Rustington Village is a peaceful and pleasant place to live but like any other corner of the country, it  has its problems.

You can help Rustington to retain it’s image of a  safe and pleasant place to live by joining The Rustington and District  Neighbourhood Watch Association.

We do not ask anything more than  for you to watch out for your neighbours and to report any  suspicious activities that you see happening within the village and surrounding areas.

Members are also offered advice  on home and personal security.

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The modern Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that no one has to feel afraid, vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live. It’s about people looking out for each other, crossing barriers of age, race and class to create strong, cohesive communities that benefit everyone.

Anonymity is the offenders’ strongest weapon. Neighbourhood Watch takes away that weapon by acting as the eyes and ears of the community. As a result, it has been shown that Neighbourhood Watch areas are far less likely to be targeted by criminals. Crime cannot flourish in a community that cares.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, non-party in politics, and operate an equal opportunities and non-discriminatory policy. We are a “grass roots” organisation, run by our volunteer members for our members. Anybody can join, regardless of their background, and membership is free.

What is Neighbourhood Watch ?

Neighbourhood Watch and you !

Individual Neighbourhood Watch schemes are run by members through a volunteer local resident Street Co-ordinator, sometimes known as a deliverer because they circulate relevant messages and crime prevention advice to their neighbours. Schemes can vary in size from just a few homes to a whole village. Some areas and villages also have a volunteer Area Co-ordinator, who supports the Street Co-ordinators.

Once the scheme is set up, the Street Co-ordinator will receive information from the police and Neighbourhood Watch by E-mail, for passing on as appropriate to members. Members who do not have access to E-mail can receive messages on paper. All residents are encouraged to quickly feed back any information on criminal or suspicious activity, to look out for each other generally, and give a helping hand when this is appropriate.

How can you join ?

If you are not already a member of Neighbourhood Watch and want to join, find out if there is a scheme in your street or local area by entering your postcode on, or phone the police on 101.

If there is an existing scheme nearby then we can arrange for your PCSO or a local co-ordinator to contact you and provide further information. If there isn’t one, they can help you and your neighbours to set one up. Overall, very little work is involved. Free help and advice is always available.

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Email us at: Or leave a voicemail message on 0844 4876827

 Correspondence: C/O The Police Station, East Street, Littlehampton, BN17 6AR

Remember: Out of every five homes burgled, only one is a Neighbourhood Watch member.

Working with Sussex Police

 Forthcoming events

From time to time, Rustington and District Neighbourhood Watch participate with other agencies in events such as cycle marking, festivals etc and sometimes we have events initiated by ourselves such as the Co-ordinators meetings and AGM, which we would like to inform you about.

If you would like to learn more details follow this link.  

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 Members Guide

The members guide gives an insight into what is expected in conducting their day to day activities as a Neighbourhood Watch member.              read more ...