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August North Town Beat Update Priorities
Good Morning and welcome to our August priority update.
Anti-Social Behaviour continues to be one of our main focal points around the Melton Town North. Anti-Social Behaviour effects lives. It is behaviour by a person which causes, or is likely to cause, harassment, alarm or distress to persons not at the same household as the person. Types of anti-social behaviour could be shouting, swearing, loud music, driving inconsiderably, animal nuisance, vandalism and many more. If you are subject to ASB please report this, details on how to do this are below. Your beat team are conducting regular foot and marked car patrols around our hotspot locations that have been highlighted by previous incidents, face to face interactions and brought up on Neighbourhood Link.
Motorbikes/off-Road bikes riding around the streets of Welby Lane, Doctors Lane and Thorpe Road are still continuing to cause ASB to our community with loud noise and more importantly dangerous driving, but with your feedback and the reports of incidents we have received we have caught and dealt with the main perpetrators and:
Issued THREE Section 59 warnings to riders and their bikes. These warning allow the Police to confiscate bikes if the ASB is repeated on these bikes. (So we did) Officers have recently SEIZED three off-road bikes.
Public footpath (alleyway) from the Fairmead estate to John Fernley School has seen youths at various times causing ASB by climbing onto garden fences, sitting and jumping on garden walls, throwing stones at conservatories, windows and hurling abuse at residents when asked to stop. This behaviour is unacceptable and the beat team are currently investigating. We are also in talks with the residents, Melton Borough Council on how we can solve these issues together. We have also spoken and highlighted our concerns to the local school. Please if you see any ASB in or around this area to residential property please report as below.
We have received a few reports of noise from neighbours and late night parties, unfortunately we are unable to investigate these reports but please report to your local council. http://www.melton.gov.uk/ A single report of youths using a BB gun in a local park, unfortunately after an area search and patrols we were unable to trace anybody in the area.
A number of our Allotments have seen some minor vandalism and criminal damage to their sheds, and fences. We are regularly patrolling the areas and are in talks with the local owners. Again please report any ASB as directed below.
We fully appreciate the negative impact that ASB happens and how it can affect people mentally and physically, so please do not hesitate to report ASB to Police online via https://www.leics.police.uk/ , or by calling the Police on 101, (always 999 in an emergency) or contacting https://crimestoppers-uk.org/
Drug Dealing and Drug Taking remains a pertinent issue that we focus our attention on, therefore continues to be another one of our local priorities. Marked vehicle and foot patrols have been conducted along our designated hotspots as a form of deterrent. Officers conducted a warrant this month, resulting in 2 unnamed individuals being arrested for possession with intent to supply of Class A drugs, this was an excellent result and the issue at hand continues to be monitored
We continue to control the Fairmead Estate on foot and in marked Police cars. We will also be attending the Fairmead Community Centre event days on the below dates. Please come along and speak to us if you have any concerns.
We are always grateful for your help and involvement on bringing offenders to justice, therefore we are urging anyone to report any information known about the supply of drugs to us by calling 101, or via our Facebook or Twitter accounts. You can also report information to us completely anonymously via Crime Stoppers online, or over the phone, their website is www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ and their phone number is 0800 555 111.
Road Safety is another pressing issue and local priority on the Melton Town North Beat. Speed calming measures in the form of parking up in a Police car have also been conducted along Nottingham Road and Thorpe Road coming into Melton. Officers found this a very effective way in managing the speed of vehicles coming into the town and also act as a deterrent for further speeding into and out of Melton. This month we have been in talks with residents at the new estate on Melton Spinney Road, Council and Highways – currently the speed limit changes from a 30mph to the national speed limit and some drivers are ignoring the limits.
Your beat officers and PCSOs have been monitoring the traffic and have been patrolling in a view to calm traffic. We also a few weeks ago held a Speed Operation – over 200 cars were monitored coming into Melton, 4 advice letters were sent and I TOR was issues to a driver who was driving 42mph in a 30 limit. We will continue to work together with the local community and have other dates booked for speed monitoring, operations.
If you feel speeding is a problem in your area please click on the below link which will give you some informative information regarding traffic concerns https://www.speedorsafety.com/ If you have any other suggestions or concerns regarding any of our local priorities feel free to get in touch with us by reporting your issue on 101 or online, speaking to officers whilst walking around the beat or through our direct messages on our Facebook page.
Melton Town North Beat Meetings
Our Neighbourhood Police meetings are open to everyone and give you the chance to meet your local Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers. It’s a chance for you to speak to your local policing team every month, have a say on how your area is policed and monitor our performance. You can tell us what issues concern you, ask them questions about how we are policing your area and each month we will decide which policing priorities we will be concentrating on in your area for the next month, based upon your concerns and questions.
Sainsbury’s Nottingham Road - Sat 4th 6-7pm. Country Park Café – Sat 18th 11-12.
Tesco’s Thorpe Road – Thu 14th 3-4pm. Country Park Café – Thu 21st 6-7pm
Sainsbury’s Nottingham Road – Fri 5th 3-4pm. Country Park Café – Sun 21st 3-4pm.
We look forward to meeting you at one of the above venues.
We Want to Hear From You - Survey
Thank you once again to everyone who has completed the “Your Views Matter Survey”, which is a big part of setting our priorities. If you haven’t yet completed the survey, you can do so by clicking on the link below:
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The Melton Town North Team
PS Simon Williams 1951 PC Ryan Hill 4410 PC Ross Ball 4248 PCSO Will Berridge 6656 PCSO Tracey Biggs 6171