10 April 2021
Hard-working Green Councillors for Winton East, Simon Bull and Chris Rigby, have been responding to a growing number of contacts from Winton residents concerned by apparent increases in drug-related anti-social behaviour on local streets.
Widespread open dealing and use on our streets of drugs, in some cases including heroin and crack, is widely observed to be spreading out from Boscombe, right up through Charminster to Winton and Moordown – and is associated with thefts.
Local Green Councillor Simon Bull said: “Councillor Rigby and I are meeting the Neighbourhood Sergeant regularly, and passing on the information we have about local issues and police responsiveness. We’re seeking to help get these issues cleared up in Winton. If you have trouble reporting a crime or getting a response, please contact me and Councillor Rigby.”
Claire Seymour, Green candidate for Dorset Police & Crime Commissioner in the May 6th election, added: "We’re hearing from residents that they have lost faith in reporting, however we want to ask residents to continue to report crime to the police so that they can put adequate resources into an area. We have asked the police for a renewed focus on visible street patrolling to tackle anti-social behaviour within the area and renew confidence.
"If you witness a crime you can play a key part in making a difference to the community by bringing criminals to justice, and the police could prevent further crimes being committed and protect others from becoming victims.
"Please remember to call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger, or a crime is in progress. Call 101 for non emergencies. You can also contact Crimestoppers to report a crime anonymously. They will pass the information about the crime to the police."