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UK’s First Neighbourhood Watch App launched in Rutland

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Rutland Neigbourhood Watch  has launched the UK’s first NHW app , which looks set to revolutionise the way Neighbourhood Watch schemes communicate with it’s members and the general public.

The free app will provide users with instant access to the latest crime alerts, advice and statistics. It also features a wealth of other useful contact numbers, web addresses, social media links, local news feeds and more. The Rutland Community Neighbourhood Watch app is said to be the first of its kind in the country and is intended to be a useful tool for anyone who lives or works in the county.

Full article on the Rutland Mercury. Friday 25th November 2016

App created by The App Office, Nottingham. theappoffice.com

Launch of Rutland NHW smartphone app.

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Neighbourhood Watch

It is with great pleasure I draw to your attention the recent launch (30th November), in Oakham, of the Rutland Neighbourhood Watch and Community smartphone ‘app’, specifically for Rutland.  It is the first of its kind in the country, and provides an excellent way to help address crime and anti-social behaviour.

It makes crime and community safety related information more accessible, and by sharing vital local news and providing a wealth of the latest information, it enables you to make better decisions about your home, family, and neighbourhood.

​​In addition, the ‘app’ has four ‘quick help’ lines to: the Emergency Services, Crimestoppers, Domestic Abuse Support, and Childline/NSPCC.  It has no advertisements.

Please check the lin below.  Scroll down and tap the ‘Preview App’ to see the various services offered.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

http://theappoffice/community-app/

It is not confined to Neighbourhood Watch members, and may be downloaded free by any resident or worker in Rutland; if you like it, please draw it to the attention of your friends, there is even a button to share it.

The app is registered and approved by both Google and Apple.  If you have an Android smartphone, download from the Google Play app store, whilst if you have an iPhone, you contact the Apple App Store.  There, search for ‘Rutland NHW app’ or click the appropriate link on the website given above.

​This is the brainchild of a local Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator, Jan Warren, who was assisted by local NHW volunteers over about 12 months, their services were entirely free.  Technical design was by The App Office, NOttingham (see above link).

It will be administered by local volunteers, who are currently under training, so initially, please make allowances for this.

Ruthven Hoe.
Director, RNHWA.

Message sent by
Ruthven Horne (NHWN, Chairman Rutland Neighbourhood Watch Association, Rutland)

BBC discuss the Rutland NHW App

To discuss the app on the BBC program was the Neighbourhood Watch coordinator together with former metropolitan police chief and director of Rutland Neighbourhood Watch. They explained the reasons why the organisation needed a mobile app to help propel the organisation into the 21st century.

Neighbourhood Watch wanted a smarter and more accessible way to share vital news and provide the latest information to help empower residents who want to make a better community.

Click play to hear the full news article or visit the news article on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p042jjp8