Co-ordinators of Neighbourhood Watch and Home Watch schemes across Bulwell and Hucknall are being advised of changes to a website resource.
The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network (NHWN) has made a number of updates to www.ourwatch.org.uk
As well as the scheme search by postcode, there is a new function, on the left hand side of the home page, to enable people to search for a scheme by name or key word.
If people are a Neighbourhood or Home Watch coordinator, they are asked to take advantage of this new facility to check whether their scheme is registered.
A spokesman told the Dispatch: “If you do not find your scheme, enter your email address in the box provided and you will be prompted to login and register your scheme.
“If you have any problems registering your scheme do feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org - please bear in mind that this is staffed between 9am and 5pm on Mondays to Fridays only.
“This enables members of the public to find your scheme quickly and easily on the postcode search, and you can log back in at any time to change or update your scheme details.”
And they added: “It also allows us to see where schemes are, which helps us to provide a better service to you and other Neighbourhood & Home Watch schemes across England and Wales.”
The NHWN website provides advice and guidance for people setting up schemes, and offers case studies, documents and toolkits.