May 21, 2008
police set out their crime-fighting priorities
police have this week set out their latest 'hit-list' of priorities
for tackling crime in the town.
PACT (Partners and Communities Together) meeting was held in the
town when Neighbourhood Watch leaders and residents were given
a chance to discuss current problems and influence the police's
number priority for police in Burnham remains tackling anti-social
behaviour and drinking around Manor Gardens.
have improved significantly since the CCTV camera was introduced,"
said Sergeant Ian Kennett of Burnham Police. "However, youths
are at times gathering in the alleyway leading from Winchester
Road into Manor Gardens and this will be addressed."
second priority for police is speeding and anti-social use of
vehicles along the South Esplanade.
police support has been requested in enforcing the area as a 'leisure
drive'," added Sgt Kennett. County councillor Rosemary Parsons
has also requested a meeting to discuss the ongoing problems further.
third priority for police is "inconsiderate parking"
by Steart Avenue and Steart Close. "Vehicles parked here
have been obstructing the view of the corners and obstructing
pavements," explained Sgt Kennett.