HALE VILLAGE PARISH COUNCIL (and Working Together) MEETING
16th January 2017
From am 19th December 2016 (no meeting) to lunchtime 16th January 2017 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 always 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
2 Intelligence Reports
1 Violence/Harassment/Threats 03/01/17 male reported historic assault on pub car park – No lines of enquiry and didn’t want to follow up complaint.
2 ASB – Personal Nuisance & Anti Social Behaviour 28/12/16 youths with fireworks reported anonymously. I arrived 5 minutes after call and no trace of youths at all. 03/01/17 caller worried about a gang of youths on bikes near their home on Cocklade Lane but got a call back before deployment to say they had gone.
0 Concern for Safety
Admin type -Messages to Pass & Misc. Prison related Simple Advice
0 Civil Dispute
1 Criminal Damage damage to bird feeder on land off Carr Lane.
0 Missing Persons
0 Distraction Burglary
0 Burglary other than in a dwelling
0 Sexual Offences
0 Theft of a Motor Vehicle included in Burglary offence.
0 Theft / Other
0 Theft From a Motor Vehicle
5 Police Generated and other Misc
2 Suspicious person/vehicle/Activity 29/12/16 Carr Lane – footprints by shed and 09/01/17 Suspicious van in village left almost immediately. (then sighted in Ditton)
0 Animal Domestic
0 Prevent Breach of the Peace
1 Highway Disruption 06/01/17 Pepper St. Report of obstruction but none seen.
0 Property Lost /Found
1 Domestics 04/01/17
1 Abandoned phone calls Dungeon Lane 05/01/17 Merseyside dealing.
0 Wildlife matters
0 RTC’s injury
1 RTC Damage/Damage only 19/12/16 High St car hit wall
2 Vulnerable Person reports
2 Road related Traffic offences Town Lane 08/01/17 car at speed High St. toward Widnes and 13/01/17 report of 2 males on off road motorbike in area.
1 Firearms Intelligence Only
0 Bail breaches etc.
1 Found Stolen Motor Vehicle 09/01/17 great call off a resident. ”Suspicious” car turned out to be stolen
Assist other agencies – often ambulance etc..
0 Complaint against Police
0 Traveller Related
Beat Manager covering the Hale Village area is PC 4238 Nicola Richards covering for PC Melling who is on maternity leave. Supervision is Sergeant 3815 Karen Jackson. PCSO for the Hale Village area is 9489 Stephen Marnick
Apologies 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.
We have just had another low level month for most of the statistics. Hardly any serious crimes and no further burglaries since the one on Arklow Drive. This was where the burglars targeted the high powered expensive vehicle.
The late evening early morning patrolling by police officers continues. This added attention was requested specifically from about 10pm to 2am.
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 below 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.
You do not need to remain anonymous. This is obviously your choice but we can assure you your details are safe and not divulged to third parties.
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 not been able to do speed enforcement checks in our area since the last report and will try again as soon as time and work duties allow. I am aware the Safer Partnerships camera van has been active in Widnes and I will endeavour to encourage more use of this.
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 have not had any further complaints of traffic/parking issues around Hoghton Road and the “fruit tree” closes for poor or illegal parking. Patrolling will continue to check for issues here and elsewhere 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. 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 try and reduce the number of incidents.
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 note the Hale Village area now has a 7.5t weight restriction and I will keep an eye on this to try and maintain low levels of transgressors. I have spoken with a few residents who have said they have noticed a good improvement.
One reports to us of fly tipping for this period. Unfortunately it wasn’t witnessed but a vehicle was nearby and possibly connected. Regular checks are made in the “hotspot” areas of (Church Road, Ramsbrook and Carr and Baileys Lane)
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
PC 4238 Nicola Richards Nicola.email@example.com