Surrey Heath introduces Public Space Protection Order

Surrey Heath Borough Council has announced the introduction of Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) – See HERE for Maps of the spaces covered.

Following public consultation, Surrey Heath Borough Council has implemented a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which will allow additional powers to address anti-social activities in the Borough’s parks and public spaces.

The PSPO came into force on 14 October 2017, and will help address a range of low level anti-social behaviour which is having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of local people.

As a result of changes in national legislation, the Council held a consultation on proposals for new Public Spaces Protection Orders in late 2016, and again earlier this year.

The consultation looked at actions and behaviours such as begging in Camberley, the taking of psychoactive substances (formerly legal highs) and their impact upon health and behaviour, anti-social behaviour that can be caused through public drinking, and measures to encourage responsible dog ownership which include exclusions from children’s play areas and clearing up dog waste.

Councillor Vivienne Chapman, Portfolio Holder for Community said: “Surrey Heath is already a safe and environmentally friendly Borough, and we want to make it even safer.

“The introduction of Public Space Protection Orders is about improving the quality of life for people who live, work and visit Surrey Heath.

“It enables the Council and Police to discourage anti-social behaviour, and where necessary take appropriate action against people who continue to behave in an anti-social way.”

For more information on the PSPO, including maps of where it applies, visit www.surreyheath.gov.uk/pspo

Some policing good news in Surrey Heath

This is the Good News part of the Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Police Team Communique, October 2017/ Issue 16, circulated by Surrey Police Community Volunteer, David Howie.

    • 7 Wardle Close, Bagshot. This property closure has been extended until 8th January 2018. This was originally put in place to protect a vulnerable resident who was having his flat used by drug dealers / users and causing significant distress to local residents. The extension will allow partner agencies to safeguard further the vulnerable resident and for all his living needs to be considered.
    • Criminal Behaviour Order.  A Camberley dog owner has been charged by Surrey Heath Borough Council for a dog abatement offence due to her keeping dogs which continued to bark and upset local residents. As a result the court also issued a 5 year Criminal Behaviour Order preventing the female from owning, living or frequenting addresses that house dogs.
    • Lucas Green Road, West End.  Following a burglary in Lucas Green Road, the local police team have retrieved the belongings that were found by local residents in and around the area and given them back to their rightful owner, including items that were taken which belonged to the victim’s mother that could not be replaced.
    • Lorraine Road, Camberley.  It is good to know that the work we do with our partners to stop people causing misery to others really does work.  Our Anti-social Behaviour team attended Guildford Magistrates Court on Monday 9 October to apply for a discharge to a property closure that was granted on a flat in Lorraine Road, Camberley in May this year. This means that rather than waiting until November when the order expires, Accent Housing can now enter the property to carry out the necessary repairs and place a new tenant in the property a lot quicker.

The flat was originally closed down due to ongoing anti-social behaviour such as drug use and dealing. There was also a stream of undesirables visiting the property at all times of the day and intimidating and being abusive to other residents living in the block. The tenant was not capable of adhering to the terms of his tenancy and chose an anti-social lifestyle over the rights of his neighbours to enjoy their home environment.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Michael Knight is delighted with the outcome of the closure: “Since the property was closed in May, we haven’t received any calls about anti-social behaviour in this block and I believe this is a direct consequence of the closure order. Residents have told us that their children are sleeping properly now and are able to play outside and they’ve got their freedom back. Other residents have told us they feel much safer now, there’s no noise and it has changed their lives completely.  My team routinely patrol Lorraine Road and they’ve noticed a marked improvement in the area – there is far less foot traffic in the area now and the residents in the block of flats are happy and their lives have returned to normal. This is as a direct consequence of the closure order.  “I think this is a really good example of how we can work together with partners, in this case Accent Housing, to bring about a successful outcome for our residents.”

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: October 2017, 1st Update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath

  • Crime No.45170110431 – On 06/10/2017 between 13:00 and 14:42, at Upper College Ride, Camberley. Card stolen from vehicle and then used in multiple locations.
  • Crime No.45170112429 – Between 10/10/2017 from 19:00 to 11/10/2017 at 05:30, in Brackendale Road, Camberley. Vehicle searched overnight and cash stolen from the glovebox.
  • Crime No.45170112536 – Between 09/10/2017 from 09:00 to 10/10/2017 at 07:30, in Pine Avenue, Camberley. Jacket stolen from a vehicle parked on the driveway.
  • Crime No.45170112164 – On 08/10/2017 from 00:01 to 23:59, in Shildon Close, Frimley. Cat has been shot by an air weapon.
  • Crime No.45170110459 – On 06/10/2017 from 01:30 to 02:30, in Buckingham Way, Frimley. Car aerial stolen from a white Volkswagen.
  • Crime No.45170111289 – On 08/10/2017 from 17:28 to 18:30, in Portsmouth Road, Frimley. Three deep scratches across both doors of a Volkswagen Touareg while parked in car park of Our Lady Queen in Heaven (Under investigation).
  • Crime No.45170111987 – Between 29/09/2017 from 17:30 to 30/09/2017 at 08:00, in Hamilton Close, Bagshot. All four tyres on a Ford Transit van punctured.
  • Crime No.45170112898 – On 11/10/2017 from 23:00 to 23:30, in Windsor Court Road, Chobham. Hole smashed in victim’s window whilst out walking his dog

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: October 2017

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, David Howie, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath

  • Crime no.45170109003 – Between 02/10/2017 from 19:00 to 03/10/2017 at 06:30, in Toby Carvery, Portsmouth Road, Camberley. Theft of items from motor Ford Transit van parked overnight at location – captured on CCTV (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170107664 – On 29/09/2017 at 20:00 in Princess Way, Camberley. Criminal Damage to the steel door that is boarding up BHS in Camberley Town Centre. (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170108182 – On 30/09/2017 at 22:55, in Victoria Avenue, Camberley. Suspect has poured paint stripper onto a Range Rover Sport causing damage to the paintwork (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170105646 – Between 22/09/2017 from 23:30 to 23/09/2017 at 08:00, in Copped Hall Drive Camberley. Car parked in driveway overnight. Damage was caused during this time to the exterior of the vehicle on the driver’s side. The wing mirror was damaged and all along the side and part of the roof was badly scratched with probably a key or sharp object.
  • Crime no.45170105855 – Between 22/09/2017 from 09:45 to 25/09/2017 at 20:20, in Cedar Lane, Frimley. Forced petrol caps from two vehicles in a private car park. No petrol taken (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170107842 – Between 29/09/2017 from 17:00 to 30/09/2017 at 09:30, in Field Lane, Frimley. Overnight a flower pot was used to damage rear nearside window of a Red Volkswagen Polo parked on a residential street.
  • Crime no.45170107843 – Between 29/09/2017 from 17:00 to 30/09/2017 at 09:30, in Conway Close, Frimley. Offside wing mirror ripped from a white Ford Fiesta parked outside victim’s home address overnight.
  • Crime no.45170108163 – On 30/09/2017 at 21:30 in Stoneleigh Court, Frimley. In the hours of darkness a 25 cm diameter stone was thrown at a garage door causing a large dent.
  • Crime no.45170107843 – Between 29/09/2017 from 17:00 to 30/09/2017 at 09:30, in Conway Close, Frimley. Offside wing mirror have been ripped off from a car parked outside victim’s home address overnight.
  • Crime no.45170107823 – On 30/09/2017 at 02:30, in Buckingham Way, Frimley. Driver’s side windscreen wiper snapped on a black Hyundai 1X35
  • Crime no.45170108165 – Between 30/09/2017 from 20:30 to 01/10/2017 at 08:30, in Buckingham Way, Frimley. Blue Volkswagen Golf car aerial stolen.
  • Crime no.45170108166 – Between 30/09/2017 from 20:30 to 01/10/2017 at 08:30 in Buckingham Way, Frimley. Silver Peugeot 308 car aerial stolen
  • Crime no.45170109080 – On 03/10/2017 from 12:01 to 06:00, in Worsley Road, Frimley. A BMW had a Stanley knife inserted in the tyre and twisted out leaving the blade inside.
  • Crime no.45170108242 – On 01/10/2017 at 05:15, in Pinewood Gardens, Bagshot. Suspect has searched silver SEAT parked on the driveway without taking anything.
  • Crime no.45170109861 – Between 04/10/2017 from 22:00 to 05/10/2017 at 06:00, in Yaverland Drive, Bagshot. Vehicle broken into and items taken.
  • Crime no.45170109286 – Between 03/10/2017 from 23:00 to 04/10/2017 at 06:00, in Beta Road, Chobham. The spare wheel and rear nearside wheel on a Land Rover stolen overnight
  • Crime no.45170108835 – On 02/10/2017 from 22:05 to 22:20, in High Street, Bagshot. During the hours of darkness have driven by in a dark grey people carrier and fired 2 ball bearings causing damage to 2 glass panes of The Cedar Tree and then have driven away.  (Under investigation)
  • Crime no.45170108998 – Between 02/10/2017 from 23:30 to 03/10/2017 at 06:30, in Gomer Road, Bagshot. Superglue has been placed into front door lock meaning door cannot be locked and will need to be replaced – there are similar reports for several houses in the road

Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch now on Facebook

This message is sent via In The Know – Surrey and Sussex on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch, by Anne Bing (NHWN, Multi Scheme Administrator, Surrey Heath).

Dear Surrey Heath Resident

You will be aware from the regular crime updates sent to you by Surrey Heath Police that crime, particularly house burglaries and damage to vehicles, has been on the increase over recent months in our borough.

Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch takes this very seriously and in an effort to improve cohesion and communication within our borough communities we have set up a Facebook group to provide a means for members to find out more about what is going on and also to respond where appropriate.

If you are interested in reducing crime and the fear of crime in Surrey Heath then why not join our Facebook group? Or better still why not join Neighbourhood Watch?

To find us, please search ‘Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch’ in the search bar and we are the GROUP, not the PAGE.

Alternatively: https://www.facebook.com/groups/568384326884016/

Kind regards,
Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Watch Support Group

Surrey Heath borough commander Inspector Darkens comments on increase in crime

Dear residents,

I am sure you are aware via social media and ITK [InTheKnow] releases that we are experiencing an increase in burglaries at the present time in the Surrey Heath area, surrounding boroughs and force areas are also experiencing the same.

The increase in aggression by the offenders is a worrying escalation of behaviour and we are doing all we can to identify and bring these criminals to justice.

Please keep an eye out for suspicious activity involving young males in high performance vehicles, if you have CCTV please make sure it is in full working order. I would advise you not to try and apprehend the offenders but rather you try and capture whatever evidence you can by use of CCTV or mobile phone. If you are not a member of a neighbourhood watch then please consider speaking with your neighbours to start one up. They do work and do bring results. The Police cannot solve these crimes without the assistance of the public.

Bob Darkens
Inspector 2233
Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Commander
Surrey Police

Surrey Heath Police crime bulletin: September 2017, 2nd Update

Surrey Police Community Volunteer, Steph Edwards, reports on recent thefts, burglaries, and criminal damage in Surrey Heath in the latest InTheKnow Bulletin for Surrey Heath

  • Crime No.45170100047 – Between 10/09/2017 from 20:00 to 11/09/2017 at 12:00, in Manor Way, Bagshot. Car tyres have been slashed while parked on the driveway.
  • Crime No.45170100425 – Between 11/09/2017 from 19:15 to 12/09/2017 at 10:00, in Guildford Road, West End. Kitchen window has been smashed and plants have been stolen. Under investigation.
  • Crime No.45170100023 – Between 09/09/2017 from 20:00 to 10/09/2017 at 06:00, in Berkshire Road, Camberley. Words have been written on the bonnet of the vehicle. Under investigation.
  • Crime No.45170100258 – On 11/09/2017 from 21:45 to 23:09, in Lyon Way, Camberley. Glass has been smashed at the rear of the building, the alarm was activated, entry was gained via rear fire door and a quantity of laptops had been stolen. Under investigation.
  • Crime No.45170100708 – Between11/09/2017 from 20:00 to 12/09/2017 at 14:00, in Kingfisher Drive, Camberley. Vehicle has had tyre damaged
  • Crime No.45170100894 – On 13/09/2017 from 13:50 to 13:55 in Guildford Road, West End. During the hours of daylight have stolen Karcher jetwasher from car dealership before making off on foot.
  • Crime No.45170102460 – On 17/09/2017 from 14:00 to 20:07, in Burma Road, Chobham. A Motorbike rider has kicked victims vehicle over the nearside of wheel arch, making the owner feel in fear of being attacked and very frightened.
  • Crime No.45170102294 – Between 16/09/2017 from 20:00 to 17/09/2017 at 07:30, in Mitcham Road, Camberley. Front windscreen of vehicle has been damaged by a brick.
  • Crime No.45170102332 – Between 15/09/2017 from 17:00 to 17/09/2017 at 09:30 in Riverside Way, Camberley. Three vans in amongst a lot of other vans have had their spare wheels stolen.
  • Crime No.45170102370 – Between 16/09/2017 from 22:00 to 17/09/2017 at 14:46, in Mitcham Road, Camberley. Tyres on vehicle have been slashed.
  • Crime No.45170101959 – Between 15/09/2017 from 17:30 to 16/09/2017 at 07:15, in Mytchett Road, Mytchett. A Digger has been stolen from the garden, where an extension is being constructed. Under investigation.
  • Crime No.45170102143 – Between 15/09/2017 from 18:00 to 16/09/2017 at 11:00, in Apex Drive, Frimley. Front number plate has been smashed in an attempt to remove it. Under investigation.
  • Crime No.45170102152 – On 16/09/2017 from 21:15 to 21.36, in Sheridan Road, Frimley. Car was parked, offside window smashed and wing mirror pushed in.
  • Crime No.45170102167 -Between 15/09/2017 from 18:00 to 16/09/2017 at 13:33, in Apex Drive. Frimley. A front number plate has been stolen off a car.
  • Crime No.45170103913 – On 17/09/2017 at 10:25, Parking area at rear of 24 High St, Camberley. Suspect has smashed a window of a Ford Transit minibus with a mug.
  • Crime No.45170105405 – On 24/09/2017 at 21:40 in Manor Way, Bagshot. Suspects have entered victims van, they were disturbed by the victim, and they then drove off. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170104759 – On 22/09/2017 from 10:30 to 15:30 in Portsmouth Road, Camberley. Ventilation cover has been damage, also pots in garden. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170105248 – In Wilton Road industrial estate, Camberley. Vehicle has had its catalytic converter stolen. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170104913 – Between 22/09/2017 from 21:00 to 23/09/2017 at 08:30, in James Road, Camberley. Car has had offside rear passenger door keyed.
  • Crime No.45170105646 – Between 22/09/2017 from 23:30 to 23/09/2017 08:00, in Copped Hall Drive Road, Camberley. Owner’s car was on their driveway overnight, damage has been caused to the driver side, wing mirror damaged, also all along the side to part of the roof has a very bad scratched. Under investigation
  • Crime No.45170105857 – Between 22/09/2017 from 09:45 to 25/09/2017 at 20:20, in Cedar Lane, Frimley. Someone have forced of petrol caps from two vehicles in private car park. No petrol has been taken. Under investigation.