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What is Neighbourhood Watch?

Neighbourhood Watch

The purpose of Neighbourhood watch is to unite neighbourhoods in an effort to prevent crime, by protecting and enhancing their environment.  It also had a wider benefit of creating stronger local communities.  It works in partnership with the Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Policing Team.


In parallel with Neighbourhood Watch there is also Farmwatch. Theft of livestock and machinery is a growing problem in the farming community and, as Long Sutton has a strong farming community, we are keen to support the Farmwatch initiative.

Burglary Martock Road, Long Sutton

During the early hours of 20 March 2017 a burglary occurred at Martock Road, Long Sutton. Integral garage at the property was forced open and a search made. It is thought that the intruder may have been disturbed and nothing was stolen.

Theft of LandRover from Long Sutton

A blue Land Rover Defender pick up Number PN 53 TFO with a white roof was stolen from a house on Martock Road, Long Sutton last night (09 April 2016).Any sightings should be reported to to the Police on 101.

This has now been recovered

Suspicious prowler in Knole

There have been reports of a person sighted during the early hours of the morning with a torch looking into windows. Parishioners are advised to make sure that their houses and outbuildings are secure. Any sightings of such activity should be reported to the Police immediately.

Theft of Trailer

Avon and Somerset Police have issued a warning that there has been a theft of an Ifor Williams 8x5 trailer in Dorset.
The offender(s) removed a gate from its hinges in order to drive down to the site.
At present it is unknown exactly what was stolen, but it is known that an Ifor Williams 8x5 trailer with a loading ramp and ladder racks has been stolen. The trailer had a number plate attached which read L40 ELM at the time it was taken. This may now have been removed.
Farmer in particular are advised to take extra care to secure all such removable equipment

Animal Poaching

Avon and Somerset Police advise that there is currently an issue with poaching of deer, with dogs, locally and hare coursing, again with dogs, leading to fly-tipping of bones and hare carcasses in lanes. Residents are encouraged to report fly-tipping to SSDC and any suspected poaching  at the time to the police on 999


At some stage between the 28/30th January, offenders have forced entry to a barn in Long Load and stolen 2 x chainsaws (an Electrolux and a BMC). They have also attempted to gain entry to an outbuilding at a neighbouring property.  Please remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to Police on 101. Farmwatch

Local Neighbourhood/Farm Watch Contacts

For further information please contact Tony Ellerbeck on 01458 241334

Information and Resources

Crime prevention advice can be obtained from the local police. Your local policing team can assist with this. See Local Policing team detail to the right.

Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

Avon and Somerset Constabulary have recently decided to issue newsletters to local communities. Please see here for the Autumn 2015 edition.


Local Policing team

Tel: 101
Email: rob.jamesonl@avonandsomerset.police.uk

PC Teresa LINES (Beat Manager)
Tel: 101
Email: Teresa.Lines@avonandsomerset.police.uk

Tel: 101
Email: Elaine.Cave@avonandsomerset.police.uk

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