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Social Media Neighbourhood Watches

If you do not have a Neighbourhood or Home Watch in your area, please consider setting up a Watch Group using WhatsApp or Facebook, so that you and your neighbours can Stay Safeand be part of a Caring Community
If you have received a suspicious looking email, do NOT open any links within it. Send it to, which is service run by the National Cyber Security Centre. They will investigate its authenticity and take any appropriate action. For fuller details and other useful tips on safety online visit

Dorset appoint new ACC

Dorset Police have announced that Samantha (Sam) de Raya ha been appointed as Assistant Chief Constable. She joins from Devon and Cornwall Police where she was Commander of North, East and West Devon policing. We look forward to meeting her and wish her every success in her new role.
I hope you are finding this new website easier to navigate and containing the items that interest you.We would welcome any feedback.
Co-incidentally the national Neighbourhood Watch Network has just launched its new website which can be viewed at Their May Newsletter has also just been published on the site.

Public Liability Insurance

We are pleased to announce that the national Neighbourhood Network has provided Public Liability Insurance for 2020/21 for all registered members. If you are unsure whether or not your Watch is registered, email us with its name and geographic location and we will ensure you are covered.
We are wishing to appoint a volunteer to join our Executive Committee as Publicity Officer. The role is described in the 'Watch Advisors Contact Details' section of our website under the 'About Us...' menu at the top of the page. If you would like further information please contact us via this website.
Please note that in view of the current lockdown and social distancing measures, ADW has postponed its May 11th AGM to later in the year. We will fix a revised date once all current restrictions are lifted.

Local WhatsApp Community Group

In an road in the Wimborne area, 2 of the residents have set up a WhatsApp group and have the majority of the residents signed up so far. This group post local helpful information, such as which businesses offer home delivery, links to various local sites etc, and offer services to assist elderly members of the community, such as shopping, collecting prescriptions etc.
ADW’s President has joined this group, and will post scam alerts, Crime Prevention advice and include links to our website and other relevant trusted sites.
We encourage residents in other Dorset areas to do the same to help members of their community.

"Help & Kindness" Dorset Community Coordinated Response to Covid-19

#HelpAndKindness is part of the county-wide team that is responding to Coronavirus Covid-19 in Dorset. They bring together information of all kinds and offer advice and support through coordinating volunteers with those in need.

For more details of what they do and what they are planning for the future please visit their website: