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Annual Report on Security Issues

Meeting: 21/11/2016 - Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee (Item 87)

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The Community Police Officer responsible for Nonsuch Park will attend the meeting to discuss security issues relating to Nonsuch Park and the Mansion House. 

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The Committee received a report and accompanying photographs which detailed incidents of vandalism over the summer months.  Great concern was expressed at the level of damage that had been sustained to plants, trees and structures such as brick walls, fences and seating.

It was noted that  Nonsuch Voles had been diligent in reporting incidents to the Police, and very active in repairing damage sustained within budget constraints.  Also the Chairman had instigated a meeting with Surrey Police to seek ways of reducing anti-social behaviour in the park.  The advice from the Crime Reduction/Crime Prevention Design Advisor was noted.  The use of CCTV had been suggested however it was agreed that fencing around the Formal Gardens would be a more suitable option.

Epsom and Ewell Streetcare Manager, Sam Whitehead informed the Committee that an opportunity had arisen to obtain and recycle 78m of fencing that was currently being used in Ashley Avenue and had been due to be discarded.  Ways to remove the fencing without damaging it were being explored and it was possible that the reinstallation costs could be met through the Police and Crime Commissioner’s fund where bids of up to £9,000 were accepted. 

The Committee supported the proposal to secure the rear boundary of the garden utilising the recycled fencing together with a mixture of planting and to apply for funding of the project as necessary.

All those present were also urged that if they came across any graffiti/vandalism damage to take photographs and forward them to the Police and to update the Committee at the next meeting.

Having noted the advice from the Crime Reduction/Crime Prevention Design advisor, the Committee agreed to support:

(1)            the proposal to secure the rear boundary of the garden using a mixture of planting and recycled fencing where possible

(2)            an application for the funding of the project, as necessary.