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Latest changes:

16/4/14 Bike Marking website added to Other Useful Links

11/4/14 Joan Percy, Chairman of Lilliput and Lower Parkstone Neighbourhood Watch Group retires - see news page.

11/4/14 Dorset Waste Partnership :

Dorset Waste Partnership is currently door-step calling, promoting the newly implemented "Recycle for Dorset" service. All will carry ID cards, a letter of authority and will be wearing orange tabards. They have started in North Dorset and will then move onto East Dorset finishing Christchurch by mid July, working between Tuesday and Saturdays weekly. Under no circumstance will they ask to enter your property, however they may request a telephone number for the purposes of a quality assurance check to be made but this is optional and the householder may decline to take part. Do not let any cold caller into your home. Should anyone attempt to gain entry please ask them to leave and contact Dorset Police on 101 immediately. Thank you. 

10/4/14 Poole & Bournemouth's Keeping Safe booklet; 180 motorists caught speeding or using a mobile phone in one-day police operation; Web Users Alerted To Potential Mass Privacy Problem; added to Other Useful Links

9/4/14 Gone Phishing? Scam e-mail reminder added to Crime Prevention Advice

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

3/4/14 Hoax emails purporting to be from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence added to Crime Prevention Advice

29/3/14 Cyber Street (Home Office advice); Advice when buying on eBay added to Other Useful Links

24/3/14 CoPaCC "PCCs and Public Engagement" Awards - Gold for Dorset! - see here

21/3/14 Dorset Police joins forces with universities to tackle crime - see here

19/3/14 Crimestoppers launches '#putpockets' campaign to raise awareness of pick pocketing, and Advice on making a complaint to your child's school about bullying added to Other Useful Links

15/3/14 Crimestoppers' Crime Matters blog and Home Watch Welcome Pack, Horse Watch Starter Pack, and Security of Fertiliser Storage on Farms leaflet added to Other Useful Links

12/3/14 Rural crime: Campaign launch - see here

 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 also available to download


"Watch out - more thieves about"
There is an increase in break ins to sheds and outbuildings, check your security on these, especially on allotments etc. You wouldn't want to lose your tools so you couldn't do the gardening would you?


Security Products for Sale   Link to Products page 



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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 and they will be considered for inclusion on the site.
Your comments are always very welcome.


Other recent updates:

11/3/14 Master Locksmiths Handbook, and Free wi-fi hotspots pose data risk, added to Other Useful Links

5/3/14 Neighbourhood Watch and Crimestoppers join forces in tackling rural crime - see here

13/2/14 - 28/2/14  added to Other Useful Links :

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

8/2/14  PCC Response to Precept Debate here

The Neighbourhood & Home Watch Network surveys have closed (31st January)

17/1/14  PCC Consultation - Precept for 2014-15
Proposed raise equating to about £3 a year. Closed - see response above;

 12/1/14 Officers & Members updated (Corfe Mullen)

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

14/11/13 PCC 'One year on' anniversary, added to PCC page

 Our AGM was held on October 21

19/8/13 West Cliff Watch coordinator on BBC 'Fightback Britain', added to Best Practice page


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