In emergency always dial 999

New National Non-Emergency number – 101


What classes as an emergency?

Calling 101 for situations that do not require an immediate police response helps keep 999 available for when there is an emergency. An emergency is when a crime is happening, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, someone is injured, being threatened or a life is at risk, or there is a traffic incident involving personal injury or danger.

Each call to 101 will never cost more than 15 pence – no matter what time of day you call, how long your call lasts or even if you call from a mobile. We do not receive any of the call cost.


You can now report crimes and incidents as well as non-injury road traffic collisions ONLINE directly through the website :


Once a report is made  online, the user will receive a unique reference number and a return email confirming receipt.



A series of themed advice guides are now available as easy-to-read downloads from the Kent Police website.


Current titles: Home and garden security, Property marking, Anti-social behaviour, Contacting Kent Police, Safe cycling, Bike security, Motorbike safety, Vehicle security, Restorative practice, Bogus callers, Rural crime, Metal theft, Plant theft, Internet safety, Personal safety, Drug dealing and use (spotting/reporting) 


Neighbourhood WatchThere is an active neighbourhood watch scheme operating in the village and there are NhW signs dotted around the village to let villains know that a scheme is operating. The village is broken down into small areas with each area having its own coordinator [there are fifteen in total]. All coordinators receive regular updates from the police neighbourhood watch office in Tunbridge Wells and if anything comes through that might affect villagers, such as rogue traders in the area etc, then the coordinators inform their neighbours. In addition, there is a monthly report in the Record to keep villagers informed of any crime taking place in the village.



Dog Warden –  01732 876181 or e-mail