Welcome to Havant Neighbourhood Watch website
It will be a comprehensive site featuring much information not only about our Havant NW but also other organisations of interest, such as the police.
Please take a look at the various pages on offer. This includes instructions on how to join us.
The police section features their local newsletter which is regularly updated, as well as a survey for the public to complete. From 1 April 2015 the local beat teams are known as NPTs – Neighbourhood Policing Teams (the old SNT/Safer Neighbourhood Teams).
We have added Crimestoppers to our information, a very important organisation for reporting crime anonymously. Did you know you can report crime on-line?
Havant Neighbourhood Watch has changed over the last year due to police area re-organisation.
Rowlands Castle village/parish now comes under Petersfield Police and its Neighbourhood Watch.
Havant Neighbourhood Watch retains Emsworth, Hayling Island, Havant, Bedhampton, Leigh Park and West Leigh.
Instead of the old `Ring Round’ system of passing on crime information and which was reliant on volunteers and having up-to-date information from the police, Hampshire ALERT is now available to all residents on email. This had made a great deal of difference to Neighbourhood Watch and how it communicates.
Quarterly meetings are held for West Leigh NW coordinators and their residents at Havant & Waterlooville Football Club, Martin Road, Havant PO9 5TH.
We will be looking further into having similar meetings in our other areas to involve coordinators and local residents. Please visit our website or email for information, details below.
The current committee is working to identify defunct schemes in its area and also taking enquiries from anyone interested in setting up a new scheme.
Potential scheme coordinators have to be police-checked. Once this is cleared, leaflets are delivered to residents in the new road. Those responding as interested in joining the scheme are invited to a set-up meeting attended by a police officer or PCSO and our designated committee member to receive further information, in particular about Hampshire ALERT.
Once the scheme is established NW road signs can be purchased and erected at each end of the road once local council permission is agreed.