In response to a comment made on ITV’s This Morning about Camberley being a potential target for terrorism we would like to reassure the public that we have no specific information to suggest there is a risk to the town.
We would also like to make it clear that it is particularly unhelpful for people to share speculative comments and rumours online which can cause unnecessary fear and worry.
Camberley is no more a threat than anywhere else in the country and members of the public should go about their normal business while taking all the usual security precautions.
It’s important that everyone remains vigilant and reports any suspicious behaviour or activity straight away.
Anyone who spots anything should call the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.
No call is a waste of time. If you suspect it, report it.
If you see anything suspicious or have any questions or concerns please visit our Counter Terrorism page for further information.
A Closure Order has been obtained on a property in Camberley after numerous reports associated with serious nuisance and anti-social behaviour.
The order at 39 Turf Hill Road was granted after evidence was heard at South West Surrey Magistrate’s Court in Guildford on Thursday 12 November, which demonstrated the property to be connected with a history of significant reports of ongoing anti-social behaviour.
Magistrates heard how residents’ lives had been impacted by the behaviour of the occupants, which made those nearby, including families with young children, feel threatened and fearful.
Surrey Heath Neighbourhood Sergeant Alan Poland said: “The impact of the occupants’ behaviour on their neighbours cannot be underestimated – they have caused people to feel intimidated and frightened in their own neighbourhood. This order, which was obtained in partnership with Accent Group Housing Association, should help the estate return to a peaceful enjoyable place to live and bring up families and demonstrates Surrey Police will not stand by while people make the lives of others a misery.”
The premises has been boarded up as a result of the notification with notices informing the public it is closed to protect the neighbourhood from future acts of anti-social behaviour. The order was granted with immediate effect under the Part 4 Chapter 3 Section 80 of the ASB Crime and Policing Act and the property will be sealed for a three month period providing respite for the community.
Accent Group is in the process of repossessing the property and if successful the tenant will be permanently excluded from the property. The order is in place until 11 February 2016 and anyone seen entering the property will be liable to arrest and is liable to receive a fine or face a custodial sentence for breaching the order.
Camberley shoppers can enjoy free parking during late night shopping on Thursdays.
Starting on 19 November and up to 17 December, most of Camberley’s top high street names and fantastic independent traders will open late, giving shoppers a chance to pick up Christmas essentials until8pm.
Surrey Heath Borough Council is providing free parking in its Main Square and Knoll Road car parks for cars arriving after 3pm.
The late night shopping dates are: 19 November, 26 November, 3 December, 10 December and 17 December.
The Atrium is also offering free parking during the same days and times.
A new online service ‘Car Park Spaces Live’ gives updates every 15 minutes showing how many spaces are available in Main Square and Knoll Road car parks.
In addition, a new online prePAY system has been introduced in both car parks, meaning customers can create an account and pay for their parking at home and then they can enter and exit the car parks without needing to use a pay station.