HALE VILLAGE PARISH COUNCIL (and Working Together) MEETING
16th April 2018
From a.m. 20th March to a.m. 16th April 2018 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 report. 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 (0) Alarms false alarm
2 (2) ASB Personal Nuisance & Anti-Social Behaviour 24/03/18 Town Lane female drunk collected by parents and same day group of drunken teens being offensive to local youth in Hale Park.
1 (3) Violence/Harassment/Threats 08/04/18 neighbour issue on one of the fruit tree closes.
(0 0) Sexual Offences related
0 (0) Burglary Dwelling
0 (0) Burglary other than in a dwelling
0 (0) Theft of a Motor Vehicle
0 (2) Theft From a Motor Vehicle
0 (0) Theft / Other
1 (1) Criminal Damage 28/03/18 youth threw a chair at pub window.
0 (0) Drugs
0 (1) Fraud
5 (5) Admin -Messages to Pass & Misc. Prison related Simple Advice, Police Generated
0 (0) Complaint against Police
1 (1) Intelligence Reports Info. Received from various sources
1 (0) Concern for Safety female arrested immigration offences High Street 31/03/18
2 (3) Domestics same address
2 (1) Suspicious person/vehicle/Activity. 26/03/18 persons banging on door of business on High Street – youths identified and spoken to and Arklow Drive 05/04/18 was submitted as intelligence.
1 (1) RTC’s Injury/Damage. Cocklade Lane 10/04/18 vehicle hit wall and failed to stop/report.
0 (0) Damage Only RTC
0 (1) Highway Disruption
1 (1) Vulnerable Person reports often persons visited who the visitor suspects as being vulnerable.
0 (0) Civil Dispute
1 (0) Missing Persons 05/04/18 found safe and well.
0 (0) Stop/Searches
0 (0) Search Warrants
1 (0) Fail to Appear Warrant 03/04/18 Town Lane
0 (0) Distraction Burglary
0 (0) Animal Domestic
0 (0) Prevent Breach of the Peace
0 (0) Property Lost /Found
0 (4) Abandoned phone calls.
0 (0) Wildlife matters
1 (1) Road related Traffic offences vehicle at speed Hale Road 24/03/18
0 (0) Firearms
0 (2) Sudden Death
0 (0) Bail breaches etc.
0 (0) Found Stolen Motor Vehicle
Assist other agencies – often ambulance etc. see misc
1 V.P.A – Vulnerable Persons Assessment a report submitted by the officer or agency to other agencies
The Beat Manager covering the Hale Village area is PC 4238 Nicola Richards. Supervision is Sergeant 3114 Neil Edgar. PCSO for the Hale Village area is 9489 Stephen Marnick
Overview and Crime
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 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 secure.
I have and do patrol across the village as much as my duties allow. I also do some patrolling in the Halebank area. From 01st April 2018 I was given the wider Ditton area as well though, in practice, this will be looked after by PCSO Matt Cunningham.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 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!
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).
I want, and the supervision want us, 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. If you have relatives in the area that may be elderly or disabled I can visit them and update them etc. I am pleased to say the Parish Council has allowed us the use of the hall so residents and others are able to come and see me or a colleague here on an even more regular basis and discuss any concerns or hear about issues that we may want to highlight. Generally this will be on Tuesdays at 11am with more days and times planned as soon as these can be agreed with the Parish Council. Details will be made public as soon as possible. I will try and draw up a list of days and times for the Notice Board. Remember I can also visit you if you prefer.
The statistics in this report still remain low. You may not realise just how much you keep the statistics low. You, the residents and your families, the school including teachers and pupils, businesses, St. Mary’s church and congregations and visitors alike. By being crime aware, looking out for each other and for reporting suspicious activity. Thank You!
Parking & Traffic issues
Patrolling continues around the “fruit tree” closes. I patrol on an Ad hoc basis around the school on both sides and drivers flouting the parking restriction will invariably receive a Fixed Penalty Notice. I would ask that you show restraint, civility and patience when driving near and around the school.
I had cause to speak with a number of drivers on Town Lane a week or so ago due to one vehicle causing an obstruction. When you park I would ask you to bear in mind Pedestrians first and foremost and then, when you have left ample room for disabled persons, wheelchairs, prams, buggies etc. then you can think about you and your vehicle. Don’t put your vehicle in a position where there could be doubt as to whether it could cause an obstruction. If you can, please walk and leave your vehicle a little further away if there is a better location.
The ongoing Operational Order – Operation Scrambler which has and continues to be carried out by officers. An 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. The number of incidents appears to have reduced following the tragic death of a person on the Merseyside force area.
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.
Albeit a Local Authority issue – fly tipping on our roads can cause a hazard and officers have been checking on two areas in particular, Ramsbrook Lane and Carr Lane to try and capture or deter the offenders. No reports received for this period.
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 there will be vehicles over the limit but, needing access, this is allowed. I have had one report of a vehicle over the limit since the last report although this was in the Halebank area. Advisory letter sent to keeper.
Speed enforcement; usually carried out on Hale Road near Baileys Lane and Ramsbrook Lane. Enforcement has been carried out on with two vehicles captured 26th March on Ramsbrook Lane with our equipment, called the TruCam device, and no vehicles captured on Ramsbrook Lane (10th April) and Hale Road (31st March). I am aware the Safer Partnerships camera van has been active in Widnes and I will endeavour to encourage more use of this to assist us in Hale Village.
Wildlife & Rural matters
We are keeping our eyes and ears open for any reports of illegal wildlife activity. Please do report any suspicious activity to us – often such activity is carried out under the cover of darkness, telephone us on 101 and we will check. Hale Estates ask persons not to trespass onto their land without permission.
We almost had a “spike” in the figures with an incident each day for three days on a run involving youths. These were not local and seemed to gather in the park, possibly drinking alcohol. We dealt with the matters swiftly and robustly and thank the residents for calling us up as soon as the problems arose.
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 Facebook – These two accounts are being set up in a new style and when they are up and running we will post as often as we should/can when we are on duty and our social media addresses will be publicised. (if any readers are local and they need any help with this I can also call along to set these up for you or show you how to tweet or post 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. This period we have very slightly increased our readership of this Alert system with 39 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