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About Us

The Association covers the Police Safer Neighbourhood Areas of Thirsk and Easingwold, in all some 300 square miles and is run by a small committee of volunteers. Membership of the Association is FREE to all Watches registered with North Yorkshire Police.

It is supported by North Yorkshire Police, Hambleton and Richmondshire Community Safety Partnership and it is linked to the National and County NHW structure.

The organisation is based on the simple philosophy of ‘Getting together with your neighbours to reduce local crime and disorder to make your neighbourhood a safer and better place to live, work and play.’

HSNHWA’s main aims are:


We are often asked – “How effective is NHW and does it impact positively on crime reduction?”
Analysis has shown NHW to be effective in 79% of cases when compared with similar areas where no schemes existed. It was also identified that NHW schemes are highly valued by the general public, who appreciate them not just for their impact on crime reduction, but also for the reassurance they provide and for the way they encourage greater community spirit and cohesion.

An active NHW scheme acts as a deterrent to criminal activity and your HSNHWA committee actively develops and supports schemes in our district.

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Committee Meetings
They take place on Monday mornings in alternate months. The Annual General Meeting is held on a Monday evening in May at the Galtres Centre, Easingwold, preceded by a Public Meeting addressed by an interesting Guest Speaker.

Thirsk market place
Thirsk Market Square