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Shepton Mallet Rural Police Local Neighbourhood

Team for Shepton Mallet Rural.

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Map of the Shepton Mallet Rural Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

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Towns and Villages within the Shepton Mallet Rural Neighbourhood

The Shepton Mallet Rural is policed by the Avon and Somerset Constabulary and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Shepton Mallet Rural
Name Type County
Alhampton Village Somerset
Ditcheat Village Somerset
Evercreech Village Somerset
Stoney Stratton Village Somerset
Street on the Fosse Village Somerset
West Pennard Village Somerset
Wraxall Village Somerset

Worst Locations for Crime within the Shepton Mallet Rural neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Shepton Mallet Rural neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
DitcheatvillageSomersetOn or near Manor Close3
EvercreechvillageSomersetOn or near Kiln Drive1
EvercreechvillageSomersetOn or near Westbrook Road1

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Shepton Mallet Rural neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
DitcheatvillageSomersetOn or near Manor Close3
DitcheatvillageSomersetOn or near Lintern Close1

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Shepton Mallet Rural neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
DitcheatvillageSomersetOn or near Manor Close4
EvercreechvillageSomersetOn or near Rodmore Crescent2
EvercreechvillageSomersetOn or near Westbrook Vale1
EvercreechvillageSomersetOn or near Church Close1
EvercreechvillageSomersetOn or near Supermarket1

Neighbourhood Events for Shepton Mallet Rural

TitleDescriptionDates
North Wootton Village Beat Surgery

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 20/06/2019 10:30

End: 20/06/2019 12:00
Glastonbury Festival Police Patrols at Pilton

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 25/06/2019 07:00

End: 30/06/2019 16:00
North Wootton Coffee Morning

meeting

"Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community."

Start: 04/07/2019 10:30

End: 04/07/2019 11:30
Ditcheat (Rendezvous) Beat Surgery

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 09/07/2019 10:00

End: 09/07/2019 12:00
North Wootton Village Hall Police Beat Surgery

meeting

"Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community."

Start: 18/07/2019 10:30

End: 18/07/2019 11:30
Ditcheat (Rendezvous) Meeting

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 13/08/2019 10:00

End: 13/08/2019 12:00
North Wootton Village Police Beat Surgery

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 15/08/2019 10:30

End: 15/08/2019 12:00
Mid Somerset Show

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 18/08/2019 08:00

End: 18/08/2019 17:00
North Wootton Village Police Coffee Morning

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 29/08/2019 10:30

End: 29/08/2019 12:00
North Wootton Beat Surgery

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 12/09/2019 10:45

End: 12/09/2019 12:00
North Wootton Mobile Beat Surgery

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 26/09/2019 10:45

End: 26/09/2019 12:00
Ditcheat Village Hall - (Rendezvous)

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 08/10/2019 10:00

End: 08/10/2019 11:30
North Wootton - Police Contact Vehicle

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 10/10/2019 10:45

End: 10/10/2019 12:00
North Wootton Community Contact Van

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 24/10/2019 10:45

End: 24/10/2019 12:00
North Wootton - Coffee Morning

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 07/11/2019 10:45

End: 07/11/2019 12:00
Ditcheat Village Hall - (Rendezvous)

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 12/11/2019 10:00

End: 12/11/2019 11:30
Shepton Mallet Carnival

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 13/11/2019 19:30

End: 13/11/2019 23:00
North Wootton Police Contact Vehicle

meeting

Come and meet your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues or queries you may have, and to bring them up to date with happenings in your community.

Start: 21/11/2019 10:45

End: 21/11/2019 12:00

Police Officer Information for Shepton Mallet Rural

NameRankBio
Rachel Clark (431) Sergeant
Mark Nicholson (3550) Inspector
Guy Dury (9768) PCSO
Sheila Thompson (7586) PCSO
Robert Nell (7249) PCSO
Jane Ellis (1225) Constable

Neighbourhood Priorities for Shepton Mallet Rural

IssueActionDates

We must all count ourselves fortunate to either live or work in a rural area of outstanding natural beauty.
Unfortunately we have noticed an increase in the curse of fly tipping. Your rural neighbourhood team will be increasing patrols of vulnerable sites and working with our partner agencies to reduce this crime which blights the countryside.
Not only will we be targeting the perpetrators but seeking out those who allow non licensed waste collectors to remove their unwanted rubbish. On conviction the fines can be substantial.
Anyone operating without a waste disposal licenses faces prosecution a fine and possibly seizure of their vehicle.

Issue dated: 30/11/-0001

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

With temperatures set to rise over the summer, most of us will be getting our flip-flops out to enjoy the heat. However, animals can’t deal with soaring temperatures so easily, and dogs are especially at risk from severe overheating. Avoid parked cars: Never, ever leave a dog in a parked car in warm weather, even for short periods with the windows slightly open. Dogs trapped inside parked cars can succumb to heatstroke within minutes – even if the car isn’t parked in direct sunlight. Here’s what to do if you ever come across a dog severely suffering inside a hot car: • Write down the car’s colour, make and licence plate number and try to locate the owner. • Call the police immediately. • Stay on the scene until help arrives and the situation has been resolved.

Issue dated: 30/11/-0001

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

Contacting the Police and not sure what number to use? 999 For all emergency calls including crimes in progress 101 For reporting a crime that has taken place or if you wish to make contact with a specific officer or department. www.avonandsomerset.police.uk – visit this site for information and advice including contact information on the Sector Neighbourhood Policing Teams. 0800555111 – Crimestoppers who are a UK charity and not the Police. They will not ask for your details nor will your call be traced. www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Issue dated: 30/11/-0001

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

As the nicer weather approaches, please be mindful when leaving your vehicle in isolated rural locations, whilst walking enjoying the countryside etc. It is known opportunist thieves will target vehicles where items are on display such as Bags, Wallets & Sat Nav's . If any items need to be left in the vehicle, please secure in the boot area out of site, to deter the risk of being a target.

Issue dated: 30/11/-0001

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

Quad bikes and Farm Equipment are valuable commodities for our farmers, gamekeepers and Landowners. What security have you in place for your vehicle? Some useful tips to keep your Quad bikes and ATVs safe -• Keep your vehicle in a lockable garage or building and make sure you remove the keys and keep them in a secure location and out of view, not hidden on the vehicle and out of view of any windows. • Cover any windows in your outbuildings where the vehicle is stored, this will prevent anyone seeing inside and viewing the vehicle. • Consider using a locking device that locks the breaks on the vehicle to prevent it being moved when being stored. • secure your vehicle using suitable locking devices and fixed ground anchors secured to the floor .• Consider installing security lighting and CCTV on the perimeter of the building. • Get your vehicle logged on www.immobilise.com• Consider fitting GPS Tracking devices, Insurance companies often offer discounts to their annual premiums. • Vehicles fitted and registered with security markings are 4 times less likely to be stolen and our 6 times more likely to be recovered if they are stolen.• Record machinery serial numbers and take photographs for reference. If the machine is stolen a photo will increase publicity and possibly aid the recovery of your stolen vehicle. Please remain vigilant and report all suspicious activity via 101 non- emergency or 999 emergency. Farmers and Landowners please consider joining our Farm Watch Scheme.

Issue dated: 30/11/-0001

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

With the winter months slowly being left behind us and warmer weather forecasted the likelihood of raves in your area is increased. We are starting talks with our local quarry companies to help secure the vulnerable sites which are no longer used. If you notice any suspicious activity or think that a rave is occurring in your area, please notify us as soon as you can via 101.

Issue dated: 30/11/-0001

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

We have recently had a number of Out Building Thefts within our Rural area. Patrols & investigations are on-going. How the public can assist: See how easy it is to see garden tools (Like strimmer’s, blowers, mowers etc) in your shed or garage. Ensure your shed/garage/outhouse is locked. If you lost your key to the shed and garage, how easy could you break in? If it’s easy for you, it will be easier for the burglar/thief. Are you insured for thefts without signs of forced entry? You may not be. Consider increasing your shed/garage/outhouse security, maybe consider fitting a movement sensor alarm which texts and phones you when activated. You can mount one of these devices inside a shed, vehicle, container, cab or trailer. It may not prevent the crime, but may limit the loss. Report vans and people which/who look out of place around farms or rural area’s . Now that more people are reporting, we are able to put these details into the public arena and make life difficult for those people who are targeting our community. Remember that if you can let us have details of registration plates, we can use that information in our number plate readers around the county so we will be alerted when thieves move across the county boundary. Report to us if you learn of cheap plant and garden machines being sold in the community, at markets or sales/car boot events. Handling stolen goods is an offence. Without handlers, there would be fewer thefts.

Issue dated: 30/11/-0001

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

Street Crime Within Shepton Mallet Rural

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
A37 Other theft Under investigation
Bridge Close Anti-social behaviour
Bridge Close Anti-social behaviour
Church View Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Gartons Mead Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Kiln Drive Vehicle crime Under investigation
Manor Close Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Manor Close Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Manor Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Mill Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Park/Open Space Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Petrol Station Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Shapway Lane Anti-social behaviour
Sports/Recreation Area Burglary Under investigation
Westbrook Road Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified