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Watcombe

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Neighbourhood Priorities

Drug Use and Supply + associated exploitation of vulnerable people

Increase community engagement to generate intelligence. Information gained on drug use and supply will be enacted upon within Torquay to ensure that the town is a hostile place for this type of activity. Drug supply and use is to be disrupted especially where vulnerable people are involved and there is damage to the community. 

Issue Date Sunday 30th June 2024


Hotspot Policing

Provide a highly visible policing presence at key locations within Torquay with the following aims: 

1) Increase trust in police to tackle ASB and Serious Violence.

2) Increase comfort for residents in using hotspot public spaces.

3) Influence behaviour change to reduce the number of ASB and Serious Violence incidents.

4) Encourage reporting of ASB and Serious Violence.

 

Delivery Hotspots:

•Union Street
•East Street
•South Street
•Vansittart Road
•Factory Row
•Castle Circus
•The Strand
•Vaughan Parade

Issue Date Sunday 30th June 2024

Update: 01 July 2024 - Outcomes for May 2024

Between 01/05/24 – 30/05/24 in Torquay - In addition to officers other commitments, officers solely working on this project have delivered 136 hours of patrol in the hotspot locations, conducted an arrest and stop and search activity, seized property, dispersed seven people within the Public Space Protection zone, and engaged with 420 people and visited 22 premises. 

 

Community Feedback:

‘Positive engagement with MOP.’


‘Spoke with dozens of people who were all pleased to see police'

‘The manager at a well know coffee shop on the seafront offered particular praise for seeing more police
officers out on foot and stated how he had noticed this having a positive impact on
ASB in the area.’

‘Several people commented how nice it was to see the police out on foot .’

‘Spoke to some street attached people and signposted them towards accommodation, food , mobile
phone etc, who were happy with the advice passed.’

Action Date Monday 1st July 2024


Persistent and severe anti-social behaviour

Castle Circus - Target and solve all aspects of persistent and severe Antisocial Behaviour - Focussing on drug and alcohol related ASB.

Issue Date Sunday 30th June 2024

Update: 08 July 2024 - Update July 2024

We have increased the visibility and frequency of patrols in the area through dedicated town centre neighbourhood beat managers and police community support officers supported by an additional Sergeant and 5 constables from the newly established neighbourhood support team.

We are working collaboratively with statutory partners to tackle anti-social and drug offending in the location whilst also working on longer term projects to address the underlying causes of these issues.

This has resulted in the successful implementation of a Public Spaces Protection Order, giving us more tools to deal with alcohol related anti-social behaviour.

In addition we have conducted targeted shoplifting prevention operations, made numerous arrests for violence related offences, possession of bladed articles, public order offences and drug offences.

We have built the intelligence picture through engagement with the local community and we have made effective use of dispersal powers to exclude problematic individuals from the area.

Update: 02 July 2024 - Outcomes in June 2024

Action Date Monday 8th July 2024


Neighbourhood Events

Police Meeting. Shiphay and the Willows
Wednesday 17th July 2024
from 1:00PM to 1:01PM
Boots, Wren Retail Park, Browns Bridge Road, Torquay, TQ2 7BJ

Officers from your local policing team will be available in the Foyer of Boots at Wren Park at 1300hrs on Wednesday 17th July to discuss any issues you would like to raise with Police.

Police Meeting. Hele, Pendennis and Watcombe
Wednesday 24th July 2024
from 3:00PM to 3:01PM
The Acorn Centre, Lummaton Cross, Barton, Torquay, TQ2 8ET

Members of your local policing team will be available to discuss local policing issues with you.

Community Engagement - St Marychurch
Sunday 11th August 2024
from 10:00AM to 10:05AM
Babbacombe Fayre, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, tq123gy

PC Ted Guthrie & PCSO Jack Crowther are your Neighbourhood officers for St Marychurch, Torquay. They will be available at various times and locations in St Marychurch to listen to any concerns, provide advice and support, take on information and just be visible and available to the community in person. 

Community Engagement - St Marychurch
Tuesday 27th August 2024
from 6:00PM to 6:02PM
Babbacombe Traders Association, Babbacombe, Babbacombe Downs, Torquay, TQ13LQ

PC Ted Guthrie & PCSO Jack Crowther are your Neighbourhood officers for St Marychurch, Torquay. They will be available at various times and locations in St Marychurch to listen to any concerns, provide advice and support, take on information and just be visible and available to the community in person. 

Community Engagement - St Marychurch
Thursday 19th September 2024
from 7:00PM to 7:02PM
Steering Group meeting, Royal Babbacombe Hotel, Babbacombe Downs, Torquay, TQ13LQ

PC Ted Guthrie & PCSO Jack Crowther are your Neighbourhood officers for St Marychurch, Torquay. They will be available at various times and locations in St Marychurch to listen to any concerns, provide advice and support, take on information and just be visible and available to the community in person. 

 

Neighbourhood Map

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