January 13, 2009
residents' association aims to increase safety in Highbridge
and landlords at a housing development in Highbridge met local
police this week to discuss ways to improve safety and set up
a new residents' association.
meeting took place at Highbridge Quay on Monday (January 12th)
and was well supported, with the majority of the landlords taking
part, along with Property Link and the Highbridge Quay Management
Ryan Dinham of the Highbridge Beat Team told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Highbridge Quay has been identified as an area that would
benefit from a multi-agency approach to drive forward improvements
in the area, aiming to give local residents a better quality of
a result, key individuals have been meeting with local police
and partnership agencies to start the process. Early indications
show that this is a very positive move and the Highbridge beat
team look forward to a stronger, safer, neighbourhood."
setting up of a new residents' association is underway to give
local people a voice and any Highbridge Quay residents who are
interested in joining or finding out more should contact PCSO
Udall on 07917 750861.
was mentioned at the meeting that police and other agencies have
received helpful information regarding various incidents at Highbridge
Quay by way of anonymous letters in recent months and PCSO Udall
urged the author to get in contact to discuss them further.
beat team are also expanding the Burnham Partners and Communities
Together (PACT) initiative to give local people a chance to influence
what happens in their neighbourhood. PACT is a mechanism whereby
issues identified at PACT meetings are taken to a PACT partnership
panel where courses of action are agreed. The next Highbridge
PACT meeting is on Thursday February 19th at a venue to be arranged
- this will be posted on Burnham-On-Sea.com nearer the time.