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Bovey Tracey & Moretonhampstead

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Anti Social Behaviour and Drug use

This priority has been put in place after receiving complaints from our communities about ASB and drug taking in public spaces and in particular park areas.

Over the next 3 months we will work to address these concerns by

Targeted patrols in areas where issues have been highlighted.

We will engage with our communities to identify those seen to be causing the issues.

We will look at ways of target hardening areas showing a specific weakness. 

We will work with specialist Police departments and partner agencies where it is required. 

We will engage with local councils, businesses, schools, and individuals, who may be able to assist in identifying and reducing any negative behaviour.

Issue Date Wednesday 13th March 2024

Update: 20 May 2024 - Anti social behaviour and drug use

Police were called to a group of young people acting antisocially in Mill Marsh Park on Saturday 18th of May. On arrival many of the group ran off but Police spoke to several that remained. The group were given advice and dispersed away from the area.

It is disappointing that this happened in the afternoon where a lot of the community were out and bout in the park in the fine weather. Obviously this group were perfectly entitled to be in the park but when they become abusive and aggressive to others this is clearly not acceptable.

The people responsible for recent criminal damage in Mill Marsh Park and others for the Station road car park toilets haver been identified and are currently under engagement to decide an outcome with the Town Council

Update: 07 May 2024 - ASB & Drug use

The Toilets at Station road car park in Bovey Tracey have over the past week become a hot spot for anti social behaviour.

There has been some criminal damage, the fire alarm has been set off and other general nuisance. We have some images of some of those involved and investigations will be ongoing to identify and then deal with those offenders.

Update: 22 April 2024 - ASB & Drug use

Reports of ASB have been very low through the last month. This is particularly pleasing as the Easter breaks saw our young people out and about as well as the thousands of visitors to our area.

We have had reports of loud music being played in Bullands field in Bovey Tracey and also some youth ASB at Pottery ponds. We will obviously be spending some time in these areas and deal with any issues found.

Action Date Monday 20th May 2024


Community identified traffic concerns

This priority will be ongoing for the next 3 months and then be evaluated.

The priority is in place after concerns have been raised about speeding vehicles and illegally parked vehicles 

We will work to address these concerns by

Targeted patrols in areas where issues have been highlighted.

We will engage with our communities to identify those seen to be causing the issues.

This will involve engagement with involved individuals, education and if necessary, enforcement using proportionate actions including civil and legal avenues.

We will work with specialist Police departments and partner agencies where it is required.

We will engage with local councils, businesses, schools, and individuals, who may be able to assist in identifying and reducing any negative behaviour.

We will update this priority over the next 3 months

 

Issue Date Wednesday 13th March 2024

Update: 22 May 2024 - Traffic concerns

On Monday afternoon members of the Neighbourhood Police Team attended the Haytor area of Dartmoor after concerns had been raise about animals being hit by traffic.

Speed detection was deployed and we spoke to several people about the danger of speeding across Dartmoor and that even sticking to the 40mph limit was sometimes too fast given the amount of lambs, foals and calves close to and often in the road with little time for drivers to react to their presence.

Every year animals are killed and injured on the roads across Dartmoor, such accidents can also cause significant damage to the vehicle involved, and injuries to the occupants of the vehicle.

Please slow down and be Moor aware

Update: 22 April 2024 - Traffic concerns

The team are currently collating a list of locations reported by the local community to begin some interventions. 

We are liaising with Devon County Council who employ Civil Enforcement Officers, to arrange some partnership work particularly outside of schools reporting parking issues.

Action Date Wednesday 22nd May 2024


Rural Crime

We are supporting out Rural communities in order to reduce thefts of machinery and equipment as well as the loss caused by out of control dogs on livestock. We will also be assisting in the reduction of poaching activities across the area. Parts of rural community includes Dartmoor can be prone to ASB including illegal Music events as well as criminality

We will work to address the issue by

Targeted patrols in areas where issues have been highlighted.

We will engage with our communities to identify those seen to be causing the issues

We will look at ways of target hardening areas showing a specific weakness.

We will work with specialist Police departments and partner agencies where it is required.

We will engage with local councils, businesses, schools, and individuals, who may be able to assist in identifying and reducing any negative behaviour.

Issue Date Wednesday 13th March 2024

Update: 25 May 2024 - Rural crime

Over the Bank holiday weekend the Neighbourhood Team and Police colleagues will be carrying out targeted patrols around Dartmoor.

We will be carrying out checks on sites with a history of Unlicensed music events (raves) as well as area where there have been recent thefts from motor vehicles.

We will be engaging those visiting Dartmoor and explain the need to keep their property with them and not on display in a vehicle. We will also explain the need to keep dogs on leads when near livestock and other expected behaviour linked to the countryside code.

Update: 20 May 2024 - Rural Crime

On Friday 17th and Saturday 18th we have had 4 crimes reported so far, where cars have been broken into and items taken. This has happened at several areas of Dartmoor including, Pullerbrook car park near Lustleigh, Hound Tor, Saddle Tor and Widecombe. 

The timings of the Friday are between 12;00 and18:00 approx and on The Saturday between 17;00 and 18;00

It appears that a combination of insecure vehicles, property left on display, and the possibility of someone watching vehicles to see what people do before leaving their vehicles may all contributing factors.

It is really important that valuable are not left in vehicles. Ideally leave them at home and only carry what you need for the day out, and keep that on your person. Don't put anything that may be perceived as possibly of valuable to another person in the boot/ hatchback area of your car.

Never leave anything of value on display thieves will break in for what may have little value but any handbags, ruck sacks or other luggage make a tempting target even if empty.  

Have a look around before you leave your vehicle, is there any one suspicious in a nearby vehicle or loitering around. 

Parking in an isolated area may seem like a good idea for a walk but does leave you vehicle more tempting to some thieves. Parking in a busier area does not prevent a car being targeted, but does make it less likely.

 

Update: 07 May 2024 - Rural crime

Over the bank holiday weekends we have gain spent time out patrolling the Dartmoor area. We have been engaging with visitors around keeping dogs under control and other behaviour likely to disrupt wildlife and our farming communities.

We visited areas which have been the sites of unlicensed music events in the past to liaise with Dartmoor staff and look at target hardening opportunities. Thankfully there were none of theses events in our area. 

Unlicensed events are are real problem with the disturbance of wildlife, the destruction of habitat and the shear amount of waste left behind. They are also unsafe for those that attend with little or no though to safety, medical provision or sanitary needs..

If you hear of any proposed events, please let the Police know.

 

Update: 22 April 2024 - Rural Crime

Over the month with the Easter Break/ Bank holiday upon us we have spent some time carrying out patrols across Dartmoor.

Specific patrols around preventing unlicensed music events have take place as well as patrols in area wit a history of vehicles being broken into.

We have seen some farm thefts which is always disappointing and we are supporting these victims by helping them improve security and marking equipment.

Action Date Saturday 25th May 2024


Neighbourhood Events

North Bovey Village Fair
Saturday 20th July 2024
from 1:00PM to 3:00PM
North Bovey Village Fair, Village Green, North Bovey, Devon, TQ138RB

Members of the Neighbourhood Police Team will be attending the North Bovey village fair of Saturday 20th of July. We aim to be there from 1pm to 3pm,attending as part of a community event, but visitors are welcome to ask any questions about local Neighbourhood Policing.

please come along for a chat

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