January 2018 Meeting

Many thanks to PCSO Tom Balchin Rural Engagement Officer of the Dorset Police Rural Crime Team, for his talk on Rural Crime in Dorset. The team is small, but dedicated to protect our farms, rural businesses, wildlife etc. He explained how we can help protect our property, from using good quality padlocks, security marking, all the way to cameras linked to your phones.

He highlighted that today’s Policing is intelligence lead, so please report ALL rural crime & suspicious activity to Dorset Police, they can then target hotspots around the county.

There are many ways of contacting Dorset Police.

Telephone 999

  • If life is in danger or a crime is in progress call – this includes poaching from rivers & lakes

Telephone 101

  • to give the police information about crime in your area
  • to speak to the police about a police related enquiry
  • if your car has been stolen
  • if your property has been damaged
  • if you suspect drug use or dealing in your local area
  • to report a minor traffic accident

Dorset Police Rural Crime Website www.dorset.police.uk/help-advice-crime-prevention/rural-crime
Dorset Rural Crime email ruralcrime@dorset.pnn.police.uk
Dorset Rural Crime Twitter Account twitter.com/ruralcrimeteam
Tom’s Twitter Account twitter.com/PCSO6386

On a brighter and more positive note, it was also the night that the money raised from the Dorchester Fishing Club’s 140th Anniversary raffle was presented to Charles Jardine – Fishing for Schools. Total amount raised was a staggering £1,877.00 and is ring fenced to help schools in Dorset. (thanks again to all the raffle prize donators for their generosity)

Rob Ayles, Charles Jardine, John Aplin

Robin Ayles, Charles Jardine, John Aplin

January 2018 Meeting Announcement

The Dorset Chalk Stream Club will have its January winter social gathering in West Stafford Village hall (DT2 8AG) on Friday the 26th January 2018 starting at 7.30pm

Just look at another amazing evening we have lined up for you all…

Many of you have expressed an interest in Dorset Police coming to do a talk on “Rural Crime in Dorset” well tonight is that night – PCSO Tom Balchin the Rural Engagement Officer of the Dorset Police Rural Crime Team will be speaking, showing slides and answering your questions.

Also – You may remember that Dorchester Fishing Club held a celebration 140th dinner and organised a rather “Grand Raffle” to raise some funds for “Fishing for Schools”…

What a success!! A massive thank you to all who bought raffle tickets and donated the amazing prizes. You may know that the DFC was founded in the year 1877.

The truly staggering amount raised was £1877.00 and the cheque for Fishing for Schools will be presented to Mr Charles Jardine at tonight’s Chalkstream Club.