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Inspector Louise Clarke's blog: September 2017

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Local events

What a fantastic day it was for the Tour of Britain to visit our town this week.  It was fantastic to see so many people out to support the race.  I was standing on Castlegate when the peloton passed at speed to the cheers of the supporting crowd - the phrase ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ couldn’t have been more accurate!   The event was policed by officers from across the country that closed the roads on police motorbikes before the peloton arrived. 

Officers from around the East Midlands supported the Tour as it moved around the county and the local neighbourhood team was out on foot to share the experience with you across Newark and Sherwood.  We were delighted to see that the bicycle made of sheep made it onto the TV, a brilliant idea helping Newark to stand out on the highlights programme I saw later.

I would like to thank the eagle -eyed member of the public who on sighting a suspicious male near the Barge, gave us a call.  This action prevented a more serious incident from occurring as we located the male and removed him from the area and into police custody.  This one call, is a fine example of why we welcome the support of the public in the work we do in keeping us all safe.

Looking forward to the next couple of weeks, local officers will be attending Collingham Show on the 16 September and Southwell Ploughing match on the 30 September, so please come and say hello. For any equine enthusiasts we will have the info packs for Horsewatch. If you wish to join the scheme, we will be happy to sign you up.

It is worth mentioning at this time that PC Martin Stannard has retired this month.  We wish to thank him for all the years of dedicated service he has given to Nottinghamshire Police and the villages of Collingham, Farndon and Balderton.  We wish him well in his new endeavours and for his future as Mr Stannard!

Crime updates

On the other side of the District, Ollerton Beat team are tackling on-going issues of anti-social behaviour committed by youths on the Kirk Drive estate.  We appreciate the effect this sort of behaviour can have on residents’ quality of life and we are tackling this issue in a number of ways. 

We are conducting dedicated patrols to be highly visible in the area and challenge the behaviour with the tools available to us in respect of criminal orders, convictions and civil powers.  With the support of colleagues at the District council ASB team and Housing providers we are delivering a number of warnings and arrests have been made where offences of damage have been committed. 

We are working hard to disrupt those who impact their community in a negative way and we need your support in doing so.  If you wish to report any information or crimes relating to this area, please call 101, or speak to PC Dawn Adams.