The Neighbourhood Network is a Hull based charity, which launched in November 2011 and aims to reduce crime, develop a good community and create a safer environment to live in, where people are neighbourly and support one another.
The charity encourages community groups to join the Network and hundreds have already registered from across Hull. These consist of neighbours groups, Neighbourhood Watch, tenant and resident associations, community centres, business and retail partnerships, and community and voluntary sector organisations – however big or small – that are interested in community safety.
As part of the Network, each group’s coordinator agrees to receive our information and pass it on to their group’s members. Many groups do much more and just a few of the projects the group have done in the past year include –
- held crime reduction events
- successfully applied for gating schemes
- set up no cold calling zones
- received Neighbourhood Watch signs
- contributed information about those committing crime and antisocial behaviour and helped to improve the look and feel of neighbourhoods
- created a social media platform to engage with residents
The aims of the Neighbourhood Network are that –
- there will be less fear of crime and people will feel more empowered to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour within their own communities
- neighbourhood groups will have closer relationships with the community safety partners and there will be efficient two way information flow between groups and the partners
- people will benefit from increased integration and participation in community activity and have a greater feeling of belonging
- people will be more familiar with and understanding of the diverse communities in their locality and value their contribution to the neighbourhood
Why join the Neighbourhood Network
The Network provides an information channel to and from key partners including Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue service, Hull City Council Area Teams and your neighbourhood.
As a member of the Network groups get regular email news and neighbourhood issue reports.
This includes weekly community safety updates telling you what actions have been taken about local priorities, recent news and appeals, and offenders brought to justice. Groups are also invited to influence the way public services are provided in their area at local priority setting meetings such as ward forums and police drop ins.
In addition groups receive a weekly email with the latest local appeals, events, funding, training and opportunities available to groups and their members.
We also offer advice and support to groups who want to do more in their area, including –
- advice on how to set up no cold calling zones and gating schemes
- help advertising community events
- signposting to community safety partners for support
- details of funding available to groups
- volunteering opportunities
- a say on how community payback is delivered in your area
- training and networking opportunities
- how to set up and manage a social media platform to interact with residents
More Neighbourhood Network news
If you are interested in social media and want to know more about what is happening in Hull you can follow the Network online.
Visit the Neighbourhood Network Facebook page (link opens in a new window)
Follow Neighbourhood Network on Twitter (link opens in a new window)
How to join the Neighbourhood Network
It’s free to join up and we aim to make it as easy as we can for you to set up a neighbours group to suit you and your area.
To register, all you have to do is visit our website and complete the online Neighbourhood Network registration form
Visit the Neighbourhood Network Hull website (link opens in a new window)
Alternatively you can request a hard copy by telephoning 01482 826 061 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01482 826 061