Heage

HeageSafer Neighbourhood Team

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Address:
Ripley Police Station, Wyatt's Way, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3SU
Non-emergency number:
101
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Heage, Nether Heage and Ambergate. It belongs to the Amber Valley policing section.Heage, Nether Heage and Ambergate are adjoining villages approximately three miles from Belper and Ripley. During the past few years members of the local community have restored the six-sail windmill in Nether Heage to its former glory and this is now a fully working windmill which attracts many tourists to the area.

Team Members

Andrea Smith
Member

PC 2359 Andrea Smith

Paula Bennett
Member

PCSO 4461 Paula Bennett

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Historic tool stolen from Heage Windmill is found

Historic tool stolen from Heage Windmill is found

Date:
14th August 2017
Thief targets historic Derbyshire landmark

Thief targets historic Derbyshire landmark

Date:
11th August 2017
Mobile police station in Heage, Ambergate, Sawmills and Nether Heage for day of surgeries

Mobile police station in Heage, Ambergate, Sawmills and Nether Heage for day of surgeries

Date:
25th October 2016
Youngsters in Heage get Scooter Smart alongside local Safer Neighbourhood officers

Youngsters in Heage get Scooter Smart alongside local Safer Neighbourhood officers

Date:
1st October 2015
Officers in Heage on hand to offer advice and crime prevention tips at upcoming surgeries

Officers in Heage on hand to offer advice and crime prevention tips at upcoming surgeries

Date:
5th June 2015

These priorities were set by your team following community feedback. Contact your team in person, by phone or online to let them know your priorities.

Your current priorities for this neighbourhood

Priority

Road safety issues, including speeding and parking outside Heage and Ambergate schools

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 26/05/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Speed checks to be carried out in the area and enforcement taken where necessary.
  • Patrols to be carried out at school start and finish times to target any inconsiderate parking.
  • Work with schools to raise awareness of road safety and safe parking.
  • Work with partner agencies to help educate youngsters about road safety and give them training.
  • Teach local youngsters about alternative ways of getting to school including cycling, walking and scooting.
  • Set up and carry out Community Speed Watch checks alongside community members.
  • This priority profile has been extended following a community panel meeting on Tuesday, May 26.
Priority

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) around local parks and play areas during the summer months

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 26/05/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Police will be increasing patrols in the area at key times.
  • Officers will be speaking to young people and advising them on the issues of ASB and the concern it brings to the local community.
  • Officers will be seizing alcohol from any underage drinks.
  • They will take appropriate action against anyone found to be causing ASB or damage.
  • Officers are encouraging residents to report and ASB incidents, issues or concerns in the area.

Actions and outcomes from previous priorities

Priority

Speeding vehicles on the A6 in Ambergate and the A610 at Sawmills

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 04/11/2012
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Carried out regular patrols to the area to provide a visible deterrent to speeding vehicles.
  • Members of the Safer Neighbourhood team and the wider community attended the location with speed detection equipment.
  • Although this is no longer one of our priorities, we will continue to monitor the issue with regular patrols, spot checks and enforement where appropriate.
Priority

Dangerous parking and driving outside schools

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 04/11/2012
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Speed checks carried out in the area.
  • Patrols carried out to target any inconsiderate parking.
  • Although this is no longer one of our priorities, we will continue to monitor the issue with regular patrols at school arrival and collection times.
Priority

Nuisance behaviour during the lighter evenings and warmer weather.

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 04/02/2013
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Regular patrols carried out at evenings and weekends.
  • Advised youngsters about the issue and encourage them to make use of appropriate facilities.
  • Seized alcohol from underage drinkers.
  • Worked with partnership agencies to consider and set up alternative activities for youngsters.
  • Acceptable Behaviour Contracts set with persistent troublemakers, and further enforcement taken where necessary.
Priority

Targeting illegal door-to-door sellers and street pedlars.

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 04/02/2013
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Raised awareness of pedlar's certificates and what residents should look out for.
  • Encouraged people to check for identity, pedlar's certificates and to follow security advice when opening the door to unexpected callers.
  • Encouraged residents to report any suspicious activity, including descriptions of any individuals or vehicles, selling goods door-to-door.
  • Appropriate action taken against anyone found to be trading at homes without a pedlar's certificate.
Priority

Anti-social behaviour at Topmeadow Park, Heage

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 09/02/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Officers carried out increased patrols in the area to speak to youngsters about their behaviour.
  • Alcohol was seized from any underage drinkers.
  • Letters were delivered to inform parents of any youngsters who were found to be causing a nuisance.
  • Officers worked alongside other agencies to consider diversionary activities for local youngsters.
  • This priority profile was closed following the meeting in November 2014.
Priority

Nuisance mopeds and motorcycles riding on Topmeadow Park.

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 04/10/2013
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Regular patrols carried out to key areas and those places where reports come in of nuisance off road bikes being used.
  • Residents encouraged to contact police to report any incidents or relevant information.
  • Advised motorbike riders in the area.
  • Section 59 warnings issued as appropriate and bikes seized where necessary.
  • Worked closely with partnership agencies to take a joint approach in finding longer term solutions to issues of anti-social behaviour affecting the community
Priority

Boosting home security in Heage

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 05/03/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Officers carried out leaflet drops in the local community to raise awaresness of insecurities on sheds, garages and other outbuildings.
  • Events were held at various locations to make residents aware of any issues in the community
  • Police worked alongside partner agencies to offer crime prevention kits where applicable

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 2701 Mark Weldon
  • Sergeant 2701 Mark Weldon

I am Sergeant 2701 Mark Weldon and I am responsible for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I am committed to providing a high quality service to the public by ensuring my teams are visible, approachable and work alongside partner agencies to target problems affecting the local community. My priorities are to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime.

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Crime Information

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