What are Street Associations?
The Street Association is an initiative which aims to strengthen the community within your street and has an emphasis on keeping neighbours safe and well. It looks to reduce the specific targeting of vulnerable people by organised crime groups such as doorstep crime and scams as well as raise awareness of social isolation, loneliness and hidden issues affecting a local community.
How it works
This is not a volunteering scheme and there is no hands-on care involved. Instead, the Street Association provides an information pack with tools and resources so residents can offer that little bit of advice to their neighbours who may have concerns or need support. The pack has signposting opportunities to professional services and information on issues relevant to the neighbourhood/Buckinghamshire.
From time to time members will have access to free workshops, delivered by professionals, covering community safety issues so members can act as the eyes and ears on their street to safeguard their neighbours.
Existing Street Associations
- Hughenden Street Association
- Quarrendon Street Association
- Pond Park Street Association
If you are interested in starting a Street Association in your community or would like to request a pack to help your street in Buckinghamshire, please contact email@example.com or call 01296 382345
The Street Association is working in partnership with local networks to complement what is already in place. The Street Association model in Buckinghamshire has been developed with funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner.