HALE VILLAGE PARISH COUNCIL (and Working Together) MEETING 18th September 2017
From a.m. 21st August 2017 to a.m. 18th September 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.
The figure in the bracket, if shown, is the preceding months figure.
For this reporting period I have taken the information from one month ago as there was no meeting in August 2017.
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 Hale Road 13/09/17 all in order
4 ASB Personal Nuisance & Anti Social Behaviour 29/08/17 Pepper Street Neighbour Issues and a further counter allegation. 30/08/17 Pepper Street again same issue and 30/08/17 Church Road Neighbour issues.
3 Violence/Harassment/Threats 30/08/17 Pepper Street related to neighbour issues. 30/08/17 IvyFarm Court male banging on door and a further connected incident 02/09/2017
1 Sexual Offences
0 (0) Burglary Dwelling
0 (0) Burglary other than in a dwelling
1 Theft of a Motor Vehicle coded to Hale ward area – should have been Ditton.
1 Theft From a Motor Vehicle 23/08/17 Church Road – turning area.
0 (0) Theft / Other
0 Criminal Damage
0 (0) Drugs
2 Admin -Messages to Pass & Misc. Prison related Simple Advice, Police Generated
0 Complaint against Police
7 Intelligence Reports Info. Received from various sources
3 Concern for Safety
3 Suspicious person/vehicle/Activity 05/09/17 Pepper St male banging on door- no trace, 08/09/17 noises on Church Street address. Nothing untoward found and 13/09/17 2 males with dogs going off into fields – possibly hunting (no trace)
0 RTC’s Injury/Damage
0 Highway Disruption .
3 Vulnerable Person reports often persons visited who the visitor suspects as being vulnerable.
1 Civil Dispute
0 Missing Persons
0 (0) Search Warrants
0 (0) Distraction Burglary
0 (0) Animal Domestic
0 Prevent Breach of the Peace
1 Property Lost /Found Found Dog
1(0) Abandoned phone calls 23/08/17 Arklow Drive
0 (0) Wildlife matters
0 Road related Traffic offences
0 (0) Firearms
0 (0) Sudden Death
0 (0) Bail breaches etc.
0 (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!
Speed enforcement was carried out on Hale Road near Baileys Lane 12th August 2017 and one vehicle was caught exceeding the 30mph limit. On 13th September 2017 five vehicles were captured. I am aware the Safer Partnerships camera van has been active in Widnes and has been to Hale Road 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 another very low level month across almost all incidents.
Patrolling continues around the “fruit tree” closes – I know the DVLA have been active in this area enforcing for No Vehicle Excise Duty. No new parking issues have come to light and, despite two drivers being spoken to by the school; no formal action has been needed. If necessary, we will issue Fixed Penalty Notice and / or have vehicles removed if they are found to be parking illegally – dangerously especially around the No Waiting restriction (single yellow) outside of the school. I patrol 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 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. A new initiative is being used whereby Police Officers and PCSO’s can spray the offending motorbikes and riders with a view to obtaining future evidence of traffic offences. We have had a number of seizures of motorbikes since the last report but have not utilised the offender tagging agent spray.
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 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 must highlight that we do have a farm within the village restriction and, as this is their busiest time there will be vehicles over the limit but, needing access, this is allowed.
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!)
For those that want a more local response and updates I can now be contacted direct when I am on duty by Facebook and Twitter. @ChePolMarnick
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 slightly increased our readership of this Alert system with 34 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