Hale Village Parish Council (and Working Together) Meeting
19th September 2016
From pm 14th July 2016 to tea time 19th September 2016 the following entries are recorded on our systems for Hale Village. I have summarised the entries to make it easier to get an overview. They are not in date order and details are omitted as needed.
As part of the “Working Together” initiative there will be time set aside for any meeting any residents wish to have in private with the local PCSO just prior to the Parish Council meeting and we thank the parish council for allowing this.
8 Intelligence Reports
6 Violence/Harassment/Threats 20/07/16 Church End Mews – disturbance at home, 14/09/16 Cocklade Lane disturbance at home, 10/08/16 Crabtree Close neighbour parking/garage issues, and again 10/08/16 same location other party calling in too.
22/08/16 PheasantField – malicious communications, 30/08/16 Hale park – no offences mis-dialled. 13/09/16 Cocklade Lane male arrested for criminal damage.
5 ASB – Personal Nuisance& Anti Social Behaviour 12/07/16 Malin Close Neighbour (parking) issues, 19/07/16 Church End Mews Civil matter, 27/07/16 Hale park off road bikes no trace on arrival, 05/08/16 Arklow Drive bogus/scam phone call, and 19/08/16 Baileys lane off road motorbikes gone on police arrival.
3 Concern for Safety all in order
11 Admin type -Messages to Pass & Misc. Prison related Simple Advice
1 Civil Dispute
1 Missing Persons located all in order.
0 Burglary other than in a dwelling
0 Burglary other
1 Sexual Offences (pictures by phone)
0 Theft of a Motor Vehicle
1 Theft / Other 28/07/16 theft of plant pots from front of house Ireland Rd
2 Theft From a Motor Vehicle 06/08/16 Hesketh Rd blue badges stolen no lines of enquiry. 17/08/16 Theft of bag from a car Church Rd and cards used at a supermarket.
0 Police Generated
3 Suspicious person/vehicle/activity 26/07/16 Hale Rd caller says he saw his stole motorbike being ridden through the area. 02/08/16 Hale Road male trying to gain access to a neighbour’s – all in order parcel delivery and 12/09/16 elderly male appears to be sleeping rough in area
Prevent Breach of the Peace
3 Highway Disruption. Fly tipping causing issues on the roads/lanes 18/08/16 and 25/08/16 Ramsbrook Lane and 25/08/16 Carr Lane. Council removed items.
1 Property Lost /Found Theft by finding – mobile phone Town Lane 23/08/16
3 Abandoned phone calls
0 Wildlife matters
0 RTC’s injury
0 RTC Damage/Damage only
9 Vulnerable Person reports -
0 Road related Traffic offences
1 Sudden Death Arklow Dr 16/08/16
0 Bail breaches etc
Assist other agencies – often ambulance etc. added to Misc
0 Traveller Related
Beat Manager covering the Hale Village area is PC 5320 Sara Melling and supervision is Sergeant 3815 Karen Jackson. PCSO for the Hale Village area is 9489 Stephen Marnick
Taking into account the two months reporting period once again there appears to be a good reduction in the overall number of incidents.ASB for example is lower for the two months than the previous period and, in addition, we have had No serious incidents such as Burglaries or Theft of Motor Vehicles.
With the request for additional patrolling, mainly of a late evening and early morning there were a number of vehicle seizures and an arrest regarding motoring offences.These have been recorded on separate Operational Orders.This added attention was requested specifically from about 10pm to 2am where we were having a number of reports of illegal vehicle use and possibly drug use/dealing in the village.The patrols are continuing to give Hale Village this extra attention and it is pleasing to see it paying dividends.
We do our best to ensure as much crime and anti-social behaviour is prevented and where it occurs to try and get those responsible. The villagers are increasingly helping us to achieve this objective by reporting matters such as suspicious persons, vehicles etc. A number of the calls above are testimony to the fact villagers do have the confidence to call us and allow us to deal with the incidents, hopefully preventing more serious incidents occurring.
I have and do patrol across the village as much as my duties allow. I also do some patrolling in the Halebank area. I know my PCSO and Police Officer colleagues also pay attention to the area when I am on leave or rest days.
Again, when possible and I have tried to cover some of the smaller, quieter inner roads as well. I have conducted patrols across the village from up near the border with Speke to Halegate road and including the arterial routes. I also try to call into some of the residents or businesses in the remoter areas such as Ramsbrook Lane, Baileys Lane etc. If you see me say hello!
I have managed to do a couple of speed enforcement checks in the area since the last report (Hale Road and ramsbrook Lane) with only one vehicle caught exceeding the limit. On one of the occasions by Baileys Lane we had the police officers ready to drive after the offenders and issue the driver with a Notice of Intended Prosecution (via a Traffic offence Report – TOR) though as we said just one vehicle was captured in a two hour period.
With the help of colleagues we were able to take a number of elderly residents out to Hale Village on 31st July 2016. We took 13 elderly persons to visit the youth club (village hall) for tea and cakes. PCSO Chris Carr and I paid for the tea and cakes and the local Porsche engineering specialists Tech9 on Hale Road kindly paid for the transport. We know, from the feedback received, from this albeit short trip out to Hale Village for those residents who we, as PCSO’s, felt could do with a little break, something different and a chance to meet like-minded residents went down very well. My thanks to all the volunteers that look after this club and who help in the church and other venues.
I want to be able to engage and update the residents who are unable to come to the parish council meetings perhaps due to age or disabilities so, if you know of any who would like a visit get in touch. I look forward to the day when we have a new village hall and continue to provide feedback to residents as we have done in the past.
I continue to check the roads around the bottom of Hoghton and the “fruit tree” closes for poor parking reported by a couple of residents and I am pleased to say further evening checks have not shown any further problem vehicles. The No Waiting restriction (single yellow) will continue to be checked outside of the school. Ad hoc checks are being made at both sides of the school for any drivers flouting the parking restriction. There has not been any need for any formal action outside of both entrances and we appreciate the cooperation given by residents/parents.
As always we aim to be visible to you but if you find an issue occurring that we have not noticed or has not been brought to our attention please get in touch (see below)
The Operational Order – Operation Scrambler which has and is being carried out by officers, with PC Vicki Abraham taking the lead, is showing even better results with lower numbers of reports being called in about off road motorbikes.
We did have a few reports of off road bikes this reporting period and this coming weekend we will have had our police off road motorbikes out on patrol to hopefully capture a few more illegally used bikes.
If you have any information that could identify the riders or their addresses please do make contact with us. This is an ongoing operation and officers have had some good successes recently. We do know the reports of illegally used motorbikes, quads etc. will continue and potentially increase as the weather improves and along with this our responses will increase too.
We have not received any further complaints of these causing an issue.
A reminder that the Grundy’s Excavation Company (the company name will be on the vehicle) have said all of their vehicle drivers have been asked NOT to use Hale Village and if any of these are sighted going through Hale Village that the driver will be spoken to and asked for an explanation. Please report any details to me showing correct vehicle registration mark and date and time and I will speak with this company. Please bear in mind the avoidance of Hale Village by this company is only a good will gesture and not legally enforceable until and if the weight restriction is given the go ahead.
Grundy’s Skip Hire assured me they only use Hale Village if they need to and that all loads should be secured. Again please let me know of any issues with this company and get details as above if any loads are not secured. Personally I have seen an improvement in this respect.
We continue to get reports of fly tipping this period. Regular checks are made in the “hotspot” areas of (Church Road, Ramsbrook and Carr and Baileys Lanes).
A request from the landowners around the village, Hale Estates for persons not to trespass onto their land without permission. If you witness anything you perceive as suspicious please call us on 101. .
Thanks go out to those residents for calling us up with suspicious activity and we hope the level of service you received was of a high standard.
I am still waiting on the requested signage from Halton Council regarding the keeping of dogs on the lead in Hale Park other than in the above area. Until the signs are in place I will make my task one of educating visitors on keeping dogs on the lead except in the play area. Can I ask you also lead (no pun intended) by example, it is appreciated?
We hope you can see for yourself by this report that, when you hear of reports that generally crime is falling, you can see how this is reflected in your area. As said previously we are not complacent and will continue to try and bring the figures down across all police-related issues.
We want to encourage even more information – intelligence that we gather. If residents are not confident in passing their details to us they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 – they won’t ask for your details and the information will still reach us. We would rather they have the confidence in us and the system as the callers’ details are “sanitized” from all the intelligence reports. I.e. suspicious goings on/suspicious persons/vehicles, smells of cannabis etc. if reporting vehicles or persons try and obtain details such as vehicle registration marks; clothing descriptions etc. – if you have a mobile with you many have voice recorders.
We are hoping the Parish Council, school, church, businesses and residents are encouraged and reassured by the report however if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you want up to date information about Hale Village policing matters we post messages on Twitter and Tweet as often as we should/can when we are on duty and our address is @PoliceWidnes (if any readers are local and they need any help with this I can also call along to set it up for you or show you how to tweet yourselves! (It’s so easy - just like texting!)
Another great communication tool is the Cheshire police’s internet site
I would like to promote the Cheshire police ALERT system more as presently we only have about a dozen subscribers – this system is geared up similar to a homewatch scheme whereby businesses or households can choose to be alerted on matters that you want – such as scams, bogus callers, etc. and by which method you choose such as text, phone call, email etc. There is more information on our website or via
https://www.cheshirepolicealert.co.uk I am more than willing to help any resident or business get set up.
A resource for obtaining information as to police related matters is https://www.askthe.police.uk (apps available)
Remember 999 calls are for emergencies only and these cover matters such as but not limited to:
there is a danger to life
violence is used or threatened
a serious crime (violent crime/burglary) is in progress or likely to occur
a suspect for a serious crime is nearby
there is a road traffic collision involving personal injury or danger to other road users
a vulnerable person needs urgent attention
Our 999 call handlers strive to answer all calls within 10 seconds
For non-emergency calls, call 101. Using 999 for general enquiries may delay response to someone who needs urgent assistance. You should dial 101 (the non-emergency number) if:
you want to report a crime or criminal damage that is not in progress at the time of your call
you want to report a minor road traffic collision
you want to contact your local police officer
you want to enquire about lost property or provide information to the police
you need information or advice
Finally, please do let us know what information you would like including on this report and we will see if we can incorporate this.
Thank You for your attention
PCSO 9489 Stephen Marnick Stephen.email@example.com