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Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
The theft of lead and copper from churches and historic buildings has caused untold damage to the building’s infrastructure and sometimes works of art and historically important items and on occasion the thefts have resulted in much increased danger to a building user or the general public.
Issued: March 2018
What we are doing:We will be speaking to local churches during March and April with a view to - The installation of CCTV cameras with alarm detection has proved to be an effective means of protecting vulnerable roofs. You can select a system to signal a monitoring station and or yourself to your smartphone - Alarm systems have been developed specifically to protect lead roofs. Like CCTV, these can signal a monitoring station and or signal a smartphone and, of course, activate an audible alarm. Applying signs that warn of their presence can be displayed on the building’s rainwater pipes and at other locations where a climbing attempt can be expected, such as from a flat roof • Lighting can help in some circumstances. However, for light to be useful there must be a good chance that an intruder in the yard or climbing up onto the roof will be seen from nearby buildings and streets. If there is no prospect of this then the lights could assist the intruder. Engage with your local community if you can. This is especially important for churches, historical buildings and building sites. Try to encourage visits close to the premises or site (when taking the dog for a walk, for instance), and ask them to report suspicious sightings to the police - Cut back overgrown vegetation to improve sight lines onto the building and its elevations - Ornate gates should be securely hung from their frames, introducing improved and or additional hinges if possible, and the whole structure should be alarmed Issued: April 2018
There is an increase in Anti Social Behaviour/ criminal damage in the Mere Lane/Ullesthorpe area involving the throwing of rocks into the road causing damage to vehicles.
Issued: December 2017
What we are doing:The incidents are sporadic with no pattern. Mostly occurring at night with no identified offenders. We have increased dedicated high profile patrols in the relevant areas, but damage has continued. Concerns from the local community in Lutterworth continue to highlight problems with objects being thrown by unknown persons hiding behind bushes near to the junction of Mere Lane and Ullesthorpe Rd. We continue to work with residents from Ullesthorpe, Claybrooke Parva and Mere Lane travellers site. By working with other agencies including the local council and the education department we are working to stop the damage. This work is ongoing and we are continuing to work with all communities to solve issues where we can. If you have any concerns please contact your local Neighbourhood team via the Emails provided on this page. This priority will remain open to allow ongoing management of the issue. Issued: December 2017
Since the middle of July there has been an increase in Domestic Burglaries in the Lutterworth area and surrounding villages. This is historically due to the holiday season. It is always upsetting to be burgled at anytime but even more so whilst away on holiday, and may be a number of days before you can return home to sort matters out.
Issued: August 2017
What we are doing:We will provide an increase in uniform and plain clothes patrols in the area to help deter and catch criminals. Did you know that 40% of burglaries are via unlocked doors and windows? If you require crime prevention advice please contact your local beat police officer, Andy Cooper at [email protected] We have continued patrols in the area and looking at further options to reduce the burglary issue in the area Issued: September 2017