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Arkendale Neighbourhood Watch

Arkendale Neighbourhood Watch is a sub-division of the Harrogate & District Neighbourhood Watch Association. It is run by volunteers in partnership with the North Yorkshire Police and Harrogate Borough Council.

It is a body of people who liaise between the Police and the Residents of a Local Community with the aim of preventing crime before it happens, by being the "eyes and ears for of the police for unusual or suspicious occurrences."

In November each year there is an open AGM of the Harrogate & District Watch, which is advertised on the Village Notice Board. It is open for all to attend, and the organisation is always looking for people who can dedicate a few hours to help. The National Neighbourhood Watch week occurs in June each year when the aims and ambitions of the scheme are promoted.

Arkendale is part of the Ringmaster system which enables the villagers to be very quickly alerted to any matter which the police consider should be widely know about. The Neighbourhood Watch Scheme also disseminates information by the Parish Magazine, the Village Notice board, the Village Hall and this website.

Harrogate & District Neighbourhood Watch Association - click on this link to visit the website for lots of useful information and to contact the Association.

The Association Newsletter (LOOK OUT) may also be downloaded here.

Further information can also be found on these websites:


In an Emergency - Dial 999, for all other crime reporting - Dial 101 (see below for details).

Local Coordinator - Malcolm Howe - Telephone: 07972 060985
Scheme No.: 1159
Registered Charity No. 1076228 (Gift Aid Approved)

Safer Neighbourhood Officer

I am PC1300 Sue Brookes and I am your Safer Neighbourhood Officer.

I work from Knaresborough Police Station and have been a Police Officer for 20 years in the Knaresborough and Boroughbridge area, so know my way round fairly well. I am also the Safer Neighbourhood Officer for the Claro Ward, Scriven Park Ward and Marston Moor Ward so have quite a large area to cover. I am supported by PCSO Alastair Graham-Merrett who you will see riding around on his bicycle.

If you have any issues/queries/NHW requests/Farm Watch/Rural Watch requests then please get in touch with me.

Please DO NOT report any incidents/crimes that require a response direct to me as I may not be on duty and your report will be left for a few days without action thus hindering any investigation and prompt detection of an offence. Please report these incidents to the Control Room on 101 or if it's an emergency then 999.

If you see me driving/cycling around the area then please flag me down for a chat. If I'm cycling I will welcome the break!!!! I look forward to meeting you in the future.

Sue Brookes
Safer Neighbourhood Team
Tel: 101
E Mail:   

Reporting a Crime

Call 101 (24 hours)

  • to report a crime/incident which requires speaking to a police officer
  • to enquire about a previously reported crime
  • to speak to a crime prevention officer
  • to enquire about joining the Special Constabulary
  • or to make any other general police enquiries

North Yorkshire Police Headquarters
Newby Wiske Hall
Newby Wiske
Tel: 01609 783131
Fax: 01609 789169

Links to other websites and information

Safer Neighbourhood
Reporting a Crime
Crime Update
NHW Links
"Look Out" Newsletter