In case of a genuine emergency always call 999, otherwise ring Hampshire Constabulary on 101. Hampshire and IoW Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 if you wish to call anonymously.
Our local PC is Steve Norris and our PCSO is Richard Williams, who have recently come to the area. One or other of them should be available to discuss any local matters of interest and concern at the Village Shop every month, usually on a Saturday at 10am in the Village Shop. Dates will be published in the weekly eNewsletter and also in the monthly Beat Report for our area, New Forest Heart.
Recent Beat Reports can be seen by clicking on the links below:
HAMPSHIRE ALERT COMMUNITY MESSAGING SYSTEM
Hampshire Alert enables you to participate in the exchange of information with Hampshire Constabulary and Neighbourhood Watch. If you live or work in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight, you are invited to register now to become a recipient of messages of information, crime alerts and witness appeals local to the area in which you live or work in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle by email, text or telephone.
Just visit https://www.hampshirealert.co.uk/pages/2736/1/Home.html and click on the REGISTER button at the top of this page to sign up.
As a registered recipient you will not only benefit from two way messaging but may also hear about positive police action in your community, help identify suspected or wanted criminals or learn about community groups, events or meetings in your area.
As a back up the Parish Council will continue to do its best to inform everyone of significant incidents in the locality as soon as possible.
Those who do not use the internet will be able to receive telephone messages about alerts which may affect them by asking someone to register their phone number on their behalf.
PLEASE NOTE: HAMPSHIRE ALERT IS NOT FOR REPORTING CRIMES OR INCIDENTS – IN AN EMERGENCY DIAL 999, OTHERWISE CONTACT HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY ON 101.
Hampshire Constabulary has dedicated Country Watch Teams across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The main aims of Country Watch are to reduce rural crime, reassure rural residents and improve communication and engagement. It is designed to bring together several different aspects of rural policing, including Horse Watch, Farm Watch, hunt liaison, wildlife crime and equine liaison in a co-ordinated and consistent fashion.
For further information visit http://www.hampshirecountrywatch.co.uk/ where you can sign up for the Western Area Country Watch regular newsletter which covers the New Forest and/or sign up for Hampshire Alert (see above).
Minstead is a No Cold Calling Zone.
Click Beat contact list Nov 14 for details of the partner agencies who deal with incidents that are often reported via the police. By contacting the agency directly you will enable them to gain better details of the issue and may result in a more effective response.