Welcome to the Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch website.
Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch was established in 1986, being almost one of the first schemes in the country. It is registered with the Charity Commission, Number 295228, and our details can be viewed on the Charity Commission Website.
There are over 9000 properties in Seaford and Bishopstone and at the end of 2014, and after much hard work, 1 in 8 households give support to NHW and had become members of the Association by subscribing £3 per year per household (or £2 for senior citizens). This growth continued in 2015, and for 2016 our target was to attract 1200 Members. We achieved 1185, which is a tremendous result bearing in mind we are all volunteers who give our time freely to the cause.
For 2016, and for the benefit of our members, we introduced the facility to pay subscriptions "on line", in addition to the conventional cash and cheque methods.
- The Seaford and Bishopstone No Cold Calling Zone, set up by Seaford Town Council, East Sussex Trading Standards and Neighbourhood Watch has now been in operation for over two years and the Police are very pleased to advise us there has been a dramatic fall in doorstep harassment and unwanted callers in the town. NHW ourselves distributed nearly 8000 window notices throughout the town, and these serve as a visual reminder to casual callers, that they are not welcome.
- NHW attended, and fully supported, the regular Police Panel Meetings held 4 times per year in each of the three areas, West, East and Central, but alas, the Police have stopped these meetings due to financial and organisational changes.
- NHW normally attend the annual Seaford Fun Day's and Donkey Derby's and have a publicity stand where we hand out advice and literature and hopefully attract some new members as well.
- We produce 4 Newsletters per year. The Spring and Autumn editions are printed and hand delivered to 90% of the roads in Seaford and Bishopstone by our network of 190 Deliverers and Co-ordinators. The Summer and Winter editions are published in Seaford Scene.
- We issue regular bi-monthly email updates to our members concerning local crime, information and crime prevention tips etc, using information given to us by our local Police Team.
Watch Out Magazine - Sussex Edition Dec 2016
To view the latest Watch Out Magazine, please Click Here. The magazine has been published in the run up to Christmas 2016 and contains many interesting articles concerning scams, frauds, pitfalls, tips etc and we commend it to you.
We are very pleased to advise that Seaford Town Council have made a donation towards the cost of publishing the 2015 Summer and Winter Newsletters in "Seaford Scene". Their support is much appreciated.
2016 Deliverers Meeting
The 2016 Deliverers Meeting was successfully held on Thursday 17th November 2016 at 7:30 pm at St Leonards Church Hall, Seaford. Approx 20 Deliverers attended, which was a good turnout considering poor weather.
Following an address by the Chairman, the Treasurer gave an update on the Newsletter Delivery process and current status, and this was followed by a very interesting talk and slide show delivered by the Town Historian, Kevin Gordon about the Military History of Seaford. Light refreshments were served at the end of the meeting.
2017 Annual General Meeting
The 2017 Annual General Meeting has been arranged to be held on Thursday 16th March 2017, 19:00 hrs at St Leonards Church Hall, Church Lane, Seaford. We hope as many members as possible will attend this meeting, where the once a year formal business of the association is carried out.
There will be the Chairmans' Address, the Treasurers and Membership Report, election of Officers and other formal business, followed by a Guest Speaker and finally, light refreshments will be served.
Committee Meetings' Venue
We acknowledge the hospitality of the Landlord of the Seven Sisters Public House, Alfriston Road, Seaford, who allows us to hold our Committee Meetings on the premises free of charge.
Information is available from the Chairman, the Front Office at the Police Station, or you can send an email to email@example.com
Seaford & Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch
c/o Seaford Police Station
37 Church Street
East Sussex BN25 1HG
We have a Facebook page where current crime issues, relevant information and local events in the Seaford and Bishopstone area are posted, and is regularly updated by our Publicity Officer. Facebook users can find us at "Seaford and Bishopstone Neighbourhood Watch"