Local policing priorities for Okehampton Rural East

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

Priority

Safeguarding Vulnerable Young People

It has been identified that our greatest collection of vulnerability is within our young community.

The exploitation of young people across the UK can occur in any community, both rural or urban. This ranges from sexting, on-line activity and child sexual exploitation.

Children are also more vulnerable to being drawn into committing crime and experimenting with substances including alcohol and drugs, which can cause harm to them and to others.

In order to assist in the detection and prevention of this, officers offer education for young people and are available to give education of CEOPs talks to young people in schools.

We also work together with our partners to deter children from getting involved crime and anti-social behaviour, safeguard them from harm and provide diversion activities.

More information about these issues can be found on the link below:

https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/threat-assault-abuse/child-sexual-exploitation/

 

 

Issued 22 September, 2017

Priority

Parking

Parking issues continue to be raised by members of the public in the area. As of 2008, parking issues are now enforced by the council rather than the police. We have made the local council aware and they will conduct random patrols of the problem areas and look to effectively deal with the issues raised. In the mean time your local neighbourhood team will monitor the parking issues whilst out on patrol and give suitable advice to motorists.

Issued 10 December, 2016

Action taken

Update: 26 July 2017 - Update regarding parking issues

We are well aware of the parking issues in and around the area. Your local neighbourhood policing team are patrolling the areas and issuing advisories when necessary. Please can i make the public aware that parking issues are genrally dealt with by the local civil enforcement officers, police involvment is for obstructions only.

Update: 21 March 2017 - Pavements are for people

Parking on pavements can force pedestrians, wheelchair users and people with pushchairs onto the road where they are at risk of collision with motor vehicles.

Parking on pavements causes particular problems for people with poor eyesight and/or people with mobility difficulties.

Parking on pavements outside schools causes difficulties for children trying to see oncming vehicles.

Most pavements are not designed to carry vehicles and parking on them can cause damage which adds to maintenance costs.

We have received alot of reports and complaints recently of vehicles parking along pavements. This is an offence and you could receive a fine. Park in a suitable and allocated parking space NOT on the pavement!

Update: 15 February 2017 - Update regarding parking issues

Parking is still an issue, especially in the rural areas with limited parking. Your local policing team are patrolling the areas when possible, speaking with motorist and issuing advisories.

Update: 12 January 2017 - Update regarding parking issues

Whilst out on patrol local PCSO's have noticed that more and more motorists are parking on pavements and causing obstruction.
Parking on pavements can force pedestrians, wheelchair users and people with pushchairs onto the road where they are at risk of collision with motor vehicles.
Parking on pavements causes particular problems for people with poor eyesight and/or people with mobility difficulties.
Parking on pavements outside schools causes difficulties for children trying to see oncoming vehicles.
Driving along the pavement is an offence for which can be fined up to £1000.
Parking on a pavement is an offence under local by-laws in some areas and you could receive a fine.
Parking on a pavement can cause an obstruction for which you can be issued with a fixed penalty notice.

PAVEMENTS ARE FOR PEOPLE!!

Actioned 26 July, 2017

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