- Wed 6th Jun 2012
As we are keen to increase the number of ways in which we interact with the island community, May saw an innovative trial of an on-line survey hosted by Brit-net on the Hayling.co.uk forum. The forum has a large following and the trial run gathered in 39 responses over the course of the month. It proved to be a significant contribution to the process. My thanks go to Mat Bennett of Brit-net, for facilitating the survey. We have since met to discuss the outcomes and a few tweaks to increase the productivity. We hope to repeat the survey on a quarterly basis. If you use the forum, this is a great way to bring things to our attention.
More news. The 999 Day is back on! We have the Beachlands field booked for Sunday 22nd July and most of the exhibitors have committed to the new event. All we need is better weather! Make a note in your diary.
A recent series of house burglaries has hopefully been ended when a responsible parent contacted me, concerned that his son had suspiciously acquired a pedal cycle. Hats off to him. The cycle was returned to its owner and his arrest led to the arrest of another local man. They are both on police bail while further enquiries are conducted. It is a timely reminder that we should all make sure we record details and serial numbers of our property. You can also post code many items with a UV pen, readily available in the shops. Clearly the longer evenings are beginning to impact on the number of reports as there was also a spate of mindless vandalism to a row of cars parked in St Mary's Avenue sometime during the night of Friday 18th May. If you have information about those involved, we need your help to solve these crimes.
The policing priorities were reviewed at the May meeting of the Hayling Island Community Network. The Safer Neighbourhoods Panel considered the current trends and the 201 Your Voice Counts surveys that had been completed since the last review. As only there were only four reports relating to dog fouling and 27 concerning parking issues, dog nuisance was replaced with inappropriate parking as the third policing priority. The other two remain as dealing with speeding motorists and engaging with young people to tackle anti-social behaviour. PCSO Strawn is now part-trained to supervise climbers at Hi ROCK and is hoping to complete his qualification over the next month. It will mean we can distract some more of those young people believed to be causing disturbance and nuisance.
Thank you to everyone who came to see us at our beat surgeries in May.
The surgeries are a great opportunity to meet members of the team and for you to pass on any concerns and information to us. Your voice also influences local policing priorities.
Beat Surgeries for June will be
Every Wednesday, 10am - 12 noon at the Hayling Library in Elm Grove
Thursday June 7, 5pm - 7pm at the Texaco garage in Havant Road, Northney
Monday June 18, 5pm - 7pm at the Hayling Library in Elm Grove
Sunday June 24, 12 noon - 2pm, Northney Farm Tea Rooms
We would like to encourage as many people as possible to take advantage of these surgeries. They are not just for reporting crimes but you can also seek advice or discuss any local issues that you would like to see tackled, which can be presented to the next panel meeting.
Contacting the Team
You can contact us on 101 and ask for Hayling Island's Safer Neighbourhoods Team. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter @HaylingPolice
We look forward to hearing from you.
By forum user, Gemma
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