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Gillingham and Shaftesbury

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Gillingham is a town in the Blackmore Vale area of Dorset. It is the most northerly town in the county. It is 5 miles northwest of Shaftesbury and approximately 4 miles south of the A303 road

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Neighbourhood Priorities
Tackling Drug Dealing in the community     We will proactively target organised drug supply by developing and acting on community intelligence. 
Our enforcement will be focused on the incidents that impact the most vulnerable. 
We will carry out regular safe and well checks on vulnerable members of the community, in conjunction with partner agencies and our colleagues in other Police teams. As part of this we will signpost vulnerable victims to our partner agencies and services that can offer help, support and advice. We have identified addresses within both Gillingham and Shaftesbury and are currently working with housing, and Dorset council to address these concerns, whilst safeguarding the vulnerable. When possible we will utilise the powers we have at our disposal including partial closures and Criminal Behaviour Orders.   

Issue Date Sunday 1st October 2023


Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)     Our most recent NPT Priority Survey results continue to indicate that ASB is within the top three priority for the communities. We know that ASB adversely affects people who live within our communities. The team will work in collaboration with our partners to explore possible solutions, in tackling ASB within our communities. 
With the help of our communities, we will identify vulnerable people who may be susceptible to becoming a victim of ASB and this will help to us to inform, reassure and signpost them for the appropriate support. We will also target ASB hot spots and offenders, utilising ASB legislation and tools at our disposal. We are aware of vehicle related ASB Gillingham, near to Barnaby Mead. Whilst we have already completed joint operations with our Roads Policing department, resulting in a number of tickets being issued, we will continue to monitor during our patrols. We have seen some Drug related ASB, as detailed in our Tacking Drugs priority. We will continue to patrol and address the issues affecting our communities. 

Issue Date Sunday 1st October 2023


Tackling Acquisitive Crime and Burglaries.     Our current Burglary figures are low, however it remains a top three answer on our NPT Priority Surveys. Therefore we will continue to tackle acquisitive crime and identify any crime series that may arise in the coming weeks, as we enter into the Autumn and Winter months.
To help reduce the perception of crime within this field, we will ensure we communicate effective crime prevention advice and also highlight police enforcement through the use of Social Media, as well as working with local drug and alcohol teams to try and divert and prevent persons from turning to crime. We will also hold regular engagement opportunities where our communities can attend and learn more about burglary crime prevention.

Issue Date Sunday 1st October 2023


Neighbourhood Events

Gillingham and Shaftesbury - Community Contact Point - Gillingham
Friday 19th July 2024
from 5:00PM to 6:00PM
RiversMeet Active, Harding's Ln, Gillingham SP8 4HX, UK

Gillingham and Shaftesbury - Meet the Team @ Fern Brook Lodge Summer Fete
Saturday 20th July 2024
from 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Fern Brook Lodge - a Care South home for residential and dementia care, Off Fern Brook Ln, Shaftesbury Rd, Gillingham SP8 4QD, UK

Gillingham and Shaftesbury - Community Contact Point - Shaftesbury Town Market
Thursday 25th July 2024
from 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Shaftesbury Town Hall, 21 High St, Shaftesbury SP7 8JE, UK

Gillingham and Shaftesbury - Community Contact Point - Shaftesbury
Tuesday 30th July 2024
from 11:00AM to 12:00PM
The Fathers House Shaftesbury, Christy's Ln, Shaftesbury SP7 8PH, UK

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