ADW Forthcoming Events

22nd July - Emergency Services Fun Day

22/7/17 From 11am to 4pm at Kings Park, Bournemouth. Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Services will be hosting their third Emergency Services Fun Day as in previous years, the Family Fun Day will be presented with Dorset Police, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and local education charity SafeWise. The Emergency Services Family Fun Day provides a platform for all of the "Blue Light" services to demonstrate their appliances, equipment and skills in a safe and controlled environment. You and your family will be able to meet some of the great people who help to keep your community safe, with many activities and demonstrations for everybody to enjoy.

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See Dorset Fire & Rescue Website For More Details

June/July Events hosted by Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks Neighbourhood Watch

19/6/17 At the Sandbanks Hotel there is a free hotel car park but it is often full on a sunny day in the afternoons. Attendees have a better chance of getting a space for this event if arriving at 9.30am on a Monday. Otherwise it is Pay & Display on-street parking across the road.

24/6/17 The Savoy Hotel only allows hotel guests/residents use their car park. There is free on street parking nearby in the turnings off West Hill, but it is difficult to find a space. The municipal car parks on the Durley Chine Roundabout or Winter Gardens Car Parks charge about one pound per hour.

11/7/17 Poole Civic Centre - I think the fees are about 50p an hr in the Civic Centre Car Park or free parking in Poole Park for 3 hrs at the back of the Ark cafe or on the Poole Park roadside. Check notices for details.

Complimentary Teas, Coffees & Biscuits will be available 30 mins before the start of each event.The Borough of Poole have just extended paid on street parking and increased fees to about one pound per hour.

For more information on what will be happening at these events please download their current newsletter available below.

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What is the Association of Dorset Watches?

ADW, the Association of Dorset Watches, provides a pan Dorset umbrella organisation, which is able to offer advice and assistance to many individual groups. The ADW is made up of a large number of watch schemes including Neighbourhood and Home Watch, Business, Farm, Horse, Pub, Speed and Shop Watch. Together, the Watch schemes form a network, as well as the support of the Dorset PCC (Police Crime Comissioner) which makes it very easy for police to distribute messages and make appeals through. Should an incident happen, police are able to put out a message via the Dorset Alert system, which goes out to all members of the watch schemes. This system is not only used for gathering information from the public, such as with missing persons and witness appeals, but is also utilised when members of the community report suspicious behaviour in their area, to distribute important information from Dorset Police, etc. An example of this is where police have a sighting of a suspicious vehicle circling around an area, a message will go out via Dorset Alert to ensure residents in that area are aware of the suspicious activity and help to prevent them falling victim to any potential crime.

We are always looking for new volunteers for various roles so if you are able to help in any way please contact Association of Dorset Watches Chairman: David Ayres

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Promote Your Watch

The Association of Dorset Watches has a number of promotional items available for the leaders of local watches within the region to use at events. These include tear drop flags and pull-up banners as shown in the photo gallery below (Swipe images left or right with mouse or on touchscreen to scroll through the gallery).

As well as these we are also offering 'Beware Of Scams' stickers and note pads both of which can be given away, hopefully these will be particularly useful by the phones or computers of the elderly and vulnerable as a constant reminder to be cautious. Previews of both of these are available from the PDF downloads below.

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And finally to really draw some attention to your stand (And hopefully keep kids entertained while you talk to their parents!) We also have a selection of bubble machines available for loan.

Association Of Dorset Watches 'Stay Safe' Leaflet

'Stay Safe' is a booklet produced by The Association Of Dorset Watches in association with Neighbourhood Watch as a free guide offering advice on all manners of personal safety including Fire Safety, Home Security and Fraud Prevention, as well as many more. It offers useful tips on all types of safety precautions from services like the Fire Brigade and Dorset Police, advice on what security products you should own and reputable suppliers from which they're available, as well as a directory of useful contacts for any further help and information you may need. You can have a flick through below (Swipe with mouse or on touchscreen to turn pages) Alternatively copies of the booklet are available for free as a PDF download from this website (link below) or to obtain a printed copy contact ADW.

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