Local policing priorities for Stoke

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


Tower blocks

Over the next 4 weeks, scaffolding will be erected on the 3 tower blocks in Devonport.  This will be managed by Mi-Space in conjunction with Plymouth Community Homes.  The security of all residents is primacy and although there will be some disruption caused this will be minimal.  The local Devonport Neighbourhood Team have held a number of meetings.  Security will be on site and also CCTV monitoring the location.

Issued 9 November, 2018


Speeding Traffic in and around Valletort Road and Wilton Street STOKE

There has been an increase in vehicles exceeding the speed limits on Valletort Road and Wilton street. 2 Serious incidents recently have resulted in near misses and serious injury.

Issued 8 September, 2018


Anti Social Behaviour - Granby Street area

There has been a recent increase in anti-social behaviour in the Granby Street area, particularly around the basketball/football court.

Issued 9 July, 2018


Drug Dealing - Morice Town area

The team are aware that drugs are prevalent in the area. We will act robustly and aim to prosecute offenders who try to supply to our community. Intelligence from the public can be a key to opening doors!

If you have any information please contact the local neighborhood team. This can be done anonymously if preferred, or just stop and chat to us when you see us walking the beat.

Alternatively, use the 101 crime reporting form

Issued 7 June, 2018


Drug Dealing - Cornwall St/Queen St

There has been an increase in people attending Cornwall Street and Queen Street locations and staying for a short period of time before leaving.  This also includes people arriving in taxis.  A number of stop checks have been conducted and will be ongiong in the coming months in an attempt to tackle this problem.

Issued 7 June, 2018


Parking issues and unnecessary obstructions around schools in the Stoke area

Police and Plymouth city council have received several reports regards issues with motorists parking their vehicles inconsiderately and causing unnecessary obstructions around schools in the Stoke area at the times of dropping off and picking up children.   

Issued 2 May, 2018

Action taken

Update: 15 November 2018 - School Patrols

PC BENWELL has been patrolling schools in the area before and after school.

Words of advice passed to parents about parking inconsiderably and the dangers associated with this.


15/11/18  The Stoke neighbourhood team have again been in attendance in and around the Wellington street, Paradise road, fellows place area to advise Members of the public who are parking inconsiderately and pass warnings to other drivers contravening the road traffic act.


Actioned 15 November, 2018


Drug dealing and misuse in and around Victoria park/Stoke

Police have been made aware of drug dealing and the misuse of drugs in and around the Victoria park and Stoke area. Police will deal with any drug related issues robustly and are asking for the public to be vigilant and report any incidents to the Police via the non-emergency number 101 or in cases of emergency 999.  

Issued 2 May, 2018

Action taken

Update: 24 June 2018 - High Visibility Patrols

The local team, along with the team from Charles Cross Staton have been conducting foot patrol in and around the area of the park.

Officers attended a coffee morning at the local cafe to gather intelligence and listen to the concerns of the local residents 

Actioned 24 June, 2018


Parking issues Marlborough Street, Devonport.

Marlborough Street is a pedestrianised area during party of the day.  A number of vehicles have been seen to drive along this road and concerns have been raised regarding the safety of pedestrians.

Issued 23 April, 2018

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