Local policing priorities for South Molton Rural

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

Priority

Increased connectivity

South Molton Local policiing team, in conjunction with our new Police Support Volunteer Millie and Councillor Advocates, aims to increase and improve the quality and effectiveness of our connectivity and communication with the communities we serve.   

Issued 19 April, 2018

Action taken

Update: 18 June 2018 - Update 18/06/2018

Each Parish and Town Council now receive a newsletter on a monthly basis in addition to our monthly 'Police Blog' in the South Molton and District news publication.

Update: 18 June 2018 - Update 19/04/2018

Monthly press communications completed by way of the 'Police Blog' in the South Molton and District news, monthly newsletters to Parish Councils and news update to the Molton Monthly publication. These are in addition to the social media outputs done locally and by the Force.

Actioned 18 June, 2018

Priority

Safer driving

South Molton Local Policing team are actively engaged with promoting road safety initiatives across the area in an effort to improve driving standards, targeting the 'fatal five' distraction factors. This includes the use of mobile phones, failing to wear seat belts and speeding in the South Molton area.

Issued 19 April, 2018

Action taken

Update: 18 June 2018 - 18/06/2018

A joint road safety event was had on 29th and 31st May 2018 with our colleagues from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue. Please click on the following link for the news article in the North Devon Gazette.

http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/sm-police-op-1-5543067

Update: 18 June 2018 - Update 19/04/2018

Staff from South Molton Policing team are actively working with partner agencies towards improving driver awareness and standards within the local area. Efforts are ongoing through the use of high visibility patrolling, use of unmarked vehicles, specific traffic operations coupled with utilising the local press and social media.  

Actioned 18 June, 2018

Priority

Rural Crime initiatives

To address and reduce criminality within the rural community by linking in with our partners on a regular and effective basis. Increase the use of and membership to the Devon Alert scheme.  

Issued 19 April, 2018

Action taken

Update: 18 June 2018 - Updates 18/06/2018

Membership of our Devon Alert cheme has now increased significantly as a result of our efforts and we continue to work closely with our partners and other agencies to keep them informed with the aim of making the area safer thus reducing criminality. This was encouraged during our supportive visit to Mid and East Devon for the Devon County Show....  

Update: 19 April 2018 - Update 19/04/2018

The Devon Alert scheme (formerly community messaging) has been promoted across the district via various formats and we will continue to do so. This is a very effective tool aimed at crime reduction and reducing the fear of crime within the communities. 

Actioned 18 June, 2018

Priority

Central Park

We have received reports of anti-social behaviour in the central park off Mill street.

Issued 19 April, 2018

Action taken

Update: 19 June 2018 - Update 19/04/2018

Officers and staff are actively patrolling the area and are in discussions with the town council to address the ongoing concerns. 

Update: 19 June 2018 - Update 19/06/18

Local officers Pc JAMES and PCSO WHITEHOUSE carried out foot patrol of the park area this afternoon and spoke to youngsters there. They were very pleasant and were keen to be involved in conjunction with the YMCA to get the skate park area of the park smartened up. Our intention is for all of us to work together to regenerate the area for the benefit of all concerned.

Update: 19 June 2018 - Update 18/06/2018

Increased patrolling activity continues around the Central park area following on from the recent anti-semitic graffiti that was daubed on the skate park fence. We will continue to work closely with other agencies and the Town council and we are planning a meeting with the YMCA to that end.

Actioned 19 June, 2018

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