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Agenda item

Matters of Community Wide Interest

a) Parish Councils and Community groups


b) Community Policing local issues and priorities


In attendance: Inspector Tina Osborn


Parish Councils and Community groups

There were none.



Community Policing – local issues and priorities

Inspect Tina Osborn drew attention to the update report within the agenda pack and highlighted the following points:


·         A reduction in reported incidents of catapult damage

·         A continued focus on issues in Downton – with a Special ops team working on a joint operation.

·         Community Consultations continue – success at the last one held  outside CoOp in Downton – a further 10 planned.

·         Street Watch – happy to offer guidance and get scheme up and running if wished.

·         An arrest had been made following criminal damage. 

·         Alderbury – antisocial behaviour involving a motorbike – bike now ceased

·         Poaching and hare coursing – continued targeting with Rural Crime Team and officers across the border.

·         Community Speedwatch had been supported in Whiteparish, Redlynch Harnham, visits to other areas over next few weeks

·         Cholderton area – burglaries – arrest made – one person on bail.


Questions included:


·         Elaine Hartford - Interested to hear you would be supporting Alderbury for the next fortnight as we don’t have the speedgun due to the rota, Redlynch would have it. When we did have it, we only saw one Police car in the fortnight and it drove past. We don’t seem to get any support, how was this governed?

Answer: There may be some confusion, I will make sure we have the correct dates so that we can cover the appropriate areas.


·         Was there any written information available on Streetwatch? There is interest would like to see more. Thanks for attending Downton on Monday it was appreciated.

Answer: I will email you the information.


·         The PCC had recently published its draft Police & Crime Plan, did you see any issues in delivering that plan? I also raised issue of smartwater any plans to reinvigorate that?

Answer: The Plan reinforces most of the areas we were focusing on, we are limited in our small team, we do reach out to other areas for support.

With regards to Smartwater, that project was one that was handled by  Pete Sparrow, you can contact him direct.


The Chairman noted that the Board had previously looked at a bulk purchase option which was not possible, but that the commercial offering was still there for people to take on.


·         Cllr Richard Clewer thanked Tina and her Team for the continued work that had been going on in Downton, noting that the feedback so far from the public was that they were a bit more motivated to report incidents.


·         Was there an update on the purchase of additional Speed camera equipment, as we had trained some volunteers but were not able to start sessions yet as no available kit?

Answer: Tina would take the query away and feedback to the Chairman.


·         Cllr Zoe Clewer also praised the session in Downton and was pleased to hear there would be a further 10 planned which she noted would help to strengthen relationships really well. There had not been any specific feedback on e-scooters or drug taking but asked if there were any areas for concern?

Answer: The main concern was around the antisocial behaviour and

drug taking. Tina noted that it was brilliant to see that so many people

were protecting their own properties by having a ring doorbell.


·         Cllr Zoe Clewer added that Ring doorbells could register to be notified if CCTV footage was required for evidence, following a crime. 


·         The Chairman noted that a part of the community area fell under Amesbury Policing Team and that part of the report was not relevant for some people at the meeting.

Answer: Tina confirmed that she did filter out specific updates to share

that were relevant to the community area.



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