Police and Neighbourhood Watch reports


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 also get in touch with Hampshire Police via their website or email  winchester.city.police@hampshire.pnn.police.uk

You can  report anti-social behaviour to Winchester Council’s Neighbourhood Services Team. This can be done using an online form, by email (neighbourhoodservices@winchester.gov.uk) or by phone (01962 840 222)

Neighbourhood Watch

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.

You can get information on the wider scope of the NW, and getting involved, from the Neighbourhood Watch webpage, Facebook and Twitter.

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.   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:

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