‘YOU SAID, WE DID’

St Helena Police have been consulting with communities across the Island as part of their Neighbourhood Policing programme. A series of meetings and surgeries were attended in April, and a range of subjects discussed.

Concerns raised in various districts include:

Blue Hill

Concerns were raised about the need to clean road verges in the area

This work has been started by ENRD and is ongoing.

Residents raised concerns over a wall near Red Gate being damaged by a falling tree

ENRD has been informed and will follow up.

Jamestown

Residents expressed the need for different types of entertainment for children/ teenagers in all districts after school and weekends, such as pool, skittles, football, and a cinema – it was felt there were no activities for young people to take part in

The Police advised residents to speak with Community Centre Committees to see if they can help in any way.

Residents asked if the overgrown tree on the Arch could be trimmed

ANRD has been informed and will follow up.

People were concerned about the double parking by the Bazaar shop which makes it difficult for other vehicles to pass

Officers have been monitoring this situation, along with the loading and offloading of vehicles in Market Square. Owners of vehicles have been located and told to refrain from parking there. Repeated offenders have been warned.

Concerns were raised about people drinking alcohol in the Duke of Edinburgh Playground in Jamestown                                                                                                                     

Officers have been patrolling in this area. People have been seen in there, however not drinking alcohol. This will be continuously monitored.

There were concerns about littering in Jamestown                                                                                  

Officers have spoken with a member from the Waste Management Team, and informed them of the concern, however if caught, offenders will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

Paid Parking in Jamestown was suggested by a member of the public as a way of helping with the parking situation                                                                  

This is awaiting action.

It was felt that mirrors were needed at the lower entrance to Botanical Gardens and the junction at Two Gun Saddle, to assist drivers

This is a road safety issue and has been referred to ENRD, which will be prioritised within their Maintenance Programme.

Concerns were raised about the amount of weeds and overgrown vegetation in the area of the Run and Botanical Gardens 

This was referred to ENRD, who will prioritise within their Maintenance Programme.

Alarm Forest

Residents were concerned about speeding vehicles after 4pm and 5pm and dangerous driving within the area of Alarm Forest. The persons responsible were unknown  

The area in itself has been monitored by Police, with high visibility policing, additionally the Speed Campaign 2017 was launched in March and concluded in April 2017 with the aim to educate drivers, deter speeders and prosecute offenders. This concern is ongoing and Police will continue to monitor the area. Statistics for the speeding campaign will be published in due course. Ultimately, anyone with any further information regarding speeding should contact the Police.

Residents felt that bins for dog waste were needed. It was also expressed that there should be longer opening hours of Horse Point Landfill site

The Waste Management team were notified. A reply has been received which will be followed up.

 

Beat surgeries for May has been announced for further concerns or specific feedback to be raised. The public should note that consultation is not limited to these events and can be raised and discussed personally at Police Headquarters, in writing, or with any Officer.

Some concerns are still being addressed. Once this has been completed, the community will be provided with the necessary feedback.

SHG                                                                                                                               

10 May 2017

 

 

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