Royal Parks

Dog walkers – your park needs you

If you walk your dog in Bushy Park then you might want to consider joining DogWatch. The scheme is run by the Met Police’s Safer Parks Team.

Members of DogWatch receive information from the police about relevant issues such as how to deal with stray dogs, areas to avoid at particular times of the year and also criminal activity to look out for. Having extra ‘eyes and ears’ in the vast parkland is a valuable aid to police work and helps keep the park safer for all users – reporting such issues as anti-social or nuisance behaviour, security concerns and other dangers.

The latest newsletter can be found here. Features usually include:

  • Police surgery time/locations
  • Accurate park opening/close times
  • Safety information (areas to avoid with your dog due to deer season)
  • Contact information and membership/portable card with emergency contact info
  • Updates on park developments
  • Info about other local & park related organisations

When you become a member as well as newsletter updates you will also receive this rather fetching badge to proudly wear whilst out and about in the park (while stocks last).

Note though that you don’t have to own a dog to join DogWatch!

To join, e-mail: or write to:

Bushy Park Team
Police Office
Hampton Court Gate
Bushy Park


One thought on “Dog walkers – your park needs you

  • Alfie Neil

    Alfie is keen to join the Bushy Park Dog Watch Scheme – he is a hard working springer spaniel!


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