Tag Archives: police

Devastating break-in at centre for adults with Learning Disabilities

Adults with Learning Disabilities and members of staff have been left devastated after a day centre in Glastonbury was ransacked by burglars. Intruders targeted the Beckery Centre on two occasions over the weekend of 10 October, cutting wires to the alarms, breaking windows and doors, pulling cupboards off hinges, and turning the reception upside down. […]

Get the message – don’t phone and drive

Drivers who continue to break the law by using hand held mobile phones at the wheel will be targeted in a special operation this week. Officers from Somerset County Council’s Road Safety Team and Avon and Somerset Police will be on the road in South Somerset for a day of action on Wednesday 22 October. […]

Together we’re ready for Recovery

Overall command of the response to the flooding crisis in Somerset has formally passed from the police to a joint operation led by Somerset County Council. The joint agreement, which was signed on Friday, sees six key points confirmed and moves the floods crisis from an emergency phase – known as “Response” – to a […]

Speed cameras will be switched back on

Fixed safety cameras will soon be switched back on in Somerset after Somerset County Council agreed to sell the cameras to Avon & Somerset Constabulary for £1 each. The decision was made by Somerset County Council on Monday 17 February to transfer ownership of the safety cameras to the police. Last June, the Chief Constable […]

Speed cameras set to switch back on

A bid from Avon and Somerset police to buy speed cameras and switch them back on in Somerset looks set to go ahead. Cllr John Osman, leader of Somerset County Council, has responded to Chief Constable Nick Gargan’s call to switch back on speed cameras across Somerset, as long as there is no cost to […]