Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team
Below are the incidents recorded for the Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team for March 2010:
Crime in Your Area
Anti Social Behaviour and criminal damage has reduced in the area as a whole, this has been helped by a series of targeted evening patrols in the Studley area which are ongoing following our pledge made at the last Community Forum. Anti Social Behaviour has seen a slight increase on previous months in Henley, mainly due to a group of youths travelling from Shirley on Friday evenings and weekends, all youths were dealt with appropriately by local officers before ensuring they returned to Shirley. Although violence appears high on the area in most instances this is the threat of violence rather than physical violence taking place.
Currently houses, outhouses/sheds and commercial buildings are being targeted throughout the area with Tanworth, Earlswood and Studley areas suffering the most. Vehicle theft is also currently a problem in the Studley area, for tips and advice please see the ‘Information & Advice’ section below.
Officers request that if you see anybody or any vehicle acting suspiciously that you contact Warwickshire Police on 01926 415000 or you may contact your local officers on their mobile phones if you have their number and they are on duty, if they are not on duty please use the aforementioned number. If you can we would appreciate a description of the person and/or vehicle including registration number, however don’t worry if this is not possible and it is not safe to do so as your personal safety comes first. Details will be taken and a unit will conduct an area search and make any relevant checks, however should you see a break in progress or feel threatened in any way please dial 999.
Information & Advice
Warwickshire Police targets known burglars. Many burglaries happen because criminals see easy opportunities to enter homes. Here’s what you can do to prevent this from happening:
- Don’t hide spare keys, leave them with someone you trust. Burglars know where to look
- Fit good locks to doors and windows and use them
- Change locks when you move into a new home
- Use lights and radios on timers to make your home appear occupied
- Keep windows and doors secure when you are elsewhere in your home or garden
- Fit a good quality alarm from a reputable supplier
- Fit door chains and use them
- Join your local NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
- Use SMART Water to protect items that belong to you
Together we have significantly reduced vehicle crime in Warwickshire. This is no consolation if your phone, wallet, handbag or satellite navigation equipment is taken and your vehicle damaged in the process. Here’s what you can do:
- Never leave anything on view in your vehicle
- Take audio and sat nav equipment with you
- Remove the sat nav cradle and wipe away any windscreen marks
- Never leave the car with the engine running, or Keys in the ignition
- Fit self-locking screws to prevent number plates being stolen
- Always lock your car and fully close windows and sunroofs
- Fit anti-theft devices to steering wheels, fuel caps and wheels
- Park in safe, well-lit areas or secure car parks
For further information please visit www.warwickshire.police.uk/crimeprevention or contact the Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team on 01789 762207 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note it is an offence to let off fireworks after 11pm except on Bonfire Night when the deadline is midnight and New Year’s Eve at 1am.
Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Priorities
Current priorities as chosen by members of the public at the last Community Forum held on the 11th February 2010:
- Anti Social Behaviour, Millenium Park and Surrounding area, Studley – Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Officers have pledged to conduct high visibility patrols in the area including 8 x extra duties until 2am.
- Parking issues outside Tesco Express, Studley – Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Officers will liased with Stratford District Council regarding enforcement and have pledged to conduct 20 x high visibility patrols in the area to deliver advice or enforcement where appropriate.
- Inappropriate use of Juggins Lane by HGV’s and Speeding Vehicles, Forshaw Heath, Earlswood – Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Officers will liase with the Council and Highways regarding a review of signage and the speed limit. Officers have pledged to carry out 20 x high visibility patrols in the area to monitor HGV’s confusing Forshaw Heath Lane with the M42 slip road and to carry out speed checks.
Feedback on the above priorities will be given at the next Community Forum (see below for details), feedback will also be given in the next newsletter together with details of the new priorities. For further information please visit www.safer-NEIGHBOURHOODs.co.uk/an or www.stratford.gov.uk
Officers in Henley located the driver of a non-stop road traffic collision, which occurred in Preston Bagot. The driver was arrested for various offences. The case is ongoing.
Officers from the Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team in liaison with West Midlands Police have arrested a male believed to be responsible for burglary offences in Warwickshire and the West Midlands area. Enquiries are ongoing.
Officers from the Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team have conducted drugs searches in local pubs, a quantity of Cannabis was seized and in one case Methadrone was also seized. All parties concerned where dealt with appropriately, including details taken and Official Street Warnings issued. Further searches are planned.
Officers in Henley have attended local schools to deliver talks in conjunction with the NHS regarding drug abuse and it’s effects.
The next Community Forum will be held 1st July 2010, 7pm, Henley Memorial Hall - If you have a specific concern then come along to the local surgery, where you will be able to speak to your local Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Policing Team, Warwickshire County Council or Stratford District Council Officer.
The next Henley Community Surgery will be held, 26th May 11:30am, Henley Baptist Church Hall - The surgery gives you the opportunity to speak to members of the Parish Council & Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Policing Team about the issues that concern you, while giving you feedback regarding what is happening in the community.
The next Henley Police Surgery will be 28th April, between 11am – 1pm, Henley Police Station - A drop in facility to discuss issues/problems within the community with your local policing team.
The next Henley Neighbouhood Watch Meeting will be held 6th May, 7pm, Henley Police Station
The next Tanworth/Earlswood Police Surgery will be 5th May, between 10am – 12am, St Mary Magdalene Church Room, Tanworth - A drop in facility to discuss issues/problems within the community with your local policing team.
The next Studley NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH/Community Surgery will be held 19th May, 7:30 pm, Studley Village Hall
If you have any information or have witnessed the above incidents,
please can you contact Alcester Police on 01789 762207.
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– Friday April 9th in the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane at 7.30pm
in aid of church funds. Ladies come along and enjoy this fashion show
featuring ex chainstore clothes (sizes 8 – 22) from leading High
Street stores with the opportunity to buy from a large selection
afterwards at greatly reduced prices. Only £5.00 to include a
glass of wine.
Tickets from Barbara Colclough 793710 or Daphne Jones 01926 843515
HENLEY FLOWER CLUB
Our next meeting is on Tuesday 13th April 7.30 pm in The Memorial Hall
when our speaker Sheila Holland, National Demonstrator, on “BIG,
BOLD & BEAUTIFUL”. Competition “April in Paris”.
Visitors welcome (£5).
2010 PARISH ASSEMBLIES
A parish meeting is a public body exercising public functions and as
such any decision, action or failure to act in relation to the exercise
of its public function is capable of being judicially reviewed.
Beaudesert and Henley-in-Arden hold parallel Annual Parish Meetings and
this year the meetings will be held on Monday 19th April 2010 in the
Baptist Church Hall at 7.15pm.
HENLEY WILDLIFE SOCIETY
Stephanie Gaskin is the speaker on Tuesday 20th April in the Baptist
Church Hall. Come and join us for her presentation “North
Wales” from 7.45pm and meet other wildlife enthusiasts for a
small fee of £2.00.
HENLEY AND BEAUDESERT SOCIETY
Our next meeting is on Thursday 22nd April in the Baptist Church Hall
at 8.00pm when Chris Mew will give a talk on “English Bells and
Change Ringing” . Visitors and new
members are very welcome. Further details from Pat Kench on 795419.
& WOOTTON SCOUTS are looking for enthusiastic and energetic Leaders
or Assistant Leaders. Details from Simon Cossey 07979 240174
STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD. There will be a coffee morning in the Guild Hall on
Saturday 1st May, 10.30am. This is to raise funds to help ensure that
the hoard remains in the Midlands. Cake stall and raffle.
– Monday 3rd May in and around the Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane.
Home made cakes, bric–a-brac, plants, raffle, paperbacks etc.
Refreshments available. Small items of furniture and other items to
sell would be gratefully received between 4pm & 8pm at the Church
Hall on Sunday 2nd May or ring 01564 794308.
BARN DANCE - Saturday 22nd May at 7.30pm for 8.00pm start, St John’s Church Hall, Beaudesert Lane, in aid of church funds.
Come along and have an enjoyable evening with friends and dance to
legendary caller Hugh Rippon. Tickets £7.50 to include
Ploughman’s Supper from Barbara Colclough on 01564 793710 or
Daphne Jones on 01926 843515.
Details of all the local cinemas, theatres and exhibitions can be found on The Henley Town Website
HENLEY IN ARDEN TENNIS CLUB
members (juniors and adults) of any standard. Full time coach. 7 courts
open throughout the year mean that there is always a court available.
No need to book. Club and American Tournaments held during summer
months. League matches summer and winter. For details of
membership please contact Judith Mathias 01564 792378
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN EVERGREEN CLUB
are held on the first Wednesday of the month in the Parish Hall,
Beaudesert Lane at 2.15pm. The Club has around 80 members and organises
a varied programme together with various outings. If you are interested
in joining please contact Gordon Trinder
|THE ROTARY CLUB of HENLEY-in-ARDEN|
Meets at the Golf Club on Monday evenings at 7pm.
New members are always welcome.
Please email Robin Freeman <email@example.com>
Download Henley Rotary Club calendar
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN FLOWER CLUB
Are you interested in gardening and flowers or just spending a pleasant
evening watching a demonstrator arrange foliage and flowers? We
meet on the second Tuesday each month at 7.30pm in The Memorial Hall,
Station Road, Henley-in-Arden so why not come along and see for
yourself? Visitors are always welcome £3.00. You do not have to
be an active flower arranger to enjoy watching our demonstrators but if
you do feel you would like to 'have a go' we hold occasional workshops.
For further information contact Secretary - Annette Walker - 01564
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN ALLOTMENTS & GARDENING CLUB
The Objectives of the Club are:
- To maintain and develop facilities for gardening and allotment sites.
- To enable members to enjoy the activity of gardening and allotments.
- To enable a healthy and rewarding past time enriching people's lives.
- To preserve local green spaces for the community of Henley-in-Arden.
- To foster an allotment and gardening spirit.
- To create synergies and alliances with other like minded organisations.
- To create a network where
members can communicate with each other in order to exchange ideas,
exchange produce and flowers, share equipment, seek advice and help.
The HAAGC is open to everyone with an interest in gardening and membership is FREE. Click Here for Application Form
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN BADMINTON CLUB
Meets every Friday and Sunday evening from 8pm at the Memorial Hall,
Station Road, Henley-in-Arden. The season runs from mid September to
end April. A warm welcome is extended to all badminton players who may
be interested in joining the club. Visitors welcome. Please contact the
Chairman, Alan Barber, on 01564 793320 for further details.
HENLEY CRICKET CLUB
Henley Cricket Club fields two
teams in the Cotswold Hills League on a Saturday and two teams in
friendly fixtures on Sundays from mid-April to mid-September. We are
always on the lookout for new players, irrespective of age or ability.
Anyone interested in joining our club should contact Kevin O'Brien on
HENLEY-in-ARDEN BOWLS CLUB
meets on Monday evenings from
April to September at 6.30pm and plays until it is dark. The club is
situated next to the Tennis Courts at the Sports and Social club ground
on the A3400 just outside Henley. The Club welcomes new members,
whether beginners or established players. For further information
contact John Townson 01564 792407.
Jollytots meet every Tuesday morning during term time between 10am and
11.45am in the Church Hall on Beaudesert Lane, Henley. It is open
for all under 4 year olds and costs only £1.50 which includes a
drink and a biscuit. There are toys, games, arts and crafts and
singing. Any questions please ring Rachel on 01564 794470.
There are still vacancies in some areas of Henley-in-Arden for
NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Coordinators. If you are aware that your area is
not covered or you are willing to be a coordinator, please contact
Annette Walker on 792837
|HENLEY-IN-ARDEN FLOWER CLUB|
Meetings are held on the Second Tuesday each month at 7.30 pm at the
Memorial Hall. Secretary Mrs Annette Walker 01564 792837. Meeting programme
THE WARWICKSHIRE BUSINESS CLUB
Holds its monthly
lunchtime meeting on the third Thursday of each month from 11.30am to
2.15pm at the Henley Golf Club. There is a one hour networking session
followed by a quality lunch and an informative speaker on a business
topic. Full details at www.swbc.co.uk
|TAI CHI in HENLEY
Thursdays, 11am at the Baptist Church Hall, High Street. Age, health or
fitness no barrier. £5 per session – no termly fees. For
further information contact Debbie Wild on 07773 318830.
Full details at: www.swantaichi.co.uk|
WOOTTON WAWEN FOOTPATHS GROUP
Meets the last Sunday of
the month at Wootton Wawen village hall at 2.15pm for a conducted walk
of about 5 miles over the local and surrounding area footpaths. The
Group welcomes all walkers. There is no subscription. More
details from Denis Keyte on 01564 792872.
THE PROBUS CLUB OF BEAUDESERT
Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Membership
consists of retired professional and business men residing in the
vicinity of Henley. Visitors are most welcome and for further details
please contact the secretary Andrew Yarwood on 794079.
DE MONTFORT LODGE OF FREEMASONS
De Montfort Lodge is the only freemasons’ lodge meeting in
Henley. It was established in the town in 1930 and holds meetings in
the Guild Hall. Anyone interested in freemasonry should contact John
Pollard on 0121 603 8577 for further details.
WRVS LUNCH CLUB
The WRVS organise a lunch club for the elderly of the district at Dell
Court every Tuesday at 12.30pm at a cost of £3.10. For
further details contact Christine on 01789 209210.
HENLEY-IN-ARDEN BRIDGE CLUB
Plays Duplicate Bridge of
intermediate standard on Tuesday evenings at the the White Swan Hotel
and usually finds time for a tipple, which may or may not improve our
play!! Play commences at 7.15 promptly. There are normally 5 - 8
tables and the club does not issue master points.
For further information please contact the Secretary - Christine Whitehouse on 01564 792993.
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