NHW in Spain

Torrevieja – Las Barcas Branch - NHW in Spain
Scott Blair

Scott Blair

Monday, 10 October 2016 11:32

Robbery - Quesada

Latest crime update. We have not heard of robbery with violence for a few months and hope we won't again. [banjo = cul de sac] "We have just spoken to our neighbour who lives in the banjo opposite No 14. Calle Picasso, Quesada. Last Saturday at 9.00 in the evening, her and her husband had just finished walking the dogs and saw a car parked outside a villa just at the entrance to their banjo. Her husband walked in front of her and entered the banjo before her.. When she entered it a man came at her with his arms in the air, pulled her shoulder bag off and pulled her gold necklace off. He tried to get her rings but when she fought back he pushed her on her back, and ran off getting into the car and away. She has damaged three vertebrae in her lower back and injured her neck. She attended hospital and still has to go back. The Guardia said they arrest about 30 people a day.. The Gardia said to warn people not to go out in the dark if possible. and be very careful if you do."
Monday, 30 November 2015 17:49

Christmas lunch

This years Christmas Lunch will be held in early December 2016 - venue to be decided.
Monday, 23 June 2014 17:29

Next Meeting

.The next meeting will be notified by email to members beginning of March 2018. If you hear of any crime please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for circulation to our members.
Sunday, 22 June 2014 18:57

News Update

The Arboleas Neighbourhood Watch Scheme


The Arboleas neighbourhood watch scheme covers the whole area under the control of the Ayuntamiento de Arboleas – The Arboleas Town Hall.  The scheme is divided into Barriadas (neighbourhoods) each of which are administered by a local coordinator.  Information of illegal or suspicious activity is obtained from members and the local police; this is then passed on to members via email.

Anybody who owns or rents a property that is located within the Arboleas Town Hall catchment area is eligible and invited to join the scheme.  This can easily be done by email.

The following Barriadas currently have schemes.  A scheme can easily be started up in any of the other Barriadas.

Bella Vista/El Rulador

El Chopo

El Prado

El Rincon

La Cueva

La Judea

La Perla


Los Carrascos

Los Garcias

Los Golindrinas

Los Higuerales


Los Torres


Persons living in a Barriada where there is not currently a scheme can also join.If anybody would like to join the scheme please email the lead coordinator Mark Drew at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it giving your name, street name, and Barriada and your email will be passed on directly to the appropriate coordinator.  If you would like to become the coordinator for any Barriada which currently does not have a scheme, please email the lead coordinator Mark Drew at the above address.

For more information and advice please visit our site   www.arboleasnws.com


In summary some of the key objectives of Neighbourhood Watch are

  • To prevent crime by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community and reducing opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.
  • To reduce undue fear of crime by providing accurate information about risks and by promoting a sense of security and community spirit, particularly amongst the more vulnerable members of the community.
  • To improve police/community liaison by providing effective communications through Neighbourhood Watch messaging systems which warn Coordinators of local crime trends/threats.
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 19:11

Remember - Remember

Although crime in this area has been low over the last few months, please remember all the basic drills to protect yourselves. Lock all doors, windows and gates when leaving the property and set the alarm if you have one. Only carry with you what you are likely to require eg. money etc. In cars keep valuables out of sight and use central locking when seated in the car. Remind anyone with a car hire sticker to remove it since it may encourage and highlight areas of theft. These simple basic rules make you just that bit safer from theft.
Jan Price ( secretary of Torrevieja NHW and treasurer of her local branch Los Frutales / La Rosaleda ) received gifts from her branch friends at her last meeting at the Sports Bar Los Frutales. She is leaving to be with family in the UK after 12 years helping spread the word of Neighbourhood Watch to help make the area a safer place to live for all. She will be sadly missed but with Neighbourhood Watch always in her mind she highlighted in her farewell speech that between email and our website at www.nhwinspain.com she will be keeping in touch.
Thursday, 12 April 2012 07:26

Safety and Security tips

Tips to help with safety and security Keep your doors and security grills shut and locked if you are not actually in the room or are on the terrace or patio. Do not hang towels over the balcony to dry…this says “holidaymaker”. Owners do not do this. Keep wallets and handbags out of sight from doorways, as it only takes a thief one moment to step inside and then be away. We strongly advice you not to carry a handbag. If you must then please observe the following. When out walking, keep handbags under your arms or around your shoulders and wallets in zipped pockets. Do not put wallets and purses in backpacks. Be especially vigilant in street markets. Do not leave handbags and wallets casually on seats in bars and cafes, but rather put one leg through the strap and have them between your ankles or knees. Be wary of strangers asking directions, especially in supermarket car parks and at cash points. In these situations, thieves work in teams, so be alert at all times. If in the car, lock the doors and sound the horn. Lock your car, even when in it and check that the windows are properly closed and no bags, cameras or other valuable items are in sight. Do not take valuables or leave bags unattended while at the beach. Take the amount of money needed for food and drink for the day. Watch out for people lying on the beach with no towels or belongings. It is strongly advised to remember to remove car rental stickers from windows and bumpers
Sunday, 08 January 2012 23:24

Next La Roseleda, Los Frutales meeting

The next meeting will be notified by email to members the beginning of March. If you here of any crime meantime please let This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it know to be passed on to the members.
Thursday, 07 April 2011 07:25

New NHW bench handed over to Town Hall

On Tuesday 5th April at 10.00 am a bench donated by the Neighbourhood Watch ( Vecinos Cooperando ) La Roseleda / Los Frutales branch was officialy handed over to the Town Hall. The bench was paid for out of funds raised by the members of the local branch for the benefit of the area. The councellors present with the branch members were Eduardo Dolon, Eduardo Gil and Pedro Valero all were pleased that they had helped to have the bench installed in such an excellent location on the headland. The wooden bench with spectacular views along the Torrevieja coast will be enjoyed by local residents and visitors for many years to come. regards Scott
The new bench which we donated to the city of Torrevieja has been installed on the headland giving spectacular views along the coastline.  We hope that it will be used for many years for peoples enjoyment.  There is to be an official presentation to the council officials in the near future and all will be notified when this takes place.

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