Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team
Below are the incidents recorded for the Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team for July 2010:
Crime in Your Area
The majority of anti social behaviour incidents have been recorded in
the Studley area this month and this was reflected at the Community
Forum with members of the community requesting an increased police
presence in the town centre after 10pm on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Your Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team has pledged to conduct 8 additional 2
hour high visibility patrols in the area to combat the problem, which
appears in some cases to be alcohol related, and officers will be
making effective use of the Dispersal Zone and Alcohol Restriction
Zone. A few Anti Social Behaviour incidents have been recorded in the
vicinity of Henley Medical Centre, again this was reflected at the
Community Forum and your Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Team has again pledged to
carry out 8 additional high visibility patrols after 10pm in the
evening to combat the problem – this has already been a success
with two males being found in procession of a Class B drug.
The Tanworth, Earlswood and Ullenhall areas
have been targeted for burglary and theft from motor vehicles.
Residents are reminded to remain vigilant at all times in securing
their property and not leave anything of high value on show. Officers
are increasing patrols in the areas but request the help of residents
to report any suspicious activity to the police. Overall since April
1st burglary dwellings have reduced on the Alcester North Area by
–33.8% when compared to the same period last year and vehicle
crime has reduced by –27.1%.
Criminal Damage incidents have increase
slightly on last year, the increase has mainly been in the Studley
area; it is hoped that in the coming months this will be reduced with
increased patrols and effective use of the Dispersal Zone and Alcohol
Most of the violence incidents recorded have
been in the Henley and Studley areas. Although the figure appears to
have doubled on last year, most of the incidents recorded have been
relatively minor in nature.
Information & Advice
Safety for Children Online!
- Know what your children are doing online
and who they are talking to. Ask them to teach you to use any
applications you have never used. Keeping the computer in a family room
means that you can share your child’s online experience - and
that they are less likely to act inappropriately (ie via webcam).
- Help your children to understand that
they should never give out personal details to online friends -
personal information includes their messenger ID, email address, mobile
number and any pictures of themselves, their family or friends. If your
child publishes a picture or video online anyone can change it or share
it. Remind them that anyone may be looking at their images and one day
a future employer could!
- If your child receives spam/junk email & texts, remind them never to believe them, reply to them or use them.
- It’s not a good idea for your child
to open files that are from people they don’t know. They
won’t know what they contain - it could be a virus, or worse - an
inappropriate image or film.
- Help your child to understand that some
people lie online and therefore it’s better to keep online mates
online. They should never meet up with any strangers without an adult
- Always keep communication open for a
child to know that it’s never too late to tell someone if
something makes them feel uncomfortable.
- Teach young people how to block someone online and how to report them if they feel uncomfortable.
Further information is available at: www.ceop.gov.uk and www.thinkuknow.co.uk www.getnetwise.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 1st July 2010:
- Speeding Vehicles, Earlswood Common - 8 x
targeted speed checks to be carried out with advice and/or enforcement
- Anti Social Behaviour, Studley Town
Centre – Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Officers to conduct 8 x 2 hour high
visibility patrols in the area after 10 pm on Friday/Saturday evenings.
- Anti Social Behaviour, Henley Medical
Centre, Prince Harry Road - Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Officers to conduct 8 x
2 hour high visibility patrols in the area after 10 pm on
Agreed completed priorities at the last Community Forum held on the 1st July 2010:
- Anti Social Behaviour, Millennium 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. Anti social behaviour has reduced in this area
following increased police patrols, the introduction of a Dispersal
Zone and Alcohol Restriction Zone. Agreed completion 1st July 2010.
- Parking issues outside Tesco Express,
Studley – Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Officers will liaised 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. Parking has improved in the area and
officers have increased patrols advising persons regarding their
inappropriate parking and where necessary have issued fixed penalty
notices. The District Council has also taken action by repositioning
the bollards to encourage people not to park in the area. Agreed
completion 1st July 2010
- Inappropriate use of Juggins Lane by HGVs
and Speeding Vehicles, Forshaw Heath, Earlswood – Safer
NEIGHBOURHOOD Officers will lipase 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 HGVs confusing Forshaw Heath Lane with the M42 slip road and to
carry out speed checks. Officers have attended the location and have
found no vehicles exceeding the 60 mph speed limit. However officers
have found the road to be inappropriately used by HGVs and have liaised
with local residents to get a full picture of the problem. Officers
have observed a number of HGVs performing turning manoeuvres in the
vicinity following mistaken identity for the M42 slip road. Photographs
of signage, damage to verges and vehicles performing turning manoeuvres
have been taken and forwarded to Warwickshire County Council together
with recommendations. These recommendations are now being taken forward
by County Councillor Mike Perry to try and address the problems in the
area. This priority has been agreed as completed by the Safer
NEIGHBOURHOOD Team and Cllr Perry will take the issue forward and
report back to the next Community Forum to be held 7th October 2010.
Agreed Completion 1st July 2010
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/ and/or www.stratford.gov.uk
Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Officers conducting routine patrols in the vicinity
of Henley Medical Centre identified two suspicious male youths and on
searching them found them in possession of a Class B drug. One male was
given a Formal Street Caution and the other a Final Warning.
Orbit Housing/Alcester North Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD
Team Fishing Contest 2010
Safer NEIGHBOURHOOD Officers linked up with
Orbit Housing to provide a fishing contest for local youths held in the
grounds of Skilts Pool, Mappleborough Green. The event proved to be
very popular and all those who took part had a fun day and enjoyed
The Community Speed Watch Initiative has
been launched in the area whereby members of the public have
volunteered to be trained by members of Warwickshire Police to use the
speed gun device. Once trained, appropriate areas are identified to
carry out speed checks and those identified by members of the public as
contravening speed limits will be recorded and receive advisory
letters. A pilot scheme has proved successful in Sambourne and is soon
to be launched in the Henley area.
Following efficient and effective teamwork
by local officers three males where detained at Henley Railway Station
on suspicion of breaking into vehicles. The males were later handed
over to the British Transport Police who are continuing their enquiries.
Local officers have identified offenders for
littering Henley Railway Station; the youths involved have been spoken
to in conjunction with their parents and given appropriate advice. The
youths will be taking part in a litter pick around the town in the
The next Community Forum will be held 7th October, 7pm, Studley Youth
Centre - 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, 29th September, 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
The next Henley Police Surgery will be 11th
August, 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 NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH Meeting will be held 21st October, 7pm, Henley Police Station
If you have any information or have witnessed the above incidents,
please can you contact Alcester Police on 01789 762207.