Informing Home and Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in Dorset

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

8/9/15 Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks newsletter added to newsletters page


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


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:

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'


Webmaster Graham Mallett (e-mail - remove the full stop
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