IN CASE OF A GENUINE EMERGENCY ALWAYS CALL 999
If you’ve witnessed a crime or been the victim of one then you can report it to Hampshire Police by
Visiting the Hampshire Police website by clicking HERE and completing the REPORT A CRIME questions
Ringing Hampshire Constabulary on 101.
Hampshire and IoW Crimestoppers can be contacted on 0800 555 111 if you wish to call anonymously.
For further information and to report other types of incident visit the
Our local police will be holding two online Beat Surgeries in April. They will be 6.30pm on Wednesday 8th April and at 3pm on Wednesday 22nd April. Just go to their Facebook page NEW FOREST HEART COPS and you’ll be able to ask questions without leaving the house.
And please keep monitoring the Government website for all the latest on what we all need to be doing at this time. Our police will be out on patrol asking people to adhere to these guidelines because by staying home we keep everyone safe, and that’s all that really matters at this time isn’t it?
Our Beat Officers are:
PC 20127 Steven Norris (07554 775477 email@example.com)
PCSO 14495 Richard Williams (07554 775469 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please contact them directly if you have any questions, if you are experiencing problems in your local community or if you would like to meet them (but please remember in an emergency always dial 999). 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:
SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT WITH OUR LOCAL POLICE
The New Forest Neighbourhood Policing Team has set up Facebook and Twitter channels for each of its 7 stations with the following names (the Facebook and Twitter channels are both named the same).
- Ringwood Police
- Fordingbridge Cops
- Lymington Cops
- New Milton Cops
- Totton Police
- Waterside Cops
- New Forest Heart Cops
The team is keen for the communities to be aware of these ways of being able to find out about what’s going on in their areas by following these pages.
See @NewForestCops for our area.
To visit the Hampshire Police website click here
Sign up for HantsAlert – A FREE crime and community information service by clicking here
Victim Matters – Click here for links to the Crime Information pack.
For non emergencies contact the Fire Service on 023 8064 4000 or visit https://www.hantsfire.gov.uk/keeping-safe/loveyourhome/safe-and-sound/ which has a short questionnaire to help you establish the fire risks in your home
For some people who have been affected by crime, Restorative Justice brings those harmed by crime and those responsible for the harm into communication with each other, enabling everyone affected by a particular incident to play a part in repairing the harm and finding a positive way forward.
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).
Rural crime is an issue for large areas of the country, but it tends to go unreported. It can impact on insurance premiums, food prices and damage local communities.
Preventing and detecting crime can be harder in rural areas; due to fewer people being around there’s less likely to be witnesses and criminals can take advantage of isolated properties and businesses.
It can be hard to know whether something is a crime and whether to contact the police or another charity or organisation.
Types of rural crime
Rural crime tends to fall into one of four categories:
It can also fall under environmental crime, which covers illegal waste dumping, fly tipping, polluting watercourses and land.
For further information visit:
Minstead is a No Cold Calling Zone.