Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood Watch (NHW) is the largest voluntary crime prevention organisation in the country. Formed in the early 80s, NHW has been successfully operating in Kent since 1991 and is a recognised and successful crime-fighting initiative. NHW is a partnership where like-minded people come together to prevent crime, reduce the fear of crime and increase community cohesion. It involves the Police, Community Safety departments of local authorities, parish councils and other voluntary organisations and, above all, individuals and families who want to make their neighbourhoods better places to live.

There is a very strong and active Neighbourhood Watch in the Great Chart and Singleton area, supported by the Parish Council.

For more information on Neighbourhood Watch, please click here.

My name is Peter New. I am a Police Volunteer with the Kent Police and I work in the Community Neighbourhood Watch Team based at Ashford Police Station albeit I work out in the community.
My background is the Fire Service and when I retired, I was Assistant Chief Officer Head of Operations for the Kent Fire Brigade. It was an excellent job with a full operational and fire prevention aspect to the post. We were very community focused. We were very strong on prevention.
I have brought many of those skills I learned with that work into the police.
For more information on the work I do, please click

Police Reports

The PCSO team were disbanded in June 2023, and were replaced with Beat Officers when the new Neighbourhood Policing Model was introduced.

Our current Beat Officers are PC Adele Tyrer and PC Josh Wheatley, and they produce a quarterly newsletter for the Urban South area. Residents can also access My Community Voice via the following link: