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
    • your scheme won’t work without verification
  3. After this, if you wish, 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. Social media watch
    3. Become 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. This opens the door to

  • Excellent crime prevention messages
  • Ability to join our ACT App group
  • Ability to join our WhatsApp group
  • Join the Knowledge Hub
  • Represent us on various social media sites, use our logo.
  • We will recommend you to your local SNT Ward Panel for membership.

Of course it is very easy also to sign up with OWL, which does not give you any options other than get Police and THPS emails off and on.

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 Protection 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.