Agenda item

PACT - Greater Manchester Police

Minutes:

Crime Statistics

Littleborough

 

Mar 2017

Apr 2017

May 2017

Vehicle Crime

1

1

1

Domestic burglary

3

4

3

Theft from person

0

0

1

Theft dwelling

0

0

0

Theft cycles

0

0

0

Theft from vehicle

4

4

2

Shoplifting

5

2

3

Arson

0

0

1

Criminal damage

9

9

5

Anti-social behaviour

15

19

21

 

 

Wardle

 

Mar 2017

Apr 2017

May 2017

Vehicle Crime

1

1

0

Domestic burglary

5

3

5

Theft from person

1

1

0

Theft dwelling

0

0

0

Theft cycles

1

0

0

Theft from vehicle

7

4

2

Shoplifting

0

4

5

Arson

0

0

2

Criminal damage

5

3

8

Anti-social behaviour

7

14

14

 

Updates
The crime patterns in Littleborough are reasonably consistent; there has been a good result recently involving anti-social behaviour.

·         The beggar that was causing a nuisance around the village centre and on Hare Hill Road was arrested in May and hasn’t been seen in the area since, it was confirmed the lady wasn’t homeless.

·         The vehicle owner on Union Road has been spoken to regarding his parking behaviour, no further issues were raised.

·         The car parked outside Amici wasn’t causing an obstruction when looked at by Officers.

·         Parking on the white line system near to the level crossing on Smithy Bridge Road is now being regularly patrolled by Officers.  Warning letters have been sent to some of the offenders.  If they continue to park at the location they will be prosecuted.

·         The outcome of the Woodheys Road speeding operation didn’t identify speeding as an issue.

 

Wardle has seen a 30% reduction in crime levels; this is really positive and has happened naturally and not as a result of any specific operation.

·         There have been no further reports of car crime on the car park at Watergrove, however, police patrols will continue.

·         Anti-social behaviour continues to be an issue on Shaw Lodge and at the Bowling Green.

·         The Wardle Road speed operation was cancelled; it will be rescheduled in the future.

 

Smithy Bridge Anti-social behaviour Incident
A resident reported an anti-social behaviour incident that occurred at Smithy Bridge Primary School and also The Beach public house.  The incident was reported to the Police by the School and the pub however the Police didn’t attend.  Sgt Martin explained that GMP are unable to respond to every incident; a decision is made when reports are received based on the current threats at that time.

Birch Avenue traffic issue
A traffic issue on Birch Avenue was discussed.  Councillor Dearnley advised that this has been passed to the Council’s Highways Department to deal with.

Drug dealing in Littleborough Centre
A resident reported that he had witnessed what appeared to be drug dealing in the centre of Littleborough.  Sgt Martin advised residents to report these instances with as much detail as possible including car registration number, etc.

Police 101 waiting times
A discussion took place regarding the average expected waiting time for calls to be answered on 101.
Action 1: Establish 101 average expected answering times (Glyn Martin)

Accident blackspot – Featherstall Road
Residents expressed their concern regarding the number of road traffic accidents that have occurred on Featherstall Road, opposite St Mary’s Church.  A discussion took place regarding the dangers of speeding vehicles across the Borough and wider.  The forum agreed a change is needed to address the issues and current culture.
Action 2: Establish the number of accidents and request Highways’ advice on how to improve the road safety in this area (Sgt Martin & Tracey Knight)

Fly-tipping
A resident reported fly-tipping on the car park at Watergrove.
Action 3: Establish responsibility and report to either Rochdale Council or United Utilities (Tracey Knight)

Designated Police Parking Areas
A number of ‘Police’ marked parking bays on pavements/pedestrian areas have been noticed locally.  Sgt Martin explained that this is to mitigate future challenges to penalty notices that are issued.