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Amber Valley Community NewsletterAugust2019

Amber Valley Community NewsletterAugust2019
Source: Amber Valley Borough Council
Publish date: Fri 30th Aug 2019

SAFER AMBER VALLEY NEWS

Heanor & District Edition August 2019

This newsletter is for distribution to our Elected Members, Town/Parish Councils and Neighbourhood Watch.

Community Trigger

Responding to, and tackling, anti-social behaviour continues to be a key priority for all community safety partners in Derbyshire.  We work together to bring to justice to those causing anti-social behaviour and provide support for people affected by it.  We continually strive to provide a high level of service but recognise that there are occasions when we don’t get it right first time.  This is where the community trigger comes in.

What is the community trigger?

The community trigger gives, those affected by anti-social behaviour, the right to request an anti-social behaviour case review of the response to their reports of anti-social behaviour. The community trigger should only be used if you think your concerns have not been dealt with, or acted upon, by agencies.  Concerns about individual officers, or services, should continue to be directed to the relevant organisation’s complaints procedure and/or the ombudsman or the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

When can I use the community trigger?

You can use the community trigger if: -

You have reported three or more related incidents of anti-social behaviour, within the last six months; or

Five separate individuals have reported related incidents of anti-social behaviour, within the last six months

You can apply for the community trigger on behalf of someone else, but you must provide their written consent, alongside the application form.  A detailed explanation of the threshold for the community trigger is contained within the guidance notes for the community trigger application form.

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How do I use the community trigger?

In order to use the community trigger to request an anti-social behaviour case review, you must submit a completed application form. Remember - If you are applying for the community trigger on behalf of someone else who has been affected by anti-social behaviour, their individual written consent must also be provided. The community trigger application form will not be processed until their consent has been received. You can complete the online community trigger application form. There are guidance notes available to help you complete your application.

If you require a hardcopy of the community trigger application form, or if you require assistance, contact Sally Price on 01773 841652 or by emailing sally.price@ambervalley.gov.uk.

What happens when I submit a community trigger application form?

When a completed community trigger application form is received, we will acknowledge receipt of your request for an anti-social behaviour case review, within five working days.  We will review the information you have provided, to determine whether your case meets the community trigger threshold.  If it does, an anti-social behaviour case review will take place.  This will involve agencies sharing information, such as the police, housing, environmental health, social care and health providers, depending on the nature of the case.  The anti-social behaviour case review will discuss the issues you raise, consider what action has already been taken and consider recommendations for additional action to resolve the problem.  We will inform you of the outcome and recommendations of the anti-social behaviour case review.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the community trigger, you can lodge an appeal with the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire.  For more information go to www.derbyshire-pcc.gov.uk/Public-Information/CommunityTrigger.  We welcome the opportunity to review cases of anti-social behaviour, but community trigger applications may be rejected if they are thought to be prejudicial, discriminatory, malicious, unreasonable or vexatious.

Further information, the online application form and guidance notes can be found at www.ambervalley.gov.uk/communitytrigger

Current Community Safety Projects

Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership has extended the Prison Me! No-Way! course for young people into next year.  This is a national education charity with a core aim of raising awareness among young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime.

Extreme Wheels is out and about on Thursday nights.  After sessions in Heanor, they are currently in Belper on Whitemoor Recreation Ground and will be moving to Somercotes Park in August.  This is a targeted activity to attract young people already on the park, diverting those causing anti-social behaviour.

Local Safer Neighbourhood Team Police News

Alfreton Area

The Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be taking out the Mobile Police Office.  We are encouraging members of the public to come along and have a chat and enjoy a cuppa on us.

Somercotes and Riddings Safer Neighbourhood Team are at the following locations:

2nd August at 15.00 – Somercotes Park

8th August at 17.00 – Ironville

19th August at 14.00 – Somercotes Park

20th August at 10.00 – Tesco Alfreton

27th August at 10.00 – The Steampacket Car park, Swanwick

28th August at 11.00 – Ironville

Thanks to Tesco for providing the refreshments.

New police officer for Belper, Duffield, Quarndon, Kilburn, Heage and the surrounding areas

A new police officer has become the latest face on the streets of Belper, Duffield, Holloway, Quarndon, Kirk Langley, Heage, Ambergate and the surrounding areas.

PC Garry Statham, has 17 years’ experience as a police officer, and during his career has worked on the response and investigation teams in Ripley, Bolsover and Staveley. He is also not a stranger to neighbourhood policing, having spent time on the Safer Neighbourhood teams in the Shirebrook and Creswell areas, and most recently from the team in the Heanor and Shipley areas which was nominated for our Safer Neighbourhood team of the year award this year.  He enjoys photography and boxing, and taking his two year old Beagle dog, called Teddy, out for walks.

PC Statham said: “I’ve spent the majority of my career in frontline roles, in response and on neighbourhood teams. Since moving to the role in Belper, I’ve been spending time getting to know the local community and the area, and also finding out about local concerns and issues. “Being part of a neighbourhood team is all about engaging with our communities, finding longer term solutions to local priorities and helping to prevent crime, and I will be working alongside my colleagues to achieve.”

You can contact your local Safer Neighbourhood teams using one of the following nonemergency contact methods.

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact

Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

Phone – call us on 101.

You can also follow the work of the Belper area Safer Neighbourhood policing teams on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BelperKilburnHeageSNT

Derbyshire Constabulary News

PCSO helps support schools bid to turn Alfreton into region’s first Makaton friendly town

One of our Police Community Support Officers has learnt how to communicate using Makaton, as a school in Alfreton has started a mission to make the sign language better used in the community.

PCSO Louise Richards has been working with Alfreton Park Community Special School with their aim to make Alfreton the region’s first Makaton friendly town.

As well as learning to understand and speak using Makaton, PCSO Richards is also doing her bit to try and teach other community members basic words and phrases as she meets them.

As well as her role on the Safer Neighbourhood policing team, Louise is also part of the Derbyshire Police Link Officers for the Deaf (PLOD) scheme, which is made up of police officers and police staff who have received training in deaf awareness and are skilled in the use of British Sign Language (BSL) at different levels.

Our PLODs use their skills in providing a service for any non-emergency situation where communication support is required as a point of contact.

PCSO Richards said: “I’m really pleased to be part of this fantastic initiative which gives deaf young people and others in the community the opportunity to communicate directly with me and for me to be able to build a good relationship with Makaton signers, and there to offer support if they need it.

“It would be great if the school manages to achieve its aim, and I would encourage everyone to get along. Anyone can learn Makaton, and all they need to do is just pop in to some of the local shops and businesses, contact the schools or even speak to me when I’m out and about and I can try and teach you some sign to get you started.”

Makaton is a language programme using signs and symbols to help people to communicate. It is designed to support spoken language and the signs and symbols are used with speech, in spoken word order. With Makaton, children and adults can communicate straight away using signs and symbols.

The school is offering training to anyone in the community who is interested, and ten local shops and organisations have signed up. Once 30 have come on board, Alfreton will become the first Makaton friendly town in the region, and only the third in the country.

You can find out more about the work of our Derbyshire Constabulary PLODs on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DerbyshireConstabularyPLOD.

AVBC Recent Prosecutions

Mr Malcolm Sutton, aged 68, Director of The Cowhouse Dairy Limited, Postern Lodge Farm, Cowers Lane, Belper, Derbyshire, pleaded guilty to 5 hygiene offences, following a lengthy and intricate investigation by officers of Amber Valley Borough Council’s regulation unit.  He was left with a bill of over £20,000 after admitting serious hygiene offences when he appeared at Derby Magistrates Court on 24 June.

Local Crime Figures

Crime

Heanor & Loscoe

Heanor & Loscoe

Heanor & Loscoe

Quarterly

Total (AMJ)

2019

 

Apr-19

May-19

Jun-19

A M J Qt 19

Violence w Injury

13

15

24

52

Violence w/out

Injury

18

17

30

65

Robbery Personal

1

0

1

2

Burglary Residential

5

3

6

14

Burglary Commercial

0

1

1

2

Shoplifting

12

6

8

26

Theft from Person

1

1

1

3

Theft of MV

2

0

1

3

Theft from MV

0

0

0

0

Vehicle Interference

1

1

1

3

Other Thefts

7

8

9

24

Criminal Damage

14

10

16

40

Drug Offences

4

0

0

4

Public Order

10

8

12

30

 

 

Crime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shipley,

Smalley & Horsley

Shipley,

Smalley & Horsley

Shipley,

Smalley & Horsley

Quarterly

Total (AMJ)

2019

 

Apr-19

May-19

Jun-19

A M J Qt 19

Violence w Injury

3

6

1

10

Violence w/out

Injury

5

4

11

20

Robbery Personal

 

 

 

0

Burglary Residential

2

1

3

6

Burglary Commercial

1

0

0

1

Shoplifting

3

4

0

7

Theft from Person

0

0

0

0

Theft of MV

0

1

0

1

Theft from MV

3

3

3

9

Vehicle Interference

0

1

1

2

Other Thefts

3

1

6

10

Criminal Damage

7

4

6

17

Drug Offences

3

5

0

8

Public Order

1

0

3

4

 

 

Crime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Langley Mill, Codnor &

Waingroves

Langley Mill, Codnor &

Waingroves

Langley Mill, Codnor &

Waingroves

Quarterly

Total

(AMJ)

2019

 

Apr-19

May-19

Jun-19

A M J Qt 19

Violence w Injury

9

14

7

30

Violence w/out

Injury

14

20

15

49

Robbery Personal

0

0

1

1

Burglary Residential

3

3

2

8

Burglary Commercial

3

5

3

11

Shoplifting

15

11

10

36

Theft from Person

1

0

1

2

Theft of MV

1

3

3

7

Theft from MV

4

0

0

4

Vehicle Interference

2

0

0

2

Other Thefts

8

12

4

24

Criminal Damage

13

10

15

38

Drug Offences

5

1

0

6

Public Order

2

6

9

17