Warnford resides within a cluster of villages surrounding the A32 area of the Meon Valley, covered by the Winchester Greater Neighbourhood Policing Team, one of three teams within the Winchester District. The team is managed by Police Sergeant Richard Holland and your local beat manager is Police Community Support Officer Gracie Wetherill (contact details below).
The team operate out of Bishops Waltham Police station, Hoe Road, SO32 1DS. This building does not have front counter, however Fareham Police Station and Mottisfont Court, Winchester continue to operate this facility. The stations are open until around 8pm Monday to Saturday and 5pm Sunday.
Crime reporting should always go through formal channels: 999 during a live incident/emergency, 101 for new crime reports after an incident or you can access the online reporting service here www.hampshire.police.uk/ro/report/ The team are unable to accept new reports via email or mobile. This ensures prompt and effective classification and allocation of your crime or incident to officers on duty and with the correct skills set.
The team engage with the community in a variety of ways. They attend local groups and events in order to meet people and provide you with a visible presence in the villages. At the Cuppacheeno Café in West Meon, Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator Nigel Prior holds a drop in session once a month (please see the box below for dates and times). Hampshire Constabulary are supporters of NHW as it provides a link with the community and can be a valuable intelligence source. Please note that Warnford NHW has its own webpage here. Gracie attends this when on duty and when available based on operational requirements.
Motorcycles using the A32 in an antisocial manner remain a priority. The Policing effort is led by the Roads Policing Unit and in 2019, several operations were conducted with the assistance of the Neighbourhood Team to educate road users and issue penalties where appropriate.
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PCSO Grace Wetherill
Community Support Officer
07775 545691 (mob)
Meon Valley District
Neighbourhood Watch Drop-in Times
During 2020 these sessions will be held at the Cuppacheeno Café in West Meon, from 10am until 12 noon on the following dates:
18th February, 17th March, 14th April, 12th May, 9th June,
7th July, 4th August, 1st September, 29th September,
27th October, 24th November, 22nd December
Quick Guide to reporting crime
Only call 999 if:
- A crime is happening now (or just happened)
- You have immediate concerns for someone’s safety
- You see a traffic collision involving injury or danger to other road users.
- You see something suspicious that needs immediate attention
Not an emergency
Call 101 to report:
- crimes that are not in progress
- Suspicious people or vehicles
- Non urgent information
- Criminal damage / theft / theft from a vehicle (this can also be reported on-line at www.hampshire.police.uk )
For general information and advice go to www.hampshire.police.uk
Use Crimestoppers if you don’t want to talk to the police. You can report any crime or suspicion without giving your name: 0800 555 111. This is not an emergency service – for a crime in progress - call 999
Fraud, Scams & Cyber crime
- If you are a victim of fraud involving credit/debit cards, cheques or on line banking – immediately notify your bank.
- If you have lost money to a fraud or cyber-crime go to www.actionfraud.police.uk or 0300 123 2040 and get a crime number.
- Report attempted fraud or cyber-crime giving phone numbers and other details to ActionFraud
- Help disrupt fraudsters by reporting scam e-mails to Action Fraud.
- Doorstep crime/cold callers - get advice from Trading Standards Quick Response Team (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm) 01962 833666.
For all other hours contact 101
(or 999 if you feel threatened).
- Criminal damage / theft / theft from a vehicle :
You can report these crimes online at www.hampshire.police.uk
- Fraud, attempted fraud and scam e-mails :
You can report online at www.actionfraud.police.uk
- Any crime or suspicion about a crime you can report in confidence to