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Anti-Social Behaviour, Street Drinking and Begging – Yeovil Town Centre

We are aware of an increase in anti-social behaviour, street drinking and begging within Yeovil Town Centre and are carrying out regular patrols to reduce and deter this behaviour. We are recording crimes in these instances as well as trying to engage, educate and lastly enforce. We work with partners in the community such as the Council and Housing Associations and utilise our tools and powers to reduce and deter this behaviour. If you have concerns or want to report a crime, call 101.

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  • 24 June 2024

    Over the last month we have continued to target issues caused in Yeovil Town centre.
    We have continued to engage with the street drinker’s, whilst carrying out patrols and dealing with reports relating to the issues caused. Most incidents are being reported to our ASB team for awareness and interventions. Several of the perpetrators have been issued with either a Community Protection Warning (CPW) or a Community Protection Notice (CPN) and there have been incidents of Public Order these remains under investigation at this time.
    To allow us to continue to tackle this issue robustly if you witness any further ASB related to this or anything else please report to us via email or phone 101 unless an emergency.
    Yeovil NPT

  • 27 April 2024

    Over recent months we have been engaging with the street drinker’s, carrying out patrols and dealing with reports relating to the issues. Most incidents are being reported to our ASB team for awareness and interventions.

    We have also been responding and dealing with calls related to youth’s throwing egg’s of the roof’s, ongoing enquires are being made in relation to this and if you witness any further ASB related to this or anything else please report to us via email or phone 101 unless an emergency.

     

     

  • 16 November 2023

    We are currently focusing our priority on Yeovil Town Centre following recent reports of Public Order and Antisocial Behaviour, therefore you may see us more, thank you have. Please don’t hesitate  to approach us.

    Yeovil NPT

  • 30 August 2023

    This is an ongoing issue in the area and we still need all incidents reported to us, so we can take positive action in relation to those committing Anti-Social Behaviour.

     

  • 27 July 2023

    We are working with our Anti-Social Behaviour Team to monitor and carry out enforcement action against individuals regularly involved in street drinking and associated ASB. If you witness any ASB, please ensure you report it to us so that we can investigate.

  • 28 June 2023

    We have recently assisted Somerset Council in enforcing their Injunction Order against a local beggar and as a result appeared in Court and received a 2 month sentence for breaching the Order.

  • 29 March 2023

    STREET BEGGING

    We are aware that there are still several street beggar’s dotted around the town centre of Yeovil. This is causing concern to the local community and we are working with Somerset Council and other key agencies to address this and to offer support.

    Please call in on 101 or report any incidents on line via the Avon and Somerset Police website:

    www.avonandsomerset.police.uk

  • 29 March 2023

    *UPDATE*

    STREET DRINKERS 

    We are continuing to carry out high visibility patrols in the area and answering to reports received by the public & traders.

    We are working closely with the Anti-social Behaviour Team based here in Yeovil who are busy collating all the reports into evidence required to issue:

    ASB Warning Letters 1 -3  (STAGE 1)

    A person can receive up to 2, sometimes 3 warning letters. These letters will provide a description of the anti-social behaviour that has been committed.

    Community Protection Warnings (STAGE 2)

    Before a CPN can be issued, the person, business or organisation suspected of causing the problem must be given a written warning stating that a community protection notice will be issued unless their conduct changes and ceases to have a detrimental effect on the community. The warning must also detail that a breach of a CPN is a criminal offence.

    Community Protection Notice (STAGE 3)

    Community protection notices (CPNs) are designed to stop a person aged 16 or over, business or organisation committing antisocial behaviour (ASB) which spoils the community’s quality of life. This can include offences such as noise nuisance, eyesore rubbish on private land and antisocial behaviour.

    PLEASE CONTINUE TO REPORT ANY INCIDENTS YOU WITNESS VIA 101/999 or the AVON AND SOMERSET POLICE website.

  • 5 February 2023

    YOUTHS ON THE ROOFS OF BUILDINGS IN THE TOWN CENTRE.

    There has been no further reports so far of Youths on the roofs in the Town.

    But we are monitoring at the moment in case we receive any further reports in relation to Youths being seen on roofs in the town centre.

    Please continue to report incidents  via 101 or the Force Website.

    Or call CrimeStoppers 0800 555111.

    100% anonymous Always.

  • 5 February 2023

    West Hendford Underground Car Park UPDATE.

    The  West Hendford Car Park has now been completed and the gates are closed at  19:30 by security who are checking the car park.

    There is on the entrance a sign with details of opening times .

    Also a phone number for  Security should you have an issue.

    CCTV and Lighting has been updated also.

  • 5 February 2023

    STREET DRINKERS.

    We are continuing to engage and deal with the problems in the town centre area.

    A.S.B. Letters have been issued to individuals due to their behaviour .

    We are also looking to build up the evidence to issues certain individuals with  a   C.P.W  ( Community Protect Warning )

    Please continue to report incidents  via 101 or the Force Website.

    Or call CrimeStoppers 0800 555111.

    100% anonymous Always.

  • 5 February 2023

    STREET BEGGING.

    We are continuing to monitor the issue of Begging  in the town centre and are working with other agencies to deal with the issues that are ongoing.

    Please continue to report incidents  via 101 or the Force Website.

    Or call CrimeStoppers 0800 555111.

    100% anonymous Always.

  • 30 December 2022

    YEOVIL TOWN CENTRE – CURRENT PSPO

    STREET DRINKING, ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

    We are pleased to announce that after several meetings we will now be working closely with South Somerset District Council PSPO enforcement officers in the up coming new year.

    We will be working together to provide a joint approach within the town centre to tackle anti social behaviour linked to street drinking. The approach will be to engage, educate and issue a fine if a firmer line is required.

    Please continue to report any incidents you witness linked to anti-social street drinking via 101 or the Force Website.

    Or call CrimeStoppers 0800 555111.

    100% anonymous Always.

     

  • 30 December 2022

    *UPDATE*

    STREET BEGGING  – YEOVIL

    We can now confirm that Jane MULLEY of no fixed abode has received an 8 week prison sentence for breaching her current local authority civil injunction. The injunction prohibits her from begging within the defined area and this area includes Yeovil town centre.

  • 7 November 2022

    We are pleased to announce that after a multi-agency approach the work has now started on WEST HENFORD CARPARK. The location has been a continuous source of complaints in regard to ongoing anti-social behaviour. The carpark is now closed and is fenced off while all the planned works are carried out.

  • 22 September 2022

    STREET BEGGING.

    We are continuing to work closely with other agencies and carrying out patrols/engaging and offering support where necessary.

    Please continue to report incidents  via 101 or the Force Website.

    Or call CrimeStoppers 0800 555111.

    100% anonymous Always.

     

     

  • 25 August 2022

    ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR – YOUTHS ON ROOFS

    We have received more recent complaints about teenagers  on the roofs in the High Street and Princess Street area.

    Who have caused damage to windows and  roof tiles of the buildings.

    Please can we remind those involved that it is very dangerous for all involved and there are some significant drops that could cause serious injury or death should they fall.

    We are working closely with local businesses/landlords of addresses to try and resolve the issues.

    If you see any one on the roofs of buildings please call 999

     

     

  • 28 July 2022

    A Section 34 Dispersal Order has been authorised in the Town Centre due to anti-social behaviour. This is in response to continued anti-social behaviour and disorder, after a female was also arrested for public order offences and assaulting an emergency services worker.

    Those issued with dispersal notices are required to leave the area immediately and not return within a set amount of time. The consequences include facing arrest if they refused to leave or return to the area.

    If we have continuing issues with street drinking and anti-social behaviour then action will be taken and a Section 34 will be re-requested.  This also includes anti-social behaviour in regards to youths in the Town Centre, we will be actively monitoring all behaviour particularly over the summer holidays.

    Please continue to report any incidents via 101, the force website, anonymously using crime stoppers or in an emergency 999.

  • 9 June 2022

    We are aware of recent anti-social behaviour taking place in the Town Centre.

    Yeovil Neighbourhood Team are on lates this week and will be patrolling the area offering reassurance and taking positive action where necessary.

    Please continue to report any anti-social behaviour via 101, 999 (in an emergency) or using the website.

  • 11 May 2022

    Anti-social behaviour – Nine Springs

    We are aware of increasing Anti-Social behaviour in the Nine Springs Remembrance Gardens. This involves street drinking and the use of drugs.

     

    We are working closely with the Park Rangers and increasing patrols in the area.

     

    If you witness any suspicious activity then please report to us via 101/999, our force website or alternatively crimestoppers. 

  • 26 April 2022

    ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR – YOUTHS ON ROOFS

    We have received more recent complaints about teenagers up on the roofs across the town centre.

    Please can we remind those involved that it is very dangerous for all involved and there are some significant drops that could cause serious injury or death should they fall.

    We are working closely with local businesses/landlords of addresses to try and resolve the issues.

    If you witness this kind of behaviour then please continue to report via 101 or 999 if you feel they are in immediate danger.

  • 2 April 2022

    Street Begging – we are continuing in working closely with other agencies and carrying out patrols/engaging and offering support where necessary.

    Today we have issued an injunction on person(s) for actively begging and continue to monitor their behaviour. 

  • 19 March 2022

    WEST HENDFORD UNDERGROUND CAR PARK

    Officers continue to patrol at periodic times in the car park and have engaged with Youths that have been in the area when we have arrived.

    This has been done by making them aware of their actions by Noise which can be heard by residents’ or when playing in the car park by shouting at each other it causes it to be louder by the echoes within the car park which can be heard by local residents.

     

  • 19 March 2022

    ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR – STREET BEGGING.

    In relation to the ongoing Street Begging in Yeovil Town Centre we are working with South Somerset District Council to deal with the issues .

    If you have concerns or want to report a crime, please call 101.

  • 19 March 2022

    ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR – YOUTHS ON ROOFS

    We have not received any further calls in relation to Youths on the roofs of buildings at this time.

    If you witness this kind of behaviour then please report via 101 or 999 if you feel they are in immediate danger.

  • 24 February 2022

    STREET DRINKERS

    We are continuing to carry out high visibility patrols across the town centre in response to complaints received about anti-social street drinking. We have been engaging and trying to build positive relationships with those involved.  This will help us to educate them around the effects their behaviour has on the wider community.

    We are now starting to see a decline in complaints and will continue to work hard with those involved.

  • 24 February 2022

    ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR – YOUTHS ON ROOFS

    We have started to receive complaints about teenagers up on the roofs across the town centre.

    This is not only silly but very dangerous for all involved. There are some significant drops which will cause serious injury or death should they fall.

    If you witness this kind of behaviour then please report via 101 or 999 if you feel they are in immediate danger.

  • 6 February 2022

    Patrols continue in the Henford underground car park.

    In response to the behaviour of individuals who are gathering in the car park at various times during the day and evenings.

     

     

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