UPDATE FROM THE SAFER NEIGHBOURHOOD TEAM
An update on the three ward priorities in the area, and community safety issues.
Indicative timing: 15 minutes
Inspector Neil Tyre gave an update on the work of the Safer Neighbourhood Teams across all three wards. There had been a sharp rise in non residential burglaries across all three wards and extra officers had been brought in. Whilst the numbers of incidents were still low the rise had been of concern.
Operation Hermes was being rolled out with the Neighbourhood Watch and this was a scheme whereby barcoded property could be recorded. Damage or ‘tooling’ of cars was also on the increase. Drugs were of concern around the Daisyfield area with nitrous oxide canisters being present at that site.
The police were also to conduct a borough wide presentation on sexting and this would be advertised soon. There would be a showing at the Life Centre.
In response to public questions Inspector Tyre responded that:
· The ownership of high priced bicycles was commonplace and therefore attracted more thefts.
· The camera at Forest Road had been moved to a higher priority area and that the residents/councillors should increase their pressure on the Council to increase security and design out crime at the Daisyfield explaining that the gates should be locked and that the fencing was too low.
· He would ensure that there was SNT presence at the next meeting of the Friends of Daisyfield to talk about designing out crime.