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Wareham Town & West Safer Neighbourhood Team

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PS  1174
Jane Mooney
PCSO 5417
Dave Brown
PC 2358
Claire Jephcott
PCSO 6617
John Morton
 
       
PCSO 5041 Ollie Wales - © Dorset Police – All Rights Reserved      
PCSO 5041
Ollie Wales
 
     

 

Contact the Team

Contact Wareham Town & West Safer Neighbourhood Team and raise your issues >

Call us at Dorset Police on: 101

Please only use the number above for non-emergency calls. If a crime is in progress or life is in danger, please dial 999.

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Current PACT Priorities

You are telling us that the following issues are priorities in your area:

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 SNTs. 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 incidents

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 NFU. Security 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 happening.

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 to reside.

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 PDF) >

 

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You said ... We didFollow 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.

DATE MEETING / EVENT LOCATION
21 November 2014, 3pm - 4pm Meet The Team Gaza Road MOD/Police Station Bovington
3 December 2014, 11am - 12noon Meet The Team Lulworth Car Park
11 December 2014, 10.30am - 12noon Meet The Team D'Uberville Centre, Colliers Lane, Wool
20 December 2014, 3pm - 4pm Meet The Team Gaza Road MOD/Police Station
     
2 January 2015, 11am - 12.30pm Meet The Team Gaza Road MOD/Police Station Bovington

 

To find out more about the various forms of meetings your PACT Panel hold, please follow this link >

 

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Dorset Alert

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 phone charges.
  • 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.

 

Related Content

I have no valuables in my vehicle poster

 

Download our "I have no valuables in my vehicle" poster (140kb PDF) >

 

 

 

What is Safer Neighbourhoods? >

Dorset Retailers Reducing Crime - A crime awareness booklet  (1.42MB PDF) >

 

Newsletters

Wareham Town & Wareham West SNT Newsletter - October 2014 (80.3kb) PDF >

Wareham Town & Wareham West SNT Newsletter - August 2014 (84kb) PDF >

Wareham Town & Wareham West SNT Newsletter - July 2014 (55kb PDF) >

Wareham Town & Wareham West SNT Newsletter - January 2014 (80kb PDF) >

Wareham Town SNT Newsletter - February 2013 (136kb PDF) >

 

Useful Websites

Community safety pages on Dorset For You >

The Neighbourhood and Home Watch website >

Association of Dorset Watches >

Briantspuddle community website >

 

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