If you need an immediate police response then you should always dial 999.
101: this is Hampshire Constabulary 24 hour non emergency number to report all non-emergency crimes, any suspicious activity and incidents such as vandalism, abandoned vehicles and anti-social behaviour.
You can report anti-social behaviour to Winchester Council’s Neighbourhood Services Team. This can be done using an online form available here, by email (email@example.com) or by phone (01962 840 222)
Unfortunately, Oliver’s Battery is not fully engaged in the Neighbourhood Watch scheme (out of 50 roads, there are only 8 coordinators), and as such we are seeking new volunteers across the battery.
To this end, please get in touch with the NW Area Coordinator, Douglas Maughan (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you would like to volunteer your time to this important community initiative.
You can get information on the wider scope of the NW, and getting involved, from the Neighbourhood Watch webpage (Facebook and Twitter)
You can join the scheme, and access other information relevant to Oliver’s Battery HERE.
The most recent National Neighbourhood & Home Watch Week’s theme was phone scams; and was aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of phone scams/fraud (see recent BBC video) and the measures that people can take to protect themselves. More information can be downloaded from this link.
Dogs on the Battery
Unfortunately, there have been several recent incidents involving stray dogs on the Battery. We would ask dog owners to ensure your dog is under control at all times and that you do not allow your dog to stray, especially around the Rec. We welcome all responsible dog owners but would remind you that not everyone feels confident around dogs, especially when they are off the lead. Please be sensitive to other walkers. You can also follow this link which explains what procedure to follow if you see a stray dog. On a positive note, incidents of dog-fouling on the Battery have reduced dramatically over the last few years.
Fraud and Scams
Fraud is when a person lies to you, or ‘scams’ you, to gain an advantage, such as taking your money or learning private information about you. This could be via email, text, phone or in person, either on the street or on your doorstep.
The Hampshire Constabulary website has a wealth of good advice about fraud (including online fraud and cyber crime) on their website:
Ten golden rules to prevent fraud and how to get help or report fraud (call 101) can be found here:
Information and advice on mobile phone scams can be found here: