This website is dedicated to the Residents of Tarring, a Community against crime, promoting a safe, secure and friendly environment in which to live and work.
Tarring was unique in combining the Local Neighbourhood Panel (NP), now known as “Tarring Community Forum” (TCForum), with all Local Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) schemes.
This format is now approved by the Sussex NHW Federation and Chairs of the NP’s as a preferred way to involve community and now forms part of its service level agreement with Sussex Police.
The TCForum meets at 7pm, every 2nd Tuesday of the month, at West Worthing Baptist Church Centre, in South Street (please see “events Diary” for dates).
The TCForum, is made up entirely of Tarring Residents, who meet with Local Councillors, NHW Coordinators and the Community Policing Team to discuss “all things Tarring”.
If you are a resident of Tarring you are automatically a member, so come down and make your voice heard.
Discuss the future for Tarring with other members of the local Community.
Join the debate, voice your aspirations, make Tarring the place ‘You’ want it to be.
Come in for a coffee and have a chat with your local Councillor, PCSO or Police Officer and Local Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators.
You may have a “Neighbourhood Watch Scheme” in your street.
To find your Scheme, ‘click’ on the “Your Street” tab and select the street you live in or if you know your Scheme Coordinator, just select them from the drop down list on the “Coordinator” tab, it’s as easy as that.
Maybe your Street doesn’t have a NHW Scheme, why not become a Coordinator yourself. This is not an onerous task and can be as easy or involved as you want it to be.
Being a Coordinator simply empowers your street with a you becoming a contact point and a representative of your Street at the Forum.
More…. about Neighbourhood Watch
The old stereotype of Neighbourhood Watch, “peering through windows, curtains twitching” is very wrong for one very simple reason, because it implies fear.
Modern NHW is about precisely the opposite, making sure that no one feels afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.
It’s about people looking out for each other, crossing barriers of age, race and class to create real communities that benefit everyone. The most impressive Neighbourhood Watch achievements result from members looking closely at the needs of their communities and meeting them with innovative and creative thinking, hence our monthly Forum Meetings (just like a Bus, if you miss one, there’ll be another along very shortly).
Research has shown that Communities where NHW operates, become more friendly and cohesive and experience a fall in crime!