Keeping crime out of the Ascot area
Neighbourhood Watch is the largest voluntary organisation in the UK. More than a quarter of all homes across the country are members, and they work with each other and the police to reduce crime and increase community safety.
In the Ascot area – including Ascot, South Ascot, Cheapside, Sunningdale and Sunninghill – around 100 roads are covered by NW schemes. (See if your road is one of them by clicking on
The overall aim of a NW scheme is to get people to pay more systematic attention not only to the security of their own homes, cars and other property, but also to that of their neighbours. Maximum crime prevention measures are encouraged: fitting and using effective door and window locks, and keeping an eye out for suspicious activity in their road. Members are asked to be supportive of neighbours who may be elderly or infirm or vulnerable to criminal or anti-social activity.
Does Neighbourhood Watch work? Well, there’s no guarantee you’ll be burglar-proof, but there’s also little doubt that many criminals would rather not burgle a NW home because they know maximum crime prevention measures will probably have been taken. That's why a lot of insurance companies offer discounted premiums to houses in NW schemes. And a recent survey by the Association of Chief Police Officers came to the conclusion "NW schemes are effective in reducing crime".
Warning to thieves:
One of our street signs
NW scheme members will also continue to benefit from a Thames Valley Police email message system called Thames Valley Alert: Community Messaging which alerts residents to criminal activities or seeks information about crimes.
Anyone can register to receive these messages, or you can ask your Neighbourhood Watch scheme coordinator to pass them on to you. There is more on Thames Valley Alert: Community Messaging in “Residents’ Info" on this website.
NW stall at Ascot Retirement Fair
Or you can contact your local NW beat coordinator:
North Ascot: Jefferson Wood - 01344 883325
South Ascot: Clare Purdey, - 07831 876077
Sunningdale Old Village: Peter O’Kill, - 01344 627694
Sunningdale A30/Chobham Rd: Nigel Potter, - 01344 62090
Sunninghill: George Williams - 01344 621836
Cheapside: Alison Moody -01344 628434
The final NW Ascot Association AGM was held on 15 April 2015 at King Edwards Hall North Ascot.
Ascot NW Association
Det Insp Gavin Tyrell, Head of the Thames Valley Police Economic Crime and Fraud Prevention Team,
advises Ascot NW members on how to avoid being a victim of fraud.
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