Police report for July and August
Darley Safer Neighbourhood Team
Beat report for July and August 2012
July and August have seen two busy months for the Darley team. There were a couple of high profile events in the area with the torch relay coming to Darley park and the concert taking place during this time. In addition to this Darley SNT provided two members of staff to London in support of the London Olympics. The Darley team have worked extremely hard throughout this period to ensure that there has been minimal disruption to the day to day business of the area.
Following an increase in shed breaks and thefts from the local allotments a crime prevention project was held at the Marketon Street Allotments in August. This was advertised in the press and on the force website as well as within the allotment community. A Smart Water kit was issued and registered to the site and was used to security mark individual tools and equipment as well as the communal buildings. Shed alarms and specialist alarmed padlocks were funded for and given to some of the more 'at risk' plots. New 'Beware Smart Water in use' signs have been posted around the site and the committee have the remaining Smart Water to continue marking equipment in the future.
Signage has also been placed at some of the ward's most vulnerable car parks to try and make motorists aware of keeping their vehicles locked and not leaving items on display.
All neighbourhood watch members have received an information pack recently to keep the contact details and members database up to date. A new scheme is in the process of being set up in the Quarn Gardens area. The area is mainly elderly residents, a neighbourhood coordinator has been identified and all interested residents have completed an expression of interest form. Once the scheme is up and running we will look at placing 'neighbourhood Watch Area' signs around the complex.
We continue to work closely with existing schemes to provide information on on-going problems and crime prevention advice.
The Darley West End youth club has re-opened with the new school term. Over the summer period new equipment has been purchased and installed in the club to ensure that the children stay keen and interested in attending. The club now has a pool table, table tennis, arts and crafts, Nintendo Wi along with weekly visits from the Ozbox trainers. Last terms sessions also included visits from a Derby dance studio, and we are also looking to hire a climbing wall in the upcoming weeks. In the closing weeks of last term the club was being attended by 10-15 children, we are hoping to build on this number and advertise from a wider area to ensure it reaches its full potential. The project has allowed children involved in Anti Social Behaviour, particularly in the West End to have a safe and exciting place to go. Local residents have commented on its success and it has given the team an opportunity to speak to the local youth on a more personal level which has assisted when attending incidents in the area. We are looking to continue expanding the numbers of children attending and securing further funding to buy equipment.
The summer has also seen Darley Safer Neighbourhood team launch on TWITTER! PCSO Matt Clark – A keen Twit! Has now put us on twitter, please follow us at @DarleySNT.
Over the summer period we are still saddened to see Burglary and theft offences take place where vehicles and houses have been left insecure. We continue to remind residents and visitors too the area not to leave anything insecure or on view. Over the coming months we are also looking to launch further initiatives to try and drive down offences of this nature.
Our priorities for Darley are:
- Anti social Behaviour – West End
- Parking Access only
- Youth Provision and engagement
These priorities have been set for some time now and we would like your thoughts on them. If you wish to raise an issue with these priorities, please feel free to do so at the next Darley Forum.
Allestree Police Office - 01332 552135
Police non- emergency- 101
Please feel free to ring the Office but please be mindful that it is not open 24hrs. Please ring the non emergency number to report any incidents if there is non answer at the Police Office.
Thanks for your continued support.
Darley Safer Neighbourhood Team
Sgt Rob Wilson PC Dalbir Janagal (DJ)
PC Rob Singleton
PCSO Linda Ball
PCSO Matt Clark
Allestree Office – 01332 552135
Derby Police - 101
Derby Direct - 01332 255260
Council Parking Services - 01332 715027
Crime Stoppers - 0800 555 111
Anti Social Behaviour Number - 0333 2006981
Environment Enforcement Response 01332 642020
Derby Direct is available to report issues relating to refuse collection, street cleansing, pest control, abandoned vehicles and anti-social behaviour.