People living in the Butser sector of East Hampshire which covers Petersfield, Rowlands Castle, and Horndean have taken part in an online survey to help set policing priorities in the area for the next three months. The feedback is assessed alongside crime trends and intelligence to identify issues for our local communities that can be addressed by your local neighbourhood policing teams (NPT).
Petersfield In Petersfield reports of non-dwelling burglaries have dropped, however this remains a district priority and officers will continue to offer advice and support to local businesses to prevent them from becoming victims of crime. Residents identified criminal damage as an area of concern and more reports have been received in recent months, this will be addressed by local officers. Anti-social behaviour was also identified by our survey and Petersfield’s NPT will target known hotspots to continue to prevent and deter unwanted behaviour.
Rowlands Castle In the Rowlands Castle area reports of non-dwelling burglaries have increased in recent months, officers will continue to offer advice and support to local businesses to prevent them from becoming victims of crime. There has also been an increase in reports of thefts from vehicles in the Clanfield area. Work is being done to address this and to ensure that residents keep valuables out of sight and unattended cars and vans locked. Residents have also highlighted an issue with motorbikes riding in the Havant Thicket/Manor Lodge Road area. This is supported by several reports of anti-social behaviour and vehicle-related nuisance. The Neighbourhood Policing Team will look into how this activity can be addressed appropriately.
Horndean In the Horndean area there are no patterns or trends of non-dwelling burglaries, however this remains a district priority and officers will continue to offer advice and support to local businesses to prevent them from becoming victims of crime. Residents identified their top priority of concern as nuisance anti-social behaviour in the Merchistoun Hall area in the survey. Work will continue with local schools and by undertaking regular patrols to address these concerns. Theft was also highlighted in the survey and although there are no particular trends or patterns have been seen in this district we will continue to work with retailers to prevent shoplifting.
Sergeant Phil Shore said: “I’m pleased that the local community has helped to shape our policing priorities for the next three months. It’s important that our local Neighbourhood Policing Teams receive feedback like this to ensure we are addressing the issues that affect you. I’d like to see even more people take part next time we carry out this survey in March, so that everyone gets to have their day”.
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