Melton Rural North - July Priority Update

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Dear Residents

Here is our neighbourhood Priority Update for July 2021. We have now started beat surgeries again across the beat area. These are usually drop in style, where you will have the opportunity to meet the team and discuss any policing concerns you may have across the Rural North area. Here are some dates for your diary:

Thursday 19th August Church Lane Croxton Kerrial 17:30-18:30
Sunday 12th September Bottesford Skate Park 13:30-15:00
Monday 13th September Dove Cottage Tearoom Beat Surgery 11:00-12:30
Sunday 3rd October Bottesford – time and location to be confirmed.
Wednesday 13th October The Sands, Long Clawson 17:30-18:30

Melton's Newsletter is also attached for information.

Our priorities have remained the same with:
1 Road Safety
2 Rural Crime and Theft
3 Nuisance Off Roading

For Priority 1

The Traffic management department have released their data for Junes Mobile Speed Enforcement Camera. They have visited 2 areas on the Rural North Beat along with 9 other locations in the borough.
A52 Grantham Road, Bottesford – 1 visit, 110 mins, 14 Offences
A607 Melton Road, Waltham – 1 visit 110 mins 14 Offences
A607 Waltham – 1 visit 110 Mins, 0 offences

Following a beat surgery in Harby, 2 new locations have been added as speeding locations, which include Hose and Harston. Due to the amount of locations we now have, as a team we have been discussing ways to address these. We will be looking at picking 2-3 locations a month to carry out speed monitoring and enforcement. Changing the locations each month.

Following consultation with local residents we have the following locations logged for issues with speeding motorists:

A607 Waltham On The Wolds
A607 Croxton Kerrial
Eastwell – Scalford Road
Wymondham – Main Street and Edmondthorpe Road
Bottesford and Normanton– includes A52, Belvoir Road, Grantham Road, High Street
Buckminster – B676
Sproxton – Main Street
Harby – includes Stathern Lane, Colston Lane and Langar Lane
Branston – Waltham Road
Sewstern –Timber Hill
Hose – Harby and Hose Lane
Harston – Denton Lane

I have completed the following activities this month:
02/07 AM Timber Hill Sewstern ½ hour traffic calming, 20 min Weight Restriction enforcement between Croxton Kerrial, Knipton to Long Lane, no offences
05/07 15-15:45 Wymondham Traffic Calming near Primary School, PM Patrol through Waltham, no weight restriction offences
1 HGV advice letter sent following public information about a potential breach.
07/07 ½ hour traffic calming Eastwell around 17:20-17:50
28/07/21 11:30-12:15 Patrols in Harby, traffic calming on Langar Lane and HGV monitoring, Traffic Calming Colston Lane
14:20-14:50 – Patrols in Waltham on the Wolds, traffic calming and HGV monitoring High Street
29/07 PM 20 min Traffic Calming Timber Hill Sewstern followed by 20 min Traffic Calming in Buckminster

2.Rural Crime & Theft

Leicestershire Police now has an established Rural Crime Team lead by PS Paul Archer, with PC Mark Barlow and PC Rob Cross. One of their aims is to improve the relationship and communication between the Police and those who live and work in the rural areas of Leicestershire and Rutland. They are in the process of building a network of key individuals across the whole of Leicestershire, our partners and bordering forces. Operation Vitality has also continued with dedicated patrols taking place across our rural areas in the Melton Borough and Rutland.

The following crimes in relation to this priority have been recorded for July.
21*389387 – 11/07-12/07 – Theft from Vehicle, Nether Street, Harby
21*393977 13/07-14/07 – Theft of Ifor Williams Flat Bed Trailer and an Orange Hitachi EX30 Digger, Easthorpe
21*398520 14/07-15/07 – Commercial Burglary, Freeby, Theft of 2 cycles, Yellow Scott Bike and White Planet Es Bike
21*398597 14/07-16/07 – Theft of Ifor Williams Trailer from a yard in Freeby
21*412789 21/07-23/07 Theft from Vehicle, Toll Bar Ave, Bottesford
21*417666 25/07-26/07 Theft from Van, Belvoir Road, Redmile
21*424576 29/07 04:05 Theft of dividers from a Horse Box, Eastwell. Items recovered by the forces Rural Crime Team.
21*427792 28/07-29/07 Commercial Burglary to Waltham Village Hall causing damage
21*430630 – 31/07 – Theft and damage to animal traps, Buckminster
21*430771 30/07-31/07 – Theft of Sheep and Eggs in Eaton.
21*414297 23/07 21:00 – attempt break to business premises, Market Street, Bottesford
As well as the above crimes, the following crimes and incidents have also been recorded for the Rural North area.
Theft – 4, Safeguarding – 8, Sexual Offence – 4, Public Order – 7, Action Fraud – 1, RTC-3, Vehicle Crime – 1, Burglary -1, Assault ABH/Common – 6, Court Order -1, Harassment – 3, Criminal Damage – 2, Traffic Offences -2 ( 1 Fail to Stop 22/07 23:19 Croxton Kerrial, 1 stop for due care and attention 23/07 23:43 Easthorpe), Malicious Communications – 3, other Vehicle crime – 2 (Cloned Plates)

Figures for the same time in 2020 were:
Safeguarding – 6, Malicious Communications – 6, Criminal Damage – 10, Vehicle Crime -4, Public Order – 6, Domestic – 3, Assault ABH/Common – 12, Residential Burglary -1, Theft – 2, Sexual Offence – 4, Miscellaneous Crime – 2, Theft – 2, Traffic Offences – 1, Harassment – 2, RTC – 2, Stop Search – 3, Drug possession – 2, Drugs supply/produce – 1, Fraud – 2, Dog causing injury -1, Stalking-1, Wildlife Crime – 1.

I have logged my patrol activity for this month as follow: (This does not include patrols completed by other officers and teams)
02/07 AM Patrols, Saxby, Coston, Garthorpe, Buckminster, Sewstern, Sproxton, Saltby, Croxton, Knipton, Belvoir, Bottesford,
PM Patrols Stathern, Eastwell, Scalford
03/07 AM Patrols Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, Bottesford, Waltham, Branston, Knipton, Belvoir.
04/07 Pm Patrols, Brentingby, Waltham, Wymondham, Sewstern, Sproxton, Saltby, Scalford, Thorpe Arnold, Buckminster.
05/07 PM Patrols Wymondham, Sewstern, Buckminster, Sproxton, Croxton Kerrial, Knipton, Belvoir, Bottesford, Plungar, Harby, Hose, Long Clawson, Holwell. Farm visited and signed up to NHL
Evening patrols Waltham, Freeby, Saxby, Goadby Marwood, Wycomb Scalford, and Holwell
06/07 PM Patrols Waltham, Branston, Bottesford, Stathern, Eastwell, Scalford.
Evening Patrols, Saxby, Garthorpe, Coston, Buckminster, Sproxton, Saltby, Stonesby, Stapleford, Wyfordby, Brentingby
07/07 PM Patrols, Thorpe Arnold, Waltham, Eastwell, Stathern, Harby, Long Clawson, Holwell
23/07 Op Vitality Patrols PM – Thorpe Arnold, Waltham, Croxton Kerrial, Knipton, Belvoir, Harby, Hose, Long Clawson, Old Dalby, Ragdale, Frisby, Gaddesby, Thorpe Satchville, Maresfield, Borough on the Hill,Somerby, Pickwell, Leesthorpe. Farm visits and NHL sign ups
24/07 Afternoon patrols Scalford, Long Clawson, Hose, Harby, Evening patrols, Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern
28/07/21 AM Patrols Scalford, Harby, PM Patrols Saxby, Garthorpe, Waltham on the Wolds, Eastwell, Stathern, and Scalford.
29/07 Early PM Patrols, Saxby, Wymondham, Edmondthorpe, Sewstern, Buckminster Coston, Sproxton, Croxton, Knipton, Eastwell, Stathern, Harby, Hose, Pasture Lane, Scalford.
30/07 PM Patrols Scalford, Eastwell, Stathern, Redmile, Bottesford, Normanton, Belvoir, Knipton, Branston, Eaton, Waltham, Brentingby. Victim reassurance visit completed and NHL sign up

For priority 3 we have received one report of a quad bike in the area around Coston Ford. Please continue to report any illegal off roading to us. As well as the patrols above I have completed patrols specifically in areas where this has taken place which includes:
29/07 Early PM Patrols, Buckminster Water Tower, Coston Ford, AIO
30/07 PM Patrols Redmile/Bottesford/Normanton

As we are still in Holiday Season here are some simple tips to help keep your homes secure when you go away:
1. Lock your doors and always close and lock your windows
2. Don’t leave attractive items such as bags, laptops/phones and cash visible
3. Use your burglar alarm if you have one
4. Cancel any deliveries such as Milk and Newspapers.
5. Use a Trusted neighbour/friend/relative to move your post, open and close blinds and curtains
6. Use timer switchers for your lights to come on and off. They are also useful to do the same with a radio, tuning into a talk station during parts of the day/night.
7. Avoid posting on social media that you are away from home.

Please continue to use the survey function in Neighbourhood Link. We use the results to assist in our priority setting along with our crime and incident reporting systems. Here is a link:

Kind Regards

PCSO Claire Gray 6541

Your Team are: PS Simon Williams 1951, PC Dan Daley 4252, PC Adam Atkinson 4517, PCSO Claire Gray 6541

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