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News From Neighbourhood Police Team

March 2, 2007 by  

BURGLARY WARNING: Several recent burglaries have occurred in Hockley. Patio doors are being smashed to gain entry. It is suggested to install a good Burglar Alarm. Install PIR lights. Postcode your property. Visit www.immobilise.com and record details of valuables, serial numbers etc for free. If your road is not currently covered by a neighbourhood watch scheme, it is strongly recommended.

YOUTH ISSUES: The new skateboard park is almost complete at Clements Hall. Rochford Council are considering installing 5-a-side football posts at the overflow car park near to the ramps to encourage youths away from Spa Road and behind the library.

Youths are travelling in from Rochford, Rayleigh, London to fight with the local youths. We need to encourage the local youths to not congregate in large groups. Offensive weapons are being carried by many of the youths possibly for protection, but can cause serious and life threatening injuries. If you are a parent or guardian of a 10-17 year old, where are they tonight? Who are they with? What are they doing? Will they come home safely or with injuries?

MOBILE PHONES: Police will take a zero tolerance approach locally into using mobile phones whilst driving. Since the introduction of the new penalty, just as many offences are being observed. Any one stopped for using their phone will be issued a fixed penalty fine of £60 and 3 points which will of course also increase motor insurance premiums.

The whole point is that it is dangerous to drive using a mobile as well as performing many other activities; lighting cigarettes, eating, putting make up on are just a few examples. These actions distract the driver from focussing on what is going on around them.

SPEEDING: Motorists are also driving over the 30mph limit at Rectory Road, Main Road, Southend Road, Hawkwell. The police are keen to reduce road accident casualties locally and offenders will be dealt with positively.

APPEAL: We are appealing for volunteers to help supervise youth activities. Sports, Arts and other activities are being considered. Please contact me if you can spare any time or for further info on any of the above matters.

CONTACT: Steve Joynes. Tel: 01268 775533. Office answer machine: 01702 530470. Text/Mobile: 07710 046161. Email: steve.joynes [at] essex.pnn.police [dot] uk

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