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.

You can also sign up to the North Yorkshire Police Community Messaging - which allows the Police to identify and message specific geographical or business groups and send out news or warnings about specific issues. Residents can opt for e-mail, text, phone voicemail messages for whichever location they choose, so you could also include work or school areas in addition to home addresses for example.

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 - [vacancy]
Scheme No.: 1159
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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