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Current PACT Priorities
You are telling us that the following issues are priorities in
|PRIORITY (November 2014)
1 - Anti-social behaviour problems
Local residents and other agencies had
identified that there was a significant problem with anti-social
behaviour in certain areas across Wareham West and Wareham Town
Anti-social behaviour is taken very seriously by the police as we
know how detrimental and damaging it can be to people’s lives.
Anti-social behaviour can be experienced in many ways. We deal with
each issue as thoroughly as possible and work closely with those
affected to find out the best way to deal with the problem. We have
dealt with many types of ASB including noisy mopeds being
driven up and down the road, youths being rowdy and disrespectful
to their neighbours, damage being caused, littering, underage
drinking and so on. The SNT work closely with Purbeck
District Council, with the local schools, with youth workers,
Social Services and other agencies such as YISP (Youth Inclusion
Support Panel) and Dorset Family Matters. We have had some positive
outcomes as a result of our multi-agency approach towards dealing
with some of our problematic offenders. Work continues in this area
and is a main focus for our SNT.
2 - Reducing acquisitive crime
We are always trying to raise awareness of
shed and garage breaks, especially in our more rural locations.
Whilst Purbeck is still a safe place in which to live, this type of
crime can be distressing and cause significance inconvenience to
victims. Work continues to identify any patterns and trends, to try
and identify who is responsible and for those offenders to be
positively dealt with. SNTs are also hugely committed in preventing
people from becoming a victim of crime. We offer a range of crime
prevention advice and often visit people’s homes or small holdings
(for example) in order to show them what they can do to protect
their property. The best method you can use to protect your home is
by installing a burglar alarm which covers upstairs and downstairs.
Please do not leave items of value in sheds and be extra cautious
about storing expensive bikes or lawn mowers for example in garages
which are not suitably alarmed. If your shed is near to your
property, it might be a good idea to buy a shed alarm which are
easy to install and only cost around £10. Please use the ‘contact
your Safer Neighbourhood Team’ link if you wish to speak to one of
the team regarding crime prevention or call 101.
3 - Poaching and equine related
We have received reports of deer, partridge and pheasants being
poached in our rural areas. Offenders are causing damage to the
fences in order to get onto the land with their vehicles. As
a result, not only are the fields being damaged and the deer/game
being killed or stolen, but livestock are also left insecure. As a
result we are engaging with the game keepers, landowners and the
advice is being given and enhanced patrols are being carried out by
officers. We are really encouraging everyone to report suspicious
incidents to the police at the time at which they are
We have also been made aware of some suspicious activity around
horses, stables and horse related equipment for example horse
boxes/trailers. Again we are encouraging horse owners to review
their security – it can be very difficult to keep some items safe,
such as electric fencing for example, however officers are
reinforcing the message to take expensive items home - such as tack
and clippers and if possible to install lighting or alarms to try
and protect hay and feed barns. Your local SNT are always willing to give
security advice and to talk through any concerns you may have. If
you would like to join Horse Watch, then please see the links to
the right of this page for ‘Watch Schemes’.
Purbeck has seen a general increase in thefts
from motor vehicles and burglaries to garages and sheds. The
levels however remain extremely low and Purbeck remains a safe area
Please help us to help you, and take time to
look at the Dorset Police Crime
Prevention Portal. Here you can find information and posters
around general crime reduction, and vehicle crime.
A “No valuables left in here” leaflet
can be downloaded and printed by following this link (140kb
Follow this link to tell us what issues are a
priority in your area >
Follow this link to read about actions
taken to tackle previous PACT priorities
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Meet the Team
Meet the team and members of your PACT Panel
to raise local issues at the following events.
||MEETING / EVENT
|20 February 2015, 3pm - 4.30pm
||Meet The Team
||Sainsbury's Car Park, Wareham
To find out more about the various forms of
meetings your PACT Panel hold, please follow this link >
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Join Dorset Alert – free messaging system
Would you like to be kept up-to-date with all
the latest information including crimes, suspicious incidents and
good news stories in your local area? It used to be call
Ringmaster, but our community messaging system has now changed to a
new system called Dorset Alert. It is a free service which provides
access to messaging and information reporting facilities. By
signing up, you can also join the various Watch schemes that are
run in the county. If you are involved with Neighbourhood or Home
Watch, you can also access free scheme management tools.
What do you get?
- A totally free service, no incoming text or
- Information about crime trends, incidents and
requests for info by email.
- Start, manage or request to join a
Neighbourhood/Home Watch scheme.
- Configure how, when and what priority
messages you would like to receive.
- Unsubscribe at any time, there are no
contracts or costs.
- Remain unseen on the system, or make your
scheme visible so that others can join.
What do you need to do?
To join go to https://www.dorsetalert.co.uk/
and click on register – once you have joined, please remember to
activate your account.
If you don’t have internet access, please ask
for a registration form.
Download our "I have no valuables
in my vehicle" poster (140kb PDF) >
What is Safer Neighbourhoods? >
Retailers Reducing Crime - A crime awareness booklet
(1.42MB PDF) >
Wareham Town &
Wareham West SNT Newsletter - October 2014 (80.3kb) PDF
Wareham Town &
Wareham West SNT Newsletter - August 2014 (84kb) PDF >
& Wareham West SNT Newsletter - July 2014 (55kb PDF)
& Wareham West SNT Newsletter - January 2014 (80kb PDF)
Wareham Town SNT
Newsletter - February 2013 (136kb PDF) >
pages on Dorset For You >
The Neighbourhood and Home Watch
Association of Dorset Watches
Briantspuddle community website
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