Community safety in Salmestone
Welcome to the second edition
of your community safety
newsletter. It has been designed
to tell you what the police and
council are doing to deal with crime
and anti-social behaviour in your
Read on to find out how we are
dealing with priorities in your
Have your say about policing priorities where you live
If a crime is taking place or life is at risk, dial 999 Salmestone residents are invited to come and have their say about local issues
at the next Salmestone public meeting.
Single non-emergency number: 01622 690690
(for non-urgent crime reporting, incidents of anti-social Neighbourhood officers hold surgeries at Salmestone Primary School from 5pm
behaviour and general enquiries) to 6pm, every two weeks.
Officers and local partners also hold Partners and Community Together (PACT)
Email: email@example.com meetings, where you can set policing priorities for the area.
Your nearest police station: Margate Police Station/Odell Details of future meetings can be found on page three or online – visit
House, Fort Hill, Margate CT9 1HL 8am-8pm Monday-Saturday, www.kent.police.uk and type your postcode into the search facility.
10am-6pm Sundays (including non-urgent crime reporting)
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Officers and local You set priorities,
people enjoy fair
Neighbourhood officers in Salmestone
we take action
You said met local residents at St Gregory’s
As part of our commitment to the Policing Pledge, we want to
School’s summer fair.
You wanted criminal damage and make sure you have the opportunity to:
graffiti at Tivoli Park to be Police community support officer • have your say on what local priorities should be
tackled. (PCSO) Nick Underwood, PCSO Shaun • find out what has been done to deal with your concerns
Riches and PCSO Supervisor Andy
Below are the most recent priorities identified for your ward. However, to
We did Howe were on hand to answer
get involved and make sure issues that concern you the most are included,
questions from parents and young
Neighbourhood officers carried either contact your neighbourhood officer (see page 7 for contact details) or
people. They also brought a police car
out high-visibility patrols to deter attend one of the events listed below.
along which proved popular with the
potential offenders. They also children.
liaised with the housing officer for Recent priorities identified by your community
Margate and worked closely with Officers also property-marked people’s
bicycles which helps make sure they • Improving the condition of the Tivoli Bridge area and reducing anti-
the anti-social behaviour team to social behaviour
tackle the problem. Ward can be returned to their rightful owner
if they are stolen. The officers would • Reducing damage and graffiti in Tivoli Park
councillors arranged a clean-up. • Dealing with anti-social behaviour in Connaught Gardens
like to thank Mrs Wright, headteacher
of St Gregory’s, for inviting them to
You said the school.
Public consultation – all welcome
You were concerned about anti- Date Time Location
social behaviour in Connaught ASBOs for anti- Wednesday 28 October PACT 5pm – 6pm Salmestone School
Gardens. Problems include people For more information about meetings where you live, please contact your
causing criminal damage and social young people neighbourhood officer or visit www.kent.police.uk/pact
Five young people from Thanet have Time, date and location accurate at time of going to press.
We did been issued with anti-social
behaviour orders following joint work Crime figures for Salmestone
Officers from the Margate between Thanet District Council and Overall crime was down in July 09 compared with July 08. There were two
neighbourhood policing team Kent Police.They were members of a more reports of burglary and ten more reports of anti-social behaviour in July
regularly patrol the area. Police gang responsible for a series of anti- 09, however the police and council will continue to work hard in your area to
community support officer (PCSO) social acts in Ramsgate. detect and deter offenders.
Riches maintained a visible
Conditions under the orders, which July 2008 July 2009
presence in the area throughout
run until August 2011, include bans
the summer to deter people from Crime in total (excluding anti-social behav iour) 41 33
on meeting with two or more other
causing a problem.
people, threatening, insulting or Burglary 4 6
The number of complaints abusive behaviour, throwing missiles
Anti-social behaviour 33 44
received about anti-social and damaging property.
behaviour has fallen. For more information on crime statistics, visit www.kent.police.uk/crimestats
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Key priorities for 2009/10
Your community safety Violence in the night-time economy
Tackling late-night disorder, providing effective
partnership licensing and reducing violent offences
Raising awareness, increasing support for victims
About us and tackling offenders
The Thanet Community Safety Partnership consists of a number of organisations Reducing reports of criminal damage, targeting
that work together to deal with local issues to increase community safety and damage created within the night-time economy
improve residents’ quality of life. and removing graffiti
Partner agencies, including Thanet District Council, Kent Police and Kent County Anti-social behaviour
Council, are working to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and help people Tackling anti-social behaviour and improving
who live and work in Thanet feel safer. perceptions about police and council services
Following discussions with local agencies and residents, the partnership has Community engagement
identified five key priorities to address in 2009/10 - these are outlined in the box Feeding back information about partnership work
on the right. and finding ways for local people to communicate
with the partnership
Find out more at www.thanetcommunitysafety.org.uk
Residents vote on projects for Community Night bus service a success
For the first time Thanet residents have chosen what work offenders will carry out A night bus service to ensure revellers got
under the Community Payback scheme. More than 170 people cast their vote for home safely after nights out during the
five local schemes they felt should be prioritised. summer was a success.
The service, which operated on Friday
Under the Probation Service led scheme, offenders carry
and Saturday nights between 11pm and
out unpaid work to give something back to the
3am, allowed people to travel anywhere
in Thanet for only £2.
Voting closed at the end of April, and 51 per cent of the Over 500 people on the island used the
votes were for St Peter’s Churchyard, in Broadstairs. Work service during the summer.
at the churchyard will include clearing and maintaining the
graveyard. Other work voted for included removing graffiti People were able to flag down the bus
from around Broadstairs. anywhere along the route.
Jessica Bailey, community safety
Neighbourhood crime and justice coordinator for Thanet coordinator, said: ‘We’re really pleased
District Council, Tiffany Hall, said: ‘Community Payback is that so many people have used the
about giving something back to society in the areas where service and that it seemed to make
it is most needed.’ people feel safer on their journey home.’
Thanet Community Safety Partnership (multi-agency): 01843 577606
Newsbeat >> Your neighbourhood contacts
Man guilty of drink- Man fined over Margate
driving while uninsured
A Westgate man, 20, who drove a PC Stuart Finch PCSO Shaun Riches
A 37-year-old Cliftonville man who 07772 226087 07772 226185
motor vehicle whilst over the alcohol
verbally abused a Margate resident
limit and uninsured has been fined
and caused damage to their home
£75 and disqualified from driving for
has been fined £160 by
magistrates in Margate.
The man pleaded guilty to both
offences before magistrates in Shop burglar, 17, jailed PCSO Supervisor
Margate. He was also found guilty of for four months Julie Pullinger
a third offence of taking the vehicle 07772 226094
without the owner’s consent several A 17-year-old Cliftonville man who
days earlier and causing damage to broke into a local shop and stole
two other vehicles and a lamp post in money and cigarettes has been
Birchington. He received a given a four-month detention and
community order to carry out 200 training order after he pleaded
hours’ unpaid work and was ordered guilty to burglary before We are your neighbourhood officers for Salmestone
to pay compensation of £650. magistrates in Margate. ward and are part of the Margate neighbourhood
policing team. If you have any issues you think we
should be prioritising for this area, please call to
discuss them or attend a local meeting (see page 3).
Confidential Neighbourhood Watch
anti-terrorist Neighbourhood Watch is a way in
which communities can help
hotline themselves to stay safe and keep
crime levels down.
If you suspect it, report it: Groups of volunteers work in It is the role of the Kent Police Authority to:
partnership with the police and the • make sure Kent Police is efficient and effective
0800 789321 local council to help deal with local
• make sure community views are reflected in the
If something strikes you as policing of Kent
If you would like to find out more • decide on the budget for Kent Police
suspicious and out of place about joining a Neighbourhood
then trust your instincts and • decide how much council tax people pay for policing
Watch scheme, call Terry McCormick
call the hotline. on 01843 222214. • feedback to the community on how Kent Police performs
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