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