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Inspector Christine Busuttil blog: July 2018

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Crime Prevention

Theft of pedal cycles has seen a sharp increase city wide, a good sturdy lock is now needed though in some cases bikes have been left unattended with no security.

A number of burglaries have occurred where it has been mainly down to insecurities with back doors/windows being left open, this making it so much easier for either an opportunist or prolific burglar to help themselves to your personal possessions.

We have seen a real reduction in reports of nuisance bikes in the area which is very positive and down to the joint work of the community, OP Reacher and the local beat team.

We have patrolled Anti-social behaviour hot spots and are deploying the CCTV van in partnership with Community Protections to gather intel as to who is committing ASB in and around the area.

An offender has been charged with burglary of commercial premises namely the Outlet store Main Street Bulwell, after entering the rear store room where public are not allowed. The suspect has selected items before making good his escape and subsequently being arrested a short time later. I am in no doubt that this offender will have committed other offences elsewhere.

Events/police operations 

7th July, 12-3pm Bestwood Cultural Festival at Bestwood Park Church.

7th July, 11-3pm Leen Valley Fun day at Leen Valley Community Centre, Arnold road.

21st July 1pm – 5pm Carrington festival –St Johns church Mansfield road– Various activities with food stalls etc.

28th July 9am – 3pm - Bulwell pride event – Bulwell market place further details on lgbt@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

1st August 12-4pm Southglade Park Live, Southglade Park

Also in July we have the 2018 Spirit of Sherwood Awards once again, I am currently going to be part of their judging panel for the ‘Good Neighbour’ Award as I was last year which will be presented on the 24th July, it is a nice local event for local people.

We have planned a Sherwood and Carrington Night Time Economy High Vis weekend of action. Unfortunately we cannot tell you when this will be but we will be visiting as many premises as possible during this time so hopefully you will see us out and about soon.

We have attended a Ward Walk around Lytham/Hogan Gdns in which we assisted with clearing litter/fly tips and engaged with the local community.

Over 100 properties were visited with Notts Fire service on Leiston gardens and Chediston Vale, this was a joint venture to engage and offer general home safety checks to residents whilst listening to any local issues they had.

We supported a local community event by visiting volunteers from Boots who were clearing up Sandybanks and doing some painting, we then went from there to Bestop Kitchen where approx 100 people visited for a meal


Sherwood staff have now moved to Oxclose, this will gives us a stronger team as they will be working alongside Bestwood, they are of course on the door step of Edwards lane beat  which is also a bonus and have access to public transport and police vehicles in order to access all other areas pretty much as before.

PC Sharlene Taylor will soon be joining us; whilst she will be independent she will still be in her probation period and will be mentored by PC Reid initially until she finds her feet.

PC Zoe Hughes will also soon be independent and will remain at Bulwell for the remainder of her probation.

PC Nick Cobb from Bulwell ward has recently been promoted to sergeant after successfully passing his board and has moved on to pastures new which is a big loss to us but we wish him well in his new position.