Neighbourhood watch schemes have been around since the early 80's with differing levels of success. Angelique believes that now in a time of reduced community cohesion, where neighbours are less likely to know each or their local Police Officer that these schemes are more valuable than ever. Many new, modern Neighbourhood Watches use social media groups and technology to work with their local Police in preventing crime and keeping their communities safe. Angelique says, "Many, modern Neighbourhood Watch schemes have proven successful in reducing local crime and addressing anti-social behaviour. They must however, be coupled with a strong local Police presence where local officers are readily available to residents. If elected in May I will prioritise the support of new and existing schemes."