crime figures show fall in Burnham and Highbridge, say police
new figures out this week show overall levels of crime have fallen
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge - although there are some exceptions.
Tracy Marlow told the Annual Town Council meeting this week that
year-on-year figures show "a major reduction in crime."
burglaries in Burnham have fallen from 37 last year to 35 this
of criminal damage have fallen from 165 last year to 161 in the
same period. Also, thefts of vehicles have fallen 50 per cent
in Burnham and 33% in Highbridge.
she added that anti social behaviour incidents have risen from
781 incidents last year to 805 this year, while non-dwelling burglaries
have shown an increase from 51 last year to 60.
increases are not a cause for the concern," she explained.
"They are due to a change in the way that crimes are recorded,
rather than there being a big increase."
overall trend in the Burnham area has been a major reduction in
crime, which is pleasing. This area is a very safe one to live
Marlow, pictured at the meeting, went on to say that work to increase
the number of no cold calling zones is continuing in the two towns.
"I would love to see the whole of Burnham and Highbridge
covered as a single no cold calling zone in the future,"
questions from the audience, she said that police resources have
been reduced in recent years but residents should be reassured
that there is adequate cover in the area.
also confirmed that Burnham Police Station is still earmarked
for closure, as Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported last year, and
that "the new site is currently being discussed." She
added that "there will always be a policing footprint in