Hoveton Police Update

Local residents will be pleased to hear that speeding on Stalham Road has been identified as a new SNAP (Safer Neighbourhood Action Panel) priority. This means that enforcement action will likely take place on Stalham Road over the next six weeks. Residents will also be pleased to hear that data gathered by Hoveton’s SAM2 is to be used in the prosecution of a speeding motorist.

Thankfully, Hoveton remains ‘burglary free’ at the moment, though historically in the run-up to Christmas there is a rise in dwelling burglary offences. With this in mind, residents are advised to report anything suspicious to Norfolk Police and to think about prevention (leaving lights on, leaving a car on the drive when out if possible, making sure doors and windows are locked). If you’re going away for Christmas, tell a neighbour and ask them to put a car on your driveway if they can.

Unfortunately, however, fly-tipping appears to be on the up. If you see fly-tipping taking place, this may be reported to Norfolk Police or to North Norfolk District Council. Fraud offences are also sadly becoming more frequent. Please contact Norfolk Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress) if you are concerned you may have been targeted in a fraud offence, or call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Finally, a date for your diaries. Hoveton’s Beat Manager, PC Tom Gibbs, will be opening Hoveton Police Station to the public on Friday 18th January 2019 between 3pm and 4pm for a community engagement surgery. This is a wonderful opportunity for local residents to speak to PC Gibbs directly about any local issues or concerns they might have. He will have the kettle on!

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