Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Police Beat Surgery - Aller Village Hall on Wednesday 17th July 12 noon to 1pm

Meet PCSO Joshua Weldon from the Police Neighbourhood Team covering Aller to discuss community issues, get advice or find out what is being done to keep our community safe. 
If there is sufficient community interest it is hoped to make this a regular event so please call in if just to say hello.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Volunteer Opportunity

Traffic speeding through the village is a major concern for Aller residents. To complement the activities of the Speedwatch volunteers the Parish Council have agreed to fund a Speed Indicator Device to encourage motorists to keep to the 30 mph limit. Two volunteers are needed to operate and manage the device which will be shared with two other parishes. There will be a one day course in safe working alongside the highway following which the volunteers will be able to attach a small electronic sign to a fixed post. The role would involve collecting the sign from a neighbouring parish once every 6 - 12 weeks, downloading data wirelessly using an app on a tablet that will be provided, and sharing the data with other groups by email. The role is unpaid but out of pocket expenses could be agreed. For more information please message the Parish Council via our Facebook Page.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Road closure in Oath and surrounding areas for the installation of fibre cabling for broadband

There are a number of road closures scheduled in the area around Fivehead and Curry Rivel including the following in Aller Paris. Maps of diversion routes can be found here

Wickmoor, Aller and Curry Rivel – from the junction with Stathe Road to the point where it meets Wick Oath Road, a distance of 2600 metres. The proposed date of the closure is 26th November 2018 for 18 days.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Langport Ranges Firing Notices

The latest information about restrictions in place during firing on Langport Ranges can be found here.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Heating Oil Theft

Heating oil was stolen from a domestic oil tank in Aller over the Christmas period. Avon and Somerset Police recently gave the following advice;
At this time of year people are re filling their oil tanks ready for the winter, and unfortunately this means that there can be more instances of heating oil theft. These crimes can be very expensive for a homeowner, but there are some simple security measures that people can put in place to deter criminals and protect their fuel. These include regularly checking your oil levels, fitting an appropriate security device and consider screening your tank from open view or laying gravel around the tank to act as a deterrent. We would also ask that people be vigilant, if you see any people or vehicles that are acting suspiciously that you take a note of the details and contact the police.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Langport Ranges firing notice 20.11.2017 to 03.12.2017

The latest information on activities at the Langport Firing Range, for the two weeks from 20 November, released by the MoD can be viewed here.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Thefts from Farms & Outbuildings

In recent weeks there have been a number of thefts from farms and outbuildings within Aller Parish. 
Police crime prevention advice for preventing theft from farms and outbuildings
Around your farm yard, in your barns and outbuildings there is valuable equipment that will appeal to thieves - e.g. power tools, quad bikes, machinery and diesel. Isolated buildings,
machinery and livestock present the greatest risk.
Farm Buildings
• Make sure valuable equipment is stored in a secure building behind a strong locked door, or use a
metal cage and keep it locked when unattended.
• When not in use, lock doors to outbuildings at all times. If equipment is in a barn or rick yard secure
it with gates, an alarm or security beams.
• Use locks that comply with the British Standards, good quality locking bars and high security padlocks.
• Windows can be an open invitation to thieves - protect them with metal bars or grilles.
• Improve security for your diesel & fertiliser (see fact sheets on Fuel Theft and Security of Fertilisers).
Farmhouses are often in isolated locations and can be vulnerable to crime if not properly secured.
• Make sure that doors are kept locked - even when you are on the premises.
• Fit locks to all ground floor windows.
• Make sure doors and windows are well maintained and in a good state of repair.
• Fit mortice deadlocks that comply with the British Standards to all external doors and reinforce with
locking bolts.
• Investing in timers that turn lights on and off inside the house if you go out at night and consider
installing security lighting outside.
• Consider fitting an alarm.

More advice can be found at Farm Watch .To join the Farm Watch Scheme or for more information please email ruralcrimeteam@avonandsomerset.police.uk.