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Coombs Drive is police’s first Street of the Week

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POLICE in Milford Haven have launched a Street of the Week campaign following concerns raised at a public meeting.

The neighbourhood policing team is committed to targeting a different area of the town each week, offering advice and support to residents.

The campaign comes as a result of a public meeting attended by more than 50 people living in Coombs Drive and Hilton Avenue, who had raised concerns over antisocial behaviour and burglaries in the area.

Police were keen to attend the meeting to ensure confidence in the local team, to calm fears, and to offer advice on keeping homes protected. The priority was to find a way they could work in partnership with the community to ensure a positive future.

Milford Haven Sergeant Terri Harrison said: “There were very clear concerns raised by residents at the meeting, and we are keen to work with them to come up with problem-solving ideas and, ultimately, to ensure people feel safe in their own homes.

“We came away with a new Neighbourhood Watch coordinator, a positive attitude from residents with regards to their responsibilities as community members to look out for each other and ensure they don’t create opportunities for offenders, and the knowledge that future intelligence will be called through to the police as opposed to being kept to themselves.”

Officers in the town will also adopt a street of the week, which will see them visit residents in particular areas to offer crime prevention advice.

“We will visit each house on the street – starting with Coombs Drive – delivering safety advice, window stickers and Neighbourhood Watch leaflets,” Sgt Harrison said.

“Our aim is to be out and about in the community as much as we can, to be visible to residents, and also to visit those who have been a victim of crime recently to carry out safety checks. If you would like us to visit your street as part of the campaign, please let us know.

“The aim is to tie community spirit with community policing to make Milford a safe and secure place to live.”

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Tenby: Discarded BBQ on beach burns feet

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COASTGUARDS in Tenby have asked people to safely dispose of their barbecues after a beachgoer suffered burns to their feet while on North Beach.

Coastguards were alerted to assist a casualty at 5:40pm on Wednesday (22 May).

The casualty was located in Castle Square.

The casualty was given first aid in before being taken to Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen for further treatment.

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Milford Haven: £40,000 benefits fiddle admitted in Crown Court

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A MILFORD HAVEN woman has this afternoon admitted fiddling almost £40,000 in benefits she was not entitled to.

Elizabeth Haines, aged 59, of Cromwell Heights, kept quiet about her savings and investments which put her over the allowed limit.
Haines appeared at Swansea Crown Court via video link with Haverfordwest magistrates’ court for a plea and case management hearing before Judge Geraint Walters.
She admitted failing to notify Pembrokeshire County Council and the Department for Work and Pensions that she had the capital and received £39,281 in housing benefit, council tax relief and employment support allowances between April 2012 and November 2016.
Judge Walters agreed to sentence Haines on June 19 to allow a probation officer time to prepare a report on her.
Judge Walters said the starting point was a jail sentence but other options could be considered.
Haines was granted bail meanwhile.
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Behave or Be Banned scheme returns to tackle disorder

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Dyfed-Powys Police is working with licensees across the region to relaunch Behave or Be Banned (BOBB) – a scheme which sees people banned from pubs, clubs and bars for bad behaviour.

The scheme re-launches in time for the bank holiday weekend (May 25) and Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs) across the force area are closely linked with businesses to reduce violence and disorder in pubs and clubs.

Chief Inspector Mark McSweeney said: “BOBB is an effective tool to help prevent, reduce and combat alcohol-related offences within communities.

“If anyone is arrested for a crime of violence, disorder or anti-social behaviour in licensed premises, or after leaving a licensed establishment in the Scheme, they will be banned from not just that licensed premises, but all licensed premises that display the Behave or Be Banned sign within the area.

“The message is simple – Behave or Be Banned!  In addition, if someone is a persistent nuisance for a licensee but their behaviour doesn’t merit arrest, licensees can also put them forward to receive a ban from all licensed premises.”

Problem customers are banned not just from the one pub but all those in the area that have signed up. It also tackles underage drinking and the use and supply of drugs.

Mr McSweeney added: “BOBB works.  It is not uncommon to see people being more concerned about whether they can get into a pub with their friends than they are about being arrested.

“Licensees will not tolerate anti-social behaviour in their premises and BOBB keeps such people out, making it safer and more enjoyable for everyone else.”

Dyfed-Powys Police’s summer campaign – #EnjoyDPP – encourages people to enjoy what the area has to offer, safely and with respect for others.

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