Posts Tagged ‘anti-social behaviour’

CCTV zone set up near Jubilee Centre

Posted on Tuesday 30th July 2019 at 11:11 am by SH (Editor)

Composite image showing a 'CCTV Zone' sign and a general street view in Savages Wood Road.

South Gloucestershire Council has deployed a temporary CCTV camera on Savages Wood Road, near the Jubilee Centre. The camera’s installation was requested by the local police team to support the prevention and detection of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and to assist in the identification of anyone taking part in such activities. The move was supported by the police neighbourhood inspector and the council’s ASB and community safety team leader.

The temporary camera is expected to be in place for a period of three months, with the ongoing need being reviewed at regular intervals.

The council’s deployable CCTV cameras are not proactively monitored. Pre-recorded footage is reviewed reactively as and when incidents are reported to the ASB team via the police or members of the public.

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Working group formed to tackle “spike” in ASB

Posted on Monday 8th July 2019 at 9:34 pm by SH (Editor)

Community safeguarding event organised in response to a spike in anti-social behaviour in Bradley Stoke.

Local organisations have formed a working group to coordinate a proactive approach to community concerns following a recent spike in anti-social behaviour, which has since reduced, and concerns regarding risk-taking behaviour in Bradley Stoke.

Whilst levels of anti-social behaviour in Bradley Stoke are generally low, they do fluctuate and occasionally there is an increase which causes understandable concern and frustration.

The group, which is formed of Avon & Somerset Police, Bradley Stoke Town Council, Bradley Stoke Community School, Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre, the Willow Brook Centre and other agencies, first met late in May and discussed a range of issues and incidents that have occurred recently across Bradley Stoke.

Figures show an increase in anti-social behaviour in Bradley Stoke in recent months, although it was noted that reported cases are not on the scale that other areas of South Gloucestershire have witnessed in recent years. However, it was also noted that some comments made in recent weeks on social media, and in some Facebook groups, regarding the levels of anti-social behaviour do not reflect the level of reported cases and have created a perception that the issue is far worse than it is in reality.

Where anti-social and risk-taking behaviour is occurring, it has been found recently to be across a range of ages and has the involvement of young people from a whole range of different backgrounds.

The group agreed a set of main concerns which it would seek to address over the coming months:

  • Hype on social media is, in effect, demonising young people in Bradley Stoke and ‘painting them all with the same brush’.
  • A relatively small group of young people are having a large effect on Bradley Stoke and the perception of young people as a whole.
  • Some evidence of small groups of young people in the area engaging in risky behaviour.
  • A lack of parental awareness over where their children are, who they are with and what they are actually doing.
  • A general lack of respect amongst a minority of young people in the area towards adults.
  • The availability of drugs to young people in the area.

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Warnings issued to moped riders for anti-social behaviour and noisy exhausts

Posted on Friday 28th July 2017 at 9:41 am by SH (Editor)

Photo of a Piaggio Zip 50 scooter.

The local police beat team in Bradley Stoke has taken action against a number of moped riders believed to be responsible for incidents of late-night anti-social behaviour that have occurred across the town over the past few weeks.

Local residents are also being urged to help the police by calling 101 at the time of any future incidents.

Beat team manager PC Claire Fletcher wrote in an email to the Journal:

Over the last month we have had numerous complaints in regard to anti-social behaviour, centring on the use of mopeds and scooters in the Bradley Stoke area. This behaviour relates mostly to inconsiderate use of the vehicles late at night and in the early hours of the morning.

Unfortunately, the less powerful the machine, the more noise it seems to make, which we understand is annoying when having to leave bedroom windows open due to the summer heat … or what we get of it.

Over the last week we have identified the young people involved and issued five ‘Section 59’ warning tickets.

Section 59 of the Police Reform Act 2002 enables us to warn the driver of a vehicle. This warning puts a maker on the driver and the vehicle. If this happens twice within 12 months, we can seize the vehicle.

Vehicle defect rectification notices have also been issued in regard to the noisy exhausts.

On Saturday night (22nd July) we were contacted by a concerned member of the public in regard to anti-social behaviour of the moped riders, and because we were contacted at the time of the incident, we were able to stop three riders and advise them that perhaps they would prefer to spend the evening in another part of South Gloucestershire.

Although we do use social media, this is not monitored 24hrs a day, so if there is an issue for the police to deal with, please contact us on 101 (or 999 if an emergency).

We should stress that the vast majority of the young people using mopeds are not causing any issue; it is just a few through ignorance of their actions that are giving the rest a bad name.

If you wish to contact the local police team, all our details are on the Bradley Stoke page of the Avon and Somerset Constabulary website.

More: Numerous reports of moped-related ASB on social media »

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Criminal damage and anti-social behaviour in Baileys Court area on Friday 13th

Posted on Thursday 19th November 2015 at 3:01 pm by SH (Editor)

Baileys Court Activity Centre, Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

PC Jamie Shiels of the Bradley Stoke beat team has issued the following appeal for information following recent incidents in Bradley Stoke:

“On Friday 13th November, around midnight, there were a few incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage around Baileys Court and Huckley Way in Bradley Stoke.”

“If you have any information in regards to these incidents, please contact either PC 3309 Shiels or PC 3540 Fletcher on 101, quoting reference number AS-20151113-1142.”

Information can also be submitted online, via the Report a Crime or Incident page of the Avon and Somerset Police website.

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