Regular Advice Shop and Police Surgery

The Watch holds open Advice Shops on the third Saturday of every month in the former Parish Council offices on Sibson Road (opposite the Garden Centre) between 10am and 12 noon.

Property Marking
We offer property marking with invisible UV pens or an engraver - for bicycles, power tools, lawnmowers and similar items. Postcoding your property discourages burglars and increases the chances of your property being returned if it is stolen.

It can also provide vital evidence for the Police to be able to charge a suspected thief.

We can also supply SmartWater starter kits for only 18, a significant discount from the normal retail price.

SmartWater is a revolutionary forensic coding system which protects your home or business and deters burglars from stealing your property.

Police Surgery
At the same time, police officers usually also hold neighbourhood meetings. They are open to everyone and give you the chance to meet your local police officers and police community support officers.

You can also tell your neighbourhood team about the issues that may concern you, giving you the opportunity to have your say about policing in the area where you live.

Crime Prevention Products
At the Advice Shops, we also sell a number of home security and safety products to members on a not-for-profit basis. We can also refer you to a number of services.

Some products are supplied free to everyone, others are free only to members and the rest we sell on a not-for-profit basis.

That means we sell them at the same price we buy them for - the idea is not to make money, but use our ability to buy in bulk to make it cheaper for you to secure your property and protect yourself.