crime increase concerns town councillors
town councillors have expressed concern about a rise in crime in
the town over the last couple of months.
of house break-ins and criminal damage in Burnham and Highbridge
have alarmed residents, according to councillors at their latest
would like to express some concern about the latest figures,"
said Cllr Andy Brewer - who himself is a victim of burglary.
August 2016, there were 13 cases of criminal damage and seven cases
of dwelling burglaries."
the figures, in July 2016 there were four burglaries and in August
2015 there were only two, so there has been a significant increase."
been a victim of that, I know that it's extremely unpleasant and
I think this is a matter of concern."
added: "I am also disappointed in the number of anti-social
behaviour calls. There were 43 in August - that's more than one
a day - and there appears to be no change from last year."
are very fortunate to have relatively low crime in Burnham and Highbridge,
but this is still a matter of concern."
Bill Hancock and Paul Young agreed about the concerns at the meeting,
and asked the Town Clerk to write to the Police to ask for more
to be done.
comments come after several high-profile criminal cases in recent
weeks following two ram raids in Burnham-On-Sea High Street - one
at the Laptop Shop
in August and another at Superdrug
also recently reported on residents' concerns about late
night joy-riding in the town, which prompted a response from
the police about stepping up patrols.