Informing Home and Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in Dorset

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ADW Open Meeting
Weds 25th March, 2.30,
in the Allendale CENTRE

AGENDA: download(pdf)

All Watch members in Dorset are invited to attend, together with residents interested in improving safety and wellbeing in their community.  Agenda items include, awards, a case study of one Watch group's innovative use of Dorset Alert and details of an exciting new project.


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


New sponsorship deal

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


Latest changes:

10/3/15 Lots of useful links about safety on the internet
added to 'Other Useful Links'

19/1/15 Relaunch of the PCC website - see PCC page


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.

8/10/14 AGM was held

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


Please provide your input so that I can make the site useful and current!
Thanks, Graham
(Webmaster from 31/3/12 - email address at the bottom)


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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proving the value of Home and Neighbourhood Watch to the community


Download a document about ADW:  here 


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:

29/10/14 Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks Autumn newsletter

Operation to target rural crime in Dorset - news here

11/4/14 Dorset Waste Partnership is currently door-step calling, promoting the "Recycle for Dorset" service. All will carry ID cards, a letter of authority and will be wearing orange tabards.

April-Sept 2014 additions to 'Other Useful Links':

Cyber Crime - GameOver Zeus infection - if you use Windows

Neighbours are asked to smile!, Garden Security, Copycat Websites - advice; VEHICLE crime, and Unsolicited telephone call scam; Beat Bullying poster; How to Remove your Digital Footprint from the Internet; Parents' guide to the latest social media and instant messaging trends; Leaflet re use of Quad bikes; Do you know when to call 999? and Heath Watch volunteering details;

Advice re personal safety whilst driving; Poole & Bournemouth's Keeping Safe booklet; 180 motorists caught speeding or using a mobile phone; Web Users Alerted To Potential Mass Privacy Problem; New Bogus Callers poster; Bike Marking website

CoPaCC "PCCs and Public Engagement" Awards - Gold for Dorset!

Neighbourhood Watch and Crimestoppers join forces in tackling rural crime

13/2/14 - 29/3/14  added to Other Useful Links :

Cyber Street (Home Office advice); Advice when buying on eBay,  Crimestoppers launches '#putpockets' campaign to raise awareness of pick pocketing, and Advice on making a complaint to your child's school about bullying
Crimestoppers' Crime Matters blog
and Home Watch Welcome Pack, Horse Watch Starter Pack, and Security of Fertiliser Storage on Farms leaflet
Master Locksmiths Handbook, and
Free wi-fi hotspots pose data risk

BBC - Are mobile banking apps safe?
How emails can be used to track your location
Get Safe Online - Passwords

Guide to Crime Prevention
, Holiday rental scams
Advice on cyberbullying on, Snapchat, Whatsapp

15/12/13 AGM Minutes of 21 October, Accounts, and Presentation are on the Events page


Webmaster Graham Mallett (e-mail - remove the full stop
after gpm before sending an email (a spam precaution!)