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Crime and disorder clampdown

PUBLISHED: 16:11 23 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:10 30 June 2010

PROGRESS fighting crime and disorder was reviewed and policing priorities set at meeting in Stalham this week.

Anti-social behaviour, theft, drug crime and speeding were amongst the offences dealt with by the town's safer neighbourhood team.

PROGRESS fighting crime and disorder was reviewed and policing priorities set at meeting in Stalham this week.

Anti-social behaviour, theft, drug crime and speeding were amongst the offences dealt with by the town's safer neighbourhood team.

Patrols have been stepped up in Weaver's Close to tackle problems caused by youths walking and cycling over the gardens and dropping litter.

After discussions with residents and the town council property boundaries have established and negotiations are taking place for these to be improved.

Reports of offences in coastal villages include burglary, vehicle crime, drug problems, graffiti and anti-social riding of motorbikes and quads.

Street surgeries have been held in Walcott, Happisburgh, Eccles, Sea Palling, Waxham and Horsey. Several residents attended and the main issues raised were speeding and dog fouling. Both regular high visibility patrols and covert patrols have been carried out.

Action was also taken following reports of speeding in villages including Ludham and Tunstead.

High visibility patrols have been carried out and speed awareness message van used. Training has taken place for speed watch volunteers in Tunstead.

Speed analysis is being complied for all rural villages and tickets were issued during a street surgery in Tunstead.

Priorities set for the next three months for officers at the KIN meeting included anti social behaviour at Stalham recreation ground, the coastal villages and Hoveton

The KIN meeting, of invited members, is held every three months and decides on the priorities for the next period.

The priorities are established on information and intelligence from sources including residents attending street surgeries throughout the area.

Contact: 0845 456 4567 or email at sntstalham@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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