HALE VILLAGE PARISH COUNCIL (and Working Together) MEETING
19th June 2017 – meeting held week earlier
From p.m. 16th May 2017 to pm 19th June 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. The date shown is usually the reported date and not necessarily the date of the incident though it often is.
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.
1 Alarms 02/06/17 Hale Rd all in order
1 ASB – Personal Nuisance & Anti Social Behaviour 30/05/17 Bandon Close parking issues
6 Violence/Harassment/Threats 20/05/17 Hale Rd (a Merseyside Police incident), 26/05/17 & 28/05/17 Crab Tree Close, 27/05/17 x2 Cocklade Lane family issues, 02/06/17 Bandon Close – threats,
0 Sexual Offences
0 Burglary Dwelling
0 Burglary other than in a dwelling
1 Theft of a Motor Vehicle 05/06/17 Church End – male reporting having his vehicle taken from him.
2 Theft From a Motor Vehicle 27/05/17 and 16/06/17 Church Road turning area.
0 Theft / Other
1 Criminal Damage 27/05/17 Cocklade Lane police vehicle damaged by suspect during incident.
5 Admin -Messages to Pass & Misc. Prison related Simple Advice, Police Generated
1 Complaint against Police 28/5/17
4 Intelligence Reports Info. Received from various sources
4 Concern for Safety
5 Domestics 4 at the same address
3 Suspicious person/vehicle/Activity 16/05/17 Town Lane possible bogus caller, 25/05/17 Pepper St abandoned car, 26/05/17 Suspicious car Hoghton Road,
0 RTC’s Injury/Damage
3 Highway Disruption 27/05/17 Crab Tree Close, obstruction, none seen. 29/05/17 horses free on Ramsbrook Lane, and same again 31/05/17
3 Vulnerable Person reports often persons visited who the visitor suspects as being vulnerable.
0 Civil Dispute
1 Missing Persons 22/05/17 returned safe
1 Stop/Searches 20/05/17 Ramsbrook Lane
0 Search Warrants
0 Distraction Burglary
0 Animal Domestic
0 Prevent Breach of the Peace
0 Property Lost /Found
0 Abandoned phone calls
0 Wildlife matters
1 Road related Traffic offences 02/06/17 poss drink driver Town Lane
0 Sudden Death
0 Bail breaches etc.
0 Found Stolen Motor Vehicle
0 Assist other agencies – often ambulance etc.
Beat Manager covering the Hale Village area is PC 4238 Nicola Richards covering for PC Melling who is on maternity leave. Supervision is Sergeant 3114 Neil Edgar. PCSO for the Hale Village area is 9489 Stephen Marnick
There are a number of repeated points generated in the reports. I do think these 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 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 any speed enforcement this period. I am aware the Safer Partnerships camera van has been active in Widnes and will be attending the Hale Village area this month. 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 had a very low level month across all incidents. To continue with the good news it was a pleasure to be able to help out with the Hale Village Carnival 10th June 2017. There were no reported incidents. We won’t mention the Tug of War!!
Patrolling will continue to check for issues around the “fruit tree” closes and elsewhere regarding parking and, if necessary, we will 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.
We held our “StreetSafe” initiative on the Saturday 3rd June 2017. This was outside the shops of Ivy Farm Court where we had a Gazebo and we called to addresses on Arklow Drive with a short questionnaire. We brought along the “Think Car” which is a badly damaged vehicle which was driven by person who lost their life by driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol which the family have allowed Police to show and use as a deterrent to this course of action.
We gave out crime reduction advice and had a chance to speak to local residents and businesses etc. discuss any ideas or concerns. We will report back on the questionnaires over the next few days. We were kindly assisted by the Special Constabulary. It was very nice of the Chief Constable, Simon Byrne, to make an impromptu visit and take a foot patrol around the village with me for about an hour. We met with a number of residents and visitors.
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 ongoing Operational Order – Operation Scrambler which has and continues to be carried out by officers, with PC Vicki Abraham taking the lead, strives 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.
As Hale Village area now has a 7.5t weight restriction 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. I did, however, had cause to write to two companies following two separate complaints.
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.
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. 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.
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 at
I would also like to promote the Cheshire police ALERT system further. We have now doubled the take up of this Alert system with 25 persons registered in the Hale Village area – thanks! This Alert 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