Safer Neighbourhood Team Newsletter – July 2011

Posted on July 26, 2011 by


Dear Resident,

Following the latest PACT drop in and other engagement activity over the past month we listened to your views and amended the PACT priorities. Remember if there are any issues in your area which you feel should be considered as a PACT priority then please  let me know. You can have a say in how your community is policed. The next meeting is at Morrisons, Meadowhead on Thursday 28th July 2011 between 10am and 6pm. Please call in and you can speak to my staff about any policing issues.

 Gleadless Valley/Heeley SNT

 1. Antisocial behaviour in and around Carrfield Allotments site

2. Antisocial behaviour around Newfield Green shopping complex

3. Motor cycle nuisance on Gleadless Valley in particular around Rolleston Woods

 Woodseats SNT

1. Motor Cycle nuisance in Greenhill Park

2. Antisocial behaviour on Bradway Recreation Ground

3. Antisocial behaviour on Whitethorns Drive

In addition to tackling Anti-social behaviour and PACT priorities the following are some of the positive results from the last month and planned activities.

1. Weeks of Action – So far we have had weeks of action in both Heeley and Gleadless Valley and two days of action in Woodseats. There has been some significant work undertaken in both areas. Of particular note was the crime prevention work at Meersbrook Allotments. During the week we handed out free shed alarms to residents and assisted with property marking. The locks to the Allotment site were changed and new keys given to tenants. This has proved very sucessful with only 2 sheds broken into in the 6 weeks since. We were experiencing 3 or 4 per week before. Similar work has been undertaken at Woodseats Allotment site.

In Gleadless Valley we were able to employ young people on the City Stewardship scheme to undertake a clean up of the area around Constable Rd. The results are fantastic. Please see the pictures on our website or Facebook page.

In terms of enforcement action we were able to concentrate resources in both areas to good effect. We deployed the speed camera at locations across the area identified by you the residents and a significant number of motorists have been prosecuted for speeding. Mounted Police were out in force and the force Road Crime unit conducetd a proactive Operation in both Heeley and Gleadless Valley. We also conducted increased high visibility patrols to tackle antisocial behaviour.

The next week of Action is in Lowedges in the weeok commencing 8th August. Let us know if there is anything you would like to see tackled during the week.

2. Drugs Warrants – Please if you have information about drug dealing in your area either let us know directly or contact Crime Stoppers on 0800 555111. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be investigated. Last month has seen some significant results. We executed warrants at Erskine View, Lingfoot Crescent, Whinacre Place, Blackstock Rd, Ironside Place, Lingfoot Walk and Landseer Place. We need your help to identify drug dealers in your community.

3.The School Holidays – Traditionally antisocial behaviour tends to increase in the school summer holidays. In order to combat this and to provide positive engagement with young people we have organised a week of activity this week to tackle under age drinking and cannabis misuse. Every day will see the council playbus out in the community and every evening this week there are street based multi agency teams out and about engaging with and offering help and advice to young people. To find out where the bus is check out our website page or facebook page. The playbus has DJ equipment and Xbox and other games and is free to use. In addition on Friday we are running a full Operation Staysafe to tackle the dangers of young people drinking ( Google Operation Staysafe for details of this initiative)

5. More serious crime – Colleagues within CID have again had some good success this month.

A male was arrested last week in Heeley and has been charged with Theft from person, 2 x Burglaries and handling stolen goods

Another male from Lowedges has admitted 30 offences of Burglary dweliing and is currently remanded in custody

Three men from Batemoor were arrested for a Burglary and have been charged and remanded. One of these has admitted 20 more Burglaries and 10 vehicle crime offences in the Batemoor area.

A young male from Heeley has been remanded in custody after being charged with a Burglary at Norton Lees.

4. Crime figures for the past 12 months are as follows for this SNA area ( compared to the previous 12 month period)

All crime – reduction of 5.7% or 253 fewer victims compared to previous 12 month period

Burglary Dwelling – reduction of 0.6% or 3 fewer victims compared to previous 12 month period

Burglary other than dwellings ( sheds etc) – slight increase of 2.6% or 10 more victims compared to previous 12 month period.

Robbery – slight reduction of 1 offence from 47 to 46. This is still a significantly small number. Also of note there have only been 6 reported robberies since 1st April 2011

Vehicle Crime – reduction of 3.7% or 23 fewer victims compared to previous 12 month period

Violent Crime – reduction of 18.9% or 128 fewer victims compared to previous 12 month period

Thanks for your continued support

Inspector Ian Stubbs