Community Police Empowerment Day

The Broadgreen Community Police arranged an Empowerment Day on Wednesday 12th May. This was an opportunity for Local Labour Councillors to go into the area with a Police Officer or Community Support officer to help address local issues. The plan was to intervene and take enforcement action to tackle such issues as Street Drinking or Anti-Social behaviour.

Police in company with Swindon Borough Council (SbC) Environmental Health Officers, Swindon Commercial Services (SCS), HM Courts Warrant officers, SbC Cluster Assistants, Trading Standards and local Labour councillors took part.  below are the results of the action:

  • SCS cleared 5 locations that had been identified as fly tipping areas.
  • Environmental Officers knocked and served notices at 5 addresses and found evidence at 8 other locations of fly tipping that will be investigated, served 4 follow up notices that will require formal; interviews of offenders.
  • Police issued 3 Fixed Penalty Notices to vehicles causing obstructions in ally ways.
  • Police arrested one male for the supply of class 'A' drugs.
  • HM Courts warrant officer attended 11 addresses resulting in 6 positive warrants.
  • Cluster assistants attended numerous addresses in the area to conduct a survey of people's fear of crime in the area.

Cllr bob Wright