Describe your best practice

Extension of a Dorset Neighbourhood Watch and Police community office offering mobile crime prevention advice and the opportunity for members of the public to buy reduced cost security products.

The ‘Shed’ is on wheels and is towed to events such as community fairs.

The Shed is also used for recruiting new members of Neighbourhood Watch.

What did you do and why?

Developed an old horsebox and added a covering to look like a shed and re-organised the interior, adding information on crime prevention and Neighbourhood Watch.

Duration of the project

Since 2010

What worked well?

People are interested in it when they see it and so engage plus they like they can get information, advice and can buy products there and then.

Having a portable demo kit to explain to the public how the products work. This is taken to events, AGMs, etc

How did you overcome any challenges?

There has been some issues with towing as some people have this on their license as standard however newer drivers don’t.

How did you cover any costs?

This was originally paid for by East Dorset District Council in 2010 and is now looked after by the Police and Neighbourhood Watch.

Force/ Borough area


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