Updated August 2017




Please bear with us whilst we develop this page. Please let your local co-ordinator know if you would find further information helpful.

On this page you will find a statment of purpose, a map showing the areas we cover, points of contact, links to useful websites and details of the latest parish wide appeals we have made.

Our scheme will endeavour to provide support to our community to help one another and the local police to keep us safe. Talaton is an extremely low crime area but very occasionally events do occur that require police involvement. Their resources are very thinly spread and with your help we may be able to help them solve crime or prevent repeat incidents. If you haven't already indicated your preference and would like to join the scheme please take a look at the attached map which should help you identify who is co-ordinating your part of the parish. If you farm anywhere within the parish you will have a dedicated co-ordinator.

 nhw map


The current list of co-ordinators is; 

Andrea Down Farm co-ordinator Tel 01404 823 042

Bridie Higgs Central Talaton Inn to Harris farm, up to Forge Cottage and back to the inn Tel 07786 363 204

Graham Rooms Woodsmans Orchard and Orchard Hill Tel 01404 822 108

Jan/Andy May West end Stoney Court to Lower Westcott Farm TALATONNHW@GMAIL.COM Tel 01404 822 526

Chris Harwood The Moor Talaton House to Laurel Cottage Tel 01404 822 143

Jenny/Gordon Pring  Newtown  Moorhayes Court to Railway Cottages Tel 01404 823 222

Sarah/Laurence Wood   Lashbrook Rd  Rydon Farm to Ivy Cottages Tel 01404 851 533

Philip Higginson   Talewater  Talewater Hill farm to river Tale Tel 01404 850 758

Bob Abraham   Escot  Beacon Cottages to Fairmile Tel 01404 823 347

Peppi Shaw  Larkbeare  Beacon Cross to Larkbeare Grange Tel 01404 822 482

If we receive requests for help from people in the parish we will provide them with advice such as who to contact within the police for updates or crime prevention advice, what information the police need to take further action and what is entailed in being a witness for criminal proceedings. If a victim deems it appropriate we will notify you about their crime and ask if you saw anything relevant or to keep a watch out for repeat incidents. The police will not share personal information with us but they will let us know about crime trends and policing priorities and where we feel this information would be helpful we will share it with you.

If you would like to be part of the scheme please let your local co-ordinator know. We need your name, address, phone number and email. We will only use your data for Neighbourhood Watch purposes and will not pass your information on for any unrelated purpose such as marketing.


Please click here for a link to our local Ottery Rural policing team page showing their news, priorities and officers.

Please click here for a link to the Devon & Cornwall police web site for various means of making contact with them.

Please click here for a link to the south west regional victim care unit.

Please click here for a link to the national Neighbourhood Watch knowledge base containing useful crime prevention advice.


Latest parish wide appeals from the Talaton Neighbourhood Watch

None as yet but watch this space.