TIM DREW: Latest round of police crime figures are released

FOUR weekly community bulletins have been issued by the police since my last round-up, the latest of these at this time of writing being dated November 15.

In all, 58 offences were recorded, of which nine involved residential properties, and 26 non-residential ones; in addition, 23 crimes involving vehicles were noted. That compares with the 55 offences recorded in the four weeks to September 18. nine of all offences were recorded as having been committed in Central Ward, followed by Gaisford and Heene (seven), Selden and Marine (six), Durrington and Goring (five), Broadwater (four), Salvington and Tarring (three), Gaisford and Heene (three), Castle (two) and Northbrook (one). No offences were reported in Offington.

Offences involving non-residential property involved 15 cases involving sheds and garages and nine thefts of cycles; seven other cases involved commercial property. In five cases, the attempted burglaries were unsuccessful or nothing was taken.

Vehicle crime included six thefts from vans and the theft of two cars and a moped. Six cases involved the theft of power tools, with number plates, wing mirrors and SatNavs also being targeted.

On Monday, the Durrington and Northbrook neighbourhood panels will meet at the Durrington Community Centre between 7.30-9pm, the Gaisford Neighbourhood Panel meeting that same evening between 7-8pm at Northbrook College in Broadwater Road. The Marine Neighbourhood Panel meets on Wednesday at the Worthing Leisure Centre, Shaftesbury between 7-8pm and PCSO Shauna Bowen’s surgery will be held on Friday, December 6, between 11am and noon at Findon Valley Library in Lime Tree Avenue.

In addition, the Offington Park Residents’ Association will meet at the Allan Fletcher Hall, Offington Park Methodist Church in South Farm Road on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

This will also be a good opportunity for any NHW co-ordinators in the area to meet others and strengthen the local network, so should be well worth attending.