Last week, following an urgent meeting requested by the Chairman of Ash Parish Council (APC), Cllr Nigel Manning has met with Surrey Police to discuss the recent spate of antisocial behaviour (ASB) in Ash. Cllr Nigel Manning has told Ash Parish News he has been assured by Surrey Police that there will now be a dedicated person coordinating the Police response to the issues within the Parish. In addition, following the strong and vocal representations made by Cllr Manning, it was confirmed that there will be an additional and permanent Police presence within the village. Also, more resources will be made available for a continuing Police response ensuring better coverage to deal with the current ASB.
Arrests have been made
Since the meeting with Surrey Police, Cllr Manning was also pleased to confirm to Ash Parish News that Surrey Police have already taken decisive action and a number of arrests have recently been made over the bank holiday weekend. He said “APC will continue to support Surrey Police and we will continue having regular meetings with the local Police, to help coordinate and tackle this current wave of antisocial behaviour.”
What Ash Parish Council is doing
As well as meeting regularly with the Police, Cllr Manning asked Surrey Police what APC could do to further assist. He said, “APC were asked to continue its ongoing support by providing valuable CCTV images which help identify the perpetrators of this mindless and sickening behaviour. This will enable the Police to take quick and appropriate action”.
Cllr Manning has requested that the APC lighting contractors immediately review the current lighting which surrounds the fixed CCTV and mobile cameras to make sure they are recording the very best quality images.
What can residents do
Antisocial behaviour takes many forms, from aggressive, noisy or abusive behaviour to neighbourhood disturbances involving vandalism. Surrey Police continually stress that it is vitally important that all incidents of crime or ASB must be made every time an incident occurs on the 101 telephone number. However, if there is an immediate danger to life or property, residents MUST telephone 999. By telephoning the 101 number, the Police may not, for operational reasons, attend the incident in person however, residents can be absolutely assured that ALL these reports are collated and recorded. This enables the Guildford Borough Police Inspector and his team, to build a full and accurate picture of all the activity in a specific area and to then to allocate all the necessary resources required to tackle the issues.
Please note, even if the crime or incident cannot be reported at the exact time that it occurs, it can still be reported after the event. (See below).
Remember, if it has NOT been reported, it hasn’t happened!
How to report a Crime / Incident
To report a crime or anti-social behaviour in Surrey call 101 or complete an online web form at https://www.surrey.police.uk. All reports are delivered to the Police control room the same way whether you report it online or via the phone.
If you feel like the situation could get heated or violent very soon or if someone is in immediate danger, and you need support right away, please call 999 now.
If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, use our textphone service 18000 or text us on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.