fouling, speeding and pub licensing chosen as police
speeding, dog fouling and monitoring pubs and clubs in Burnham-On-Sea
have this week been chosen as the top priorities for police in
issues were set by members of the public at this week's quarterly
police community meeting, held in the town council's chambers
in Jaycroft Road.
in Marine Drive and along the South Esplanade will be the focus
of police over the next three months, along with a further review
of licensed premises in the town, and the tackling of ongoing
dog fouling problems along footpaths and pavements.
PACT Meeting (Police And Communities Together) also reviewed progress
on the priorities set in Burnham at the first meeting of the year.
Blackwell, Community Safety Officer at Sedgemoor District Council,
from Sedgemoor District Council reported that the council's dog
wardens have had a few offenders brought to their attention. "These
are currently being dealt with and have we asked the public to
continue reporting any offenders," she said.
the cleaning of alleyways, Mrs Blackwell reported that there have
been "staffing issues" in the Clean Surroundings Team
but she will request that they attend the next PACT meeting to
give an update.
Ian Kennett gave an update at the meeting on the review of licensed
premises conditions in Burnham, a priority that was set at February's
part of the monitoring of licensing premises, the police have
been carrying out several activities - continuing to attend monthly
Pubwatch meetings; promoting and monitoring RadioLink; and carrying
out joint licensing visits with Sedgemoor District Council licensing
officers, the SIA (Security Industry Authority) and the County
Council's trading standards team," he said.
the last quarter, the licence for Krackers Bar in Brean was reviewed
and new conditions were imposed covering an increase in doorstaff
and improvements to CCTV."
following an SIA operation, three managers and one member of doorstaff
were formally cautioned for a total of five licensing offences,
a licensee was fined over £500 for selling alcohol to an
underage person and a Trading Standards operation found two under
age sales being committed."
meeting was attended by 26 members of the public, plus PCSOs,
Chairman Dave Regan, Deputy Chairman John Alexander from the Neighbourhood
Watch group, Inspector Roger Tolley, Cllr Phoebe Harling, Cllr
Arthur Thorogood and the District Council's Jay Capel. Burnham-On-Sea.com
was the only local media present.