Neighbourhood Watch has increased engagement with the Muslim community in Castlefield and Oakridge in High Wycombe by working closely with Wycombe Mosque. 

Tables are manned at Friday prayer times at the three mosques and worshippers are given advice about crime prevention and leaflets are handed out.

To take this aspiration forward, the Neighbourhood Watch Association has recently worked with the Mosque trustees to look at different engagement models for Neighbourhood Watch that would reach a wider audience.

The model agreed by all is to have three senior mosque officials signed up as a Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator.

Each Mosque Coordinator passes on information about crime affecting the local community and shares crime prevention advice to regular attendees (between 500 and 1000 people) during Friday prayer announcements.

Neighbourhood Watch will continue to have tables outside the mosques when possible and will be invited into the mosques occasionally to make presentations to maintain and strengthen engagement with the community. This will ensure that the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch will reach a significantly larger part of the Wycombe community.

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