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New Non-emergency number

The number for non-emergencies is 101!

Continue to call 999 without hesitation, for an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress or suspected, there is a danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.


Neighbourhood Watch is active and successful in both East and West Hanney. There are more than 20 active Coordinators. However - there are some areas not covered - and Coordinators are needed for these.

Although Hanney is a 'low crime' area - there are still many crimes committed there each year - burglaries, theft, rogue traders (eg drive tarmacers, roof fixers, tree loppers), car crime, vandalism. It is essential to remain alert, be suspicious of any caller, and in particular keep an eye on the older people who might be distracted or confused by a caller. There should be no hesitation to call the police on 101 immediately if you are suspicious, and dial 999 in an emergency - an emergency is if a crime is being committed, or is about to be committed, or if there is a risk of serious injury.

More Coordinators Still Needed

Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators are still required, to replace some who have left, and also to assist existing coordinators. There are some areas not covered, and people living there will not receive warnings. Coordinators normally cover about 10 to 15 homes. They receive warning messages (by phone or email) from Thames Valley Police if crimes or other problems occur in the vicinity.

Anyone willing to help, or wanting to know more about Neighbourhood Watch, please contact:- Ray Woodyear -

Ray is the Area Coordinator for The Hanneys, and Vale of White Horse & South Oxfordshire representative for Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Association.

Useful Links and Guidance

Neighbourhood Policing Team - Thames Valley Police

Guidance on keeping yourself safe from fraudsters.

Useful Documents

Local Links

Useful links to other web sites in and around The Hanneys.


Public transport

Stagecoach, Thames Travel and RH Buses operate a regular services to and from East Hanney, destinations include; Abingdon, Chilton, Marcham, Wantage, Grove, Cumnor, Oxford, Didcot and Milton Park.



Parish councils for Easn & West Hanney and links to regional government


Local area

A local map detailing the streets and house names in the two villages.

Local map

Telling Tales

Telling Tales is a book by Angela Cousins about the recollections of the villagers of East and West Hanney.