Get involved

Get involved

  1. Register with Ourwatch (this gives you unverified Ourwatch membership) press sign-up page
  2. Choose a watch scheme to join (options will come up after you signed up)
    • or create your own scheme
    • then ask for permission to run the scheme
  3. You need to verify your details with us, the borough association and become a member
  4. If you are verified, you can fully use your own watch scheme and/or become a member of the Association.
  5. We’d also want to give you an induction via Zoom, book here.
  6. Once you are verified you are entitled to free Public Liability insurance provided by us.
  7. You can choose what you want to get involved in, e.g. whether you wish to help out with
    1. Street based watch
    2. run a ward watch
    3. Become a trustee
      1. an officer or committee member.
    4. Sign up for quality courses from Ourwatch, Tower Hamlets Council, NHS, other providers.

We give people a lot of choices.

If you register. you get

  • Excellent crime prevention messages

Once you are verified and are an approved co-ordinator, you can then

  • Join THNWA specific Apps
  • Join the Knowledge Hub
  • Represent us on various social media sites.
  • With approval use our logo on your own social media groups and website.
  • We will recommend you to your local SNT Ward Panel for membership.

Police here in Tower Hamlets use OWL as a mailing list but watch groups are formed on Ourwatch. The Membership administrator on Ourwatch is a police approved volunteer with a valid Data Controller license.

If you read the latest Ward Panel Handbook from the Police you see we are a partner of the Police and we are also part of the Tower Hamlets Partnership.

contact us for queries or make an appointment. Usually you can see us during Thursday coffee mornings without appointment. See event calendar for details.

Community Safety Charter

Sign the charter here. Its for organisations and individuals and does not depend on Ourwatch membership.