Safer Neighbourhood Area Newsletter for March 2013

Posted on April 10, 2013 by


Welcome to the latest newsletter for the South Safer Neighbourhood area (SNA) covering the council wards of Nether Edge, Gleadless Valley, Graves Park and Beauchief and Greenhill.

Could I remind you to  follow us on facebook to find out daily what is happening in your community. Look up the Woodseats and Gleadless Valley Safer Neighbourhood team page. The facebook page is updated daily with crime figures/details, arrests, witness appeals and other useful information. Its also a great way to pass information to us. I also have a twitter account @KEInspector.

We have one local priority identified per council ward area.   These local priorities attract a priority response from the Police if you need to call. You can also drop in and see us at the PACT drop-in session. The next one will take place at Morrisons supermarket, Meadowhead  on Wed 24th April  2013   from 12noon – 6pm. This is an opportunity to speak to PCSO’s about any issue you wish,

Remember you can have a say in how your community is policed. If there are any issues in your area which you feel should be considered as a local priority then please let me know.

Our current local priorities are:

Gleadless Valley Ward: Antisocial behaviour around Heeley City Farm

Nether Edge Ward: Antisocial behaviour around Broadfield Park and Leyburn Rd

Beauchief and Greenhill Ward: Antisocial behaviour around Greenhill Library

Graves Park Ward: Antisocial behaviour on Barbers Field, Woodseats

In addition to tackling Antisocial behaviour and PACT priorities the following are some of the positive results from the last month, planned activities and other news.

Its Your Child – Update

We are still awaiting highways to confirm when the highways work will be completed.

All the PCSO’s have been trained by Sheffield City Council to deliver some road safety and pedestrian safety training in schools. At present this is only delivered in the priority schools by the council. As part of this project we will ensure all children get the same road safety training. Plans for improvements to the highway markings and street furniture outside schools are well underway.


I am very pleased to report that the reductions we saw last month have continued and that levels are now lower than they have been for some time. As evidence there have only been 8 offences in the past 7 days in this entire Safer Neighbourhood area. During January we were seeing between 20 and 30 offences per week. A number of significant arrests have been made and a number of prominant criminals are now in prison. That said we will not be complacent. We have introduced a new methodology across the city to analyse Burglary trends in a more predictive manner. This has been tested in both Manchester and Doncaster and seen to contribute towards significant reductions in Burglary. In summary we are using predictive mapping to try and identify the area where the next Burglary is most likely to occur and then task staff accordingly. In addition we have a team of dedicated PCSO’s cocooning around Burglary victims. The victim and 40 properties in the immeadiate vicinity will get a visit from the PCSO along with some crime prevention advice. Prevention is always better than cure! Of those 8 Burglaries I mentioned earlier 4 were at insecure properties. As I said on facebook earlier in the week ” Don’t be the victim who forgot to lock the door”

Drugs Warrants

We have executed a number of warrants this month. Properties on Edmund Close, Spotswood Drive, Blackstock Drive and Gresley Rd have been visited. Three people were arrested from one address. 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.

Week of Action in Abbeydale

This event took place at the beginning of the month and was well supported by partners. The week ended with a community event at St Peters which attracted over 1000 people and was a fantastic event. We had officers undertaking various enforcement activities with partners from a wide range of agencies including taxi licensing and trading standards. A significant number of vehicles were stopped in a speeding Operation and a number of uninsured cars were seized. Coleagues from the fire service were prominent in the area offering free home fire safety assessments. Partners also undertook an environmental clean up of the worst areas.

Do you want to know about crime and ASB in your area. allows you to put in your postcode and it will bring up a map with all incidents plotted along with the outcomes. Try it.

Arrests this month

Colleagues have had some excellent results this month. Most of these cases will be familiar to those who follow my facebook page and are all in the last month. These incidents highlight the good work that is ongoing to tackle crime locally.

A male was arrested for nine offences of Theft from Motor Vehicle in the Norton Lees area last week.

Two men were arrested on Spring Close View for a Burglary that occurred on Bradway Rd

A male was arrested for a Burglary on Norton Park View

One of Gleadless Valleys most prolific Burglars was arrested for a Burglary on Middle Hay View and is now back behind bars

A male was arrested for two Burglaries, one on Lowedges Rd

A male was arrested for a 2 in 1 Burglary ( car stolen ) on Shirebrook Rd at Heeley

A male was arrested for Robbery at the Coop on Newfield Green where a member of staff was assaulted and cigarettes stolen.

Three men were arrested for two seperate offences of Burglary on Cartmell Rd.

Three men were arrested for Burglary on Birchitt Rd

Crime figures

I am now able to provide crime figures at a ward level. I have chosen to do this on a rolling 12 month basis ( to end Feb 2013) as this rules out seasonable variations in crime. The figures in brackets are the actual reduction/increase in offences and therefore victims. From 1st April the Police nationally are now measuring overall victim based crime as a measure so I also include these figures. This omits those crimes for example possession of drugs and public order where there is no direct victim.



Nether Edge

Gleadless Valley

Beauchief and Greenhill

Graves Park

Victim Based Crime

-5.8% (2298 fewer victims)

-16.1% (162)

+12.8% (199)

+5% (51)

+0.6% (5)

Burglary Dwelling

+11.4% (426)

+1.7% (2)

+42.9% (85)

+40.9% (47)

+53.6% (45)

Burglary Other than dwelling

-12.1% (425)

-44.8% (47)

-18% (32)

+1.2% (1)

+5.2% (4)


+8% (43)

Reduction of 1 offences. Only 10 recorded

Increase of 9 offences. Only 27 recorded

Increase of 3 offences. Only 11 recorded.

Reduction of 4 offences. Only 2 recorded.

Criminal Damage

-10.3% (819)

-14.3% (24)

-4% (17)

-10.4% (30)

-20% (28)

Vehicle Crime

+0.4% (22)

+6.9% (12)

+4.4% (9)

No Change

-11.6% (18)

Violent Crime

-5.7% (344)

-17.3% (17)

+15.2% (33)

+16.6% (26)

-15.4% (12)

Thanks for your continued support and remember to join us on Facebook.

Ian Stubbs

Inspector, South SNA

Twitter @KEInspector

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