Neighbourhood Watch

Welcome to the Huish Champflower Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) web-page.  We hope that you will find this page interesting and informative.  Our aim is to make this page as pro-active and interactive with the community as possible, we therefore welcome any feedback or information that you may have.  Please contact us via email at:

NHW Co-ordinator for Parish

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The Avon & Somerset Constabulary have issued a document publicising a group of volunteers called `Circles’ – their aim is to prevent sexual abuse by helping reduce the risk of further sexual offending by a known perpetrator. This group is a registered charity and supported by the Constabulary and Crime Commissioner.  To view the document, please click on the link below:

170612 – Circles Communication

A “Thank You” – From Avon & Somerset Constabulary

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The following message is sent on behalf of the Chief Constable Andy Marsh and Police & Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens:

We would like to personally thank all Co-ordinators and contact points for the hard work being done in your respective Watch Scheme. Your time is very much appreciated and you really do make a difference.

Your choice to give something back to your local community is generous and inspiring to those around you.

Watch Schemes have long been valuable partners to the Constabulary and local communities. This is being further enhanced by the recent creation of the Avon and Somerset Neighbourhood Watch Association – for those of you in Neighbourhood Watch you can find out more at or telephone 03330-142815.

Thank you for your personal commitment, for the positive messages you take back to family and friends about our organisation and the work we do. You are an intrinsic part of the police family and we are better at serving our communities with your support.

Andy Marsh & Sue Mountstevens

Chief Constable Police & Crime Commissioner

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Police and Crime Commissioner public drop-in session PCC Sue Mountstevens is holding a public drop-in session at Minehead Eye (1 Mart Rd, Minehead TA24 5BJ), on Wednesday 20 September from 2pm for between 1 and 1½ hours. This is open to all local people and the PCC...
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MONTHLY OVERVIEW – August Below figures relate to the Exmoor beat area (AW050) 118 calls from your beat area 24 were listed as crimes, including: 3 Assault 0 Assault on Police 1 dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt) 1 Non dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt) 2 criminal damage...
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W489 24082017 Rogue Traders

This is a reminder that some areas are still subject to Rogue Traders/bogus callers. These can take many forms and are often offering to tarmac drives, clean gutters, wanting to buy or sell goods. Whatever the ruse please remember that you should not have any dealings...
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Broken Down Vehicle – near Scott’s Farm

A car has broken down on the blind bend near Scott’s farm, heading toward Clatworthy.  The vehicle –  reg GX53 NYR – is a  red Seat Ibiza.  The police have been informed. Extreme caution should be used when approaching this bend.
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During July this year there were just over 15,000 calls from members the public across Somerset to the police. Out of those, 5 were `tagged’ or marked from Neighbourhood Watch schemes from various towns across the county. Reports ranged from suspicious incidents...
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Newsletters and Magazines from Avon & Somerset Constabulary

The Avon & Somerset Constabulary have just issued their Summer Newsletter – please click on the link below to access it

NHW – Avon & Somerset Constabulary – Summer 2017 Newsletter

The latest edition of Senior Siren Magazine has just been received – please click on the link below to access a copy

170515 – Senior Siren 30

The NHW scheme also incorporates two other schemes – Farm Watch and Horse Watch.  If you would like further information on either of these schemes, please click on the drop down box below.

Farm Watch

This is a scheme run in conjunction with Avon and Somerset Police.  The aims of the scheme are:

  • To reduce local opportunities for theft of livestock and dead stock.
  • To reinforce the community spirit so that everyone can contribute towards the protection of their property by mutual co-operation and communication.
  • To introduce early warning systems in farming and countryside areas.
  • To improve the intelligence flow between the agricultural communities and the police.


How the aims are achieved

  • Text and Email alerts for members of the community
  • Intelligence gathered by police on all farm related crimes
  • Visits from local PCSOs
  • Crime Reduction Officer can visit you and give advice on securing your property

Benefits of the scheme

  • A reduction in crime and the fear of crime impacting on the community.
  • Suspicious people and vehicles can quickly be reported to the police and other members of the countryside communities.
  • Information and advice can be quickly and efficiently circulated between the police and the community.
  • A crime vigilant community in partnership with the police will create a safer environment.

Get involved

The scheme relies on farmers working together by getting involved to help share information and to show criminals that we are being proactive in tackling crime.

Suspicious activity should be monitored and recorded discreetly and reported to Avon and Somerset Police quickly and accurately.  Information should also be passed to the village NHW co-ordinators.

To join the Farm Watch Scheme please email:

Horse Watch

The Avon and Somerset Police work closely with the equine community through its members and volunteers to help keep them informed of any horse or rural related incidents. This process is supported by the Horse Watch scheme.

Rural crime which includes offences against the equine community is a continuous problem. You can help Avon and Somerset Horse Watch to help you and your community by informing your regional/local co-ordinator of anything suspicious or by getting involved yourself.

If you’re interested in becoming a member and would like more information on this scheme please get in touch by emailing:

Press Release

Devon and Somerset Fire Service has issued a Press Release regarding advice on tumble dryers.  To view this press release please click on the following link.

170403 – tumble-dryer-advice

Our Local Police Team

Nigel Downey
Neighbourhood Police Team Sergeant

Charlie Fitzpatrick
Neighbourhood Beat Manager

Bryan Stevens
Police Community Support Officer

Linda Brooks
Police Community Support Officer

Dial 101 – For non-emergencies such as:

  • reporting a crime
  • contacting local officers
  • obtaining crime prevention advice
  • making us aware of policing issues in your local area


For further information and advice about contacting Avon and Somerset Police please go to their website at: