Neighbourhood Support

​Neighbourhood Support aims to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities safer and more caring places in which to live. You could be part of establishing a group in your neighbourhood or community.

Neighbourhood Support Groups ​

Neighbourhood Support Groups enable people to share information, ideas and insights.

A Neighbourhood Support Group will:

  • Encourage neighbours to talk to each other
  • Share information that will help reduce the risk and fear of crime
  • Help foster a sense of community spirit, where everyone is respected and valued
  • Educate and empower neighbours to take responsibility for their own safety
  • Identify the needs of neighbours and ways to assist each other
  • Identify the strengths and skills of neighbours to contribute to solving local problems
  • Minimise burglaries and car crime in the local area
  • Reduce graffiti, vandalism, violence and disorder
  • Support victims of crime
  • Enhance the safety features and appearance of the neighbourhood
  • Decide on ways to handle any civil emergencies that may occur
  • Know when and how to contact Police, other emergency services or support agencies
  • Liaise and co-operate with other community groups

What's stopping you from joining or establishing a Neighbourhood Support group today? 

Visit www.neighbourhoodsupport.co.nz to locate a group in your area - or start your own group.​​

Page reviewed: 27 Jul 2018 4:11pm