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Please read our latest blog posts below and comment on them if you like. If you want to add a new blog topic of your own choosing just email me the content or use the contact page and I will post it asap, please also let me know if you would like to be directly informed of updates via email. You may be also interested in our Community NewsBe Involved, Whats New, Events and Classified/Lost andFound blog pages. Also, please remember that historical posts can be viewed by selecting the drop down menu at the top of the blog home page. 

 

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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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Summer Newsletter

Posted on 8th June, 2018

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This message is sent with the following attachments which you are welcome to forward/copy for your members:

 

Neighbourhood Watch newsletter for Summer 2018

Letter from ACC Stephen Cullen

 

If you have previously requested paper copies of the newsletter, these will be forwarded to you very shortly.

 

If you wish to be added to the list for paper copies of the newsletter please contact Lindsey at the NHW office (01278-644799) who will arrange this for you – please note paper copies of this publication are produced on the basis of 1 per 5 households registered to your scheme.

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Bleadon Burglary

Posted on 16th May, 2018

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During the morning of 11 May a burglary occurred at Celtic Way, Bleadon. Entry gained by forcing open a UPVC door. Search was made inside and jewellery items stolen.

 

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/

Police Misconduct Hearing Panels

Posted on 1st May, 2018

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The Avon and Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC), Sue Mountstevens, wishes to appoint some additional independent persons to sit on Misconduct Hearing Panels. Hearings take place when there is a case to answer for Gross Misconduct against a Police Officer and this is part of an open and transparent disciplinary process. The purpose of the independent person’s role is to provide an independent and impartial voice as one of three people who sit on a Misconduct Panel and to assist the Panel in coming to a fair and evidence-based judgement about a Police Officer’s conduct in deciding on an appropriate sanction.

To download an application pack please visit https://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Take-Part/Job-Opportunities.aspx or contact the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner on 01275 816377. Closing date for applications is 12noon on 1 June 2018.

Police Report - April 2018

Posted on 20th April, 2018

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It's three years since the last National Rural Crime Survey revealed the huge cost of crime to rural communities – both financial, at £800 million per year, and fear, with chronic under-reporting, anger and frustration at the police and government. 

The National Rural Crime Network produced a series of recommendations and, in many areas, the police took steps to improve matters. So, now, we want to know what's changed. 

Do you think crime has gone up or down in? Do you feel safer? What's your view of the police in your community? 

In short, we want to know the true picture of crime and anti-social behaviour in rural communities across the country – and the impact it has where you live or work.

The survey takes around 15-20 minutes to complete.


Click Here to Start the Survey


Thank you for your time and feedback. 

Julia Mulligan
NRCN Chair

Police - Webchat

Posted on 12th April, 2018

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What questions should the Police and Crime Commissioner ask your Chief Constable?

 

Rural crime, serious violent crime, stop and search and vehicle crime are the topics that Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens is inviting local people to submit their questions on, to put to Chief Constable Andy Marsh.

 

Local people across the Avon and Somerset police force area are once again being asked for their policing questions ahead of the next Facebook live on Tuesday, April 24 at 11am and this is your opportunity to have your say.

 

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “These live webchats are an opportunity for me to hold the Chief Constable to account on behalf of our local residents.

 

“People will undoubtedly have local concerns about serious violent crime given the national headlines as well as have questions about rural crime, vehicle crime and stop and search.

 

“Holding these sessions regularly means that I can put live and timely topics and your questions to the Chief Constable and get the answers our communities want.”

 

The webchat will be broadcast on Facebook live via the following link – http://www.facebook.com/AandSPCC

 

You can submit your questions by emailing them to pcc@avonandsomerset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 01275 816377. You can also send us your questions on Facebook and Twitter using the hash tag #PCCinconvo.

 

Chief Constable Andy Marsh said: “It is important to the Commissioner and I that we are as open with local people as possible and it’s vital that we hear your concerns.

 

“In the latest webchat you raised some really valid points about police funding and resources, stalking and harassment and rape and serious sexual assault.

 

“I hope my answers helped give a better understanding of these areas of policing and I look forward to seeing what you have to ask regarding this sessions topics.”

 

Chief Constable Andy Marsh is responsible for day-to-day operational policing and has direction and control of the Constabulary’s officers and staff. It is the PCC’s responsibility to set the strategic direction for policing in Avon and Somerset and hold the Chief Constable to account for delivering policing.

 

To view previous Facebook live videos visit – http://www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk/Openness /Reports-and-meetings/PCC-in-conversation.aspx

 

Should you submit a question to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner which is not answered in full on the Facebook live, we will look to further respond to you in due course.

PCC Message - Domestic Abuse

Posted on 29th March, 2018

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Transforming the response to domestic abuse

 

Victims, communities and professionals across Avon and Somerset are being asked to share their views on the response to domestic abuse at every stage, from prevention through to rehabilitation, in order to help shape the way, together we respond to this crime.

 

A national review has been commissioned by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and Home Office and is being supported by Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens who is asking local people have their say and use their knowledge to make a difference.

By consulting, the focus is to capture the victims’ voice and harness the expertise of charities, specialist organisations and professionals across policing, criminal justice, health, welfare, education and local authorities - making domestic abuse everybody’s business.

 

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens said: “I have made protecting the most vulnerable from harm the top priority in my Police and Crime Plan, so very much welcome this government consultation on domestic abuse. The proposals from the government cover a wide range of issues, from awareness raising and support for victims, to the criminal justice experience and how we reduce reoffending. These are all areas that I am working on as PCC and as such I will be sharing my views as part of the consultation.”

 

"It is important we listen to as many voices and as much experience as possible and ensure this is captured in order to transform the response to domestic abuse. Domestic abuse is everyone’s business and it is vital that we work together to let victims know we are there for them when they need help and support.”

 

On 26 March, Ms Mountstevens has been invited to attend and speak at a regional Domestic Abuse Consultation Event in Exeter. The event will introduce a draft Domestic Abuse Bill and ask attendees for their suggestions in developing the programme of work.

 

The event, which in addition to the South West will be travelling to other locations across the country, will also provide discussion opportunities and forums to allow practitioners, professionals and victims to share their views and give feedback on the Government’s proposals.

 

Share your views at: https://consult.justice.gov.uk/homeoffice-moj/domestic-abuse-consultation

The consultation will close on 31 May 2018 and will be followed by a formal Government response in the autumn.

Senior Siren Latest

Posted on 14th March, 2018

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Please find below a link to the very latest edition of the Senior Siren magazine featuring an exclusive interview with respected national treasure, Nerys Hughes, as well as a variety of other lifestyle and senior safety advice.

 

This magazine will now be published twice a year and the next edition is expected in the Autumn of 2018.

 

http://www.sclt.us/senior-siren/4573598653

Bogus Callers Again

Posted on 14th March, 2018

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Once again police are asking members of the public to be alert when dealing with callers at the door, cold callers on the phone or by Email. Recent incidents include:

(a) Rogue traders calling at a property and informing the owner that they need to fix ridge tiles. The charge was to be over £900 for a job that was unnecessary. Fortunately a neighbour came out and stated they had called the police. The callers left the property.

(b) Calls and Emails have been received by members of the public that purport to be from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). These either indicate that there is a tax refund available or that there is tax owed and that it needs to be paid in iTunes vouchers. Please be aware that this department will not telephone or contact by Email in this way and they will never ask for any refunds to be done in voucher form.

It is difficult to keep up with different types of scams but remember: if the offer is too good to be true then it probably is; if you need work or services then make your own enquiries to find firms to provide them; do not have dealings with callers at the door.

 

We have a limited number of leaflets giving advice about cold callers – contact Lindsey at the office for details - or use the following link to the police website for more advice.

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/advice/crime-prevention-advice/protecting-your-home-and-property/know-the-signs-of-doorstep-crime/

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.