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Horsham District Neighbourhood Watch Association News

The story of a keyless car theft

14 March 2024

Renowned cyber journalist Eleanor Dallaway describes how her keyless Mercedes was stolen, and how to secure your keyless car. Click the image below to read her excellent article.

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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Federation and Sussex Police

11 January 2024

On 11 January, Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne met with T/Assistant Chief Constable Howard Hodges, Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Chair, John Wright MBE and Deputy Chair and Secretary, Derek Pratt MBE as they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sussex’s Neighbourhood Watch Federation and Sussex Police.

The MoU sets out how Sussex Police and Neighbourhood Watch will enhance their collaboration and communication, outlining how Neighbourhood Watch will support Sussex Police to protect communities, catch criminals and deliver an outstanding service to victims, witnesses and the public.

Neighbourhood Watch have a proud and proven history as a crime-fighting charity who have schemes covering over 100,000 households in Sussex, providing a voice to residents, offering advice and information and conducting vital research.


Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne supports Sussex Neighbourhood Watch

14 September 2023

On 21 August, Police & Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne presented Sussex’s Neighbourhood Watch with a community funding cheque for £25,962.


The funding will be used to continue the journey of revitalising Neighbourhood Watch across Sussex following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also go towards training for volunteers, improving their communications systems and help to deliver meetings both in-person and online.


Presenting the cheque to Mr Wright and Mr Pratt, Sussex PCC Katy Bourne said: “Neighbourhood Watch are a valued partner to my office and Sussex Police.

“Our ongoing work with the network - particularly the Sussex branch - continues to strengthen residents’ feelings of safety and helps to improve access to crime prevention advice and important support services.

“The funding is well deserved and I look forward to continue working closely with the Neighbourhood Watch team.”

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Bicycle Security Marking

3 February 2023

In December, we assisted the Southwater Neighbourhood Wardens, Dom and Bettina, with a bike security marking and registration session at the Southwater Parish Council office.

During the two-hour session, sixteen pairs of bike security registration stickers were issued and guidance given on how to apply the stickers and register the stickers and associated bikes with

Despite it being a cold and wet day, members of the public who attended were enthusiastic and appreciated this joint initiative between Horsham District Council (HDC) and Horsham District Neighbourhood Watch Association (HDNWA).

More bike marking sessions will take place in other locations during 2023.

Top photo: L-R Dominic Woodhead and Bettina Long (HDC), Ken Broomfield (HDNWA)

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