Hale Village Parish Council (and Working Together) Meeting
10th October 2016
From pm 19th September 2016 to tea time 13th October 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. A reminder any person can contact us 24/7 via 101 or any of the options below if preferred
0 Intelligence Reports
1 ASB – Personal Nuisance& Anti Social Behaviour 6.10.16 Cocklade Lane neighbour issues
0 Concern for Safety
Admin type -Messages to Pass & Misc. Prison related Simple Advice
0 Civil Dispute
1 Criminal Damage Hale Park car window smashed nothing taken 03/10/16 no lines of enquiry
0 Missing Persons
1 Warrants Merseyside Police Thorn Tree Close (see drugs)
0 Burglary other than in a dwelling
0 Burglary other
0 Sexual Offences
0 Theft of a Motor Vehicle
0 Theft / Other
0 Theft From a Motor Vehicle
6 Police Generated including 19/19/16 off road bike riding toward PCSO – made off towards Speke.
3 Suspicious person/vehicle 20/09/16 vehicle at speed through the village, 23/09/16 Church End Mews – person in garden was known to occupants, all OK. Vehicle poss abandoned Carr Lane- All in order not of police interest
0 Animal Domestic
0 Prevent Breach of the Peace
1 Highway Disruption. Hoghton Road vehicles parked on the junction 29/09/16 (advised)
0 Property Lost /Found
2 Abandoned phone calls 22/09/16 Hale Park all ok, 27/09/16 Wellington gate – all ok
0 Wildlife matters
1 RTC’s injury A562 03/10/16
0 RTC Damage/Damage only
0 Vulnerable Person reports -
1 Road related Traffic offences Ellwood Close 26/09/16 no insurance no licence
0 Sudden Death
0 Bail breaches etc
2 Drugs 19/09/16 Report of a male smoking cannabis Ivy Farm Court and 12/10/16 Thorn Tree Close Penalty Notice for Disorder for possession of cannabis
0 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
Firstly apologies for not making the Working Togther – Hale Village Parish Council Meeting on the 10th. As soon as I was made aware I got this report together.Apologies also if there are a number of repeated points generated in the reports. I do think they are an important part of the report especially for first time readers.I want to record my/our appreciation to HaleVillageOnline website for posting these reports for publicity to a wider audience.
If you want an item adding or wish to comment at all on anything police related then please get in touch.
Once again we are pleased with the statistics and, albeit a slightly shorter reporting period there appears to be a continuation of the downward trend in the overall number of incidents.Anti-Social Behaviour for example is now down to one incident adding to the zero for what we would call serious crimes.
With the request for additional patrolling, mainly of a late evening and early mornings there was an Operational Order carried out on 26th September 2016.This order had police vehicles including motorbikes placed strategically along Hale Road in Hale Village. Again there were a number of good results with two vehicle seizures (no insurance no driving license), Two Traffic Offence Reports (similar to Fixed Penalty Notices) for no tax or no M.O.T,one speeding offence and one Section 59 Warning Notice.These incidents have been recorded on the Operational Order.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 managed to do just one session of speed enforcement checks in the Ramsbrook Lane area since the last report and again with only one vehicle caught exceeding the limit.
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.
We had a complaint of traffic/parking issues around Hoghton Road and the “fruit tree” closes for poor parking and an incident which was related where police officers attended. To try and get a better position for all I delivered a letter asking residents and/or visitors to park more legally sensibly and considerately. I will monitor over the coming weeks and issue Fixed Penalty Notice and / or have vehicles removed if they are found to be parking illegally – dangerously.
The No Waiting restriction (single yellow) continues to be checked outside of the school on an Ad hoc basis and 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, continues to help reduce the number of incidents and we hope you agree with this observation of the number of reports of illegally used off road motorbikes.
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 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.
With the reduction in the number of complaints regarding the above HGV’s and their manner of driving I recently took the opportunity to thank both companies for their continued cooperation.
The reports of fly tipping has reduced this period. Regular checks are made in the “hotspot” areas of (Church Road, Ramsbrook and Carr and Baileys Lanes).
On the run up to the Mischief/Halloween Bonfire nights please remind children of the potential dangers posed by fireworks or even sparklers and we hope you all have a safe fun time. If you witness or are a victim of any incident related to the above please do not hesitate to call it through on 101 – remember to call Cheshire Police on the options if you are on the Hale side near the Speke border.
A request from the landowners around the village. Hale Estates ask 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 have heard unofficially that the keeping of dogs on the lead in Hale Park other than in the above area will not be enforced and I will endeavour to get this in writing. I am happy with either decision as my / our job is to help keep the area good for everyone. I make my task one of educating visitors/users on keeping dogs on the lead except in the play area and I can always advise owners to place their dogs on a lead if I (or another police officer or designated person) has the opinion the dog is a danger. With a dog exercise area specifically for that purpose I am sure most dog owners would use this area by default. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org