P A C T  M E E T I N G 

(Police and Communities together)

Held on Tuesday February 15th 2011 Chilham Parish Church


Peter Wead

in the chair Chilham

Doffy Milner

Secretary Chilham
  PC Matt King PCSO  

Apologies: David Hayes, Trevor Vallis, Yvonne White and Helen Tharp


PCO Smith had been spoken to and a speed monitor was now available. PC King would like to conduct a general speed check in different parts of the Parish with Trevor.

Action:Trevor to organise another PACT speed check in the Parish soon and to inform PC King when it is to take place and the general speed check to be pursued by the police in the next 10 days or so.


Still no action on this front.

Action: Doffy to remind David so that the leaflets can be distributed before Easter.


PC King had spoken to Karen the Community Warden who is in touch with the school and the dog warden. The problem with yellow disposal bags in bushes has been addressed and no further bags have been spotted in Mountain Street. However, there is a continuing problem at the Recreation Ground. Football hirers have complained about dogs fouling the pitch.

General Action: the public are asked to be vigilant and report any fouling they observe.


Chilham toilets – the police need to continue monitoring this area although no further incidents have been reported.

Off road bikes also continue to cause problems and will be monitored.

Nobody has been arrested in connection with the Bagham Barn burglary.

Crime reports: January to the present

Chilham: 3 crime reports –

  • the theft of a motor vehicle
  • an attempted theft of padlocked shed at the Bothy
  • an attempt to run over a resident in a dispute

Shottenden: 1 crime – a reported wallet theft

OWL: 1 crime – a money scam was reported

PC King had followed up a complaint about an inappropriately parked vehicle in Station Road. Cars continue to be parked partly on the pavements or too close to the main road.

PACT boxes: no comments this month

Next meeting: Tuesday March 15th

London Marathon:

PC Matt King will be competing in aid of the Heart of Kent Hospice in Maidstone. Sponsorship forms will soon be available in the Post Office. PACT members were asked to support this and spread the word.