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Melton Rural North Priorities Update
Alert message sent 03/02/2021 17:58:00
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Last week Melton Police had to say their goodbyes to PC Sharon Roscoe who has taken up an exciting post at Head Quarters. We wish her well in her new role. We will definitely miss her on the rural north beat. Sharon has been working diligently on the beat right up to her last day, her knowledge of who is who is going to be hard to surpass. Her presence will surely be missed and also her cake baking skills.
This last month we have continued with our 3 priorities: Priority 1 – Road Safety Priority 2 – Rural Crime/ Farm Thefts Priority 3 – Nuisance off roading.
For priority 1 there has been an increased focus on vehicles breaching the weight restrictions in Harby and Waltham following concerns raised by local residents. Contact has been made with several companies whose vehicles have been seen in the weight restricted area on a regular basis advising them of the regulations. The response has been positive, a number of companies have taken the time to respond and inform me where they had deliveries or provided a service. This will be followed up with enforcement, only yesterday (02/02) I had support from response officers who issued a traffic offence report to a vehicle in Harby.
We keep a monthly report which is updated almost on a daily basis and we have logged the following activity for January.
08/01 WOTW HGV monitoring 17:00-17:30 1 Tractor, no trailer 08/01 HARBY HGV monitoring 14:40-18:10 no offences 12/01/21 E-mail sent seeking support from Neighbourhood Priority Officers to assist with Weight Restriction enforcement 12/01/21 Neighbourhood Link priority update message sent out regards Speed Safety Van results. Ab Kettleby – (30mph), 6 hours 22 minutes, 41 offences. A606 Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray – 7 hours 33 minutes, 27 offences. A607 Melton Road, Waltham on the Wolds – 2 hours 10 minutes, 0 offences. A607 Norman Way, Melton Mowbray – 1 hour 35 minutes, 0 offences.
13/01 10:30-11:10 Speed checks Harby at 3 locations, 2 offences on Colston Lane. 4 HGV’s entered weight restriction, advice letters sent to all 14/01 E-Mail to highways re signage around weight restrictions 19/01 Conferred with MBC regarding the weight restrictions in Harby and WOTW. Contact also made with LCC Highways to discuss the situation. 21/01 12:30-12:55 Harby HGV monitoring, 1 tractor, spoken to at traffic lights, visiting site on Colston lane within the restriction 25/01 WOTW HGV monitoring 17:30-18:00 AIO 26/01 WOTW hgv monitoring, 15:30-16:00 AIO, 17:40-18:00 1 breach, 27/01 Harby HGV monitoring no offences 28/01 Harby HGV monitoring no offences 30/01 Speed Monitoring Branston 11:10-11:45 7 offences out of 22 vehicles, advice letters sent 30/01 Speed monitoring Sewstern 14:25-14:50 3 offences out of 21 vehicles, advice letters sent
To address priority 2 we have continued patrolling across the beat and visiting those affected by crime.
The following crimes have been recorded for January:
Vehicle related crime 07/01 – White Ford Transit van stolen from High Street, Bottesford 09/01 -10/01 – VW Transporter windscreen smashed on Main Street, Saltby 16/01 – Theft of doors and bonnet from Land rover Defender, Church Lane, Muston 19/01 – Theft of Ford Ranger from Main Street, Stonesby
Burglary 17/01 – 18/01 – Break to farm workshops and sheds, Langer Lane, Harby 19/01 – Burglary to outbuilding and theft of Land rover 110 Defender, Pasture Lane, Hose 27/01 – Theft of car keys and subsequent theft of vehicle. Vehicle recovered in Nottinghamshire, 1 male has been arrested, crime still under investigation.
30/01 – Stop search Lings Hill following report of suspicious vehicles in the area, resulting in x2 Drugs possession.
In addition to these rural crimes, the following crimes and reports have also been made in January: Safeguarding – 7 Assault – 4 Domestic incident – 3 Stalking – 1 Criminal Damage – 2 Malicious Communications – 6 Fraud/Theft- 3 Public Order – 3 Harassment – 1
The same period in 2020 saw 1 residential burglary, 3 non dwelling burglaries, 9 vehicle related crimes, 3 criminal damage, 9 assaults, 4 domestic incidents, 5 safeguarding reports, 5 thefts, 2 frauds, 5 harassment reports, 1 modern slavery report, 1 drugs possession, 3 stop searches.
We have also recorded the following patrol activity. 07/01 Evening patrols Buckminster/Croxton area 08/01 Evening patrols Bottesford/Muston side 13/01 Afternoon patrols B676 to Buckminster/Sproxton/Stonesby/Waltham 14/01 Morning patrols through Scalford/Stathern/Bottesford/Muston/Harby 19/01 Patrols throughout the Vale 20/01 Crime update given on NHL 20/01 Victims of recent crimes visited for reassurance and H2H opportunities. 26/01 Afternoon/evening patrols, WOTW, Stonesby, Sproxton, Buckminster, Sewstern, Harby, Muston, Bottesford, Knipton, Croxton Kerrial 27/01 Patrols Harby, Hose, Clawson, Bottesford, Eastwell, Stathern, Barkestone, Redmile, Plungar 28/01 Patrols around whole beat 30/01 Am patrols Branston, Waltham area 30/01 Afternoon patrols Wymondham, Sewstern, Garthorpe, Saxby, Sproxton, Coston
For priority 3 we have continued with our patrols in the areas of concern and have logged the following activity
07/01 Patrols at Coston Ford around 20:00 and 22:00 and up to the water tower between those times 13/01 Afternoon patrols around Sproxton and Buckminster to the water tower. 15/01 Met with the beat team across the border in Lincolnshire to discuss the off roading issue. This is also a current priority for them. Moving forward we will be trying to work more collaboratively and share information. 16/01 The way marker that has been placed over Coston Ford has seen (since 15th December) 215 visits and over 34 hours spent at the location. (This includes the previous data) 19/01 Spoke with Environmental Health department at MBC. Coston Ford was mentioned due to the state of the roads, the Ford itself and the general ASB that has been reported round the area. There is now a report made to the highways department. 26/01 E-mail received from the environment agency- they cover the river eye from Stapleford. 26/01 Coston ford 16:30-17:10, water tower 17:20-17:25 patrols 27/01 report of a burnt out vehicle down the track from the water tower 30/01 Afternoon patrols out to Water Tower & Sewstern.
We thank the majority for keeping to the covid regulations, we know how restricting it is to normal everyday life and I also understand the challenges of home schooling and the pressure this can put on family life. Its not easy at times, but we are all in this together. By following the guidance, this is helping us stay focussed on the priorities that matter to you the most.
Your Rural North Beat Team are: PS Jamie Reeve 2196 and PCSO Claire Gray 6541.