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Wincanton Town Police Local Neighbourhood

The Wincanton Town neighbourhood is situated within the town of Wincanton and is policed by the Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

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Map of the Wincanton Town 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 Wincanton Town Neighbourhood

Settlements located within Wincanton Town
Name Type County
Wincanton Town Somerset

Worst Locations for Crime within the Wincanton Town neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wincanton Town neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Treacle Mine Road5
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Dancing Lane4
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Dyke'S Way4
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Shadwell Lane4

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wincanton Town neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Saxon Way7
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Treacle Mine Road5
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Shadwell Lane3
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Greyhound Close3
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Lawrence Hayes2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wincanton Town neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Lawrence Hayes3
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Shadwell Lane3
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Cemetery Lane3
WincantontownSomersetOn or near Cherry Tree Court2

Police Officer Information for Wincanton Town

NameRankBio
Jan Sparkes (8242) Police Community Support Officer
Simon Reeves (4654) Constable
Katie Maun (4073) Sergeant
Richard Oaten (9861) PCSO

Neighbourhood Priorities for Wincanton Town

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As the summer weather approaches we would like to remind all residents to ensure that doors and windows are kept secure when you are out. Even if you are at home please ensure your doors are locked. If you are working in the back garden keep the front door locked and secure; you don’t want any uninvited guests popping in. Keep your garden equipment locked away securely when not being used. You can’t cut your lawn without a lawn mower but a thief can make lots of money selling it. Should you require any advice on marking such equipment then please get in touch with us by by either phoning 101 or by attending Wincanton Police Station between 10:00 and 18:00 Monday - Friday. You can also contact us by visiting our website www.avonandsomerset.police.uk (click on contact us & then click on general enquiries).

Issue dated: 30/11/-0001

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

We are receiving reports of people selling household goods door to door in Wincanton and the surrounding areas. A pedlar is someone who travels and trades on foot, going from town to town or house to house selling goods such as pictures and household goods or offering their skills in handicrafts. A pedlar must hold a certificate granted by a chief constable. The certificate is valid for one year and applies throughout the United Kingdom. Certificates cannot be issued to people under the age of 17. The certificate does not cover a person to sell food or drink, flowers, medicines, poisons, gunpowder or tobacco – all are prohibited items. Any person wishing to sell foodstuffs must make application to the local authority for licences to comply with food safety regulations Our advice to residents is this, if you’re not sure who is at your door, don’t open it or let anyone into your home. It’s your doorstep, your decision.

Since the spate of reports in door to door sellers (Pedlars) in April this has abated with no further reports of aggressive selling being reported to police.

Issue dated: 30/11/-0001

Action dated: 10/06/2019

A PACT meeting (Partners & Communities Together) was held on 3rd November at SSDC offices in Wincanton. The Aim of the meeting was to discuss any relevant local issues with the Town Council, Police and local groups and set policing priorities for a 3 month period. One of the main concerns brought to our attention during the meeting was antisocial behaviour occurring in the recreation ground, car parks and the town centre. We will be increasing patrols in these areas and taking positive action against anyone causing anti-social behaviour. We ask that residents report any anti-social behaviour to us by either phoning 101 asking to speak with a member of the beat team, or by visiting Wincanton Police station. Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They will never ask your name or attempt to trace your call. If a crime is in progress call us immediately on 999.

Reports of anti-social behaviour in the town and open spaces remain low however; with the light nights and school summer holiday’s imminent, anti-social behaviour may increase. With this in mind we will continue with our patrols in those identified hot spot areas and deal with any anti-social behaviour positively.

Issue dated: 30/11/-0001

Action dated: 10/06/2019

Street Crime Within Wincanton Town

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
A303 Public order Under investigation
A303 Public order Under investigation
A303 Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Balsam Fields Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Church Walk Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Church Walk Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Crofts Mead Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Dancing Lane Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Dancing Lane Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Dancing Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Dancing Lane Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Dyke'S Way Other theft Under investigation
Dyke'S Way Public order Under investigation
Dyke'S Way Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Dyke'S Way Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
High Street Public order Under investigation
High Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hill Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Lawrence Hayes Public order Under investigation
Pines Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Rickhayes Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Rodber Close Other theft Under investigation
Rodber Gardens Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Saxon Way Other theft Under investigation
Saxon Way Other theft Under investigation
Shadwell Lane Anti-social behaviour
Shadwell Lane Anti-social behaviour
Shadwell Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Shadwell Lane Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Supermarket Burglary Under investigation
Treacle Mine Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Treacle Mine Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Treacle Mine Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Treacle Mine Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Treacle Mine Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Wessex Way Other theft Under investigation
Wessex Way Shoplifting Under investigation