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Police Newsletters (including some old versions) and other usefull advice leaflets.

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Protecting Your Garden and PropertyChristmas Advice LeafletNo Halloween LeafletHalloween Code Advice
2016 Spring Newsletter2016 Autumn Newsletter2017 Spring NewsletterSenior Citizen Liaison Team
2013 - Issue 12013 - Issue 22013 - Issue 32013 - Issue 4
2012 - Issue 1 2012 - Issue 2 2012 - Issue 3 2012 - Issue 4

 

Also National 'Our Watch' Newsletters and information can be found via their Document Library

 

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Lindsey Stone, Somerset Watch Scheme Administrator, Bridgwater Police Station, Northgate, Bridgwater, TA6 3EU lindsey.stone@avonandsomerset.police.uk Tel: 01278 644 799 (old numbers 01823-363348 Fax: 01823-363389)

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Big Bleadon is Watching You

Posted on 10th November, 2019

 

 

Bleadon Parish Council (BPC) has bought a new CCTV system which has increased the number and sophistication of the cameras focused on the village halls, play park, Youth Club and toilet areas. (Costing residents around £2K to purchase and install, with ongoing costs for maintenance and WIFI usage)

 

The Council's October minutes have just been published stating:

"Concerns were raised by a member of the public as to the Council's CCTV and whether they were operating with sound being recorded. There were also questions raised as to the remote log in system, who had access to the CCTV footage, and the Council's CCTV policy." (Oct 19 Min 327.6)

These five cameras appear to be high definition with infra-red night vision, remote access viewing and sound recording capability! I wonder what conversations they expect to hear?

 

Since when has Bleadon had such a criminal and fearful neighbourhood? We look forward to BPC's answers to these concerns in the near future ...... In the meantime Hot Fuzz anyone? .....

 

 

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BACKGROUND

 

The following extracts make reference to BPC's new CCTV policy introduced in May 2019.

 

BPC's Stated Purpose for CCTV

"The purposes of the CCTV system installed by the Parish Council are:

  • to monitor the security of [physical assets] the Coronation Halls, Youth Centre, car park and the play area equipment;
  • to assist Law Enforcement Agencies with identification, detection, apprehension and prosecution of offenders of crime and anti-social behaviour in the vicinity of the Coronation Halls, Youth Centre, public toilets, car park and the play area by providing them with retrievable images provided by the system;
  • to improve safety and security for users and visitors and staff and to help prevent loss or damage to the buildings, motor vehicles in the car park, and equipment and assets of the Parish Council;
  • to reduce the fear of persons using and working in the area regarding crime and antisocial behaviour;
  • to deter potential offenders by publicly displaying the existence of CCTV and signs of its operation."

Since when has Bleadon had such a criminal and fearful neighbourhood?

 

What CCTV equipment is installed?

"The installation consists of five high definition cameras fixed to the Bleadon Youth Centre soffit .. All the cameras have built-in infra-red ability for night-time usage ... The system has sound recording capability" YET "The Parish Council is committed to the recommendations of the Code of Practice for Surveillance Cameras and Personal Information published by the Information Commissioner", which states,

"Using surveillance systems can be privacy intrusive. They are capable of placing large numbers of law-abiding people under surveillance and recording their movements as they go about their day-to-day activities." (Para 4.0)

"None of these devices [including CCTV] should be purchased merely because they are available, affordable or in the belief that it will garner public approval. It is very important that you perform a privacy impact assessment" (Para 7.5)

Where is BPC's assessment published?

"Surveillance systems should not normally be used to record conversations between members of the public as this is highly intrusive and unlikely to be justified. You should choose a system without this facility if possible“ (Para 8.0)

Also North Somerset Council state that their " ... system equipment does not record sound and there will be no possibility of recording private conversations.” (NSC's CCTV Policy Para 3.3)

So why did BPC appear to choose a system with sound recording? Is the sound currently activated? Can it be remotely activated? Who can listen in?

 

The BPC CCTV system has "An 8 channel recorder is situated within a designated secure cupboard, protected by a separate but dedicated security coded intruder alarm" YET

  • BPC asked for quotes including able to "remote log-in to recordings" (Mar 19 Min 320.27).
  • Does the current CCTV system have remote access?
  • How is the CCTV system recorded on BPC's Risk Assessment Register?

How much has this CCTV cost residents so far?

It seems to have cost around £2,173 to purchase and install (Aug 19 Min 325.20) with an Annual Maintenance of £118 (Oct 19 Agenda Pack Payments List)? There also appears to be an ongoing cost of WIFI as "circumstances have changed now that the CCTV uses WIFI as well ... Resolved: to contribute one-third of the new cost of the WIFI in the Cornonation Hall" (Sept 19 Min 326.21). Also, potential training costs? (June 19 Min 323.12)

 

Who has access to the CCTV?

"Judgements regarding disclosure to third parties (such as system maintenance providers) can only be authorised by the Parish Council, as data controller, with the right to refuse any request for information unless there is an overriding legal obligation, such as a court order or information access rights".

  • The cameras are located on the Youth Club building but why does the Youth Club have access to the recorded footage/images? (June Min 323.12)

What will CCTV be used for?

"Normally, images will be deleted at 14-day intervals which will provide adequate time for any incidents of a criminal nature to have come to light and to have been reported to law enforcement agencies (usually the police) ... It is intended that CCTV images produced on the system will be used by law enforcement agencies alone for their purposes of detecting, investigating and preventing criminal or anti-social behaviour" ,YET

  • in August BPC state,"It was suggested that CCTV should be employed to ‘have a word’ with drivers who come into the car park via the exit." (Aug 19 Min 325.17)

Echo's of Hot Fuzz .....

Lost Cat

Posted on 14th July, 2019

 

Lost Cat -  Missing since 8th July from Bridge Road, Bleadon.

 

6 year old spayed female cat - Blakc and white - Fairly Timid.

Help Emergency Services with what3words

Posted on 20th June, 2019

 

"Many places can be difficult to describe in emergencies, which means that 999 call handlers have to deal with directions like “I can see a farm in the distance…” or “I’m near the white tent”. When every second counts, being able to describe where help is needed is crucial.

 

 

Help emergency services find you. DOWNLOAD the free what3words app today and be prepared to give your 3 word address if needed: https://qtrh4.app.goo.gl/w3w_app

 

About what3words : what3words is the simplest way to talk about location. It has divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares, each with a unique address made from 3 words. Now people can refer to any precise location – a delivery entrance, a picnic spot or a drone landing point – using three simple words. what3words is helping improve businesses around the world, and paving the way for social and economic progress in developing nations. It can be used via the free mobile app or online map. what3words can also be built into any other app, platform or website, with just a few lines of code."

Witness Sought

Posted on 2nd March, 2019

 

Witnesses sought

 

Police are appealing for the public’s help following the theft of a large quantity of golfing clothes in the North Somerset area.

 

They would like members of the public - particularly golf players and those attending car boot sales - to be vigilant for well-known golf clothing being offered for sale.

 

The items were taken from a golf club in Clevedon Road, Tickenham at about 4.30am on Friday 22 February.

 

Items taken include: trousers; jumpers, jackets and polo shirts. The clothing is branded – Ping, Footjoy, Proquip and Sunderland. In addition a Titleist Stadry stand-up golfing bag was taken.

 

We would like anyone spotting the items taken, or being offered them, to contact the police.

 

Police are also keen to hear from anyone who was in the Clevedon Road area of Tickenham around the time of the incident who may have seen a vehicle or anyone acting suspiciously in the area.

 

Anyone able to help is asked to contact the Police on 101, quoting reference 5219039226

 

 

Garden Security

 

Please find attached two documents for your information and which you are welcome to forward to your members. One relates to gardening tips to deter burglars and the other relating shed/outbuildings.

 

As the better weather and lighter evenings come round this is a good time of year to check security, updating it where appropriate, to help reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime.

Attachments:

clever-gardening-tips-to-deter-burglars.pdf

shedloads-of-opportunity.pdf

 

 

Court Result

 

A woman who stole from a vulnerable pensioner by disguising herself as a police officer using a homemade police cap has been jailed.

 

Tracey Hayward, of Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, targeted her partially sighted 88-year-old victim on multiple occasions to steal thousands of pounds.

 

She repeatedly targeted the victim despite being arrested and released under investigation. She was arrested a second time and remanded in custody and the offending stopped.

 

Hayward pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary and one count of theft and was yesterday sentenced to two years in prison.

 

 

Information from PCC office

 

Please find attached document from the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) which advises of a post being advertised through that office.

 

Any additional information should be sought through the PCC's office as indicated on the attachment.

Attachments:

advert.doc

 

 

Somerset Newsletter

 

Please find attached to this message the latest edition of the Watch Schemes Newsletter for your information. It includes items from senior officers and crime reduction information which can be passed on to your members.

 

Paper copies of this document can be supplied if necessary but only on the basis of one per 5 households registered to your scheme – if you have previously asked to be placed on our mailing list for this publication then your paper copies are on their way to you.

 

If you have any queries, or wish to order any of the crime reduction items, please do not hesitate to contact Lindsey at the Watch Schemes office on 01278-644799.

Attachments:

spring-2019.pdf

 

 

MONTHLY REPORT – January

 

Below figures relate to the Weston Villages beat area (AN010)

38 reports of crime, including:

5 Assault

0 Assault on Police

2 dwelling burglary (+ 1 attempt)

1 non dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)

5 criminal damage - property

3 criminal damage - vehicles

3 theft from motor vehicles

0 theft of motor vehicle

0 theft of pedal cycle

0 theft from shops

 

Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) - 8 reports across the beat.

Banwell - group of youths identified and spoken to about their behaviour

 

Beat Surgery:

14 and 28 February - Winscombe Farmers Market, 10am-12noon

23 February - Banwell Garden Centre, 2-3pm

13 February - Hutton village hall at the Farmers Market from 10am-12noon

 

PACT/Have Your Say - agenda item at parish council meetings: Winscombe & Sandford, Banwell, Hutton, Bleadon, Locking. Officers attend when shifts/operational commitments allow.

 

Officers held a tack marking session at Murphy's Saddlery in January and there are plans to hold further sessions later in the year.

 

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If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 or contact via the website link https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/

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Related Neighbourhood Watch and Police information is also posted at http://www.bleadon.org.uk/watch and on the Bleadon Community News Page http://www.bleadon.org.uk/news.html

 

Thefts, Burglaries and Events

Posted on 30th January, 2019

Thefts from garages, vehicles and burglaries

There has been a spate of Garage and shed breaks over the last week on this beat. These have occurred overnight. Various items have been stolen from power tools to bicycles.

 

• Please be vigilant. Lock your garages and sheds.

• Mark any power tools with some identifying marks. Write down serial numbers these help in tracing items if they have been sold in a second hand shop.

• Take down serial numbers from bicycles and photographs. Photographs are very useful if the bike has unique features i.e. mud guards, hand grips. If recently bought please keep receipts.

• Keep ladders locked up in the garage to prevent them being used to break into your house.

• Lighting can be used as a deterrent.

• Dummy CCTV cameras are also useful as a deterrent.

 

There has also been a few house burglaries as well.

• Please lock your doors and windows.

• Lock gates that lead to the garden.

• Keep bins away from fences.

• Lock up ladders.

• Don’t leave keys in doors or in view of the letterbox, where a pole can be put through to pull the keys through.

• Don’t leave valuable items on view from the window.

• If you are going away cancel newspapers, cover any glass panel that letters may be seen if no one is moving the post whilst you are away

• Leave the radio/light on a timer.

• Ask a neighbour to come in at different times to water plants\ feed the animals.

 

Also a few thefts from cars\vans. …again

• Again please lock your vehicle.

• If possible remove any power tools from the vehicle.

• Do not leave valuable on display. Remove satnavs as well as the holder and remove leads.

• Don’t leave coins on display.

• Remove bags i.e rucksack and gym bags.

• Mobile phone holders and leads.

• Dash Cams are useful.

• Leave the glove compartment open to show there is nothing hidden in there.

• Don’t leave any documentation on display especially with your address visible.

North Somerset

Please find attached poster promoting events being held later this month recruiting volunteers to work with the Avon Fire & Rescue Service and the Avon Community Resilience Team.

 

As you will see the poster gives details of the events and how to book tickets.

Attachments:

 

 

If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 or contact via the website link https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/

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Related Neighbourhood Watch and Police information is also posted at http://www.bleadon.org.uk/watch and on the Bleadon Community News Page http://www.bleadon.org.uk/news.html

December Report

Posted on 13th January, 2019

UPDATE: 14 Jan 19: Telephone Scam

This message has been sent as a warning to residents:

 

A telephone scam is circulating across the county where residents have received telephone calls from people claiming to be from Westminster Police. The caller states that they are investigating a crime or have a suspect in custody who has their bank details. The caller then asks them to reveal their card details for checking.

 

A second call is often made a short while later claiming to be from their bank. Again this appears to be part of the scam. Please remember never to give bank details to anyone you do not know or trust and do not continue conversations with persons you do not know or trust.

 

If you experience a similar call, please report it direct to the national fraud and cybercrime centre, Action Fraud on 0300-1232040 or via their website at http://www.actionfraud.police.uk   

 

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MONTHLY REPORT – December

Below figures relate to the Weston Villages beat area (AN010)

 

47 reports of crime, including:

1 Assault

0 Assault on Police

3 dwelling burglary (+ 2 attempt)

1 non dwelling burglary (+ 1 attempt)

4 criminal damage - property

7 criminal damage - vehicles

3 theft from motor vehicles

2 theft of motor vehicle

1 theft of pedal cycle

0 theft from shops

 

Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) - 5 reports across the beat.

 

Beat Surgeries:

17 January - Winscombe farmers' market, 10am-12noon

18 January - Banwell country craft store, 10-11am

PACT/Have Your Say - agenda at parish council meetings as published locally

Local team will be holding horse tack marking session at Murphy's Saddlery and Tack Shop, Puxton on 26 January from 2-4pm

 

Crime report

Following is an overview of crime that occurred in your beat area over the Festive period. If you need more clarification about any particular matter please contact Lindsey at the NHW office.

 

24-25 Dec - burglary at property in Leedham Road, Locking. Door had been forced open and door chain also broken. Nothing stolen.

26 Dec - burglary at Elm Tree Road, Locking. Window of the property found to be open and damage also caused to the garage door. Unknown if anything had been stolen.

16-23 Dec - damage caused to a vehicle parked in Queens Road, Banwell.

26-27 Dec - damage caused to vehicle left in a car park at Winscombe. If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 or contact via 9the website link https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/

Burglary & December Monthly Report

Posted on 22nd December, 2018

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Burglary report

This is an overview of recent crime in your area - if you need more clarification about any particular matter please contact Lindsey at the NHW office.

 

Between 4-16 December a burglary occurred at Bleadon Road, Bleadon. Unlocked garage at the property was opened and items stolen including antique copperware, mini fridge and folding screen.

 

 

December Monthly report

CRIME REDUCTION - don't let a thief spoil your festive celebrations. Remember to keep property and possessions secure - whether that is at home, in the car or when you are out shopping. The office has a general leaflet relating to protecting your home and belongings (a link to a pdf version is below) and one with information about protecting your belongings at this time of year. Copies are available from Lindsey at the Watch Scheme Office via telephone on 01278-644799 or replying to this message.

https://www.aspolicestaysafe.co.uk/document/protecting-your-home-and-belongings/

 

MONTHLY REPORT– November

Below figures relate to the Weston villages beat area (AN010)

48 reports of crime, including:

8 Assault

2 Assault on Police

1 dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)

1 non dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)

2 criminal damage - property

4 criminal damage - vehicles

3 theft from motor vehicles

1 theft of motor vehicle

0 theft of pedal cycle

0 theft from shops

 

remainder miscellaneous

Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) - 1 reports across the beat. Call related to drug dealing and a male was arrested as a result.

 

Beat Surgery:

6 and 20 December at Winscombe Farmers Market from 10am-12noon

19 December at Banwell Country Craft Shop from 10am-11am

PACT/Have Your Say - Agenda item at parish council meetings:

6 December - Locking

10 December - Bleadon

 

If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 or contact via the website link https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/

 

Festive Message and Report

Posted on 6th December, 2018

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Festive Message

This message is sent on behalf of Superintendent Mike Prior.

 

2018 has been a challenging year for many and we head towards the end of year with a certain amount of uncertainly for the Country as a whole. Neighbourhood Watch has continued to bring communities together and this is vital in sustaining and making our communities stronger.

 

I am not sure what the weather forecasters have in store for us this Winter, but if last February was anything to go by there will be times when we need to lean on or support our neighbours. We need that spirit all year round and not just in times of strife, again Neighbourhood Watch comes to the fore. My Christmas plans are still “a work in progress” which is modern parlance for I have not round to doing anything yet! I hope your plans are more advanced and that you all have a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful 2019.

 

To view an E-card sent on behalf of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary follow the following link:

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/christmas-ecard

 

Monthly report - November

CRIME REDUCTION - don't let a thief spoil your festive celebrations. Remember to keep property and possessions secure - whether that is at home, in the car or when you are out shopping. The office has a general leaflet relating to protecting your home and belongings (a link to a pdf version is below) and one with information about protecting your belongings at this time of year. Copies are available from Lindsey at the Watch Scheme Office via telephone on 01278-644799 or replying to this message.

 

https://www.aspolicestaysafe.co.uk/document/protecting-your-home-and-belongings/

 

Beat Surgery:

6 and 20 December at Winscombe Farmers Market from 10am-12noon

19 December at Banwell Country Craft Shop from 10am-11am

 

PACT/Have Your Say - Agenda item at parish council meetings:

6 December - Locking

10 December - Bleadon

 

Below figures relate to the Weston villages beat area (AN010)

48 reports of crime, including:

8 Assault

2 Assault on Police

1 dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)

1 non dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)

2 criminal damage - property

4 criminal damage - vehicles

3 theft from motor vehicles

1 theft of motor vehicle

0 theft of pedal cycle

0 theft from shops

remainder miscellaneous

Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) - 1 reports across the beat. Call related to drug dealing and a male was arrested as a result.

Various Updates

Posted on 5th December, 2018

Neighbourhood Watch logo

Windows Computer Scam

There has been a reported rise in the ‘Microsoft virus on your computer’ telephone scam.

 

This scam is where the caller is saying your computer has a virus. The caller claims that if the virus is not removed damage will be caused to the computer. The caller will ask the computer owner to access a website provided by the caller and download software to deal with the virus. Doing this will expose the computer to potential risks like; unwanted Malware, computer viruses or allowing remote access to the computer by the caller even after the call has ended.

 

In a recent case where the software was downloaded as per the caller’s instructions the software reported that there were numerous viruses on the computer. The caller askes the computer owner to provide bank details and personal information so that the viruses could be removed.

 

The simple solution is, if you receive a call of this nature or similar nature then end the call immediately.

 

If you have been targeted by a call of this nature and you have followed the caller’s instructions switch off the computer and isolate it from any network and/or the internet. If you have concerns about viruses on your computer consider seeking advice from a trusted computer specialist.

 

For further advice on cyber-crime visit https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/.

Vehicle Crime

Thefts from motor vehicles often increase at this time of year and leading up to the Festive period. Many criminals are tempted by items (both large and small) being left on display in vehicles that are unattended. If possible you are advised not to leave anything on display, whether it is coins for the car park, shopping, a spare coat for inclement weather, work tools or paperwork - unfortunately it is all tempting to the criminal.

 

Even if they do not steal anything of value - there is the inconvenience and expense of reparations to your vehicle.

 

Always make sure that vehicle windows and doors are kept secure whenever unattended, even when leaving a vehicle open/unlocked when unattended for a short time.

 

Keep car keys in a safe placed at home - away from windows and doors, preferably in a locked cupboard or cabinet.

Somerset

Message sent on behalf of the Police & Crime Commissioner:

 

Residents across the Avon and Somerset Constabulary area are being asked whether they are prepared to pay an additional £1 a month towards policing from April, 2019.

 

Last year the Government unexpectedly gave all Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across the country the flexibility to raise the policing part of the council tax by £1 a month for the average band D household.

 

Sue Mountstevens is hoping that PCCs will be given that flexibility again this year, she said: “With last year’s £1 rise we were able to start an ambitious programme of recruitment and commit to employing up to 300 police officers. We were also able to protect neighbourhood policing, the police officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in your local area, all thanks to your support for the rise.

 

“The Chief Constable and I have agreed that next year’s focus will concentrate on serious violence. The threat from serious and organised crime has changed rapidly, increasing in both volume and complexity and preying on the most vulnerable in society.

 

“If we are able to increase the policing part of the council tax by £1 a month next year and the Government grant for policing stays the same and there are no additional surprises we are committed to a new focus on burglary and drugs. We must continue to dismantle the recruitment of vulnerable young people into ‘county lines’ drugs gangs. It’s clear that this leads to an increase in knife-crime and serious violence, including stabbings and gang-related disorder and it must be tackled and given the right resources.

 

“I absolutely recognise that any increase in household bills will be felt by residents and it’s not easy to keep asking local people to contribute to the issues that we are facing in policing and as a society. It’s really important that residents tell me what they would be prepared to pay. These are difficult decisions and I need to be sure that I have heard from as many local people as possible.”

 

Sue Mountstevens is asking for people’s views in an online survey on her website http://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk which closes at midnight on January 14, 2019.

Court Update

Six men from Bristol and Weston-Super-Mare have been jailed for a total of more than nine years for conspiracy to supply cannabis. The men were handed the jail sentences on Friday (October 19) at Bristol Crown Court following a police operation that uncovered a conspiracy to sell 8kg of cannabis. More than £12,000 of cash was also seized during the investigations.

 

The operation identified a wholesale cannabis supply line from Bristol into Weston-Super-Mare. There were ten exchanges between January and March this year.

 

A Proceeds of Crime Act hearing will take place in relation to several of the defendants to seize any proceeds of crime that may have been of benefit to their lifestyles.

Awards

Be Proud Nominations now open

 

The annual Be Proud Awards recognise and reward those hard working police men and women who go above and beyond every day to make the communities of Avon and Somerset a safer place. Every person who works or volunteers within the Constabulary play a role in helping to ensure to be safe and feel safe, and this event aims to highlight the exemplary work of those individuals. The nomination form is available on the Be Proud Awards website https://www.beproudawards.com/

To obtain a paper copy, telephone please call 01278-646188.

Closing date for nominations is 27 January 2019.

 

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “Opening the nominations for this year’s Be Proud Awards really is an honour. Every year we see examples of dedication, passion, enthusiasm and bravery from all aspects of the constabulary and to be able to recognise and reward those people is humbling. I urge you to nominate those people who make a difference within our communities. Those who keep our communities strong; who put their own safety last; who work day and night to protect us all and whose sole intentions are to keep us safe. I always look forward to reading these nominations and with yet another year of large scale operations, hugely popular events and day to day incidents, I’m sure the calibre will be exceptionally high as always.”

 

The awards recognise the outstanding work of our policing service in the following categories: Neighbourhood Officer of the Year, Response Officer of the Year, Investigator of the Year, Police Staff Member of the Year, Police Support Volunteer of the Year, Special Constable of the Year, Specialist Operations Award and Policing Team of the Year.

 

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “Last year’s Be Proud Awards were a huge success and this was down to the high standard of nominations and fantastic winners we were able to recognise. Many officers, staff, volunteers and special constables don’t perceive what they do as anything other than just their job, and that’s what makes these awards so special. I am proud to work amongst people who work so hard day in day out to support victims, bring justice to offenders and support our communities. Every nomination submitted means another person gets the recognition they deserve, and it’s brilliant to see the proud faces of their family, friends and colleagues when they receive their award. I hope that you will submit your nominations and help us to recognise our policing heroes.”

 

An independent panel will select winners across the policing areas and an awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Cadbury House Hotel, where an overall winner for each category will be announced.

Autumn Newsletter

Please find attached to this message the latest edition of the Watch Schemes Newsletter for your information. It includes items from senior officers and crime reduction information which can be passed on to your members.

 

Paper copies of this document can be supplied if necessary but only on the basis of one per 5 households registered to your scheme – if you have previously asked to be placed on our mailing list for this publication then your paper copies are on their way to you.

 

If you have any queries, or wish to order any of the crime reduction items, please do not hesitate to contact Lindsey at the Watch Schemes office on 01278-644799.

Attachments:

If you have information about suspicious incidents or activity please telephone the police on the general number 101 or contact via the website link https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/contact-us/ 

 

NHW August 18 Monthly Report

Posted on 5th September, 2018


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N382 05092018 AN010

FOR INFORMATION - Please remember to ensure that your property is secure. Doors and windows should be kept closed and locked whenever possible - this is an important tool in helping to prevent `walk-in' style burglaries and costs nothing but a little time.

 

Following is a link to more security advice: https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-advice/protecting-your-home-and-property/ensure-your-property-is-secure 

 

PACT/Have Your Say - agenda item at parish council meetings including:

6 September, Locking

10 September, Bleadon

17 September, Banwell

24 September, Winscombe

 

Beat Surgery - Winscombe Farmers market on 20 September from 10am-12noon.

 

MONTHLY REPORT – August

 

Below figures relate to the Weston villages beat area (AN010)

290 calls to the police from members of the public in the beat area

46 reports of crime, including:

6 Assault

0 Assault on Police

2 dwelling burglary (+ 1 attempt)

3 non dwelling burglary (+ 0 attempt)

2 criminal damage - property

1 criminal damage - vehicles

3 theft from motor vehicles

1 theft of motor vehicle

2 theft of pedal cycle

0 theft from shops

 

Remainder miscellaneous

 

Anti Social Behaviour (ASB) - 11 reports across the beat.

 

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