If you live outside the urban area of Bognor Regis, you may be served by the Chichester & District Neighbourhood Watch Association, which covers the area from Tangmere west and north, or by Littlehampton Town & District Neighbourhood Watch Association, which covers the area from Climping eastwards. Please click on www.littlehamptonnhw.org.uk or www.cdnwa.org.uk to find out more. Otherwise, contact the Sussex NHW Federation through email@example.com for assistance.
All local groups within Sussex belong to the Sussex Neighbourhood Watch Federation– see www.sussexnwfed.org.uk for details of district representatives, and security products available to purchase.
For news of Neighbourhood Watch events across the country, and the sharing of best practice, visit the National NHW website at www.ourwatch.org.uk.
You can find details of your Neighbourhood Policing Team by logging into the Sussex Police website www.sussex.police.uk and entering your full post code in the box provided on the home page.
This website provides the public with street-level crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) data for their local area. It is updated monthly. It also shows "justice outcomes" data saying how a crime is resolved. The site includes a short film showing how people can help a police investigation; provides crime prevention information; gives local NPT details; and offers email alerts when crime data for an area is updated.
Do not hesitate to report any criminal activity. To report crimes in progress, or any emergency requiring an immediate police response, dial 999 or 112. For all non-emergency police phone calls, use 101 (15p per call) or 01273 470101 (usual call rates apply).
Trading Standards are part of West Sussex County Council. They issue a free Approved Traders Directory entitled “Buy with Confidence”, “Think Twice” for lots of consumer advice, and a window sticker “Beat the Bogus Caller”. To report undesirable and illegal trading activity impacting on you and your community please complete the Incident Report Form at www.westsussex.gov.uk/tsreport. Visit www.westsussex.gov.uk/tradingstandards for more information.
Arun District Council hosts the Safer Arun Partnership, working to make Arun a safer place to live, work and visit. See www.saferarun.co.uk. The Anti-Social Behaviour Team has a dedicated 24 hour answerphone line 0808-141-2800 and e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org. Please report any neighbourhood nuisance.
Sussex Crimestoppers is an independent charity which shares the aim of Neighbourhood Watch in keeping our communities safe. To call anonymously with information about crime, ring 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Please report anti-social driving such as speeding, thoughtless or underage driving or riding, drink or drug driving, using a mobile phone at the wheel, or not wearing a seat belt, by phoning Operation Crackdown on 01243 642222. Report abandoned vehicles in the same way. More details on www.operationcrackdown.org.
To record details of your personal valuables in a secure location on line, visit www.immobilise.com. This is a free service, endorsed by the police, who can access particulars of your stolen property in case of need.
If you become the victim of a scam or fraud, report it to Action Fraud, run by the National Fraud Authority at www.actionfraud.org.uk or phone 0300 1232040.
West Sussex Mediation Service is a free confidential service, run by trained volunteers, who can help people to resolve their disagreements over everyday problems such as noise, abuse, antisocial behaviour, parking, pets or garden boundaries. Look at www.wsms.org.uk or ring 01403 258900 for more information.
For advice on any problems you may have following the purchase of goods or services, contact Citizens Advice Consumer Services (part of the Citizens Advice Bureau) on 03454-040506 or see www.adviceguide.org.uk.
Illegal Money lending Team
Loan sharks are acting illegally and can be expensive. They may use threats, violence and intimidation to ensure they are paid. Please report any instances of illegal lending to the 24/7 hotline 0300-555-2222 so that victims can be helped and unscrupulous lenders prosecuted. If you prefer, text "loan shark + your message" to 60003 or email email@example.com.
This website, written by a retired Metropolitan Police Officer, claims to be the largest and most comprehensive resource for free crime prevention and home security advice on-line. Sections cover all aspects of home security, vehicle and bike security, personal security and other crime prevention. Also check out the Neighbourhood Watch "Stay Safe" guide featured on the Handbooks page. See www.TheCrimePreventionWebsite.com.