Informing Home and Neighbourhood Watch Schemes in Dorset

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14/10/16  Congratulations to Ferndown Community Office volunteers - highly commended at awards ceremony
Blackmore Vale Magazine story here

8/10/16 Christchurch web address updated (Links & Members pages)

6/10/16 Merley Neighbourhood Watch added (Links & Members pages)

5/9/16  Dorset Road Safe Newsletter Iss 1 - Summer 16 - on Newsletters page

2/9/16 Branksome Park, Canford Cliffs & Sandbanks Summer News
added to Newsletters page

1/8/16 The Little Book of Big Scams v3 added to Crime Prevention Advice page
30/6/16 ADW AGM
Dorset PCC Election Martyn Underhill re-elected


Volunteers needed!  Can you help?

# Assistant to Treasurer
- researching sources of agreed purchases and recommending the best buy
- maintaining a financial spreadsheet

# Minute Secretary
- at between 4 & 8 meetings per year, each lasting a maximum of 3 hours

# Assistant to Chairman
- defining and managing projects.
- identifying Watch Advisors prepared to assist in setting up new Watch schemes and sending updates to the ADW Webmaster

# Assistant(s) to Publicity Officer
- identifying and maintaining a list of local and countywide publications & other media appropriate for publicity, together with associated costs, putting together recommendations for ADW Executive consideration.
- Preparing media releases.
- Gathering news and other content for the ADW website

# Local Watch Liaison Volunteers
- promoting the benefits of Watch membership to the local Police and residents.
- helping to establish regular communication between Police and Watch coordinators
- identifying potential neighbourhoods for new Watch schemes and assisting the Police to find new Scheme coordinators to run them .

Please contact:
John Shave MBE, Chairman, Association of Dorset Watches @ADWChair:  01202 849694:  07464 857801


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



 More details about volunteering - 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


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:

3/10/15 Verwood Watch closed Sept 2015


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