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Local Community Meeting Report
Shoebury and West Shoebury - September 2015
On Wednesday 23rd September 2015, Insp Bill Potter and Pc Sharon
Blaxland were joined by IYSS (Intergrated Youth Services Southend)
and Crime Prevention to give our reports and take questions from
members of the public and local councillors at the LCM meeting held
at Shoebury and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church.
Generally the issues that were discussed related to nuisance youths
Pc 3213 Blaxland gave the crime statistics for both wards of
Shoebury, and the 'good news' stories, regarding the Special
Constables who had been partaking in the traffic calming
Insp Potter gave the crime statistics for the South LPA.
The evening was also spent discussing and reassuring the residents
in relation to recent media coverage regarding Government cuts to
This meeting is the only formal public consultation that we have
and I urge you to recommend Local Community Meeting’s (LCM’s) to
people who make regular comment on what they think the Police
should be doing. This is the forum to tell us what you think and
Issues of note
- Nuisance youths in Shoeburyness
The LCM priority is the reduction of Burglary and ASB.
Crime Prevention Tips
When out shopping lock the doors and windows of your car, sounds
obvious but most vehicle crime occurs to insecure cars.
Don’t leave anything on display in an unattended vehicle. Even a
jacket can appear as an appealing target to a thief.
Never store your car’s documents in the vehicle.
Also tuck in your car’s wing mirrors and put the aerial down to
Recently we have been targeted by car thieves who will steal the
property contained within your car or the car itself.
In order to reduce the incidence of what we refer to as car crime,
please consider the following when parking and leaving your car
1) When parking at home, always use your garage (assuming you have
one) lock the garage and car doors and close the windows. If you
don’t have a garage, try to park in a well lit open place that’s
overlooked by other homes. More chance that someone might hear or
see something and tell the Police about it. Criminals don’t like to
2) Keep your car keys in a safe place, even whilst at home, so that
anyone breaking into your home won’t be able to steal your car
3) When using public car parks, try to use one where possible that
is monitored by an attendant or close circuit television
4) Remove the stereo if you can.
5) Don't keep valuables or important documents in the glove box.
Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside to
6) Have the windows etched with the car's registration
7) Get an alarm fitted to your vehicle. If a thief knows your car
is alarmed they are more likely to look for a softer target.
8) Activate your car alarm and immobiliser if you have them or use
a steering lock.
9) Lock your car doors and shut your windows and sun roof.
10) Don't leave anything valuable in your car, especially Sat Nav
systems, mobile phones, laptops, cash or loose change.
That is our 10 point plan which if followed may reduce the
likelihood that you, or a member of your family is subjected to car
Police are working closely with other agencies and local schools in
an attempt to identify persons responsible.
Please contact police as soon as possible, if you see any offences
being committed or have any information in relation to this to
increase the chances of detecting these offences.
Community Speed Watch
Community speed watch is a partnership between the local community,
local authority and Essex Police. They are a team of volunteers
trained to use a speed detecting device to gather data on motorists
that are speeding, in an attempt to raise awareness of the dangers
of speeding and anti-social behaviour on our roads. Where
appropriate the driver/registered keeper of offending vehicles will
be sent a letter regarding their driving manner. Persistent
offending may well be further targeted by police.
Should anyone wish to become a volunteer for the Community Speed
Watch, and can spare one or two hours a month, please contact your
local Policing Team on 07710 086590 and ask for PCSO 7630 Vanessa
Neighbourhood Priorities will be reviewed at the next Shoebury
Community Meeting which will take place on Wednesday 223rd
September 2015 at Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church,
Caulfield Road commencing at 7.30pm. All local residents are
welcome to attend future meetings.
Come along, make your contribution to Policing priorities in your
community, have your say!
To avoid becoming a victim of burglary, always lock external doors
and windows when the property is left empty, even if just for a
short time. Use window locks (a burglar is less likely to smash a
window to gain entry). Don’t leave spare keys outside or in a
garage or shed. Lock all sheds as tools from a shed could be used
to gain entry to your house. Use timers or leave lights and radios
on, as this will create the impression that someone is in.
If you have any information you wish to pass to your Neighbourhood
Policing Team please contact us on 07710 086590 or please call 101
and asked to be connected to Shoeburyness Police Station.
In situations requiring urgent police attendance call 999.
All non-emergency situations the national number is 101.