Firearms Licensing Survey

Hampshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner wants to understand the public’s views and ensure they are heard by the Home Office when considering possible revisions to the current rules and processes around licensing of firearms in England and Wales. At the end of last year (2020/21), more than 565,000 people in England and Wales held a firearms licence and/or a shotgun certificate. You may access the survey here. Continue reading

Online Risks – Survey

Hampshire Alert, part of the National Neighbourhood Watch Network, has launched a survey to find out if/how attitudes towards cybersecurity and privacy may have changed during the pandemic.

Findings will inform Cyberhood Watch awareness initiatives for the community and draw attention to important cybersecurity and privacy topics to help citizens improve their knowledge of cyberthreats.

The survey takes no more than five minutes to complete: please go here and do it. Continue reading

Online help for crime victims

The Victim Care Service, funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner and provided by Victim Support, has launched a new website to ensure anyone affected by crime in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton can access support and advice.

The website offers tips on how to protect yourself from different types of crime and advice on what to do if you experience them. It also includes a comprehensive database of organisations that can be searched by individuals and professionals looking to meet a specific support need. Continue reading

Police Security Session

For the benefit of residents concerned about the recent uptick in local petty crime Cllr Finlay has arranged for the police to visit us to give their current views and advice. The session will be in the Coach House at Chilworth Manor on Monday, 20th March at 7.30pm.  Several relevant companies have promised to attend so come along and see how to improve your security.