Since its formation, the BCSW Team has had very good relations with the local community at all levels but mostly from pedestrians stopping to give words of encouragement, but, of course, there has been the occasional negative response.
Posts on the local social media have in general been much more supportive than the inevitable criticism which was also expressed. Fortunately, the BCSW Team includes people who are County, District and Parish Councillors, and, thus were able to answer questions from passing pedestrians relating to highways improvements and other issues such as the SIDs (Speed Indicator Devices) etc. This all contributes to good community relations.
By and large the motoring community was supportive even though there were occasions when rude gestures were proffered by some. Fortunately, the Team has not been subjected to significant verbal abuse over the past year.
The Brympton Parish Council has continued to give its full support to the Team during the past year.
In 2017, the Avon and Somerset Police appointed Claire Morgan as the new Beat Manager and we look forward to welcoming her to our Watches when her time and schedule permits.
The Speedwatch Team temporarily suspended operations whilst there were significant road works/closures taking place within Brympton, but the situation now allows for resumption of operations in the near future.
The latest Speedwatch results are shown in the following table:
Total Traffic Flow
Exceeding the Speed Limit
Highest Recorded Speed
Bluebell Road (Jasmine Close jctn)
Reporting of Crime, Disorder and Community Safety Issues
The local Abbey Manor Community Facebook page is a valuable and productive tool for use by our local community for the sharing of information. However, some of the information posted on Facebook, whilst relevant and useful to the local community, could also be far more relevant and productive if passed on to the “Authorities” in a timely manner.
For example, there continues to be a significant number of “crimes” and “disorders” reported and commented on in the local Abbey Manor Community Facebook website, most of which are never formally reported to the Police, who cannot, therefore, take any action.
In cases of crime and disorder it is suggested that any relevant information pertaining to the incident is also conveyed via email to the Somerset & Avon Police Service. Full names and contact details are given elsewhere here in the Brympton Parish Council website.
Beat team for Yeovil - this is a direct link to the Avon & Somerset website and will open in a new window
PCSO - Elaine Weeks
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Avon & Somerset Constabulary
Avon & Somerset Police Crime Commissioner
Police & Crime Plan