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Showing the basics about starting a HomeWatch Group / scheme under the Maghull HomeWatch Association umbrella.
It's far less involved and a much smaller commitment than you might think.
Great idea about joining us. We can help you to start your group. A Member Liaison committee member or the Chair will 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.
Someone in your road volunteers to become the HomeWatch 'Coordinator' aka 'Scheme Leader' & initiates a HomeWatch 'Group' 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.
Collect £2 / house which is their £1 annual membership fee and a one-off £1 which gets you a free road sign for each road, subject to 80% HomeWatch membership.
We arrange for the Council to put it on a suitable lamppost for your group at NO charge.
You will all receive a new 'HomeWatch Sticker' which tells would-be thieves that you & your neighbours are security conscious and look out for each other.
Once every two months 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. You will get a certificate which also acts as a receipt for your £1 and proof for your insurance company, should they request it.
Get in touch and a member of the Homewatch committee will be in touch. Help us keep our town safe.