Policing the Waterfront – Priorities, Stats and a Warning

Hampshire Constabulary logoPolicing for Ocean Village Marina and our neighbourhood is provided by the Southampton City Waterfront team. City Waterfront is one of three city teams, the others being City Centre and City Polygon, which together make up the larger Central Southampton West Sector.

The current policing priorities for the City Waterfront team are:

  • Reduce criminal damage at Lucia Foster Welch Halls of Residence (Student Accommodation)
  • Reduce anti-social behaviour in Mayflower Park and Queens Park
  • Reduce the number of vagrants and beggars in the High Street, Oxford Street and Ocean Village

These priorities are set at PACT (Police and Community Together) meetings. The next PACT meeting will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 15th June at the Booth Centre on Oxford Street. This is an opportunity for residents, businesses and the police to discuss the problems that affect us all, and how we can work together to make our community a safer place in which to live and work. If you think there should be other priorities then please go along and share your views.

In addition the team also provide regular beat surgeries and coffee mornings where you can meet the team:

Waterfront Police Team

Coffee Mornings
  • Castle House Coffee Mornings are held each Thursday at 10am
  • Biddlesgate Court Coffee Mornings are held each Wednesday at 10am
Beat Surgeries
  • The Co-Op (High St) 5pm – 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Booth Centre 3.30pm – 4pm every 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month
  • Lucia Foster Welch Halls 3.30pm – 4pm last Thursday of each month
  • St John’s School 8.30am (during term time) on last Friday of each month
  • St Michael’s Square Street Party on June 25, 11am-4pm
Crime Statistics
Waterfront Crime Stats - June 2011

Waterfront Crime Stats - A comparison of data for April 1st to June 10th 2011 and the same period in 2010

 

On a more serious note, recent crime statistics for the waterfront area show a sharp rise in the number of burglaries. In the same period last year there were none whereas this year ten burglaries have been reported! The police have said that a number of these have been on unsecured premises – ie. those with doors and windows left open – where valuable property such as laptops, mobile phones and cash has been been left unattended in clear view. Consequently they remind us to keep our doors and windows secure and not to leave valuables in clear view. On a more positive note in the same period last year there were 100 reports of people being rowdy and inconsiderate and this year there have been none.

The police crime map allows you to view up-to-date information about crime and policing in your area. Just enter your postcode, town or street into the search box, and get instant access to street-level crime maps and data, as well as details of your local policing team and beat meetings.

If you would like to contact the city waterfront team there email address is: bargate.snt@hampshire.pnn.police.uk. Further information is available on the dedicated Hampshire Police City Waterfront web page.