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Current local priorities
Consultation with the community has identified the following priorities that we will be concentrating on over the coming months:
Drug driving. Targeting vehicles whose drivers may be under the influence of drugs.
There has been an increase in reports of young person’s becoming involved with drugs, mainly cannabis. These young persons are driving around the Bottesford area under the influence, reports include dangerous driving and ‘racing’.
This is mainly occurring in the evenings, with more activity Friday and Saturdays and is a response to concerns raised by local residents and incidents in the area. The beat team have also conducted consultations in the area and this appears to be an on-going issue.
Suspects are mainly using car parks and lanes away from built up areas
Issued: June 2017
What we are doing:Officers are in possession of details of current suspect or offending vehicles. Patrol are being conducted throughout the area and a vehicle has been seized for driving with no insurance/tax. Waltham Lane Eaton. Issued: July 2017
To tackle speeding through the villages on the Melton Rural North beat. Approximately 75% of community concerns we receive are related to speeding or traffic offences in villages across the Vale, raised by way of Community Consultation at local Beat Surgeries or at events in the area. This continues to be the sole concern of note in the Vale and will continue to be the Beat Priority for the Vale over the coming months.
We welcome any concerns from our residents and will address any issues to the best of our ability once they are identified to us.
Issued: June 2016
What we are doing:The Vale Beat Team are working hard to tackle the community concern of speeding around the Vale, utilising the different speed monitoring equipment available to them. Some of the highest speeds we encounter are in the villages of Eastwell, Harby, Normanton and Bottesford as well as on the A607 in Croxton Kerrial and Waltham on the Wolds. These are areas that have regular attendance for monitoring and form part of a weekly monitoring program. During 2017 so far the Beat Team have been conducting a more targeted approach across the Vale, identifying problem areas and tackling them with enforcement days. They have conducted more Gunby Rd patrols and on the B676 at Garthorpe. Speeding enforcement activity by other officers patrolling the Vale is fed back to the beat team which in turn can be fed back to the community via social media. Engagement with local communities continues and issues have been identified in Waltham and Croxton Kerrial. Breaches of weight restrictions in Wymondham are causing concern amongst residents. Issued: July 2017