NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Monday, 7 March 2020 7.30pm
Minutes from the February Meeting
MALICIOUS DAMAGE AND ANTISOCIAL BEHAVIOUR IN MINSTERWORTH
Regrettably there have recently been several antisocial incidents in Minsterworth. These include fly tipping, property damage, trespass, theft from gardens, outside taps turned on and left to flood, stones from catapults being fired at buildings and passing vehicles, dogs and persons chasing cattle, hay bales being broken and digger tractor windscreens smashed on Calcotts Green.
We can only expect the police to take action if ALL crimes are reported. Anyone can report a crime that they witness. You do not need to be the owner of the property, as there will be times when the owner is not known, and it will help if the same crime is reported several times. This will then establish that a problem exists, and hopefully action will be taken. If you can record the time and place, and get a photograph of the damage, or even those causing the damage, then that’s even better.
IF WE DON’T REPORT IT THEN NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN.
I know it’s frustrating when we report something and no-one is apprehended, but I am told that if a police investigation starts, then the probability of future damage events is reduced, so please do your bit and report it.
Ways of reporting damage and anti-social behaviour include
- Ring 101 report online at https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact-us/report-a-crime-or-incident/ The latter is quicker!
- CRIMESTOPPERS is completely anonymous. Phone 0800 555 111 or use Crimestoppers-uk.org
- Phone Tewkesbury Borough Council 01684 295010/272273 or use https://www.tewkesbury.gov.uk/do-it-online
- Contact our local police. Neighbourhood Sergeant Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org or Dean.email@example.com and the liaison officer is David Birch David.firstname.lastname@example.org
The issues have already been reported to the Antisocial Behaviour Officer at Tewkesbury Borough Council, and following this it is possible that she will pay some of you a random visit. It’s a great shame that we have to do all of this, but the alternatives are not good either.
PLEASE HELP TO PROTECT OUR VILLAGE