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Anti Social Behaviour – Victoria Park and Mary Bailey playing Field

Frome Neighbourhood Policing team (NPT) have been made aware of incidents within both Victoria Park and Mary Bailey playing field, Frome. Incidents have involved large groups of youths behaving anti socially and inappropriately in the area.

We remain committed to dealing with both criminal and Anti-Social behaviour in a positive manner and encourage members of the public to report any issues that may be occurring. Reports can be made on 999, 101 or via the force website.

 

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  • Sunday 4th April, 2021

    We are pleased to say that due to our ongoing partnership work with Frome Town Council and the installation of a deployable Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system that has been installed in Mary Bailey Park, we have seen a decrease in ASB incidents in the last month. The fencing surrounding the Skate park has now been taken down due to the Government’s first stage of relaxing  Covid restrictions, meaning that skateboarders are now able to resume use of the park whilst adhering to social distancing measures.

    We will continue to work closely with Frome Town Council to ensure that the parks remain safe for all to use.

    If you do experience any ASB, or cause for concern, in and around our parks, we urge you to report it as it is happening on 999, 101 or via the force website as appropriate.

  • Tuesday 30th March, 2021

    Throughout 2020 Frome Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) has seen an increase of criminality and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) occurring within Victoria Park and Mary Bailey playing field, Frome. Incidents have varied from assaults, criminal damage, public order and ASB.

    As a result of this continued demand and to provide reassurance, Avon and Somerset Constabulary have erected a deployable Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system in the area. Working in partnership with Frome Town Council it is hoped that the CCTV system will deter this behaviour from occurring and assist in keeping our communities park’s safe.

    If you experience any of the issues highlighted, we urge you to report it as it is happening on 999, 101 or via the force website as appropriate.

  • Wednesday 24th February, 2021

    Throughout 2020 Frome Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) has seen an increase of criminality and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) occurring within Victoria Park and Mary Bailey playing field, Frome. Incidents have varied from assaults, criminal damage, public order and ASB.

    As a result of this continued demand and to provide reassurance, Avon and Somerset Constabulary have erected a deployable Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system in the area. Working in partnership with Frome Town Council it is hoped that the CCTV system will deter this behaviour from occurring and assist in keeping our communities park’s safe.

    If you experience any of the issues highlighted, we urge you to report it as it is happening on 999, 101 or via the force website as appropriate.

  • Wednesday 10th February, 2021

    This weekend we have been conducting patrols in our parks and open spaces following the closure of various areas, including the Skate Park and Sports Court at Mary Bailey, the Pump track at Welshmill and the gym equipment at the Cheese Show ground.

    These closures have been implemented as a result of Government guidance and signage is in place around all locations that have been restricted.

    We thank you all for your efforts so far in reducing the spread of COVID -19 and ask all members of the public to respect this guidance to help keep Frome safe. Further information on this can be found by visiting www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk

  • Sunday 10th January, 2021

    We currently find ourselves in a National Lockdown and the weather has become much colder, therefore there are fewer young people in our parks, however we continue to patrol our open spaces and engage with people who are legally taking exercise and giving advice to those who are breaching Covid regulations, we will also be issuing fines when needed. Please continue to report any incidents of anti social behaviour in our parks on 101

  • Thursday 17th December, 2020

    A dispersal order will be put in place for this weekend. This order gives officers the power to disperse individuals that are causing antisocial behaviour from the area and if they return they could be arrested.

    Frome NPT continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area, and continue to engage with various amounts of young people.

  • Saturday 5th December, 2020

    Frome NPT continue to conduct high visibility patrols in the area, and continue to engage with various amounts of young people.

    Patrols were carried out in the park over the weekend where a group of youth were spoken to. A dispersal order was put in place. This order gives officers the power to disperse individuals that are causing antisocial behaviour from the area and if they return they could be arrested.

  • Friday 20th November, 2020

    Frome NPT continue to conduct Hi visibility patrols in the area, and continue to engage with varying amounts of young people. Again we ask that members of the public who are witnessing any incidents to report them to us as they are happening, via 999, 101 or the Force Website. Frome NPT are working closely with other partner agencies in relation to this matter.

     

    A Dispersal order is also in place for the park. This order gives officers the power to disperse individuals that are causing Anti-Social Behaviour from the area and if they return they could be arrested.

  • Friday 13th November, 2020

    ARREST MADE. A male has been arrested following reports of a public order incident which occurred within Mary Bailey playing field Frome at around 1538 hrs this afternoon (Fri 13th Nov 20).  Following the incident a large number of people were dispersed from the area. We would like to reassure the public that this is an isolated incident and the local neighbourhood team will be in the area over the course of the evening.

  • Thursday 5th November, 2020

    Frome NPT continue to conduct High-visibility foot and mobile patrols. We have also utilised the Mendip Community Contact Vehicle to be parked in the area. This has allowed us to engage with lots of members of the public and young people. As a result we have seen a reduction of incidents in the area. We do however continue to monitor and patrol the area and would continue to ask that if members of the public are witnessing any incidents, they report them to us as they are happening, via 999, 101 or the Force Website.

  • Friday 23rd October, 2020

    Frome NPT continue to conduct Hi visibility patrols in the area, and continue to engage with varying amounts of young people. Again we ask that members of the public who are witnessing any incidents to report them to us as they are happening, via 999, 101 or the Force Website. Frome NPT are working closely with other partner agencies in relation to this matter.

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