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.
Castle Eaton Village Hall
Castle Eaton Village Hall
Blunsdon Village shop
South Marston Village Hall
Stanton Fitzwarren Stanton Park
Hannington Jolly Tar Pub
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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”).
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.
Please continue to send any information about HGV’s driving through the village to the Clerk. Alternatively, please email PC Jackson directly on email@example.com . 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Castle Eaton – Village Hall
Castle Eaton – Village Hall
Blunsdon – By the village stores
Hannington -Jolly Tar
South Marston – village Hall
Stanton Fitzwarren -village Hall
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: email@example.com or via Wiltshire Police’s non emergency phone number 0845 408 7000 (101 from 19th September 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.
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.”