statistical information in relation to Dines Green and policy as regards parking on pavements

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Dear West Mercia Police

I do not know whether it is possible to provide the following but hopefully you may be able to assist

The context of my enquiry is that on Dines Green estate there is a change. There appear to be a greater number of people in the last year to two years and though the estate remains an agreeable environment policed in a spirit of community partnership there is also at least the appearance of some increase in what might be generally described as anti social behaviour which if it is statistically demonstrated may or not be principally related to a increase in population. This is my private observation and assumption which I am seeking to explore statistically.

1. Are you able to provide any statistics that would record the demand on policing on the estate over specific periods such as the last 12 months to 3 years

2. If you are able to do that is there a way of breaking down the categories of attendance by nature. Eg. domestics, drugs, dishonesty etc ?

3. As regards road traffic I and many others have observed parking on pavements including in potentially hazardous locations such as the crown of bends and sometimes just on the crown of bends but not on the pavement. Is there any plan of action ( and /or any statistics to demonstrate knowledge of or management of the problem) to discourage in relation to this which if it could be achieved would assist road safety and the interests of quite a number of mobility scooter riders in making safe progress along pavements

At the time of writing I do not know to what extent if at all you can assist with this but I thank you in advance for your consideration of the request

Thank you

Andrew Brown

Information Compliance West Mercia, West Mercia Police

 
 
 
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Information Compliance West Mercia, West Mercia Police

 
Dear Mr Brown
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST REFERENCE NO: RFI 7519/16
I write in connection with your request for information which was received
on 20th July 2016.  Please find below the response to your request:
Regarding the Dines Green estate:
1.  Are you able to provide any statistics that would record the demand on
policing on the estate over specific periods such as  the  last 12 months
to 3  years
2.  If    you are able to  do that  is there a way of breaking down the
categories of attendance by nature.  E.g. domestics, drugs, dishonesty 
etc ? 
REPLY: Please be advised that statistics for crime and policing in
England, Wales and Northern Ireland can be found on the Police.UK website:
[1]https://www.police.uk/
Information can be searched upon by area:
[2]https://www.police.uk/west-mercia/PAC05/...
And the area can be manipulated by using the pencil icon, Information can
be searched upon by crime type and also by year and month.
3.   As  regards road  traffic I and many others have observed parking on
pavements including in potentially  hazardous  locations such as  the 
crown of bends  and sometimes just on the  crown of bends but not on the
pavement.       Is  there any plan of  action ( and /or  any statistics to
demonstrate knowledge of  or management of the problem)   to  discourage 
in relation to this which if it could be  achieved would assist road
safety and the interests of  quite a number of mobility   scooter riders 
in making safe progress  along pavements
REPLY: Please be advised that Parking on the footpath is not an offence
outside of London, Obstruction of the footpath is and Obstruction offences
can be dealt with by sworn police officers. All other parking matters
where parking restrictions are in place are deregulated in Worcestershire
and are the responsibility of the Local Authority.
If a vehicle is causing an actual obstruction or is parked in a dangerous
position then the driver commits specific offences.  It does not
necessarily follow that the police will always take enforcement action
however.  It is likely that officers would seek to have the vehicle moved
and deal with the matter by way of advice / education in the first
instance.
The Police have prepared leaflets and lamppost signs designed to educate
the public in areas where regular problems are experienced.  The intention
is to educate motorists. In Worcester City we have also developed a
template letter that can be sent to registered keepers of vehicles found
parked in an inconsiderate manner if the driver cannot be contacted at the
time of the incident.
No fixed penalty tickets for Cause Unnecessary Obstruction RC86405 have
been issued in the Dines Green area of Worcester.
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Yours sincerely
 
Mrs R Williams
Information Compliance Unit
Warwickshire Police & West Mercia Police
PO Box 55
Hindlip
Worcester
WR3 8SP
01905 331545 / 331565
 
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