Local policing priorities for Newport

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

Priority

Concerns have been raised by residents regards vehicles travelling at excess speed in various streets around Newport town

Issued 9 July, 2018

Action taken

Newport SNT have been conducting a serious of speed surveys at identified 'hot spot' locations with the joint intention of reducing vehicle speeds directly in the short term through drivers noting the presence of police officers / PCSO's and collating relevant data to find a longer term solution in conjunction with partner organisations including the Safety Camera Partnership (SCP), Newport Town Council (NTC) and Telford & Wrekin Council (TWC).

 

Newport Town Council have recently undertaken the purchase of two Speed Indicator Devices (SID's) which are being placed around the town at strategic locations at regular and are considered to be one of the most effective methods of reducing vehicle speeds as they provide a 'friendly' informal reminder to drivers to slow down.

 

The Safety Camera Partnership has also recently conducted speed surveying at our request and will be meeting with the Newport SNT in the next few weeks to visit a number of sites with a view to looking at further opportunities for speed reduction

Priority

Renewed reports from residents concerning noise nuisance caused by groups of motorists congregating on the Stafford Street car park and Waitrose car park in the evenings

Issued 30 April, 2018

Action taken

Continued regular patrols by Newport SNT and PCSO's from the ICM project are being carried out around town centre car parks in the evenings. The numbers of calls to police re this issue have dropped and officers are noting fewer vehicles congregating on the car parks at relevant times. patrols will continue.

Priority

Residents of rural areas outside of Newport town have seen an increase in both crime and suspicious activity. Our team aims to raise awareness of the issue and offer both crime prevention advice and a deterrent to further offending

Issued 30 April, 2018

Action taken

Crime awareness leaflets have recently been delivered to all addresses in the Edgmond area following a spate of burglaries in that area. Use of social media postings  has also increased awareness of rural crime and we are working with established Neighbourhood Watch groups in the outlying areas to improve their reach and expand their coverage. Regular patrols are being conducted in outlying rural areas to provide residents and businesses with reassurance and to deter possible criminal activity in those areas.

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