How does a Neighbourhood Watch scheme work?
By being a good neighbour, you can help to make your community more secure. You can do this in many ways, including:
- Looking out for your neighbours by keeping an eye on those who are older or vulnerable, watching out for your neighbour's homes while they are away & reporting any suspicious activity
- Receiving OWL crime & safety bulletins about what is happening locally & how you can help, for example look out for stolen property, find missing people, or identify suspects
- Receiving & sharing crime prevention advice to help keep you & your neighbours safe & your homes & property secure
- Being a part of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme with your neighbours to work together to keep your street safe
Street Coordinators: Look after a number of homes by welcoming new neighbours, keeping OWL contact details up to date, acting as a point of contact, & pass on message/information to neighbours who may be more vulnerable or who do not have access to emails.