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Local Update April 2016: Clayworth and Sturton.

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March 2016


The Clayworth/ Sturton beat area includes the following villages and hamlets

  • Drakeholes
  • Wiseton
  • Clayworth
  • Hayton
  • Clarborough
  • Welham
  • Tiln
  • North Leverton with Habblesthorpe
  • North Wheatley
  • South Wheatley
  • Sturton le Steeple
  • Bole
  • West Burton
  • Littleborough
  • Coates and Fenton

Over the last few months, especially more recently when there has been the occasional pleasant spring day, whilst patrolling the streets the local beat team has noticed several properties where the downstairs windows have been partly, or wide, open. In some cases unattended cars have also been seen with the windows still down. The team has also seen a number of pedal cycles left insecure outside shops and in front gardens.

For some criminals that is an invitation just too good to resist.

As we move into April and the prospects of more settled weather, please remain vigilant around all aspects of home and vehicle security. Be especially careful to lock house doors and leave windows on locks – even if you are only in the back garden.

Check car windows and sun roofs are closed when you park, remembering not to leave anything inviting on display in your vehicle.

And always secure your unattended bicycle to something that is fixed to the ground, or leave it in a rear garden where it is out of view from the public highway.

As ever, the beat team will keep an eye out to look after you and your homes. The team would like to hear from any community members who would like some crime prevention advice, or even just a reassurance visit.

Text message alert trial

A new police scheme will give residents the opportunity to receive news, information and appeals from their local police team straight to their mobile phone.

The text messaging pilot, that is to be launched imminently, will mean that anyone living in Bassetlaw, Newark and Sherwood can register to receive free alerts from officers about issues affecting their area.

Nottinghamshire Police have launched the pilot with funding provided by the forces Police and Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping.

He said: “Many people living and working in rural areas struggle to receive information from their local police in a timely enough way to be able to protect themselves as they are so heavily reliant on unstable internet connections to access information online, through social media and by email.

This new text messaging service will allow Nottinghamshire Police to share information with thousands of local people at the click of a button, bringing officers closer to the communities they serve and improving how they let local people know about the work being done to tackle rural crime in their area”.

Anyone in Nottinghamshire can register to receive free email and text message alerts from the local force by visiting the website at www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/alert

Anti-social behaviour

This month there have been seven reported incidents of anti-social behavior across the whole beat area.

This compares with six reported incidents for February 2016 and two reported for the same month in 2015.

The anti-social behavior umbrella covers a wide range of incident types including hoax calls to the emergency services, found/ abandoned vehicles and wildlife/ animal issues.

Very few of the anti-social behavior incidents this month, and in previous months, are youth related.

The local beat team looks forward to meeting up with residents at local events and whilst on patrol throughout the coming year. Please take time to talk to your local representatives about any concerns and/ or issues which you might have relating to the policing of your parish/ beat area.

Even though the number of crimes of interest reported over the last few months is exceptionally low, we must remain vigilant and not become complacent.

Please continue to report all suspicious persons, vehicles and activity to the control room on 101. Where a crime is in progress, or has just occurred, please continue to use the 999 number. Calls of this nature do make a difference in helping to drive crime figures lower.

Contact numbers for the local beat team can be found on the posters displayed across the beat area in the shops and village notice boards. PC 1695 Bill Bailey is the beat manager for this area. His contact number is 07910 336844 and E mail address is Bill.bailey@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

Please do not use these telephone numbers to report incidents and/ or crimes. Our works numbers should only be used for non-urgent matters – including seeking advice and/ or information.

Thanks to you all for your continued interest and support.