figures in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge show big fall
rates in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have tumbled over the past
year, according to new figures released by local police this week.
from dwellings have fallen by 19% to 21 cases over the past year,
while other burglaries are down 32% to 48 cases.
biggest decrease is in incidents of anti-social behaviour, which
are down a huge 59.4% to 139 cases. Incidents of criminal damage
have fallen 23% to 57 cases.
Police Neighbourhood Beat Manager Ryan Dinham, pictured below,
speaking at Monday's Annual Town Council Meeting, said: "We
are pleased with the figures."
added: "A lot of initiatives are underway to further reduce
the figures. We have 22 no cold calling zones in Burnham and Highbridge
and are still expanding these, with Gore Road the next planned
Gardens is always a 'hot potato' and we do patrol it frequently.
We have used Section 35 dispersal orders there to move people
on successfully. There was a spike of incidents over Easter, which
generally happens. We frequently use the CCTV and liaise with
Sedgemoor District Council on that."
added that Burnham-On-Sea Police have are also been carrying out
speed checks in Love Lane and Marine Drive "targeting people
in the rush hour and trying to educate them about speeding."