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Somercotes and Riddings

Somercotes and RiddingsSafer Neighbourhood Team

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Address:
Alfreton Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Hall St, Alfreton, DE55 7BS
Non-emergency number:
101
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Somercotes, Swanwick, Ironville, Riddings, Leabrooks and Pye Bridge. It belongs to the Amber Valley policing section. All of these villages are located within the Amber Valley Borough Council area and are situated between the towns of Alfreton and Ripley. The area also has excellent road links with the A38 and the M1 motorway.

Team Members

Mark Gibbs
Member

PC 254 Mark Gibbs

Andy Swift
Member

PC 14351 Andy Swift

Christopher Tyler
Member

PC 14487 Christopher Tyler

Christopher Bannister
Member

PCSO 3841 Christopher Bannister

Meikel Miller
Member

PCSO 4575 Meikel Miller

Richard Plant
Member

PCSO 12714 Richard Plant

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

Anti-social behaviour around parks in the Somercotes and Swanwick area during the summer months

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 28/06/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increase patrols to any parks in the Somercotes and Swanwick area to speak to and advise youngsters.
  • Deliver letters to inform parents of any youngsters found to be causing a nuisance.
  • Acceptable Behaviour Contracts to be considered for any persistent troublemakers.
  • Liaise with local schools and offer advice on anti-social behaviour.
  • Work with local partnership agencies to organise diversionary activities.
Priority

Parking on pavements and in a dangerous manner throughout Somercotes and Swanwick

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 28/07/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Patrols throughout the area
  • Advise drivers of the issue.
  • Encourage considerate and responsible parking.
  • Carry out enforcement where necessary.

Actions and outcomes from previous priorities

Priority

Anti-social behaviour and under-age drinking on Riddings Park

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 25/11/2011
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased uniformed patrols in the area to deter groups from gathering.
  • Warnings given to anyone involved in anti-social behaviour and alcohol will be confiscated.
  • Intelligence gathered from local residents.
Priority

Anti-social behaviour in Ironville village centre

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 25/11/2011
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased uniformed patrols in the area
  • Gathered intelligence from local residents
  • Dealt with anyone caught to be behaving in an anti-social manner accordingly
Priority

Parking on the solid white lines on Main Road, Leabrooks

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 27/01/2012
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Carried out high visibility patrols to target offenders
Priority

Road safety for youngsters - particularly those riding scooters on main roads

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 27/01/2012
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Advice given to riders
Priority

Littering on Somercotes Hill, Somercotes and Derby Road, Swanwick at the bus stops during school drop off and collection times

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 27/01/2012
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • High visibility patrols conducted at key times
  • Liaised with the council regarding litter collection
Priority

Non dwelling burglaries in the Somercotes area

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 12/12/2012
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Local SNT visited shops and offered crime prevention advice.
  • Alerts sent out via Derbyshire Alert on crime prevention advice.
  • Patrols carried out to deter and catch suspects, and to offer reassurance to residents.
Priority

Speeding vehicles on Somercotes Hill and Crays Hill

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 09/07/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Worked with local residents to raise awareness of traffic speeds.
  • Monitored traffic with the speed radar gun.
  • Carried out enforcement where appropriate.
Priority

Speeding vehicles on The Delves, Swanwick

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 20/09/2013
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Worked with local residents to raise awareness of traffic speeds.
  • Monitored traffic with the speed radar gun.
  • Carried out enforcement where appropriate.
Priority

Parking issues outside schools in Somercotes and Swanwick

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 14/03/2013
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased police patrols outside of local schools during drop off and collection times.
  • Advised drivers of the issue.
  • Encouraged considerate and responsible parking.
  • Carried out enforcement where necessary.
Priority

Speeding vehicles on Derby Road, Crays Hill in Swanwick, Somercotes Hill, Pye Bridge and Sleetmoor Lane

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 25/01/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Officers worked with residents to raise awareness of traffic speeds;
  • Speed checks carried out by your local team and CREST
  • Enforcement, including issuing warnings and fines, carried out where appropriate.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 2959 Neil Milner
  • Sergeant 2959 Neil Milner

I am Sergeant 2959 Neil Milner and I am responsible for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I have worked for Derbyshire Constabulary since 2004 in frontline roles as a response officer, until I was promoted to the role of Sergeant in 2009. My service began in Chesterfield, where I worked for two years before moving to the Amber Valley in 2006. I was promoted to Sergeant and moved to Ilkeston but returned to the Amber Valley in 2012, and became a Safer Neighbourhood team Sergeant in August 2015.

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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