BALLYMONEY NEIGHBOURHOOD NEWSLETTER Neighbourhood Policing in Ballymoney This is the first edition of the Ballymoney PSNI Neighbourhood Newsletter. We plan to use this medium to keep our communities informed of what we are doing in your local area. Every area in the Borough of Ballymoney has dedicated police officers who work as part of the overall Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) based at Ballymoney Police Station. Meet the Team Inspector David Anderson is the Sector Commander for the Ballymoney area and is in charge of the Neighbourhood Policing Team. Ballymoney Town Sector Sergeant David Moore 07787258991 Constable Sam Picken 07500901556 and Constable Ricky Black 07769972167 Glebeside, Portrush Road, Newal Road, Rodeing Foot Constable Tim Patton 07500902622 and Constable Anna Picken 07500901580 Carnany, Ballymena Road, Garryduff Road, Riverside Park 1st Edition - November 2011 Bann Sector Constable David Mitchell and Constable Garth Woods Balnamore, Bendooragh,Macfin, Finvoy, ,Rasharkin, Dunloy Constable Dessie Shirley 07500901307 and Constable Paul Creith 07500118699 Town centre, Castle Street and Milltown Ballymoney Rural Sergeant Gary McMaster 07500905305 Bush Sector Constable Ian Gourley 07500902525 and Constable Jonny Madden 07825013785 Seacon, Ballybogey, Dervock, Stranocum, Loghguile,,Cloughmills ROAD SAFETY NOTICE ALWAYS wear your seatbelt NEVER drink and drive Ballymoney Partners and Community Together (PACT) Rural News Trailer Marking Scheme This involves Police and other agencies working along with the community to identify priorities, explore solutions and take positive action. Your local Neighbourhood officers attend Community meetings and host Police Surgeries. Ballymoney Community Forum consists of representatives of the various Community Associations across the Borough and meets to identify concerns, share positive experiences and build relationships. Statutory and Voluntary Agencies are also represented. Priorities are identified which we then address with our partners to improve quality of life for the community in Ballymoney. This process needs your input – support your local Community Association, represent them at the Community Forum, contact your local Neighbourhood officer or Ballymoney District Policing Partnership – please see contact details on this website. Inspector David Anderson [email protected] k STOP OIL THEFTS With an increase in fuel prices and the colder weather approaching it is advisable to take steps to prevent heating oil thefts. Check your heating oil regularly and often. There are many devices on the market for measuring how much oil is in your tank - buy one and use it. Invest in security features for your tank such as lockable fuel cap and sensor lighting coverage. Make it hard for an intruder to gain access to the rear of your home. Install locks to the area of the tank. Trailer marking is a PSNI response to an increase in the theft of trailers and other farm equipment. • Previously due to the lack of a marking system, trailers were not easily identified as stolen nor could the rightful owner always be identified should they be recovered. • Trailer marking is a visible deterrent whereby trailers are marked with an unique code which refers to one owner. • Police can quickly establish ownership of a trailer ‘on the move’ • The scheme can extend to other farm items - Quad bikes, tractors, tankers • Policing with the community – supported by the Ulster Farmers Union and funded by the Community Safety Partnerships, Ballymoney and Moyle - for the benefit of the rural community. ] Who is watching your neighbourhood? A Neighbourhood watch scheme is a way of developing close liaison between households in a neighbourhood, local police and other relevant agencies. The aim is to help people protect themselves and their property, and to reduce the fear of crime by: Improved home security Greater vigilance Fostering community spirit Improving your environment There are already several schemes running across the Ballymoney area. We would be keen to speak to anyone who would be interested in setting up a scheme in their area or getting in contact with their local coordinators Trailer Marking Event Skelton’s Farm, 77 Kilraughts Road, Ballymoney Saturday 3rd December 2011 11am – 3pm Bring your trailer along! If you are interested in Neighbourhood Watch or would like further details then please contact Sergeant Gary McMaster, Ballymoney NPT on 07500905305 – further details on the scheme can be found on our website at www.psni.police.uk If you notice anything untoward in your neighbourhood, or see unknown vehicles outside premises or on neighbouring land in rural areas, note down any important details such as a description or vehicle registration and contact police immediately on 999. Police will follow up on your call and there is every possibility your prompt information could prevent a crime.