At the inaugural meeting, where Mark Glazer (pictured above) of Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch Trust was elected chair, the stated aims of the London Community Watch are to provide a focal point for Neighbourhood Watches across London, with two initial primary objectives:
- To raise funds and provide resources to facilitate both the transition of NHW from Metropolitan Police led Boroughs to their communities and to assist existing borough associations in their development.
- To provide a medium for the effective exchange of information between borough associations.
With the support of MOPAC and the MPS, we intend to use the latest technologies to assist in communication and networking, to provide a useful support mechanism for all Neighbourhood watches in the Capital.
By building a solid infrastructure and uniting our combined voluntary effort, we envisage the development of modernisation, co-operation and mutual understanding. We believe that working together will naturally produce strong positive endemic progress.
Our intention is to provide strong leadership, without management. We hope to relieve some of the burden already placed on our police to develop community relationships.