Beaminster

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Beaminster is a rural town situated in the heart of West Dorset, it is small but boasts all vital amenities.  The town hosts the Beaminster festival which is an annual music and art festival, in June/July.  

Beaminster NPT covers a very large, rural area, which spans from Hermitage in the North East to Seaborough in the North West, West Bexington in the South East to Morcombelake in the South West.

The Neighbourhood Policing Team base at the community fire station is overseen by a Sergeant (based at Bridport) and consists of a Police Community Support Officer.

 

Policing priorities in your area

Current priorities (last reviewed December 2016):

  1. Anti-social behaviour in Beaminster – local officers conduct regular evening patrols in known ASB hotspots within Beaminster, proactively targeting groups and individuals found to be behaving in a manner giving cause for concern.  This includes the robust targeting of those who drive their vehicles inappropriately.  

  2. Tackling the supply and misuse of illegal drugs – Beaminster NPT, in conjunction with local housing authorities, are working to target and disrupt the dangerous drug networks operating in the area, whilst safeguarding the vulnerable members of society who are at the greatest risk of harm from them.

 

Resolved priorities and actions taken:

  1. Thefts from unattended motor vehicles at beauty spots - The summer months historically see an increase in thefts from vehicles at beauty spots. Signs were erected at the beauty spots in the area advising visitors to take all valuables with them, and the risks to leaving them in their cars. Regular patrols were conducted of the car parks in overt and covert vehicles. We worked with colleagues in other areas to identify and target known criminals who commit this type of crime.

 

Let us know what your local priorities are:

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Your inspector

Inspector Neil Wood
Inspector Neil Wood

Your local station

Community Fire Station Clay Lane Beaminster

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