Neighbourhood Action Groups
Neighbourhood Action Groups (NAGs) are problem-solving groups consisting of members of the local community. A NAG tries to be representative of its neighbourhood, and is encouraged to include members from the:
- local authority
- parish or town council
- youth service
- neighbourhood watch
- fire and rescue service
- local businesses
- members of voluntary and community groups
One of the keys to a successful NAG is that its members are actively involved and are willing and able to organise tasks to be done.
The main tasks of NAGs are to:
- help to put together a plan of action aimed at improving the quality of life, local services, facilities and community safety
- reduce crime and disorder and improve the environment
- assist in problem solving and decision making in the neighbourhood
- review neighbourhood priorities throughout the year
Each NAG sets its own priorities using information gained from local residents to inform its decisions. This information can come from issues brought up at the annual forum, issues from borough wide surveys or consultations, or crime and disorder data from the police.
There are NAGs in the following areas:
- Birch Hill and Hanworth
- Martins Heron, the Warren and Harmans Water
- Sandhurst, Owlsmoor and College Town
- Warfield (as part of the parish council meetings)
NAGS are now supported by the police. For further information, please contact Thames Valley Police on their non-emergency number 101, or visit the Thames Valley Your Neighbourhood website.