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July 2005

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Anti-social Behaviour

Members of the Parish Council (particularly me) have received telephone calls from villagers reporting anti-social car-driving, motorcycling and noise.  It would be more helpful and immediate if complaints could be reported to the police directly.

The number to ring is 01789 414111. If you then ask to be put through to Shipston you may or may not be successful, depending upon whether or not the station is manned.  If you cannot get through to Shipston, you can ask to record a complaint.  If this course is taken, it is advisable to ask for an 'incident number' in order that the call is properly logged.

All calls are treated in confidence - your name will not be used if further action is taken.  The sergeant at Shipston is 818 Sergeant Warren Ayres who, in the short time he has been based there, has made himself aware of problems in local villages and is keen to sort them out.

The most important thing about incident reporting is detail.  The police ideally require a) the time and place of the incident, b) the make and colour of the car, c) the registration number.  It is understood of course that it is not always possible to provide this detail in all cases.  For example, if the offender is a motorcyclist, it is not always possible to identify (b) and (c), although there may be other details you might submit, for example if the person is known to you.

I know that the police are compiling dossiers on certain people in certain villages. The information gained is likely to be of great help to the police should they decide to take firm action rather than merely give friendly warnings.  One thing is absolutely certain: the police cannot act unless they receive prompt and detailed information.  They will patrol randomly when asked, if resources allow, but there is no substitution for hard intelligence.

David Hill

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