Day: 27 July 2014

I get quite a lot of reports of antisocial behaviour. Some people tell me they feel nervous going out at night because of yobbish behaviour. Others are fed up with the noise, puke and urine. Every now and again, we get spates of broken windows and other vandalism. Councillor Viv Parry and I, and town councillor Glen Ginger have been raising concerns about antisocial behaviour at the top of Corve Street for some months. Now action is being taken. CCTV cameras have an important role to play in monitoring hotspots of bad behaviour. Two new cameras are to be installed at the end of July. One will monitor the benches on Parkway outside the Library. The other will view the area of the Compasses towards the Bull Hotel. Hopefully when people know that they are being filmed, they will behave better. If not, the camera evidence will mean that we can identify the people involved. These cameras will only be in place for twelve weeks. Bronze Level Tasking– a multi-agency body that focuses on operational matters related to crime and disorder – will then decide is permanent cameras are justified. There are no cameras covering the embankments below the castle…

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I’ve had a number of enquiries about whether anything can be done about the junk mail that comes through most of out letterboxes. The answer is yes! Just fill out the form below and post it off to the Royal Mail address given. In my experience, this service works except when my usual postie is on holiday. Opt Out Application Update I have started receiving junk mail again! When I challenged Royal Mail they said: “Please note that door to door opt outs only last for 2 years and if you do not renew within the two years, then you will start to receive unaddressed mail.” I said the Royal Mail should issue reminders but they have not responded to that suggestion. Junk mail, spam and cold calling The House of Commons Library has produced a useful note on how to stop junk mail, emails (spam) and telephone cold-calling.

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