Neighbourhood Watch Report

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Emergency Services have a stand at the Royal Bath & West show adjacent to the main entrance including displays by volunteer Cadets, Police dog section, police divers, fire brigade and ambulance service. The Rural Crime and Neighbourhood Watch team will be located adjacent to the cattle showing rings – providing an information stop for co-ordinators and members. Staff in both locations will be able to advise on a number of issues and you may able to get `up and personal’ with our police dogs and police horses who will also be giving displays of their work in some of the public arenas.

MONTHLY UPDATE – April (below figures relate to the Wincanton rural south beat area)

Total calls reported to the Police across the beat – 168

Of those 30 were listed as crimes, including:

1 Assault

0 Assault on Police

1 dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)

0 Non dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)

2 criminal damage – property

2 criminal damage – vehicles

1 theft from motor vehicles

0 theft of motor vehicle

0 theft of pedal cycles

1 theft from shops

remainder miscellaneous

(PLEASE NOTE: the police have moved to a new recording system which may result in short term inaccuracies in data)

Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) – 7 reports. All incidents were dealt with as appropriate.

Beat Surgery: Loose Ends coffee morning at Henstridge village hall when shifts allow.

PACT/Have Your Say – agenda item at Parish Council meetings, staff attend where possible.

1st Monday of the month at Henstridge village hall starting at 7.30pm

2nd Tuesday of the month at Methodist Hall, Templecombe starting at 7.30pm.

If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 – always ask the call handler to mark, or tag, your call Neighbourhood Watch (there were 5 such tagged calls across Somerset in April).