Local policing priorities for Braunton Urban

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

Priority

Bike thefts in the Braunton area...

Over the last month there have been a big increase in bike thefts in the Village. Around 6 have been reported as well as another half a dozen that were mentioned on Facebook community chat pages but not to us.

 

Issued 2 September, 2019

Action taken

Update: 02 September 2019 - Bike thefts in the Braunton area...

The Braunton & Ilfracombe Neighbourhood Teams have been out conducting plain clothes as well as high viz patrols in the Braunton area.

A house was raided by our teams which resulted in finding a couple of bikes as well as many bike parts.

We have used social media to advertise the thefts and pass advice in keeping bikes safe and locked out of site

Actioned 2 September, 2019

Priority

ASB in Woolacombe

We have seen an increase in ASB in Woolacombe over the last few weeks. This is mainly happening on a Friday evening and on other days as well.

This has included ASB, criminal damage, arson and damage to private property.

Issued 6 April, 2019

Action taken

Update: 02 September 2019 - ASB in Woolacombe

We have shown a high viz presence in the area over the last month particually on a Friday evening. Reported incidents of ASB have greatly reduced which we are pleased about. We will continue to monitor the area over the next few weeks.

Update: 02 September 2019 - ASB in Woolacombe

Following the recent increase in ASB in Woolacombe the Braunton and Ilfracombe neighbourhood teams as well as Ilfracombe response teams have shown a high-viz presence in the village particually on a Friday evening.

The teams will stop an engage with  any individuals thought to be involved in the ASB. This will continue into the Spring months.

Update: 02 September 2019 - ASB in Woolacombe

Over the last month we have had some criminal damage to the sports pavillion in Woolacombe as well as other asb in the village.

We will conduct high viz patrols in the evenings

Update: 02 September 2019 - ASB in Woolacombe

We have seen a big reduction of ASB calls in the last couple of months. We will keep this open for the summer and close this as a priority if the calls cease by September. The local neighbourhood team will continue to patrol the area during the evenings and weekends

Update: 02 September 2019 - ASB in Woolacombe

We are still getting reports of ASB in Woolacombe particually on a Friday evening. We now have a Primary Tasking for this area where Officers from Braunton and Ilfracombe have to update when they visit and report any issues on this database.

We will still conduct hi-viz patrols during the evening period when resources allow

Actioned 2 September, 2019

Priority

Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

We have received reports from the public about speeding along the Saunton road in Braunton. Complaints have also been received from the Parish council.

We as a team will be monitoring the road with our speed cameras over the coming months and colecting data to forward to the roads speed reduction team to see if any speed reduction plans can be put into place.

Issued 14 August, 2018

Action taken

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road

Both the neighbourhood team and community speedwatch team have been out on Saunton road over the last month. Speeding is still an issue but doesnt seem as bad over the last couple of months. We will continue to monitor the area

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

The new CSW team are now operational and have been out on saunton road in the last couple of weeks monitoring the speed of vehicles using this road.

in the 3 sessions held here so far over 50 drivers were caught exceeding the speed limit and will receive letters in the post informing them of this.

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

Due to the busy Christmas and New Year period the team have not been out with the speedgun. We will revisit this area during January to monitor the speeds of vehicles using this road.

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

The team have been out on saunton road collecting data on a number of occasions  It is difficult over the summer months due to the volume of traffic on the road.

We will continue to monitor this road

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

the neighbourhood team have been out last week taking speed stats for this road. Once the CSW team have completed their training on sunday 24th february we will look to get the team out on this road and reporting drivers who break the speed limit

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

The CSW team are now fully trained and including Saunton road in their speedwatch monitoring.

A couple of weeks ago the Braunton and Ilfracombe neighbourhood teams along with Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue service held a combined traffic operation on this road. Vehicles were stopped for the following, Speed, mobile phone use and no seat belts. Those stopped were offered education from the Fire Service instead of a fine. This was by way of watching videos and advice from the FS and Police present.

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

The team, when able, will visit this area and collate speeding figures

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

We are in the process off training up new members for our community speedwatch team. This will give us greater capacity to monitor this road over the coming months. I will give a further update next month

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

The Braunton neighbourhood team have been out over the last week on this road. There is still a big speeding problem but due to the heavy holiday traffic which is often queing along this road it shouldnt be as a much of an issue till september. We will keep this priority open and update it more when the roads get more quieter. The CSW team will also monitor this road.

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

The CSW team are still monitoring this road and input data when they do. Owners of vehicles are getting warning letters when a driver is seen doing 35mph+

Update: 02 September 2019 - Speeding on Saunton road in Braunton

Now the roads are quieter with many visitors going home the community speedwatch team will start going out onto this road again monitoring the speed of vehicles using this road.

Actioned 2 September, 2019

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