Inspector Pete Dommett, Mid Sussex and Crawley Prevention Inspector for Sussex Police, recently met with the Chair and the Clerk to discuss residents’ concerns about the ongoing incidents of anti-social behaviour in the village and to report on the work being done by the police together with other authorities.
The matter is being taken seriously by the police. Our District Councillor, John Belsey, has raised questions at the highest level, with the Police and Crime Commissioner and at the Police and Crime Panel meeting. The Village Council has been in regular contact with the local policing team. The Assistant Chief Constable has reported on the matter. The current position is that members of one family in the village have been referred to the Reboot programme, while an adult individual who does not live in the village is on bail for alleged offences and has been given a Community Protection Notice.
The Inspector has agreed to come along to the Council’s meeting room on Thursday 24th October between 3 and 5 pm, during which time members of the community will be able to come along to speak to him about the action being taken.
As previously advised, it is important to continue to report all incidents to the police. If a crime is in progress, or violence is being used or threatened, then you should phone 999. Otherwise, incidents can be reported to the Sussex Police website www.sussex.police.uk/ro/report or by phoning 101. If you are aware of the identity of the individuals responsible then please pass the names to the Police. Photos and videos would also be very helpful.