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Letter to Dorset MP's on 30th October from our Chairman:

Subject: Dorset Police Funding

Good afternoon Gentlemen,

I am writing on behalf of Home, Neighbourhood and other Watch members across Dorset to urge you all to do your utmost to resist further severe funding cuts to Dorset Police in the forthcoming Autumn Budget Statement.

We work closely in partnership with our local Safer Neighbourhood Teams in efforts to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and to provide them with intelligence regarding bogus callers, rogue traders, drug dealing, sightings of suspicious vehicles etc. This is a key element in reducing the fear of crime and needs to be maintained.

It is also very important that the growing threats of cybercrime and terrorist activities are addressed.

We would welcome your assurance that you share the above sentiments and are doing your utmost to ensure our Police Force receives adequate funding to address all types of crime and to enable them to continue to keep our county a safe place to live and to visit.

Kind regards

John Shave MBE

Chairman, Association of Dorset Watches

Supporting and representing Watch members across Dorset


REPLY from Michael Tomlinson MP:

Dear John,

Thank you for your email, which was sent to all Dorset MPs.

There will be very difficult decisions to be made, which will be announced on the 25th, as you know.  Despite the pressures, crime in Dorset is down, which is excellent news.  But I do share your sentiments - certainly over cyber crime and terrorist activities.  I was in the Chamber when the Home Secretary made her announcement this week about tackling just this sort of issue.

Thank you again for getting in touch - message received and understood.

I would be very happy to meet up with you to discuss further your important role as Chairman.  Please do let me know if this would be of interest.

Kind regards,


Michael Tomlinson MP
Member of Parliament for Mid Dorset and North Poole
House of Commons | London | SW1A 0AA

26/10/15 Lilliput and Lower Parkstone Neighbourhood Watch newsletter added to newsletters page

20/10/15 Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks newsletter added to newsletters page

17/10/15 Reminder about cyber crime advice - CyberStreetwise on Other Useful Links page

3/10/15 Verwood Watch closed Sept 2015 - Links, and Officers & Members pages updated


Volunteers needed!

We need volunteers to help us with a variety of tasks such as publicity, recruitment, minute taking, assisting with the planning and running of meetings and events, and working with the ADW Executive team to implement plans and programmes. If you are able to help in any way please contact me to discuss details. Thank you in anticipation.

John Shave MBE, Chairman, Association of Dorset Watches @ADWChair:  01202 849694:  07802 201778


Did you work for the NHS, related health services or any other caring organisations?

If so, why not join your local (East Dorset and Ringwood) National Health Service Retirement Fellowship? Your family members are also welcome. We provide: Friendship and fellowship to all members • Monthly meetings with a variety of visiting speakers • Regular outings to places of interest • Lunches out and opportunities for members to socialise.

We meet at 10am on the second Tuesday of each month at the St. Leonards Village Hall, Braeside Road, BH24 2PH. For a friendly chat and further information please contact our Membership Secretary, Deirdre, on 01425 472940 or email our Secretary, Linda, at


New sponsorship deal

Neighbourhood Watch and reveal special edition logo as movement celebrates 50 year anniversary



Volunteering roles - can you help?  Download list of roles (Word)

- please contact the Chair, John Shave, on

 IMPORTANT MESSAGE for Co-ordinators and Members on DorsetAlert: Many people registered on the DorsetAlert website havent linked ("mapped") their entry to their Watch scheme. See steps 1-4 of this guide download.

Registration of KEYHOLDER Details

Details can now be registered online here or on a new phone number 01202 226731


Volunteering roles - can you help with any of these?  Download list of roles (Word)

 Request for volunteer - Secretary/Assistant to assist the ADW - details
- please contact the Chair, John Shave, on


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Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network

We are pleased to announce a second year of sponsorship with Towergate Insurance.
Supply of Window Stickers (July) Towergate will no longer be supplying them :
New partnership with the Master Locksmiths Association
New-style stickers are now available from


A list of Watch Group contact details is on the Officers and Members page, and the Officers list is also available to download


Security Products for Sale   Link to Products page 



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If there are any Home or Neighbourhood Watch groups out there that would like to put information on this site please email me with details. I would like any groups with a site, to put a link on their site to this one.  I will in return add a link here to their site. If anyone has any items they consider might be of interest to Watch members please feel free to contact the Webmaster. Your comments are always very welcome.

Other recent updates:

20/8/15 Crime Prevention website item about BURGLARIES, and
Stopping Nuisance Calls on your Mobile added to Other Useful Links

29/7/15 East Dorset Blue Light Day 29 August

2/6/15 New Shaftesbury and Gillingham Home Watch Association website added to Links to Dorset Watch Groups

AGM - 20th May 2.30pm at Bournemouth Library:
Agenda - AGMagenda150520.pdf
Draft Constitution - ADW Constitution Draft 
A Powerpoint file of the presentation on 'Junior Watch' is on the events page

29/4/15 Minutes of the Open Meeting on 25 March are on the Events page

24/3/15 Revised 'Stay Safe' booklet for 2015 published
- details & download on the Crime Prevention Advice page

2014/15 - numerous additions to 'Other Useful Links'


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