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  WILTSHIRE CONSTABULARY
TISBURY & MERE
Community Bulletin
October 2006
Produced at Tisbury by PC Mark Steele.
 

 

THE FOLLOWING IS A MESSAGE FROM ACTING SERGEANT ANDREW DAVIDSON (SECTION SERGEANT OF TISBURY AND MERE)WITH THE OFFICIAL LINE ON NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAMS.

As you may or may not be aware Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPT) are soon to be introduced in the Tisbury and Mere sectors. I have attended numerous Parish Council meetings giving regular updates on this issue and to support this I will use this Bulletin to clarify some issues and concerns.

As stated in last months Community Bulletin the NPT for Tisbury and Mere will come into effect on 14th December 2006. This is a government run initiative and is being rolled out throughout the country. Prior to its implementation there will be a four week consultation period with councils and the community. Each team will consist of a Community Beat Manager (CBM) and a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO). As stated the CBM for Tisbury is PC Mark Steele and the CBM for Mere is PC Bob Salter. The allocated PCSO’s have been recruited and will shortly start their training ready for the Go Live date.
The CBM role in a way is a ring fenced position. This means that these officers will not be routinely removed for other tasks. Therefore there will be greater continuity and fewer abstractions. The NPT role is the basis of policing involving the community.

To assist the CBM there will be Response/General Police Duties Officers. These are the officers who will attend emergency calls and other general incidents. This role will involve the remaining Tisbury and Mere officers. Due to the geography of Tisbury and Mere these officers will still have responsibility for these areas but will either be based at Warminster or Salisbury. With this move there will be more staff available to cover the response/GPD.
This response will also include other specialist units, Road Policing Units, Dog Section, Air Support and Tasking Unit. These are available resources to assist the CBM in dealing with problems identified by the community.

In relation to Police Stations closing I can confirm that the force has no intention to close its current stations. It intends to utilise locations as Police Posts within the community where officers are able to use as a base and for the community to attend and discuss concerns.

There is no doubt that NPT is a change from the way we have policed but this a move forward to provide a modern police service working with the community.

I hope this update has been of some assistance.

A/PS Andrew Davidson (Section Commander).

 

ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS September 2006.

Minor injuries only.
10th 2020hrs. A350 Semley, two cars.
11th 2156hrs. B3081 Tollard Royal. Car into a hedge.
11th 1936hrs. B3092 Maiden Bradley. Car into field.
12th 1753hrs. 2 cars crashed near Pythouse.
20th 1730hrs. B3092 Kilmington. 2 cars.
22nd 1352hrs. A303 Chicklade. 2 cars.
23rd 0006hrs. B3092 Maiden Bradley. Motorbike hit badger. Rider arrested for drink driving. Badger ran off.
27th 2235hrs. B3092. Car into field.
29th 1743hrs. A350 East Knoyle. 2 cars.
30th 2028hrs. A30 Fovant. Car hit central island. Driver arrested for drink driving.

No injuries reported.
3rd 0852hrs. A303. Chicklade. 4 car shunt.
8th 1749hrs. A303 Willoughby Hedge. 2 car shunt.
11th 0734hrs. Sutton Mandeville. Car off road.
14th 1718hrs B3095 Mere. Car off road.
14th 1718hrs B3092 Maiden Bradley. Car off road.
15th 0945hrs. B3092 Maiden Bradley. Car off road.
20th 1918hrs. West Knoyle to Mere. 2 cars. 1 driver arrested suspected of drink driving.

 

REPORTED CRIME & ARRESTS IN SEPTEMBER 2006

TISBURY BEAT
(TISBURY, WEST TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, EAST HATCH, WEST HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Steele mark.steele@wiltshire.police.uk

1st Car damaged by yobs running over bonnet and roof.
29th Quantity of power tools stolen from gardens in Squalls lane.

TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Littlewood mark.littlewood@wiltshire.police.uk

4th Tractor and wood processor stolen from farm at Chicklade.
7th In Swallowcliffe a cowardly vandal painted a car in pub car park with paint stripper.
25th Motorcycle stolen near Fovant.

TISBURY SOUTH BEAT
(ANSTY, ALVEDISTON, BERWICK ST.JOHN, CHARLTON, THE COOMBES, THE DONHEADS, LUDWELL & TOLLARD ROYAL):
Beat Officer: PC Andy Lee andy.lee@wiltshire.police.uk

8th Two golf clubs stolen from Pro shop at Rushmore Park Golf club.
11th Thief stole the metal swingboard from outside Bilbo’s restaurant. Why? Someone tell me please.
16th Various items stolen from tents/vehicles at the Larmer Tree Gardens during music festival.
23rd Man arrested in Donhead St Andrew following an assault on his wife.
30th Caravan stolen from a field at Berwick St John.

MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Beat Officers: PC Pete Robins pete.robins@wiltshire.police.uk
4th Copper stolen from Mere Down Radio Mast.
6th Mindless individual deliberately scratched paintwork of parked car in Mere.
10th Man got drunk and damaged property at his partners house. He was arrested.
11th Drunk woman arrested for smashing windows with bricks in Mere.
16th Purse stolen from child’s buggy during Mere carnival.
16th Wallet lost on carnival night found next day minus cash. Too much to ask I suppose.
18th Windscreen of car in Mere cracked. Probably by drunken yob.
20th Man arrested for assault and criminal damage following domestic dispute in Mere.
21st Man assaulted in Mere following altercation at the carnival a few days earlier.
22nd Cattle box containing a conservatory stolen from a farm near Mere.
23rd Wrought iron gate taken from garden in Mere. Later recovered.

MERE SOUTH BEAT
(EAST KNOYLE, WEST KNOYLE, SEMLEY, SEDGEHILL & WILLOUGHBY HEDGE)
Beat Officer PC Bob Salter bob.salter@wiltshire.police.uk

6th Overnight £5k of scrap metal stolen from a car breakers yard in Semley.

MERE NORTH BEAT
(GASPER, KILMINGTON, MAIDEN BRADLEY, NORTON FERRIS, STOURTON, WOLVERTON & ZEALS)
PC Paul Scudds paul.scudds@wiltshire.police.uk

5th Car damaged by yobs in Zeals.
6th 300litres of red diesel stolen from a tank on a farm at Norton Ferris.

 

AND FINALLY.

After all that grim reading how about a little bit more. Did you know for example that of all the people that are killed on our roads, 20% of them can be attributed to drink drivers.

Between the hours of 10pm and 4am that figure rises to over 50%.

If you drive whilst over the legal limit you are 50 times more likely to have an accident.

What scares me witless if I think about it is this:

Drink drivers use exactly the same roads as you, me, your wife and your husband.

They drive their large heavy lumps of metal on the same roads as your Mum and you Dad.

They gamble that they will get home ok on the same roads that your son and your daughter use.

They use the same roads as us all but don’t care or think about the possible consequences.

Help us rid the roads of these irresponsible idiots. If you think someone is drink driving tell us. If you want to remain anonymous use the Crimestoppers Number 0800 555 111

 

Wiltshire Police 0845 408 7000 24 hour number

 

TISBURY POLICE STATION - OPENING TIMES. (01747-870203)
Monday, Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- 9.00am to 1.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am to 5.00pm.

MERE POLICE STATION – OPENING TIMES. (01747-860268)
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 0930hrs until 1230hrs. Friday from 1600hrs until 1900hrs.
Saturday from 0800hrs until 1100hrs.Thursday and Sunday – CLOSED.

24 HOUR NUMBER 01380-735735. CRIMESTOPPERS 0800-555-111.

 

If anyone has any information about any of the above listed crimes please give us a ring at Tisbury or Mere. Your help could lead to the apprehension of offenders or the recovery of property. If you would prefer to pass information anonymously (rewards are available) ring CRIMESTOPPERS.

CONTROL ROOM 01722-411444
CRIMESTOPPERS 0800 555 111

 

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