HALE VILLAGE PARISH COUNCIL (and Working Together) MEETING
18th June 2018
From p.m.18th May to a.m. 18th June 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.
0 (0) Alarms
2 (0) ASB Personal Nuisance & Anti-Social Behaviour 28/05/18 cars & an off road motorbike driving dangerously at the bottom of Hale Park. 09/06/18 male shouting abuse from window into street – Ivy Farm Court – ongoing poss. summons for Public Order offence.
3 (2) Violence/Harassment/Threats 20/05/18 Church End domestic related and 30/05/18 High St. report and counter allegation of minor assault in connection with dogs in the park.
0 (0) Sexual Offences related
3 (0) Burglary Dwelling 08/06/18 x 2 on Arklow Drive with two female suspects arrested and released under investigation. 08/06/18 Church End Mews occupant says end of May 2018 house door left open and item missing from table.
0 (0) Burglary other than in a dwelling
1 (0) Theft of a Motor Vehicle 15/06/18 vehicle taken from car park public house Town Lane.
0 (0) Theft from a Motor Vehicle
0 (0) Theft / Other
2 (0) Criminal Damage 23/05/18 Hale Rd youths jumped into garden and broke plastic storage container and 31/05/18 report of play area in Hale Park being damaged by youths – checked no damage.
2 (1) Drugs 21/05/18 report of cannabis plant remains left in Ramsbrook Lane, hazard and 25/05/18 smell of drugs in the area of Ivy Farm Court.
0 (0) Fraud
7 (7) Admin-Messages to Pass & Misc. Prison related Simple Advice, Police Generated
1 (0) Complaint against Police
1 (0) Intelligence Reports Info. Received from various sources
0 (2) Concern for Safety
1 (3) Domestics 20/05/18 Church End
3 (1) Suspicious person/vehicle/Activity. 21/05/18 male knocking on door Town Lane asking if any work needed doing. 24/05/18 Hale Road (was Halegate Road) motorbike dumped or crashed and set on fire. 29/05/18 possible drug dealing bottom of Hale Park.
2 (1) RTC’s Injury/Damage. 25/05/18 Tree blocking Hale Road and 09/06/18 report of bus possibly damaging a vehicle as it passed. High Street.
0 (0) Damage Only RTC
0 (2) 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 found safe & well.
0 (0) Stop/Searches
1 (0) Search Warrants Ivy Farm Court 08/06/18 Misuse of Drugs Act – male arrested.
0 (0) Fail to Appear Warrant
1 (0) Distraction Burglary 19/05/18 Town Lane Poss. Attempt distraction burglary. Elderly occupant says male took money for sharpening tools.
0 (0) Animal Domestic
0 (0) Prevent Breach of the Peace
0 (0) Property Lost /Found
1 (1) Abandoned phone calls. 19/05/18 Town Lane kiosk
0 (0) Wildlife matters
1 (4) Road related Traffic offences 24/05/18 duplicate of motorbike Inc. on “suspicious person/veh” tab
0 (0) Firearms
0 (1) Sudden Death
0 (0) Bail breaches etc.
1 (0) Found Stolen Motor Vehicle 07/06/18 Church End
Assist other agencies – often ambulance etc. see misc.
2 (0) 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
Firstly I just want to record my congratulations and best wishes to resident Eric Goldrein who not only celebrated his 97th birthday on 29th May 2018 but was awarded the Legion of Honour, the highest French Order of Merit for his military duties. I was pleased to say the event, held at the village hall, and attended by numerous dignitaries including Sir Brian Leveson, a representative of the French Consulate, the commanding officer and R.S.M from the 103 Regiment RA, Derek Twigg MP, The High Sheriff of Cheshire and many more besides, went smoothly. There was one incident where an off road motorcycle with three males on board came riding toward us outside of the hall but thankfully they chose to turn around on the High Street and head back toward Speke.
I was accompanied on the day by the area Beat Manager P.C Richards and PCSO colleagues Carr and Hill.
The next major event was the Hale Village carnival. What an event that was! The 9th June 2018 proved to be one of the best (and one of the busiest I suspect) I have had the pleasure of attending and there have been many!I was joined on the day by PC’s Liz Corless & Chris Martin and PCSO colleagues Carr, Hill & Kirkham. We had a gazebo close to the pathway but for many hours I had to deal with traffic which was grinding to a halt in a few places. I issued three Fixed Penalty Notices to vehicles where they had completely blocked the footpath (could have chosen removal) and I placed a number of “Advisory Notices” on other vehicles. Overall, considering the numbers, I felt it was a success from a policing perspective and was enjoyed by my colleagues and I who met lots of residents and visitors.
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 patrol across the village as much as my duties allow. I also do some patrolling in the Halebank area. Police Officer colleagues also pay attention to the area when I am on leave or rest days.
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 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
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. On the occasions I have visited I am very pleased to report no incidents. Thank You.
When you do 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.
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 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.
Speed enforcement is usually carried out on Hale Road and Ramsbrook Lane. Enforcement has been carried a few times this reporting period most recently on Ramsbrook Lane 13/06/18 with no activations and 03/06/18 with one vehicle captured here at 50mph!. 29th May on Hale Road with 4 captured. Late evening check Hale Road 19/05/18 none captured and 18/05/18 one vehicle Ramsbrook Lane and none Hale Road with our equipment, called the TruCam device. In response to a number of requests I have varied the times of enforcement to try and have a broader capture period.
Wildlife & Rural matters
We are keeping our eyes and ears open for any reports of illegal wildlife activity. I recently gave out 50 questionnaires, mostly in Hale Village with some in Halebank, asking residents and business users about rural and wildlife crime. This initiative is the first part of a process to establish a better service for those that live and/ or work in some of the more rural areas. 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.
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 – see below for details. We will post as often as we should/can when we are on duty. 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. We have 37 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.email@example.com
PC 4238 Nicola Richards Nicola.firstname.lastname@example.org
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In attendance at Hale Carnival on Saturday 9th June.