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COMMUNITY SAFETY NEWS
Tackling anti-social behaviour in our community

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At an ACT public meeting on 24 November 2011, it was brought to our attention that crude Nazi-style graffiti had been daubed on some of the windows of a derelict warehouse in Sussex Street. See report in the Norwich Evening News: http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/
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Thanks to the intervention of ACT members and Mancroft councillor Adrian Holmes, Norwich City Council's Environmental Protection Officer is making efforts to contact the owner of the property (thought to be living abroad) and, through a relation of the owner in the UK, to have the offensive graffiti removed and will be using powers under the Local Government Act 1982 to have this property effecively boarded and secured against further vandalism.
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The was a meeting of the West Centre SNAP (which will be a joint meeting with the Tuckswood and Mile Cross SNAP) at the Hewett School, Cecil Road, on 24 October 2011. There is tol be a reorganistion of the SNT areas, panels and teams. Details to follow when when known.
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At the West Centre SNAP meeting on 10 May, which was held in St Augustine's Hall, the community safety priorites set in January (see below) were reviewed. The one that most closely concerns our community was No. 2: speeding in St Augustine's Street. The police report concluded that during 40+ "High Visibility" patrols (i.e. by officers in uniform on foot, on bikes and in cars) during the period had observed no speeding. The same was said for Westwick Street. Member of the public at the meeting found this incredulous and cited examplesof excessive speed and dangerous driving.
At the conclusion of the meeting, tackling speeding in Westwick Street and Duke Street were made one of the three comunity saftey priority, while speeding in St Augustine's Street was to be tackled on a "day-to-day" basis (i.e. prosecuted only if discovered by chance rather than actively monitored). The possibility of community involvement in hand-held speed-camera campaign days was mooted, and the danger posed by speeding and dangerous driving by bus drivers was raised and noted. All in all, a lot of talk but not much evidence of action. 
The three community safety priorities set by the West Centre SNAP for the period
27 January to 10 May 2011 included:
"To work with partner agencies to clamp down on speeding motorists around
the areas of Westwick Street and St Augustine’s Street."
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Safer Neighbourhood Teams in our area:

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
and CONTACT DETAILS

Because of the way the boundaries of Safer Neighbourhood areas have been drawn in north Norwich, the St Augustine's area is covered by three Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNTs) - West Centre; Heartsease and Thorpe Hamlet; and Mile Cross, Catton and Fiddlewood - however, for most practical purposes residents and businesses in the St Augustine's area may contact the West Centre team and attend its SNAP meetings. Police officers will pass on intelligence and concerns to the appropriate team. 

  1. Streets to the east of St Augustine's Street (i.e. Esdelle Street, Leonard Street,
    the south side of Magpie Road, Edward Street and Anglia Square) are covered by the Thorpe Hamlet SNT.
  2. Streets to the west of St Augustine's Street (i.e. Gildencroft, The Lathes, Sussex Street, Ebenezer Place, Chatham Street and Oak Street) are covered by the
    West Centre SNT.
  3. Streets  to the north of the St Augustine's Gate junction (i.e. Bakers Road, Wingfield Road, Aylsham Road) are in the Mile Cross, Catton and Fiddlewood SNT.

Periodically (roughly every three months), each SNT holds a public meeting of the Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel (SNAP), where the priorities of the last period are reviewed and you can bring your current concerns to the attention of the Panel, who then set community safety priorities for the police, council and other agencies in your neighbourhood for the next period.

To contact your local SNT telephone 0845 456 4567 at any time.
For more information on go to http://www.safernorfolk.co.uk


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