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Police Meetings – January/February 2014

Swindon North Neighbourhood Policing Team – Police Meetings 

We are your dedicated policing team who work with the community and partner agencies to address concerns raised by you.

Every three months priorities are set based on what the local community tell us are their concerns. You can raise your concerns by attending one of the meetings listed below or by contacting us at anytime using the contact details provided below.

Venue Date Time
Castle Eaton Village Hall 23/01/2014 10.00-11.00 am
Castle Eaton Village Hall 06/02/2014 10.00-11.00 am
Blunsdon Village shop 04/01/2014  08/02/2014 09.00-10.00 am
South Marston Village Hall 08/02/2014 11.00-12.00 am
Stanton Fitzwarren Stanton Park 04/01/2014 02.00-03.00 pm
Hannington Jolly Tar Pub 28/01/2014 07.00-08.00 pm

Residents are welcome to come to any of the locations stated above. If you need to speak with one of the team before the dates above please contact us via Wiltshire Police non-emergency telephone number 101 or our email address swindonnorthnpt@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk

Community Beat Manager PC Marc Jackson

Police Community Support Officer Juliet Evans

Police Update: November 2012

Burglary (Photo credit: phil dokas)

Please be aware that there has been an increase in burglaries in North Swindon, predominantly Abbey Meads, St Andrews Ridge and Greenmeadow areas. Entry is usually at the rear of the property and forced. If you see any vehicles that are not familiar to you and contain 3 to 4 males who look out of place, make a note of the registration, make, type and colour and report it to the police on 101. It is believed that they are using performance top range cars like BMWs Audis etc, but this does not exclude other makes.

If it doesn’t feel right then it probably isn’t – please choose to do something about it and report on 101.

The Police Facebook sites are really worth a look (don’t forget to tick “like”).

There are some simple measures you can put in place to reduce the chance of becoming a victim of burglary:

  • Close and lock all your doors and windows when you go out. Pay particular attention to the back of your premises – a popular entry point for burglars
  • Keep valuables and keys out of view and out of reach of windows and doors
  • Don’t leave door keys in hiding places such as under the doormat. Thieves know all the hiding places
  • Keep your shed and outbuildings locked. Your tools and ladders should be locked away as they are useful to a thief who wants to gain entry
  • Don’t leave a window open a few inches for ventilation when you go out Illuminate dark areas around the house. Burglars don’t like light!
  • Don’t leave curtains and blinds drawn in the daytime – they attract the thief
  • Property Marking Kit – having your property marked helps Police verify it has been stolen

To contact your local Police Officers please phone 101 or email them on swindonnortheastnpt@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk

You can also contact CBM Marc Jackson or PCSO Juliet Evans at the Swindon Community Safety Partnership tel: 466506 or email csp@swindon.gov.uk

Parish Council News – April 2012

Community Payback

The Parish Council and South Marston Recreation Association would like to thank the Probation Service Community Payback Team for clearing ditches and litter picking on the playing field in February, as well as painting the metal container. The team worked very hard. We hope to use this worthwhile service again the future.

HGV Information

Please continue to send any information about HGV’s driving through the village to the Clerk. Alternatively, please email PC Jackson directly on marc.jackson@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk . PC Jackson is currently keeping a database of all complaints received.

Old Village Photographs

Do you have any old village photographs? The Clerk would love to hear from you! If you are able to, please email any old photographs to the Clerk.

To keep informed of all the latest Parish Council news, including minutes of Parish Council meetings, please visit www.southmarston.org.uk and visit the ‘Parish Council’ section. The Clerk can be contacted on 01793 820529 or email: clerksmpc@aol.com

Police News

New non emergency phone number call 101, effective 19th September 2011

On 19th September 2011 the police are introducing a new national non emergency phone number 101. From this date you can call this number from anywhere in the UK.

Please call 101 to report all non emergencies and to speak to the police about policing, non urgent crime and anti-social behaviour issues. Our current non emergency number 0845 408 7000 will be phased out after 19th September.

Remember in an emergency please call 999

Police Surgeries

Every three months priorities are set based on what the local community tell us are their concerns. You can raise your concerns or talk to us about anything else by attending one of the meetings listed below or by contacting us at anytime using the contact details provided.  

Venue Date Time
Castle Eaton – Village Hall 06/10/2011 10.00-11.00 am
Castle Eaton –  Village Hall 27/10/2011 10.00-11.00 am
Blunsdon – By the village stores 15/10/2011 9.30-10.30 am
Hannington -Jolly Tar 11/10/2011 7.00-8.00 pm
South Marston – village Hall 08/10/2011 10.00-11.00 am
Stanton Fitzwarren -village Hall 22/10/2011 3.00-4.00 pm

Residents are welcome to come to any of the locations stated above. If you need to speak with one of the team before the dates above please contact us on the following email address: swindonnorthnpt@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk or via Wiltshire Police’s non emergency phone number 0845 408 7000 (101 from 19th September 2011).

Pc Marc Jackson

PCSO Juliet Evans                                                                                                                          

Police Update – July 2011

Police Advice from our Crime Beat Manager, Marc Jackson:

During the summer months, more people tend to venture out and about to enjoy the local country side and good weather. Please can I remind residents to ensure that when they attend local beauty spots, such as Nightingale Woods, that they ensure their vehicle is secured and no valuables are left on view.

We tend to see a slight increase in thefts from motor vehicles during the next few months. If anyone sees individuals or vehicles acting suspiciously around beauty spot car parks, please contact Wiltshire Police on 0845 408 7000.

Information from our Police Community Support Officer, Juliet Evans:

PCSO Juliet Evans will be attending the Meeting Point coffee morning at the Village Hall on 13th August between 11.00-12.00, please come and see me if you would like to discuss any police matters.

Also I am currently arranging with the Swindon Community Safety Team, for the Swindon Community Safety Bus to come to the village in mid August. This will promote safer Swindon and local areas, offering advice on various safety topics. I am also planning to do bike marking. Further details will be posted on the web site when this is confirmed.

Advertiser – Youngsters join Police in carrying out speed checks

Swindon Advertiser run an article about the latest cooperation between Wiltshire Police and pupils from South Marston School:

SPEEDING drivers got a grilling from a panel of unforgiving youngsters as part of a police operation in South Marston.

Five children from South Marston Primary School were picked to talk to drivers who were caught exceeding the 30mph limit in Old Vicarage Lane and Highworth Road between 8am and 10.30am yesterday.

Officers from the rural north neighbourhood policing team also carried out speed checks in Blunsdon on Thursday and over the course of the two days issued 14 verbal warnings, three fixed penalty notices and one driver reached the points limit and must report to magistrates’ court.

One motorist, who refused to give her name, was caught doing 34mph and was asked why she was speeding and whether being confronted made her stop to think.

The 44-year-old businesswoman said: “I was running late for work and was in a rush but I made myself even later so I haven’t achieved anything.

“I should’ve left earlier and this has definitely made me think.”

Nine-year-old Jake, who walks home from school, said: “I think people shouldn’t speed because it could cause a serious accident.”

Harry, 10, said: “We showed them that they shouldn’t drive fast because it is dangerous.”

PC Marc Jackson, community beat manager for rural north, said: “The operation is in response to a highlighted concern from local residents and parish councillors in regards to vehicles speeding thorough the village at peak times.

“As a result it is one of the priorities for the neighbourhood police team to address in the rural north area of Swindon.

“The local school is situated on one of the busy roads, and at peak times children will often be walking through the village on route to school.

“Some areas of the village do not have pavements, so the children are at risk from speeding traffic as they have to walk on the road.

“They learned about stopping distances for vehicles at different speeds, understanding roads signs and identifying safe places to cross the road.

“Hopefully, the scheme made drivers stop and think for a moment about the potential risks they pose while driving at excess speed.”

Advertiser – New Wiltshire Police beat manager interview

Swindon Advertiser has run an interview with the new Wiltshire Police Beat Manager for South Marston, Marc Jackson:

FLYTIPPING, speeding and thefts from farms are the priorities for the new police team covering the villages and hamlets north of Swindon.

PC Marc Jackson, the community beat manager for rural north, and local PCSO Juliet Evans are calling on residents and farmers to report incidents to help them reduce crime.

PC Jackson, who recently qualified as a wildlife officer, will also work with other agencies to tackle poaching, theft of birds, illegal trapping and other offences against animals.

He said: “It will be challenging to get into the communities because a lot of the communities are quite tight-knit.

“Possibly in the past they haven’t been particularly served well by the police and other agencies.

“I am quite keen to break down some of those barriers, to become an integral part of the communities, to encourage people to talk to us, so we can tackle crime.”

PC Jackson, 33, who grew up in Highworth, was the community beat manager at Highworth neighbourhood police team for three years before moving this month to the rural north team.

The team covers about 90 square miles of countryside, taking in Inglesham, Sevenhampton, South Marston, Blunsdon, Hannington, Castle Eaton and Stanton Fitzwarren.

Initially the team will focus on targeting speeding on Broad Bush, South Marston and flytipping at about three to four ‘grotspots’ across the wider area.

They will continue Operation Deepak, launched this autumn, which will see officers team up with farmers and gamekeepers to deter thieves from taking farm property, such as diesel, machinery and scrap metal.

As a wildlife officer, PC Jackson will also work alongside DEFRA and the Environment Agency to enforce rural legislation, including the Wildlife and Countryside Act and the Hunting Act.

PC Jackson said: “A lot of the farmers we know are getting problems but they aren’t reporting it because they are just putting it down to ‘Oh well, it’s happened, we will move on’.

“But we want them to tell us it’s happening so we can do something about it. We are happy to help.”

Over the next month, the team will put flyers in village halls, shops, pubs and other community facilities to introduce themselves to the community and inform them of the next police drop-in sessions. To contact the team, call 0845 408 7000 or email Marc.Jackson@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk.

A message from our new Police Community Support Officer and Beat Manager.

I would like to introduce myself as the new Police Community Support Office (PCSO) for the area. My name is Juliet Evans and I have moved across from the Lower Stratton, Covingham and Nythe area. I am also joined by PC Marc Jackson who has been the Beat Manager for Highworth for the last three year.

I have been a PCSO for almost two years  and it has been my wish to be a Rural based PCSO. Marc has been a Police Officer for seven years. Both of us are very keen on rural life and issues. We look forward to meeting the community and will shortly be announcing dates of the local Police Surgery.

There have been reports of two young males asking for scrap metal especially copper and lead in the village. Please be vigilant and inform the Police of any incidents or suspicious occurrences. We can be contacted either on 0845 408 7000 or on the Police website for the area or by emailing swindonruralnorth@wiltshire.police.uk.