Community safety

Safer North Hampshire

In November 2012 the 3 teams covering Basingstoke, Hart and Rushmoor came together under the Safer North Hampshire banner, and now encompass more than 30 partnership agencies.

Safer North Hampshire seeks to facilitate a comprehensive response to community needs and wishes, whilst raising the understanding of community safety issues and improving the quality of life for local people. For information on Community Safety issues visit Safer North Hampshire webpage

Safer North Hampshire was originally 3 separate Local Authority Community Safety Teams established as a result of Section 17 of the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act.

CCTV in Hart

Hart District Council has a number of CCTV cameras around the district, which are monitored at a state-of-the-art CCTV control centre, 365 days a year throughout the day and most of the night.

The system is operated by Rushmoor Borough Council on our behalf – for all enquiries, including footage requests, please call Rushmoor Borough Council on 01252 398399

Our cameras help us to:

  • Prevent and deter crime, disorder, and anti-social behaviour
  • Reduce the fear of crime
  • Increase public feelings of safety
  • Provide evidence in criminal and civil court cases
  • Direct resources (ours and the police) where they're needed most
  • Help in civil emergencies

Domestic abuse

Domestic abuse affects the lives of thousands of people every year and can take the form of physical, emotional, psychological, sexual and / or financial abuse. One in four women and one in six men will suffer from domestic abuse during their lifetime and if this is something affecting you, you are not alone and help is available.

In an emergency, you should always call 999.

To find out about the local sources of support, visit Safer North Hampshire Domestic Abuse webpage

Useful leaflets:

The North East Hampshire Domestic Abuse Forum aims to bring together representatives from the many local agencies who work with those affected by domestic violence and abuse in Hart and Rushmoor. The forum meets bi-monthly to share good practice, increase awareness of domestic violence and identify gaps in services.

For information, please contact the Community Safety team at