Nominate Your Best Neighbour Of 2018

Neighbourhood Watch and their Co-op Insurance sponsors has just launched a nationwide search to find and celebrate some of the best and most considerate neighbours of 2018!

You are urged to nominate the most deserving good neighbours and there is also an opportunity to put forward your ‘Hero Next Door’ for a true act of heroism.

Neighbourhood Watch and Co-op Insurance are working together on these exciting awards and anyone can nominate their good neighbours today!

So, is there is a local hero in the street or community whose acts of kindness and neighbourliness really sets them apart?

David Huse, OBE, Chair of the Neighbourhood Watch Network (NWN), says: “Everyone should feel safe in their community and having strong, welcoming and active neighbours who look out for each other means anti-social behaviour and crime are less likely to happen. Getting to know your neighbours has huge benefits for everyone – and with this award we want to recognise the people who are making such a vital contribution to community life and encourage others to follow in their footsteps.”

Who can I nominate?

By recognising the people who are making such a vital contribution to community life it will encourage others to follow in their footsteps.

You need not be in a Neighbourhood Watch to nominate and the person you nominate doesn’t need to be a member either.

Nominations close on 5th September – so nominate before the closing date and share your stories of great neighbourly activities and acts of kindness.

Here's where to nominate:

If you do not wish to become a Co-op member, but would like to nominate your neighbour, please e-mail   to request a nomination form. Once the form is completed it can then be returned to the same e-mail address for processing. The winner of the award will be announced in early October, at which point you will be contacted by Neighbourhood Watch Network should your nominated neighbour be successful. Please note that the deadline for returning completed nominations is midnight on 5th September 2018.

Nominate your good neighbours today!

Co-op’s members were recently asked to determine what makes a good neighbour in today’s society and the following four themes were revealed:

The research found the traits of a good neighbour include:
Good neighbours look out for each other, for example keeping an eye on the house
Good neighbours are sociable and friendly – happy for a chat or a party invitation
They’re practically helpful – from taking in parcels to offering help with the plumbing
They’re kind, caring and respectful – more specifically thinking about the impact they have on neighbours

So, Thinking Caps On!

13 OCT 2018 Pride of Houghton Awards 2018

And why stop there? Houghton Regis has it's very own Pride of Houghton Awards, whereby local people, organisations, and groups are nominated for a Pride of Houghton Award. You can find out more about that here.