Local policing priorities for Wells City

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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities in this neighbourhood.

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The "No Entry" sign in Chamberlain St, Wells is constantly being ignored by drivers on a daily basis. In partnership with the Council we will be exploring the idea of ANPR Camera to record and capture offenders at the location.
The "No Right Turn" on the A39 Bristol Hill and also from Union St into Chamberlain St have been identified as drivers are ignoring them. The local police will be targeting these sites in order to educate and prosecute drivers where suitable.

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Various issues have been identified with Waitrose car park in Wells, Littering, Youths gathering, Boy racers, and loud music being played. In general ASB is occurring at various times

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Speeding within Wells City continues to be a problem highlighted by residents with the following locations being identified, South St, Silver St, High St, Tor Street, St Thomas Street, Bath Road, New Street, Bristol Hill, Ash Lane, Portway, & outside of West Horrington School. These locations will be targeted by the beat team with the Ultra Lyte speed detection gun where we seek to educate drivers where possible and prosecute where appropriate. The speed enforcement vans and motorcycles will also be visiting the Wells area on regular basis. We are also trying to set up a Community Speed Watch for Wells if you are interested in being a volunteer please contact the beat team.

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Graffiti has been identified as a problem in certain areas. The unoccupied Mermaid Public House on Portway has been graphitised along with the skate park. There are concerns over this may attract further ASB.

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Concerns have been raised over some buskers using amplified music and also selling CD's on the street, especially on Market Days.

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Purses phones and keys have been taken from shops in the wells city Centre.

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Vans have been broken into during day light hours and evening ,where tools have been stolen
Please keep secure ,locked and tools out of view.
The use of dash cams will help police investigate the crime.

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