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Rushcliffe police inspector updates the community on priorities and results

Rushcliffe Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Tim Cuthbert updates the community.

Tim writes:

‘Starting on a positive note, we’ve seen the first few weeks of the new youth club in East Leake which is being well attended.

‘Also this week, our West Bridgford beat team have been involved in Safer Business Action month with events around crime prevention, enforcement and engagement focusing on West Bridgford town centre.

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‘I also attended the ‘Crime & ASB Summit’ in Bingham in February, which was a great opportunity to speak to the public about ongoing concerns locally, so thanks to the Police & Crime Commissioner for supporting the event, and MP Robert Jenrick who set up the meeting.

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Bingham Mayor Insp Tim Cuthbert business owner Kate Stephenson PCC Caroline Henry and Cllr Rob Inglis

‘I’d like to welcome Sgt Che SANDS and PC Matt WILKINSON to the Neighbourhoods team at West Bridgford, with both officers bringing a wealth of policing experience to the area in support of our ongoing efforts to tackle crime and ASB, and growing our Police Officer numbers on the NPT too.

‘Our latest quarterly priorities have been formulated after discussion with our partners at Rushcliffe Borough Council, and they are as follows;

– Theft of bikes & motorbikes in the Rushcliffe North area
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– Car Cruising around Ratcliffe on Soar

‘Theft of bikes and motorbikes has risen slightly this last quarter, and I want to reassure people we’re taking additional measures to prevent and detect these offences.

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‘I’d encourage you to consider attending one of our regular bike marking events, and we’ll be working with businesses around hot spots, whilst also conducting patrols in areas where offences are happening.

“Only this week, officers from our Op Reacher team recovered four stolen motorbikes at an address, and working with colleagues from response and NPT, they detained 3 people who are now on Police bail pending enquiries.

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‘Shop theft is an ongoing concern both locally and nationally, and despite us seeing a considerable drop in offences in recent months, I’d like to continue the focus on those offences to bring them down further.

‘Car Cruising has risen slightly in recent weeks, and we’ll be working with colleagues in Notts County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council to find long-term solutions to this persistently anti-social practice.

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‘The CCTV consultation for the ‘Safer Streets’ funded project in Bingham has now closed, so thanks to those who took the time to feedback on the plans, and I hope to be able to report on the system is up and fully operational by the summer, and I’m sure it’ll have a very positive impact locally thanks to the OPCC funding.

‘This month, we’ll see a significant amount of work being conducted by Highways on the A52 around Radcliffe on Trent.

‘There will no doubt be some local disruption with these overnight works, however, I thank you in advance for your understanding, as the works are desperately needed on the road surface and surrounding infrastructure.

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“Police Officers will be supporting the road works with additional officer presence to ensure the works go ahead as smoothly & safely as possible, with the Highways teams operating between 8 pm-6 am, Mon-Fri inclusive, between 11th March, and 29th March. I know from recent meetings with MP Ruth Edwards, that there are concerns locally about the works, so I hope the Police presence will go some way to alleviate those concerns.

‘As ever, I’d encourage you to report offences where you believe them to have occurred, and together we can keep Rushcliffe a fantastic place to live, work, and visit.’

Thank you.
Insp Tim Cuthbert, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Rushcliffe

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