Local policing priorities for Bideford West

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

Priority

Criminal Damage East The Water

We have had several acts of criminal damage in and around East The Water over a short period. This includes damage to vehicles within the Sentry Corner/Clifton Street area and sadly damage to the local primary school gardens.  We are increasing patrols in the area and would encourage members of the public to report incidents to us via 101/999 as appropriate.

Issued 5 July, 2018

Priority

ASB Eastridge View/ Shamwickshire Close

Reports have been received of young people playing in the road lots of swearing and shouting at residents in these areas and also stones being thrown at residents properties.

Tensions are high resulting in some neighbourhood disputes arising.

Issued 28 April, 2018

Action taken

Update: 05 July 2018 - Door to Door Survey

A door to door survey was completed on 16-18th June 2018 within the area of Eastridge View. There was nothing raised current that needed action.  There has been regular patrols within the area since this priority has been raised and young people in the area of the roundabout have been spoken to. Landlords who manage the properties linked to the communal car park have been spoken to and will be working with their tenants to resolve the problem.  

Update: 28 April 2018 - ASB Eastridge View/ Shamwickshire Close

Visits have been carried out to residents who are feeling affected by this anti social behaviour. Officers have spoken to young people about their safety in the road and also how they behave in their community.

A letter is being prepared to capture all houses in the area with advice how to respond to any incidents and who to contact.

Actioned 5 July, 2018

Priority

Speeding Parkham

We have received contact regarding speeding vehicles in Parkham.

Issued 21 March, 2018

Action taken

Update: 07 September 2018 - Update Sept 2018

We are continuing to monitor this in Parkham.

We have made contact with Devon Highways with regards to this also.

Update: 08 July 2018 - Update March 2018

We have conducted several speed checks in Parkham, and will continue to monitor the speed in the village.

Update: 08 July 2018 - Update July 2018

We will continue to monitor this and liaise with partner agencies.

Actioned 7 September, 2018

Priority

Anti social Behaviour- Alcohol Related

Regular Patrols of the Areas of Victoria Park, Landisvisia Walk and The Cricket Pavillion where the local street drinkers like to gather.

We continue to work with Torridge District Council to make a better long term solution.

Update - 28/04/2018 - Our partners at Torridge District Council are in the process of formulating a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) which when in place may provide Police and council partners certain powers to help assist with drink related Anti-Social Behaviour.

Issued 31 May, 2017

Action taken

Update: 07 September 2018 - So Far We Have

Update 20th July 2017:

Our Street Drinkers have recently been spoken too by Officers and it was decided that they should move to a more suitable area where they are not causing alarm or distress to members of the public. Since moving we have had a significant decrease in reports of any Anti Social Behaviour relating to the Street Drinkers, If we do get any further reports we will still deal with these groups robustly if necessary.

We continue to work with Torridge District Council to make a better long term solution.

Update: 07 September 2018 - Update Sept 2018

We have continued to patrol these areas and monitor the situation.

Actioned 7 September, 2018

Priority

Anti Social Behaviour vehicles/Persons - Northam / Westward Ho!

This is an ongoing Priority during 2018 with regards to Anti - social Behaviour, persons and/or vehicles and the work around reassurance and preventing ASB.

Patrols are / have been ongiong throughout 2018.  

The North Torridge Coastal Policing Team will be listening to any concerns or issues regarding ASB around persons and or incidents involving vehicles.

Problems can be identified through officer patrols, the force web site via facebook and engagement events.       

Please do not hesitate to contact the Police on the following number : 101 for General Enquiries, and 999 for Emergencies.

Update July 2018:

So far we have continued patrols in the area. We have also done a letter drop to residents in one of the key problem areas.

 

Issued 8 May, 2017

Action taken

Update: 08 July 2018 - Update Jan 2018

Patrols have continued in this area. We have completed several letter drops in the area and worked closely with the local housing providers. We have seen a reduction in the reports of anti social behaviour/driving from some of our problem areas.

Update: 08 July 2018 - March 2018

We have continued to monitor these areas and have seen a vast reduction in calls/contact regarding these areas.

Actioned 8 July, 2018

Priority

Speeding vehicles, Buckland Brewer, Abbotsham, Benson Drive.

Issues surrounding speeding vehicles in certain areas across our patch.

 

March 2017

We will continue to carry out speed checks and survey work and where necessary enforcement will be taken.  We are hoping to introduce a school speedwatch and work is in progress for this.

We are also in the process of organising a speed watch scheme for the area of Westward Ho!, Landcross. Please contact your local team if you are interested in joining this scheme as we are keen to recruit volunteers.

 

Update 20th July 2017:

This is an ongoing Priority and issues are dealt with at the time if we have any reports.

The Speed Watch Scheme is still a work in progress.

Issued 29 March, 2017

Action taken

Update: 08 July 2018 - Update Jan 2018

We are still continuing to monitor these areas

Update: 08 July 2018 - Update July 2018

We will continue to monitor in these areas.

Actioned 8 July, 2018

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