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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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Livestock Worrying

Posted on 10th February, 2018

Force-wide message - Livestock Worrying

This message is sent on behalf of our Rural Crime Team and aimed at all dog walkers and we would be grateful if you could pass this on:

 

Livestock worrying is a big issue especially as we approach the Spring. We are seeing an increase in such reports and would like to take this opportunity to politely remind dog walkers to keep their animals on leads around livestock.

 

Remember to follow the Countryside Code, https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code/the-countryside-code especially during lambing season.

 

If your dog attacks livestock, you could end up being responsible for offences including criminal damage and sheep worrying, as well as potential prosecution for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

 

Farmers also have the right to shoot dogs that are worrying or attacking livestock. We don’t want anyone to lose their beloved family pet.

 

The Avon and Somerset Police Rural Crime Team recommends:

 

• Always checking for livestock in fields when walking your dog/s

• Always making sure you shut gates behind you

• When in or near fields with livestock, keep your dog/s on a lead and under control at all times. The only time you should release your dog is in the event of being chased by cattle. By restraining the dog in this circumstance you put yourself at risk of being injured

• If you live near livestock and own a dog/s make sure that your property and garden are secure so your pets cannot escape

 

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual saw a 50% rise in dogs attacks on livestock in the UK in 2016.

Police Pride Awards

Posted on 10th January, 2018

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Is there a police officer, volunteer or member of police support staff who you would like to thank for their work? If you know anyone who works within Avon and Somerset Constabulary that goes above and beyond their role, you can make sure that they get recognised!

 

The Be Proud Awards celebrate the best of policing in Avon and Somerset and we want your nominations for those people who work hard to keep our communities safer and stronger.

 

There are less than two weeks to make sure that your `policing hero' is recognised for their work within Avon and Somerset Constabulary, so make sure you submit your nominations for the Be Proud Awards 2018 before the deadline of the 27th January.

 

Go to http://www.beproudawards.com to use the online submission form or email PCC@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk to email your nomination.

Bleadon Hill Car Break-in

Posted on 5th January, 2018

On Thursday morning (4th January 2018), a resident of Copse Close, Bleadon Hill reported that their car had been broken into overnight (Wednesday). Although nothing was taken the glove box, boot and paperwork were disturbed and evidence of cigarette smoking left! The resident asked BOB to publicise so that others are aware. If you have any information please contact police via 101.

Bleadon burglaries and theft

Posted on 21st December, 2017

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Between 1-12 December an outbuilding at a property in Shiplate Road, Bleadon was broken into. Battery cables were stolen along with bolt cutters and extending tape measure.

 

Between 15-17 December, 20 sheep hurdles and wooden stakes have been stolen from a field belonging to another victim on Shiplate Road, Bleadon.

 

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Overnight 20-21 December an outbuilding at a property in Accommodation Road, Bleadon was broken into. A search was made inside and a strimmer stolen. A sheep at the same location was found dead with wounds consistent with a dog attack.

 

As always, please ensure you report all suspicious activity to 101, or 999 if crime is in progress.

Somerset Festive message

Posted on 14th December, 2017

Somerset Festive message

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Thank you all for helping the police and your community through another year. The importance of Neighbourhood Watch as a key part of a strong community is never lost on me. As I travel throughout Somerset and North Somerset it is always good to see Neighbourhood Watch signs on display. Reassuring for me and a deterrent to would-be villains. It also tell me that that community cares and there are often other signs of that - Community Speed Watch, an old telephone box turned into a book exchange or a parish noticeboard crammed with notices of events. It is so important to keep our communities active and many of you will be involved in extra events over the festive period.

 

Thank you for being involved in Neighbourhood Watch and also thank you for the other community aspects you support. Together we make this a wonderful place to live and work in.

 

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Peaceful 2018.

 

Mike Prior

Superintendent Neighbourhood & Partnerships

 

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Vehicle Crime

Posted on 7th December, 2017

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Over recent weeks there has been a large increase in vehicle crime.

 

Variety of vehicles targeted but in some areas theft from vans has been particularly high. The majority of these are privately owned or contract vans (as opposed to the corporate image vans). Unknown offender(s) have been breaking into the vehicles, mainly by smashing a window and stealing power tools.

 

We have also seen an increase in theft from cars. Items such as satellite navigation accessories and handbags have been targeted because they have been left on display inside the car.

 

We urge members of the public to follow the below advice :-

1. Make sure your vehicle is locked and secured before walking away - if you have an alarm on the vehicle make sure it is set

2. Remove ALL valuable tools and powered equipment from vehicles

3. Do not leave any valuables on display no matter how small or insignificant they are

4. Remove the sat nav holder from the windscreen and wipe away the sucker smudge from the windscreen.

 

You can also register your personal property for free on http://www.immobilise.com

This is a free website whereby you can create an account for yourself. Register any property which has a unique serial number (I.e. mobile phones, laptops, power tools, sat navs etc.)

 

As always, please ensure you report all suspicious activity to 101, or 999 if crime is in progress.

Gun Noise Nuisance

Posted on 4th September, 2017

shotgun pic Residents on Bleadon Hill are at the end of their tether with the lack of action by Police, NSC and BPC over the use of guns on land at Accommodation/Bridgwater Road. If you also find the noise disturbing your peace then please contact NSC as indicated below:

 

A resident has told BOB that the police have been informed and that the PCSO for Bleadon, Alisha Mitchell, has been copied in on emails. However as the farm has a licensed gun the police have let North Somerset Council take over. The case officer at NSC Richard Allard (richard.allard@n-Somerset.gov.uk) was sending out diaries to those who complained to gather evidence. On 8th August this year it finally got escalated to planning enforcement. Sound equipment has been installed in some homes over the summer, although it appears that as soon as a property is installed with the equipment the shooting stops..... the day it's taken out it starts again.

 

Residents have now been advised to call the out of hours nuisance noise line 01934 622669 to log the noise. (The address of the noise is Land off of Accommodation Rd). The shooting rarely takes place during office hours making it difficult for officers from NSC to attend.

 

The resident has also informed BOB that the many people that they have seen whilst walking on Purn Hill are under the impression that it is a legal gun club,and residents have to put up with it, when in fact it is not, so more people need to complain to Richard Allard and ring the out of hours line if they want to get this closed down. The local residents have endured this for the last two years and NSC have been aware for the last 18 months.... but it is still going on.

 

Residents are asking for people to contact North Somerset directly if this issue is concerning them too.

Rogue Traders Again

Posted on 27th July, 2017

 

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Please be aware of Rogue Traders operating in the area. At approximately 2pm on Tuesday 25 July, two males have cold-called a residence on Balmoral Way, Weston-super-Mare, and have pressurised the elderly residents into having work done on their guttering. The offenders refused to stop work or leave when asked by a relative of the couple and the police have then removed them.

 

Be wary of all cold-callers offering to do work on your home, as they can offer over-priced or unnecessary services, or put pressure on residents to agree to the work, as has happened on this occasion. Traders must give you a written quote from the business address, which should include a 14-day cancellation period before the work starts. You should always use recognised companies or people who have been recommended to you by a trusted source. If you contact the police with information about this incident, please quote Reference number: 5217170155

 

Attached document: not-sure-dont-open-the-door.pdf

 

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Police on 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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PCC Public Forum - 20 June 2017

Posted on 7th June, 2017

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A public forum will be held with PCC Sue Mountstevens, Chief Constable Andy Marsh and local Chief Inspector Tina Robinson at the Healthy Living Centre, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 3SJ.

 

Meeting will be on Tuesday 20 June. From 6.45pm (arrival) to finish at 9pm.

 

Questions should be submitted in advance by Email pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or by phoning 01275 816377

 

Please book seat(s) by using the following link: https://goo.gl/FFXqdJ

or by phone on 01275 816377.

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Following our message earlier this week please find attached amended publication relating to the launch of the Association. If you are unable to open the attachment, or wish to have paper copy please contact the NHW office.

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Update from the Avon and Somerset Neighbourhood Watch Association

23 May 2017

Chief Constable Andy Marsh and Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens met with members of the newly formed Avon and Somerset Neighbourhood Watch Association (ASNWA) Interim Committee to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday 18 May.

The Association is a force level body within the National NHW Network and the Interim Committee hope it will provide support for NHW across Avon and Somerset. The signing of the MoU, marks the official launch of the formal relationship between the Association and the Constabulary. 

The Association’s Interim Chair, Dr Egils Praulitis, said: “I am delighted that we are able to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with the Constabulary and the PCC. This marks a very positive step forward for Neighbourhood Watch in Avon and Somerset.

“Our aim is to provide support to our membership and to work with the police to further develop the role of Neighbourhood Watch and make it more effective and proactive, helping to prevent crime and bring people together to establish cohesive and solid communities.

“The Constabulary is developing a Citizens Syllabus, and we will be working with them to help create masterclasses to help Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators support their schemes, to share best practice, new ideas, and to ensure that together we are providing our volunteers with the skills and knowledge they need to deliver the best possible service.”

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “Neighbourhood Watch has long been a valuable partner to both the Constabulary and our local communities. The further development of the Association and the signing of this Memorandum will strengthen the working relationship between the police and Neighbourhood Watch, which can only be of benefit to the public.

“It is vital we all work together not only to prevent crime but to ensure we create unified communities where everyone, particularly the most vulnerable in our society, feel safe. Neighbourhood Watch can play a huge part in helping to achieve this and I am grateful to all the volunteers involved across Avon and Somerset.”

 

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “I’m delighted that Avon and Somerset now officially has its own Neighbourhood Watch Association. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding demonstrates the importance that both the Chief Constable and I place on the volunteer watch schemes operating across Avon and Somerset.

“Neighbourhood Watch is essential in keeping our communities safe. It gives local people a vital role in passing on crucial information,  looking out for fellow residents and ensuring we’re all doing all we can to fight crime and bring offenders to justice.”

Dr Praulitis added: “All NW co-ordinators and NW schemes within the Avon and Somerset force area are automatically part of this new Association.   We are looking for people to join the Interim Committee to help us move forwards, define and influence our next steps and to provide new skills and perspective to refresh the path of Neighbourhood Watch in Avon and Somerset.

 

“The Association wants to hear from you. Please visit the new website https://www.asnwa.org/ to get more information about the ASNWA and send in your questions and suggestions online. We will create a FAQ section where we can reply and start working through the issues you raise. There is also an opportunity for those with IT and media skills to help us develop our online provision, there is more information and contact details on our website.

“We will keep you up-to-date with further developments over the coming month as we move forwards and agree our next steps.  You can also follow us on Twitter @asnwassociation and like us on Facebook accounts (search Avon & Somerset Neighbourhood Watch Association) for our latest news.”

 

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Please find attached message with information about the Avon & Somerset Neighbourhood Watch Association for your information.

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A message to Neighbourhood Watch Members:

Chief Constable Andy Marsh and Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens met with members of the newly formed Avon and Somerset Neighbourhood Watch Association (ASNWA) Interim Committee to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday 18 May.

The Association is a force level body within the National NHW Network and the Interim Committee hope it will provide support for NHW across Avon and Somerset. The signing of the MoU, marks the official launch of the formal relationship between the Association and the Constabulary. 

The Association’s Interim Chair, Dr Egils Praulitis, said: “I am delighted that we are able to sign this Memorandum of Understanding with the Constabulary and the PCC. This marks a very positive step forward for Neighbourhood Watch in Avon and Somerset.

“Our aim is to provide support to our membership and to work with the police to further develop the role of Neighbourhood Watch and make it more effective and proactive, helping to prevent crime and bring people together to establish cohesive and solid communities.

“The Constabulary is developing a Citizens Syllabus, and we will be working with them to help create masterclasses to help Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators support their schemes, to share best practice, new ideas, and to ensure that together we are providing our volunteers with the skills and knowledge they need to deliver the best possible service.”

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “Neighbourhood Watch has long been a valuable partner to both the Constabulary and our local communities. The further development of the Association and the signing of this Memorandum will strengthen the working relationship between the police and Neighbourhood Watch, which can only be of benefit to the public.

“It is vital we all work together not only to prevent crime but to ensure we create unified communities where everyone, particularly the most vulnerable in our society, feel safe. Neighbourhood Watch can play a huge part in helping to achieve this and I am grateful to all the volunteers involved across Avon and Somerset.”

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “I’m delighted that Avon and Somerset now officially has its own Neighbourhood Watch Association. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding demonstrates the importance that both the Chief Constable and I place on the volunteer watch schemes operating across Avon and Somerset.

“Neighbourhood Watch is essential in keeping our communities safe. It gives local people a vital role in passing on crucial information,  looking out for fellow residents and ensuring we’re all doing all we can to fight crime and bring offenders to justice.”

Dr Praulitis added: “All NW co-ordinators and NW schemes within the Avon and Somerset force area are automatically part of this new Association.   We are looking for people to join the Interim Committee to help us move forwards, define and influence our next steps and to provide new skills and perspective to refresh the path of Neighbourhood Watch in Avon and Somerset.

 

“The Association wants to hear from you. Please visit the new website https://www.asnwa.org/ to get more information about the ASNWA and send in your questions and suggestions online. We will create a FAQ section where we can reply and start working through the issues you raise. There is also an opportunity for those with IT and media skills to help us develop our online provision, there is more information and contact details on our website.

“We will keep you up-to-date with further developments over the coming months as we move forwards and agree our next steps.  You can also follow us on Twitter @asnwassociation and like us on Facebook accounts (search Avon & Somerset Neighbourhood Watch Association) for our latest news.”