Updated Sep 11th
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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:
Knife Related Crime and Incidents - There have been a number of incidents involving knives or weapons within The Westcotes Ward over the past few months which causes a perceived lack of community safety and fear.
Issued: July 2018
What we are doing:The problem of knife related crime and incidents is recognised Nationally as an issue and is a Priority for the Force and your local neighbourhood Team to tackle those persons who persistently carry weapons. Identified Force areas including Western Rd / Wilberforce Rd will see periodic increased patrols especially on Saturday evenings to reassure the local public and deter offenders from the area. On-going education with schools, youth groups and identified individuals will continue to highlight the risks associated with carrying knives as well as the National campaign #livesnotknives. Issued: August 2018
BEDE PARK - LEICESTER.
During the warmer months the park sees an increase in ASB, drug and alcohol use (including legal highs) littering and general disorder.
Recent unplanned events at the location have caused high local concern - Other resident Consultations and on-line feedback have highlighted the area as an issue. A recent Partnership meeting with local Councillors, Police and Local Authority also highlighted the park as an area of on-going concern - which primarily consists of reports of groups causing Noise / ASB, Littering ,drug and legal high misuse and illegal parking.
We will tackle this issue by working closely with other agencies to deal with the issues highlighted. Increased Police / PCSO patrols have been implemented, especially later evenings to respond to reports of ASB. Local Authority Litter and Parking wardens are aware of the issues highlighted and will be targeting offenders throughout the Summer months.
Please report any suspicious activity or issues to your local Police team or via 101.
Only call 999 in an emergency.
Thank You. Sgt 1747 Spencer Dyer
Issued: May 2018
What we are doing:We have been completing additional patrols in the area during evenings and weekends. We have also been liaising with other agencies including park wardens and council parking enforcement to complete further visits to the area to tackle other local priorities that are not a Police matter. We have also continued to speak to local residents both in person and via social media for updates. Issued: August 2018