PCSO Jacqui Brook Liaison Report to 13/11/2017
Reports received of nuisance youths throwing eggs, oranges and tomatoes at properties in Alison Crescent, Mayfield Road, Cranleigh Drive, Joyes Close and Archers Court Road. Jacqui is pursuing some lines of enquiry to identify the individuals involved.
A number of incidents of damage to the play equipment on the Recreation Ground have been reported. CCTV footage has been made available to the police who are taking forward some lines of inquiry.
Some isolated incidents on Old Park, but no issues affecting the wider community have been reported.
Neighbouring Parish Clerks have reported a surge in village crime including breaking into vehicles, garages and outbuildings. Areas affected so far have been Guston, Lydden, Martin and Langdon.
Report received of fly-tipping in the pathway between Courtland Avenue and Newlands, dumping of DVD cases and household waste.
Concerns from residents of overnight HGV parking in Castle Drive have been passed to the PCSO.
Concerns regarding speeding vehicles in Singledge Lane, Bewsbury Cross Lane, Nursery Lane and Forge Lane have been passed to the PCSO
Information from other Crime Prevention sources has brought the following matter to the attention of the Clerk:
On 8th October a petrol station in Sandwich Road reported an attempted burglary. The offender attempted to take cash from the till whilst it was open.
On 29th / 30th October between the hours of 1200 and 0730 items were taken from a motor vehicle which was parked on the driveway of a property in Aspen Drive. Items taken include, gift vouchers, bank cards, debit cards and a small amount of change. The purse was left behind. There was no sign of forced entry to the vehicle.
On 2nd November between the times of 1430 and 1510 a burglary occurred in the Khartoum Square area. Entry was gained and cash was stolen.
Advice remains that if you see anything suspicious, be it a person, group of individuals or vehicle, please report it to 101 in a non-emergency situation or 999 if an emergency. More information supplied by Jacqui regarding the reporting of suspicious persons can be found on the Parish Council website.
Other crime prevention advice includes keeping your doors and windows locked at all times, even when you are in the house.
Don’t leave empty boxes on display outside. Discarded packaging advertises all the new goods you have indoors.
Don’t leave car keys and handbags lying around on display or near to windows and doors for prying eyes to see.
Make it look like someone is at home when you are going out for the evening. Leave lights on and close the curtains. If you have a burglar alarm, set it.
If you are going on holiday, ask a friend, relative or neighbour to keep an eye on your house.
Don’t advertise your property on social media sites as this could attract unwanted attention.
Please make police aware of any incidents. In most cases they will be able to increase patrols in the vicinity to act as a deterrent. The police can only deal with problems if they are aware of them.
As always Jacqui is happy to call on individuals to give further Crime Prevention Advice.
The next PCSO Whitfield Parish Surgery is due to take place on Thursday 16th November 2017, between 10am and 11am at the Farmers Market in the Village Hall and then on Thursday 14th December 2017 at the same time and place.