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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:
Drink Driving in the Vale of Belvoir.
This is occurring in afternoons/evenings, mostly on Friday and Saturday nights. Intelligence shows that this is occurring across the Vale in the rural villages. This has also been discussed with a local pub owner who is concerned regarding young persons drink driving.
We have also seen an increase of single vehicle crashes that frequently go un reported that local people believe could be linked to drink driving.
Issued: May 2018
What we are doing:We aim to visit every pub within the beat area (24 + a few bordering) , providing them with Drink/Drug drive campaign posters and information. Off the back of this we will explain that we are going to be conducting operations in the area to tackle this. There is also a look to set up a PUBWATCH style scheme which is controlled by the beat team to alert Vale pubs of local crime, providing a conduit for two way information sharing. Vulnerabilities are also to be discussed with pub staff, and various leaflets will be offered should they notice or hear of any emerging problems with domestic violence, mental health or child welfare etc. A letter will be written to individual NHW leaders that cover specific villages with pubs. This is to make them aware of our intentions and to invite them along to the pub when they are spoken to. We will be making contact with Lincs Police two premises are on the border of our county technically within Lincolnshire. Issued: May 2018
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. Throughout 2017 and into 2018 to date, 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: May 2018