FOLLOWING IS A MESSAGE FROM ACTING SERGEANT ANDREW DAVIDSON (SECTION
SERGEANT OF TISBURY AND MERE)WITH THE OFFICIAL LINE ON NEIGHBOURHOOD
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.
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.
the CBM there will be Response/General Police
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.
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.
this update has been of some assistance.
A/PS Andrew Davidson (Section
ROAD TRAFFIC COLLISIONS September
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.
1730hrs. B3092 Kilmington. 2 cars.
22nd 1352hrs. A303 Chicklade.
23rd 0006hrs. B3092 Maiden Bradley. Motorbike hit badger.
Rider arrested for drink driving. Badger ran off.
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.
A303 Willoughby Hedge. 2 car shunt.
11th 0734hrs. Sutton Mandeville.
Car off road.
14th 1718hrs B3095 Mere. Car off road.
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
(TISBURY, WEST TISBURY, WARDOUR, HATCH, EAST HATCH, WEST HATCH & NEWTOWN)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Steele firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Car damaged by yobs running over bonnet and
29th Quantity of power tools stolen from gardens in Squalls
TISBURY NORTH BEAT
(BERWICK ST. LEONARD, CHICKSGROVE, CHICKLADE, CHILMARK, FONTHILL
BISHOP, FONTHILL GIFFORD, FOVANT, HINDON, RIDGE, SUTTON MANDEVILLE & SWALLOWCLIFFE)
Beat Officer: PC Mark Littlewood email@example.com
4th Tractor and wood processor stolen from farm at Chicklade.
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
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
30th Caravan stolen from a field at Berwick St John.
MERE BEAT (including BURTON)
Officers: PC Pete Robins firstname.lastname@example.org
4th Copper stolen from Mere Down Radio Mast.
6th Mindless individual
deliberately scratched paintwork of parked car in Mere.
Man got drunk and damaged property at his partners house. He
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.
of car in Mere cracked. Probably by drunken yob.
20th Man arrested
for assault and criminal damage following domestic dispute in
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
5th Car damaged by yobs in Zeals.
6th 300litres of red diesel stolen
from a tank on a farm at Norton Ferris.
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
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.
me witless if I think about it is this:
Drink drivers use exactly
the same roads as you, me, your wife and your husband.
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.
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
TISBURY POLICE STATION - OPENING TIMES. (01747-870203)
Monday, Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday- 9.00am to 1.00pm. Thursday- 9.00am
MERE POLICE STATION – OPENING
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