Spring View has been awarded the Bronze Award in the Neighbourhood Watch Zone Competition 2011.
The Neighbourhood Watch Zone (NWZ) scheme is another community-based programme where resident volunteers serve as leaders in their community and work with the Police to combat crime. It was first introduced in 1997 with the aim to mobilise residents to keep watch against crime perpetrators in their neighbourhoods. When the scheme was first launched, there were only 65 volunteers and 26 residential zones. 10 years on, both the numbers of NWZ volunteers and zones have grown tremendously to the current 615 zones with over 4,600 volunteers.
The NWZ competition, started in 1999, recognises residents who have played a part on the security of their neighbourhood as well as those who have raised crime prevention awareness and knowledge amongst themselves.
The National Crime Prevention Council and the Singapore Police Force have commended the members from nearly 300 Neighbourhood Watch Zones for their contribution in enhancing the security of their housing estates.