Dear ladies and gentlemen
Police Report for Tunstead Parish Council March 2021
I hope this finds you all well. You won’t be surprised to learn that our focus continues to be around Covid and the safety of our community. We have a dedicated Covid car each day who’s task it is to deal with Covid related breaches and conduct proactive patrols. Likewise, as Beat Manager for the area I have been patrolling and dealing with breaches. To date I have personally issued over thirty £200 fines to visitors from out of the County who have travelled to our area. These have mainly been on the coast around Horsey and Sea Palling.
In order to try and get the message out about telephone and other fraud targeting our vulnerable residents I have attended local post offices and given them some really useful notices to share with customers. I am encouraging staff to give these to any customer they consider may be vulnerable or be seeking some support. They offer sound advice and list relevant points of contact including the police and Action Fraud. For Tunstead perhaps we could publish something in the parish newsletter. I have attached the document which you can either copy or take info from as you see fit.
There have been continued concerns about speeding through the village and whilst you are not a SNAP (Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel) priority currently, once I get the gun back from service I will try and do a bit of enforcement in the village. Traffic wise I have when off duty observed some terrible parking by parents this last week at school start and finish times around the junctions at Manor Close and Forge Estate so I will liaise with the school and consider some advice to parents when I see it on duty.
I received an anonymous complaint about issues on Market Street with hoses going into the carriageway from properties pumping water from their gardens and grounds. I have monitored this and from a policing point of view I do not consider there is an issue. I understand that for those affected there are significant implications for their homes if they don’t take this action. All I would ask is that if those residents concerned consider the road conditions when doing so and manage it to ensure there isn’t excessive flooding on the carriageway and that it stops if we have a cold spell and freezing road surfaces, much less likely now. If at any time I do consider there to be an issue I will speak to the property owners directly.
Demand for Tunstead
Over the last Month we have dealt with 9 calls in the parish.
Five of these have been UK Border Force generated requests for quarantine checks following the arrival of persons from overseas. I have been to a number of these as they relate to new arrivals at a local business. The company concerned have robust procedures in place to ensure that new arrivals are quarantined and meet their obligations and I have no concerns.
One was a concern re flooding under the bridge on the way to Sloley. This has been quite bad for weeks now, but Highways are aware and I hope will address it soon. Still flooded a few days ago when I last checked.
There was a road rage incident reported but it took place in Norwich, some intelligence information passed to police and a road traffic collision.
Finally, I received a report of a suspicious vehicle paying attention to local business premises and potentially going door to door for scrap. I would urge the community to be vigilant and report such incidents with as much information as possible, because often those involved in this sort of activity are at times may have a somewhat more sinister ulterior motive.
As always please do not hesitate to call or email if there are any issues you feel I can help with or should be aware of.
Best wishes Tom Gibbs
PC 1298 Tom Gibbs
Hoveton Police Station
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