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 A quick guide . . .   showing the basics about starting a HomeWatch Group / Scheme under the Maghull HomeWatch Association umbrella.

 It is far less involved and a much smaller commitment than you might think.



 1.  ~ Great idea about joining us. We can help you to start your group...Our 'Member Liaison Officer' can visit you to give more details / answer questions and we have literature for you to show you & for your neighbours. You will not be signing your life away and you are not even expected to attend our meetings ~ but would be warmly welcomed anytime.


 2.  ~ Someone in your road volunteers to become the HomeWatch 'Coordinator' aka 'Scheme Leader' & initiates a HomeWatch 'Group' for with as many, or as few neighbours as THEY can manage (The Police suggest about 20, but the more neighbours/members around you the better your own security) ~ and arrange a meeting with your neighbours to discuss the group and/or elect a different leader if desired


 3.  ~ Collect 2 / house which is their 1 annual membership fee and a one-off 1 which gets you a free road sign for every 20 houses in the group

We arrange for the Council to put it on a suitable lamppost for your group at NO charge.

~ You will all receive a 'HomeWatch Triangle' which tells would-be thieves that you & your neighbours are security conscious and look out for each other.


 4.  ~ Once a month we deliver an envelope to the Leader containing their required number of A4 Newsletters (we only ask for a list of the house numbers in your group, not your neighbour's names) ~ then just fold them to suit yourself & post them through your member's doors.


Ask for the 'HomeWatch DISCOUNT' when you renew your house insurance    :o)


~ You also become eligible to buy SMARTWATER for the ridiculously low price of 10 (with free registration for life)


MHWA Chairman says: "I started in 2001 by getting 40 neighbours into "my" group in my road

~ everyone gladly gave their 1+1's and we even bought 2 extra road signs.


Like most people, I only knew a few close neighbours when I started out, and starting the group made our section of the road more sociable too.

'my' group has expanded and I now have additional helpers and even more neighbours involved, which is nice!


~ the more neighbours that communicate the better & the safer your road becomes.


 I can answer any questions via email."


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Remember . . . Be safe, Be secure & Check who is at the Door

                  . . . If in doubt, keep them out & contact the police. 


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Created & Updated by: Mike's ~ Tai Chi for Health