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Anti-Social Behaviour

The police are aware that there is an ongoing problem with a few youths behaving anti-socially in Woolavington – not all of whom live in Woolavington!  They are very keen to stamp out this problem and you are encouraged to report it when you see it.

There has been a particular problem around Woolavington Village Hall of late with various activities being disturbed and the new front door damaged with a cigarette lighter or similar.  So if you see a congregation of youths hanging around the village hall or elsewhere please report it using the 101 number and request your report is passed on immediately to the anti-social behaviour car. (This car is in circulation somewhere in the area every evening when these events usually occur)

Don’t think “someone else will have/has done it”; don’t think “it’s a waste of time, the police never respond”; the more such incidences are reported the more police resources are directed to solving the problem SO JUST DO IT dial 101!


Well, we have been longing for a proper summer and now we’ve got one – or possibly slightly more that we bargained for! Getting a cooling breeze into the house is a real problem bearing in mind that in one third of all burglaries across the Avon and Somerset Police District, access was gained via an open door or window.  This is a particular issue for those of you living in a bungalow, for all your windows are easily reached from the ground. House or bungalow - it is most important that you never leave doors or windows open when you go out, or in unattended rooms even when you are home or in the garden.  It’s better to keep the sun out by drawing your curtains, than letting the uninvited in through an open window.

Remember also to remove keys from locked windows and keep them out of sight.  Don’t leave high value items such as bags, wallets, car keys or mobiles on display near windows or doors.


Tail Piece - Heard in court

ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning?
WITNESS: He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'
ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you?
WITNESS: My name is Susan!

Neighbourhood Watch in Bawdrip

is part of the local e-watch service which provides a faster method of disseminating information around the area so that when necessary we may all be aware of what we need to ‘watch out’ for. This advice and information will be sent to you by e-mail and posted in the ‘INFORMATION’ section of this site.

Neighbourhood e-Watch in Woolavington and Bawdrip passes on up-to-date information provided by the police, on crime in the village and adjacent areas so that you can be particularly vigilant when necessary. The service also provides crime prevention advice to reduce your chance of becoming a victim. Crime in the villages is however very low, thanks in part we like to believe, to the active Neighbourhood Watch Scheme that has been operating since 1990.
For further information and to register click here