Local policing priorities for Ivybridge Rural South

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

Priority

Speed around Ivybridge town

Through Social media we have received a number of complaints with regards to the Speed around particular areas of the town. With this in mind we have spoken to our Road Casualty Reduction Officer and we will be doing regular speed checks in the different areas of concern. 

Issued 29 November, 2018

Priority

Moorland speeding

New volunteers have come forward to be vetted and trained. 

I have also requested the Roads Safety Team put out the traffic monitoring equipment along the 'New road' where the majority of ASB complaints have been linked to.

 

High speeds through the long country road between Wotter and Lee Moor heading into Shaugh Prior.

Issued 7 November, 2018

Action taken

Update: 03 January 2019 - Action update

A joint Community and Police speed watch carried out this week in Wotter. Over eighteen vehicles were recorded speeding before 08:00 hours. A further ten vehicles were stopped and spoken to by Police.

Update: 03 January 2019 - Update

We have been conducting further patrols in the area.

A speed operation took place with some of the neighbourhood team and the Speed Watch volunteers which was a great success.

This will be an ongoing priority for the Team.

Actioned 3 January, 2019

Priority

Anti Social Behaviour

There has been an increase in the town centre and local parks of incidents of an anti social manner involving groups of youths.

29/11/2018 Neighbourhood patrols throughout the day and evenings, weather at present seems to be keeping it low level.  Small group that we tend to deal with and main culprits are on an ASB (anti social behaviour) escalation process.

 

 

Issued 7 November, 2018

Action taken

Update: 03 January 2019 - Update

We are pleased to report that there has been a decline in anti social behaviour in the area over the Christmas Period.

Update: 29 November 2018 - Update

29/11/2018 Neighbourhood patrols throughout the day and evenings, weather at present seems to be keeping it low level.  Small group that we tend to deal with and main culprits are on an ASB (anti social behaviour) escalation process.

Update: 29 November 2018 - Progress update

Patrols have increased in the areas that have been effected, details of youths involved have been given to South Hams District council, parents have been visited and intervention work is being put in place.

Actioned 3 January, 2019

Priority

SPEEDING past Primary Schools!

We have had a few complaints regarding speeding past local primary schools. So what do we do about it I hear you ask.

School Speed Watch is something we offer to all year 6 pupils in our local primary schools - all it takes is for the school to get in touch with us and we will assess a suitable location and go from there.

Every pupil/staff/police wears a high vis vest and we monitor the speed of on-coming traffic with a speed gun.  The pupils all enjoy this experience.  If we detect a vehicle speeding we stop that vehicle and the driver is then 'questioned' by the pupils, as opposed to being given a traffic ticket

In January 2018 we carried out School Speed Watch with pupils from Bickleigh Down CofE school, and the same in March with Stowford Primary School.

This is a great project we carry out with the year six pupils where they are allowed to catch speeding drivers with our assistance.

Issued 14 September, 2018

Priority

Parking outside schools

As the new school year starts we have already received a number of complaints regarding parking outside schools, predominantly during the drop off and pick up times.

This is an on-going issue that ALL primary schools have during the term time dates.  We have been providing advice in relation to the Civil Enforcement Parking officers website and how people can make the relevant agencies aware. 

Unfortunately  this problem will never go away unless parents/carers start parking more considerately or walking to school.  However, we do live in the 21st century and accept that most parents have to work and drive to the school to make things quicker, but parking infront of people driveways or garages is not acceptable.

We will continue to monitor the parking issues and deal as appropriate.

Issued 14 September, 2018

Priority

Community Speed Watch - JOIN NOW

Do you believe you have a speeding problem through your village?  Have you reported your concerns to your local council and the local police? Do you wonder what the police are doing about it?   

Over the years we have had complaints about speeding in Wotter, Lee Moor, Shaugh Prior, Woolwell, Bickleigh Village, Lee Mill, Yealmpton and Wembury.

Speeding through the moors is common and has previously resulted in sheep/horse deaths.  This can range from commuters, residents and delivery vehicles.

Shaugh Prior would appear to be commuters through the village as opposed to the residents.

The speeding in Woolwell is on Woolwell Road, mainly around the afternoon school pick up times by the zebra crossing.

In Bickleigh it is the main road through the village entering from either Tavistock Road or from Shaugh Prior.

In Yealmpton it is passing traffic through the main village, and similar in Wembury.

So far we have set up 'Community Speed Watch' schemes in these areas and you can join too if you want to make a difference.

Please just contact us to discuss further.

Issued 14 September, 2018

Priority

Burglary Advice

Over the years we have suffered from day time burglaries, as well as overnight non-dwelling burglaries.  We see increases during the warmer weather as people tend to have windows open.  

If you feel your property is an easy target, or you live in an isolated location, or have an elderly relative who lives alone and would like some advice please contact us to arrange a personal visit or receive crime prevention advice over the telephone.

We continue to patrol the isolated areas and be a high visibility deterrent.

 

Issued 14 September, 2018

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