Community News

New Policing priorities for Warwick Rural West

Every community in Warwickshire has a local policing  Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT).  Teams work with communities and partner organisations to identify and address local concerns.  Teams tackle crimes and work to make communities safer places.

The following will be a priority for your SNT until March.

  1. Burglary patrols of Lapworth/Rowington/Lowsonford area
  2. School parking patrols to deter nuisance and inconsiderate parking
  3. Foot patrols to be approachable in the community and chat with locals about any concerns they may have

Make the Right Call

Warwickshire Police have also launched a series of help and advice pages and downloadable leaflets on their website.

This information is there to support members of the public in “making the right call” in the event of something happening and to make the right call to the right service, first time.

Please go to the following link to see the information – Make the Right Call

Livestock worrying

Important information for dog owners

There have already been reports of dogs chasing sheep over the last few days (Warwickshire and West Mercia Police).

Under the Dogs (Protection of Livestock) Act 1953, if a dog worries sheep on agricultural land, the person in charge of the dog is guilty of an offence.  The Act considers sheep worrying to include . . . attacking, chasing, injuring, causing suffering and/or loss . . .

When you take your dog out, keep your dog on a lead or under very close control at all times.  Always ensure your dog does not disturb wildlife, farm animals, horses or other people.

A farmer may shoot a dog which is attacking or chasing farm animals without being liable to compensate the dog’s owner.

It’s always good practice to keep your dog on a lead around farm animals and horses, for your own safety and for the welfare of the animals.  However, should cattle or horses chase you and your dog, it is safer to let your dog go, don’t risk getting hurt trying to protect the dog.


Please go to the What’s On page for a more comprehensive (but not exhaustive) list of forthcoming events in Lapworth