Neighbourhood Watch and OWL

What is Neighbourhood Watch?

Neighbourhood Watch is one of the biggest voluntary organisations in the country. It is independent of, but works closely with, the police and other agencies to ensure that communities are kept safe and secure. 

For more information about NHW in Chorleywood please visit the Chorleywood Parish Council website or contact the local coordinator for Chorleywood Brian Shipway by email to  You can also click this link to view the Chorleywood NHW newsletters.

What is OWL?

The Online Watch Link (OWL) ‐ OWL is an online communication system operated by Herts Police since 2006.  It is a website offering a communication and information-provision system. OWL keeps communities safe, helps reduce crime and keeps people informed of what's going on locally. It's a shared, secure platform for the public and local authorities to maximise the potential of Neighbourhood Watch, Rural Watch, Business Watch and dozens of other schemes. OWL sends you the latest local crime alerts and provides management tools for maintaining and expanding watches. 

For more information and to register visit the OWL website. If you have a problem doing this, please email info@chorleywood‐