Local Area

Safer North Hampshire covers three Council areas – Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, Hart District Council and Rushmoor Borough Council.


PIC BY STEWART TURKINGTON 07778 334771 www.stphotos.co.ukBasingstoke and Deane’s primary settlement is Basingstoke. Other settlements include Bramley, Tadley, Kingsclere, Overton, Oakley, Whitchurch and the hamlet of Deane, some 7 miles (11 km) from Basingstoke.

It is the northernmost borough of Hampshire, bordered by Berkshire to the north.

Basingstoke and Deane has over 430 local neighbourhood watch schemes in the area.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHart’s primary town is Fleet, with smaller towns and villages including Yateley, Hook and Hartley Wintney. Its¬†council is based in Fleet.

Hart District is one of the richest and least deprived areas in the whole of the United Kingdom. In the Indices of Deprivation 2004, Hart was ranked at 354 out of 354 local authorities in England, where 1 was the most deprived area and 354 the least deprived, meaning Hart is the least deprived area in England. Hart District’s population also has one of the highest rates of life expectancy in the UK.

For four years running (2011-2014), an annual study conducted by the Halifax bank named Hart as the UK’s most desirable place to live for quality of life. The study took into account jobs, housing, health, crime, weather, traffic and broadband access.


Rushmoor covers the towns of Aldershot and Farnborough.aldershot july'12

The borough took its name from Rushmoor Arena, a military showground constructed at Rushmoor Bottom in 1923.

Rushmoor’s population has grown from 1,366 in 1801, through 39,616 in 1901 to over 90,000 in 2001.

For many years, Rushmoor has done well in the South and South East in Bloom awards and was a national finalist on three occasions, winning the “Best Small City” award in 1999.

Rushmoor is twinned with Oberursel in Germany, Meudon in France and Sulechów in Poland.