Agenda item

Partner and Community Updates

Verbal Updates

To receive any verbal updates from representatives, including:


·       Neighbourhood Policing Team – Inspector Tina Osborn

·       Parish Councils and Community groups


Written Updates

The Board is asked to note the following written and online updates attached to the agenda:

·       Police NPT Update & Road Safety Data

·       Fire & Rescue



The Board noted the written updates attached to the agenda and received the following verbal updates:


Neighbourhood Police Team – Inspector Tina Osborn

It had been a busy time over the last couple of months, this would continue on the approach to the festive period.


During the summer there had been a significant number of burglaries, around the community area. The work of the Special Operations Team had resulted in catching two burglars in the act.  The individuals were given bail conditions which prohibited them from entering Wiltshire, as they resided out of county.

Since that time there had been no further reported burglaries in those areas, thanks for the local feedback which led to those arrests.


Plant machinery and trailers had been stollen, a reminder was given to rural residents and those with farms to put as many protection measures in place as possible to act as a deterrent. Cross border operations continued with Hampshire and Dorset. 


Awareness around knife crime with Officers working with schools and shops to give talks and carry out knife sweeps.


Following recent incidents in Alderbury, there had been an increase of targeted high visibility patrols. The children involved had been identified and discussions held with their parents. 




·       Winterbourne PC - The traffic data info in the report doesn’t include everything from our community, the geographic community areas of the Area Boards are not matched with police areas. Enforcement needed at Winterbourne Gunner and the Portway.


Answer: Tina to take this matter back and will collate the info.


·       Have you noticed an uplift in reports about catapults in Redlynch?


Answer: I am aware of incidents you refer to and officers have spoken to the victim and build intelligence around it.


WDFR – Chris Wood, District Commander


During the summer as the weather was bad, it was as busy as the previous year. The crews had been attending cars stuck in flood water due to flooding. Advise not to drive through flooding.


As winter approached there was an increase in the use of log burners and chimneys were back being used after the summer period. People were urged to get chimneys swept before use, as there was an uptick of chimney fires this time of year.

Safe and well visits were available. The service could send out fire fighters to homes to provide home safety advice and where applicable, fit appliances free of charge and advise on what to do in cases of emergency.




Was there much uptake on the safe and well visits?

Answer: Yes around 1000 per year. If people work with any groups please refer us on mass to them. We aim to attend within 56 days depending on the criteria of a request.


The Downton Link works with volunteer drivers locally, we would like to link up with you.

Answer: Yes please make contact for further details.

Tel: 0800 038 2323 or visit

Parish Councils


Laverstock & Ford (L&F) PC – Trudi Dean

With funding awarded by the Area Board, L&F was pleased to be working in collaboration with Salisbury City Council to provide a youth session at the pavilion at Bishopdown, offering a safe space for young people in school years 6 to 11. This ran on Thursdays from 5.00 – 6.30pm.


The Pantry initiative at Old Sarum and Longhedge had 110 people registered and was also being used as a warm space and chatty café.


Winterslow Youth Zone Project

Following the regeneration of a youth club in Winterslow, the volunteers and young people who run the club had been recognised with an award.


With the support of a Community First Youth Club officer the volunteers had  managed to ensure they had funding to support the running of the youth club, set up a committee, found additional volunteers, underwent training, set up bank accounts, completed the DBS checks, policies and procedure and had First Aid training.


Congratulations and well done to all involved.



Written updates attached to the agenda were:


·       Police NPT Update & Road Safety Data

·       Fire & Rescue


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