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Rushcliffe Police: A detailed community update from Insp Tim Cuthbert

Rushcliffe Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Tim Cuthbert has updated the community on priorities and successes over the last month or so.

Tim writes:

The hard work continues in Rushcliffe, with some superb results in combatting retail crime in West Bridgford, in particular from PC Matt Holden who has recently charged one prolific offender with 27 offences, for which he received 8 months in prison.

Also, special mention to PCSO Sherrylee Sampson whose innovative idea of setting up beat surgeries inside senior schools around the East Leake area has commenced this month under the ‘brand’ of Pop In, Pop Out (PIPO) sessions in schools giving young people an easy, and informal way to speak to the Police & get advice or discuss concerns.

Work to combat ASB in Rushcliffe continues with good progress made as we aim to improve CCTV in Bingham with the seven new cameras proposed, made possible by OPCC funding, which we hope to have in place by the summer.

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We’re currently undergoing local consultation on that project, so when that’s concluded, please keep your eye out for updates! Also, a new joint project between Rushcliffe Borough Council & the Police in East Leake will create a new youth club which we hope to start in February.

We’ve sustained the considerable reduction of keyless entry car thefts following the spike in reports from September/October last year. I’m not complacent, however, and would still urge people to obtain a Faraday bag or box to keep your keys in inside your home to prevent these thefts. We’ve had some more superb proactive arrests in Nottinghamshire lately around this trend, and officers are on the look out for any suspicious vehicles out in the area at night.

Whilst theft of bikes has decreased, I’m keen to encourage Rushcliffe residents to partake in our regular bike marking events, so please keep your eyes out for these on our facebook pages and Notts Alerts. I’ll be contacting some of our local businesses and hot spots which suffer from bike thefts in the coming days to see how we can best support them to prevent thefts and to design out crime.

I’ve had a very productive meeting this month with our local partners who are involved in Neighbourhood Watch schemes, so thanks to those who give up their time to help make their communities safer. I’ll also be attending a Police and Crime event in Bingham on 22nd February at 18.30 hrs at the WI on Station Street to answer questions you may have.

This is being hosted by MP Robert Jenrick, so if you can come along, it’d be great to see you.

In terms of staffing for Rushcliffe, we bid a happy retirement to former Detective Pete Clegg who retired from policing after almost 40 years of service. Having served 30 years as a Detective, primarily working in Major Crime, he worked for several years in Rushcliffe on our Managed Incident Team. We wish him all the best as he moves on to a hopefully more relaxing time in retirement.

Thanks for taking the time to read my updates, and again, I’d urge you if you’re concerned about something, please report it to Notts Police on 101, or if it’s happening now, 999.

We depend on information from the local community, and will act on it, as we have recently with the discovery of a considerable cannabis grow on Loughborough Road where a male has been charged and remanded with drugs offences as a result of calls from the public. Well done to PS James Clayton for organising that operation. Together, we’ll keep Rushcliffe as a fantastic place to live, work and visit. Take care.

Tim Cuthbert – Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Rushcliffe

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