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Police Contact Details
Last week, our new Locality Inspector, Insp. King, met with representatives from Halesworth Town Council to discuss local issues the TC wished to raise with Police. As a result of that meeting, it was apparent that the various means by which the public can contact their local policing team and the ways Police interact with our communities were either not clear or mis-understood. I am therefore contacting you in order to highlight the various means of communication now available to the Public when wishing to contact their local Officers and the ways in which your Safer Neighbourhood Team engages.
- When wishing to report something, the easiest way is to do so using the on-line reporting tool from the Suffolk Constabulary website here Suffolk Police - Report Something. If you wish to report an historic crime (after the event), use this link Suffolk Police - Report Crime. To report a crime being committed, always dial 999.
These on-line reporting tools produce the same result as the reporting person dialling the non-emergency Tel. No. 101, but without the wait associated with the telephone method. The person will receive an Investigation No. via e-mail, often within an hour of sending the report. For those with no internet access, it may save time to ask a friend or family member who does, to report on their behalf, as queues on the 101 system can be excessive due to demand.
- If you wish to contact an Officer or PCSO in the Halesworth Locality Safer Neighbourhood Team, the e-mail address is Halesworth.firstname.lastname@example.org Please do not use this to report crime, which should be reported only using the methods mentioned above. This is important because reports of crime and the other issues listed on the “Report Something” webpage need to be correctly triaged and dispatched. By not following the correct procedure, this process is by-passed and reports may sit in an e-mail queue un-dispatched.
An example of when to use the SNT e-mail address might be when you would like to speak with somebody for advice.
- My e-mail address as your Community Engagement Officer is CEOhalesworth@suffolk.police.uk I can be contacted for advice too, and also if you’d like me to address a community group to speak about policing or policing issues or any other engagement activity. I am also your first point of contact for Community Speed Watch and for requests to attend schools to address pupils and discuss policing.
Part of my role also covers posting to our social media pages, Halesworth Police Facebook, Halesworth Police Twitter and Suffolk Police Instagram, so the messaging facilities provided by these platforms can be used to contact myself too. If you’d like me to hold a Street Meet engagement in your community using our mobile police station. Let me know.
- If you’d like to contact Inspector King direct, his e-mail address is email@example.com
- Suffolk Police also has a new e-mail address for the public to provide intelligence information firstname.lastname@example.org An example of the use of this might be if you’d like to let us know about suspected drug dealing or other possible or suspected criminality. Notice I’ve used the term “suspected”. If you’re sure a crime has occurred, contact us on-line or via 999.
- Suffolk Police offers a free e-mailing facility called ‘Police Connect’ which provides up to date information we would like you to know about the area you live. We us PC to provide information about crime in the area of Suffolk you tell us you want to know about. As Town & parish Clerks in particular, it helps keep you up to date with policing in your community. Please subscribe here & encourage others to do the same Police Connect
Inspector King wishes to resume the quarterly Locality Meetings with our Town & Parish Councils which Inspector Jackson previously arranged and I shall be contacting you separately to suggest dates for these to commence, the first being in January 2023.
Community Engagement Officer,
Halesworth Police Station,
Tel – 101
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Bramford to Norwich overhead line refurbishment
We are getting in touch to let you know about essential work National Grid is carrying out in your parish to ensure we continue to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to homes and businesses.
We need to refurbish the existing overhead line that runs between Bramford substation in Suffolk and Norwich substation in Norfolk which has been in service since 1968.The overhead line is nearly 62 kilometres in length and is made up of 198 pylons, mainly routed across rural landscape.
Over the next two years, we will be replacing the wires and fittings on the existing pylons. This will enable us to carry more power down the lines. We also need to replace a pylon and make some changes to the pylons at Yaxley to connect the overhead line into the new Yaxley substation.
Our principal contractor, Balfour Beatty, is carrying out this work. The first activities involve clearing vegetation along the route and preparing the access points to the pylons. The main refurbishment work will be carried out between April and September 2022, with the second phase, including reinstatement completed between January and November 2023. Our working hours are between 7:30am to 6pm Monday to Sunday and we wre working closely with our contractors to reduce disruption to local communities. This work forms part of our wider investment programme to upgrade our existing electricity transmission network in East Anglia to deliver cleaner, greener electricity efficiently, reliably, and safely and to support the UK’s move to Net Zero. If you have any questions, please contact our community relations team on 0800 046 3857 or email at BNRefurbishment@nationalgrid.com. More information is also available on our project website. We will update you as work progresses.
T: 0800 046 3857
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A SMARTER SUFFOLK
Earlier this year, we developed a toolkit which includes ready-to-use communications that we would be grateful to you to share with your communities, colleagues and others, to help us build awareness of the county’s role in developing cutting-edge technology.
A Smarter Suffolk is a project which is using innovative SMART technology to look at ways to improve the quality of Suffolk residents’ lives, by revolutionising some of the services the council deliver across urban, rural and coastal areas. Sensors have been installed to existing lighting infrastructure to collect data that will inform services such as maintenance interventions such as gully cleansing and gritting in winter; adapting street light levels to ensure the right light is in the right place at the right time; monitoring air quality; and reviewing how to support council services such as adult and social care.
The £4.4m research project, funded by the Department for Transport (DfT) through the £22.9m ADEPT SMART Places Live Labs programme has been developed to help transform the use of digital innovation and smart data use in the highways sector. The Live Labs programme includes eight authorities across the country, with Suffolk being one of the largest projects.
In the toolkit, you will find a press release, social media posts and an infographic that we would like to encourage you to use across your own channels. Additional tools are also within, such as brand guidelines, logos and document templates, in case you find these of use.
The most recent addition to the toolkit is a short video, which we’d be grateful to you to share across your comms channels. This can be viewed and downloaded here.
We have also created social media posts that you are free to use, to help us spread the word about this project. These posts can be accessed here: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/z8rbagi8x507ckp41lk6y/Stakeholder-Toolkit_-Organic-Posts_November-2021.xlsx?dl=0&rlkey=rqm5aqs7qpkkqnufqjwtzfzbw