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Salisbury Plain Training Area – March 2018 Newsletter

Salisbury Plain Training Area Newsletter March 2018
www.gov.uk/government/publications/salisbury-plain-training-area-spta-newsletter
This Newsletter can be found at the above link

The DIO runs a Twitter account for news and updates on the Salisbury Plain Training Area using the Twitter hashtag #modontheplain. This account now has over 5000 followers. If you’d like to follow us go to: www.twitter.com/mod_dio Continue reading Salisbury Plain Training Area – March 2018 Newsletter

Wiltshire Police – IAG Volunteers to help shape the future of policing in Wiltshire

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We are looking for volunteers to help us shape the future of policing in Wiltshire.

Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) are made up of people of all ages and backgrounds, who come together to provide independent advice to the police. Continue reading Wiltshire Police – IAG Volunteers to help shape the future of policing in Wiltshire

A303 Stonehenge Public Consultation 2018

(taken from Highways England A303 Stonehenge public consultation 2018 page)

Overview

We are consulting on our proposals to improve the A303 past Stonehenge between Amesbury and Berwick Down.

The scheme is part of the government’s strategy to upgrade the A303/A358 route to a continuous dual carriageway to improve connectivity between the South East and the South West of England. Continue reading A303 Stonehenge Public Consultation 2018

SPTA Newsletter – January 2018

Salisbury Plain Training Area Newsletter – January 2018
www.gov.uk/government/publications/salisbury-plain-training-area-spta-newsletter
This Newsletter can be found at the above link

The DIO runs a Twitter account for news and updates on the Salisbury Plain Training Area using the Twitter hashtag #modontheplain. This account now has over 4250 followers. If you’d like to follow us go to: www.twitter.com/mod_dio Continue reading SPTA Newsletter – January 2018

Policing Precept 2018/19

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I wanted to inform you about the launch of my consultation on the policing precept for 2018/19. I would be grateful if you could share this and make residents aware of opportunities for consultation. The details are set out below or you can access a video of me outlining the proposals at https://youtu.be/lsKkPmUd1Nc

The policing precept consultation which launches today (2/1/2018) is looking for the views Continue reading Policing Precept 2018/19

Tackling poaching in Wiltshire – new police operation launched

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Today we are launching Operation Artemis in a bid to tackle all aspects of poaching across the county.

The public are encouraged to report all incidents of poaching to help build a better intelligence picture and enable our officers to target offenders through rural operations.

The operation will also aim to advise our rural communities how they can best prevent and disrupt poaching activity on their land.

The operation sits under the nationally recognised poaching operation Project Trespass which aims to coordinate action across England and Wales through prevention, intelligence, enforcement and reassurance.

Rural Crime Officer PC Marc Jackson said: “As part of the rural crime partnership we have listened to the concerns of landowners, farmers, game keepers and agricultural workers within Wiltshire.

“We understand the impact poaching has on their livelihoods and the resulting fear of crime that comes from this.

“We want Operation Artemis to reassure our rural communities that we do take poaching seriously, and anybody found to be committing such offences here will be dealt with robustly. Wiltshire is not a soft touch and we will use the full legislation powers that have been given to us as the police.

“The image of poaching has drastically changed over the years. The idea of poachers just taking one for the pot is no longer the case.

“Many of the groups involved are very organised and travel vast distances, across numerous counties to participate in poaching.

“Often poaching involves vast amounts of money through illegal betting and can be connected to other crimes like burglaries, thefts and can involve intimidation and violence towards landowners and gamekeepers.”

Poaching becomes more frequent when the harvests come down at the end of the summer, peaking in October and December. This year harvests have been early so potential poachers can access the fields earlier than usual meaning we are already seeing an increase in poaching in September.

Poaching can take many forms, from hare coursing, shooting deer at night to using catapults to take pheasants.

Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson said: “Wiltshire is a rural county and those living in isolated locations can be vulnerable to crime types that do not affect urban areas.

“It is important that the Force police rural crime as part of its overall policing.

“Rural crime can have a huge impact on local people and businesses. I welcome this new operation and applaud the ongoing work being done by the Rural Crime Team and the Wiltshire Rural Crime Partnership to help keep Wiltshire safe.”

When reporting incidents, call 101 and quote ‘Operation Artemis’. If a crime is in progress call 999.