Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Spring 2022 newsletter

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Hinckley police target drug activity

On Wednesday 9 March, acting on intelligence received from the local community, Hinckley Beat Team executed a drugs warrant at a factory unit on Flemming Road, Hinckley.

On gaining entry to the premises, they found that the building was being used to cultivate cannabis at an industrial scale. An Albanian male was arrested from the location and later charged with production of cannabis and is now held on remand awaiting his appearance at Crown Court.

It took two days for police to clear the entire building, with around 1500 cannabis plants being recovered at an estimated value of over two million pounds.

Sgt James Cross said “Results such as this come about thanks to our community being our eyes and ears and getting in touch with us when they see or hear something suspicious. The dealing and use of drugs in the Hinckley area is highlighted as a priority by our community on a recent survey that took place on Neighbourhood Link and we continue to look at every opportunity to disrupt and arrest those involved in this type of crime. Why not sign up to Neighbourhood Link and complete our survey on what you think are the crime issues in your area”.

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Hinckley & Bosworth hosts annual rural conference

The annual rural conference provides delegates with an opportunity to keep up to date on work being delivered and future plans that aim to address the most important issues faced by communities in rural areas of the Borough. We were delighted to return to our regular venue at Twycross Zoo, but there was also an option to attend online, enabling greater access to the event.

The event, organised by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC), attracted 90 delegates representing the rural parishes of the borough, along with key partners including Leicestershire Police, the Rural Communities Council, Midlands Rural Housing and Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland Resilience Partnership, as well as voluntary and community sector and business representatives. This year’s event focused on celebrating some of the great work that has been delivered in our rural communities over the last year.

Inspector Jamie Osborne, the Local Police Unit Commander, Sgt Shaun Wilson and Rachel Burgess, Community Safety & Performance manager at HBBC reported on rural policing within Hinckley & Bosworth and answered questions posed by Cllr Martin Cartwright about the key challenges, successes and priorities for rural policing and community safety.

Some of the topics covered included police visibility, crimes such as hare coursing, trailer thefts, anti-social behaviour, scams and violence against women and girls.

Delegates were also invited to look around the various stalls provided by agencies. HBBC’s community safety team, the police and a police volunteer provided a range of information to raise awareness about the community houses and the groups and projects that are available, crime prevention initiatives and resources available to help keep people safe when out and about or in their homes.

Inconsiderate parking near schools

Parking at schools is increasingly becoming an issue and it can create problems to both the school and nearby residents. The anti-social behaviour team is receiving numerous complaints across Hinckley & Bosworth about vehicle users parking around schools in an inconsiderate and sometimes dangerous manner.

Before you take your child to school, please consider the following:

  • Walk to school: Is it possible for you and/or your children to walk to school? Not only will this promote a healthy lifestyle, but it will also help the environment
  • Park your car further away from the school: If it is too far for you to walk the entire journey to school, consider parking a five-minute walk away from the school and encourage your children to walk for part of the journey, which again promotes a healthier lifestyle
  • Be considerate to residents: If you must park close to the school then please be considerate:
    •  Do not park over driveways
    •  Allow other drivers to manoeuvre on and off driveways
    •  Do not block pavements. Allow the width of a double buggy to pass your car on the pavement
    •  Allow enough room on the road for emergency vehicles to pass
    •  Do not park in spaces designated for other drivers
    •  Ensure that pedestrians can cross the road and be visible to other road users

When you have parked your car, please consider whether you could be causing an issue for another road user or a nearby resident. Most importantly, please ensure that you have parked safely.

Can an emergency vehicle get through?

A partnership approach between Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council’s community safety team, the refuse and recycling team, Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service and Hinckley Police has resulted in vehicles being ticketed for obstructing access for emergency vehicles and refuse lorries who were unable to empty bins. The agencies came together to raise awareness of the problems in Manor Street, the junction on Clarence Road and Princess Road and Bunneys Meadow in Hinckley. ‘Mock tickets’ were put onto vehicles which has resulted in a much-improved outcome for all agencies concerned.

Last updated: 26/05/2022 11:00