Monthly Newsletter July 2015
Western Rural Police Team
Message from Inspector Keith Curbishley
It has been necessary for Cheshire Constabulary to make organisational changes in order to continue to deliver a quality service into the future. Without cutting front line police officers, the existing Neighbourhood Policing Units (NPU’s), of which ‘Western Rural’ is one, are being restructured into Local Policing Units, (LPU’s) covering different geographical areas. The majority of the Western Rural NPU will be encompassed into the new Chester LPU. The only Western Rural beats which are not joining Chester LPU are Tarporley, Cuddington & Oulton which will be covered by the new Northwich LPU. Officers will continue to respond to and deal with incidents in exactly the same way. The majority of these organizational changes are taking place during early July.
I will be taking up a new post in Force Headquarters. This change will mean that my Western Rural Monthly and Weekly Newsletters will cease to exist in their current guise. Let me reassure you that the newsletters will continue, possibly seeing some new content and format, under a new Inspector. Thank you for the support and constructive comments that you have made about the evolving communication formats that have been introduced. I hope that you have found them beneficial and informative
Local priorities for July 2015
1. Road Safety – Parking issues around local schools and shops and speeding through villages are both topics which generate a great deal of communication to the police from the public. Local PCSO’s and Beat managers refer to proven data in order to effectively target those areas which are proven to have genuine problems.
2. Theft and Burglary – Many of these offences occur in spates within defined areas, often committed by an individual. Local officers constantly monitor all such crimes in order to identify the most effective ways of targeting and catching the offender, preventing further offences and keeping the public informed with information and advice.
3. Events and ASB – A great many events and shows are organized in our area over the summer months, attracting large crowds. Whilst most people who attend do so with the intention of enjoying a pleasant day out, there are some who seem to want to cause disruption and disturbance. Local officers work closely with event organisers to deter and restrict those who may spoil the event for the majority.
• Two vehicles have been damage in the past week whilst parked during the evening/night time. The vehicles were parked on Deansfeild Way and Lawnswood Grove when the incident occurred. If anyone has any information regards to this please call 101.
• A burnt out vehicle has been at Ince and Elton railway station for a number of weeks. The vehicle is anticipated to be moved during the week commencing 29/06/15. In the meantime it has been a hotspot for youths to attend. If you see any youths or children in the area near the tracks or behaving anti socially then please call 101 and a patrol will attend.
• There were a number of reports of a male driving a red quad bike in the area, on and off the road. Due to the quick reports by members of the public the male was stopped and dealt with accordingly. If any other issues arise please report immediately so action can be taken.
• Youths have caused damage to a property on Crossfeilds whilst trying to retrieve footballs from over the fence. The youths have engaged with local officers as a result.
• A vehicle was seized in Duddon for being used with no insurance. Remember to check all aspects of your vehicles such as insurance, tax and MOT.
• On 30/06/15 a silver Honda Jazz NA11THG has been stolen from the High Street, Tarvin. Investigations on going. If the vehicle is sited please call 101 immediately.
• There have been a number of complaints regarding a vagrant asking for money outside the co-op in Kelsall and sleeping rough in Ashton Hayes. Local officers have located the male and he has been checked and moved away from the area. He was suitably advised regards to begging.
• On 23/06/15 a vehicle parked on Lampits Lane had the windscreen damaged by someone throwing a beer bottle at it. A white van was seen driving away from the scene. Please call 101 with any information in relation to this.
• Between 11th-21st June a side gate was damaged to a home on St Peters Way, Mickle Trafford. If anyone has any information then please call 101.
• There was a report of Anti-Social Behaviour on 27/06/15. A number of youths were causing a problem at a residential party on Station Lane. Police attended and moved the youths on with words of advice.
• There had been a number of complaints to the local officer for the area relating to speeding on Guilden Sutton Lane. A traffic officer attended during school let out time on 26/06/15 and issued a number of speeding tickets. Speeding is not acceptable and not outside of a school where the risk of an accidental is highly increased.
You said we did
1. Speeding has been mentioned throughout a number of villages on the rural.
You will have seen a number of officers with the speed gun over the past month or the use of the Speed Indication Device. There were a number of drivers issued fixed penalty notices for speeding in Guilden Sutton outside the local school. Speeding is not acceptable and especially not outside local schools. In some areas a community speed watch team has been set up successfully and hopefully other areas will have a speed watch team set up in the near future.
2. There has been a number of ASB issues reported over the past month.
We have utilised our local officers, both police constables and police community support officers to attend local hot spot areas on a regular basis. A number of youths and children have been advised and in some instances parents advised. If you have issues in your local area please call 101 when the issue is occurring so we can send out a local patrol.