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Anti-Social Behaviour/Damage – Skate Park, Somer Centre and Town Park area, Midsomer Norton.

The Neighbourhood Team have been monitoring, and reports have been received, of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the vicinity of the Skate Park, the Somer Centre and the Town Park.

This is a priority which we will need to continue to monitor as such as the weather improves towards summer and the area becomes more populated.

Actions

  • 9 June 2024

    Positive action has been taken regarding recent reports of criminal damage in the area. The Neighbourhood Team will continue to patrol the area as a priority.

    The vast majority of interaction with users of the skate park has been very positive and groups causing issues are very much in the minority.

  • 3 May 2024

    This priority has been reopened due to the Neighbourhood Team receiving reports relating to damage to street furniture and signs in the town park. No element of anti-social behaviour has been reported at this stage.

    The team will continue to pay attention to the area on routine foot patrols and is in communication with the local council.

  • 17 March 2024

    There have been no further calls for the Skate Park recently. The Neighbourhood Team have been patrolling the area regularly (and will continue to do so) and have only encounter groups of children and teenagers using the facilities or socialising, they have been amenable and not an issue.

    As such, we will now close this priority pending any further calls of anti-social behaviour. Patrols will continue as routine.

  • 18 February 2024

    The Midsomer Norton Team have continued engagement patrols of the Skate Park. There have been no increase of calls or incidents at the location and the half term school break has not caused any issues in this area.

    Patrols will continue for engagement and prevention purposes.

  • 21 January 2024

    We are pleased to report that the Neighbourhood Team have continued to only find pleasant groups of young and older people using the facilities for what they have been designed.

    Patrols will continue for engagement and prevention purposes.

  • 26 November 2023

    There have been no recent calls of significant ASB or issues in and around the Skate Park area. The team have continued to patrol and monitor the area and have not witnessed any issues, only engaging with pleasant groups of young people using the facilities.

    The team will keep this priority running as it is a hub area within Midsomer Norton, which we wish to continue with a presence at.

  • 15 October 2023

    Patrols have continued and the Neighbourhood Team have continued to monitor the situation. There have been no recent reports of anti-social behaviour or damage in the Skate Park area. The team will continue to patrol and monitor.

  • 3 September 2023

    Following the Neighbourhood Team’s attendance to several more calls of ASB and damage in and around the Skate Park in Midsomer Norton in recent days this priority has been reopened.

    The team have been, and will continue to, patrol the area and take appropriate positive action again for any offences.

  • 3 August 2023

    Several criminal damage incidents and reports of ASB towards other users of the skate park have been dealt with by the Neighbourhood Team and with positive outcomes.

    There have been much reduced reports of incidents in the skate park of both criminal damage and or anti-social behaviour.

    Pending any increase in reports this priority will be closed. This does not mean that the team will ignore this area. The skate park remains one of our ‘hub’ areas and as such we will continue to pay it positive attention.

  • 22 June 2023

    This area has continued to be a priority location for Neighbourhood Team  patrols. There have been regular calls relating to various issues of ASB in and around the skatepark. The team have dealt with these incidents and continue to gather intelligence on incidents and offenders in this area as well as providing high visibility patrols to reassure other young people using the facility.

    This will remain a priority.

  • 9 March 2023

    After the skate park area was cleared and repaired following the previous spate of damage there has been very limited calls to the area. Patrols have continued and officers have found all to be in order with groups using the park for it’s designed purpose.

    Patrols will continue as part of the team’s routine patrols due to it being a hub for gathering people and a good place for the Neighbourhood Team’s engagement with the community. Presence in the area will become further required as the weather improves and the clocks go forward.

  • 21 January 2023

    Priority reopened due to increased damage and reports of anti-social behaviour. Increased patrols in the area.

  • 21 October 2022

    There has been a significant decline in calls relating to anti-social behaviour and damage in and around the area of the skate park. The Neighbourhood Team continue to engage with young people in the area and a new priority will refer. This priority will now be closed pending further incidents.

  • 25 March 2022

    Following the damage caused to street furniture in the area of the Somer Centre in Midsomer Norton, three offenders were identified by the local policing team. As part of a community resolution the three individuals completed a litter pick in the same location of the offence last night supervised by the local beat team. From conversations with the three individuals they showed that they were regretful for their actions and that the process has given them a greater respect for the local area and it’s use in future.

  • 10 March 2022

    Patrols of these areas are priority and regular. A case file is on our system for this priority and all updates of incidents or actions are entered on to it.

    Patrols of the area will continue on an every-shift basis as this area will continue to be a priority.

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