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Priorities set for South Normanton and Pinxton after PCC joins police and partners on walkabout

Posted on 15th May 2014

Three new policing priorities have been set for the South Normanton and Pinxton area, following a walkabout and meeting with the police, the Police and Crime Commissioner and local partnership agencies.

Officers on the South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team are now working alongside other organisations to help target and resolve community concerns around:

  • Inconsiderate and nuisance parking, including parking on pavements, around the Pinxton area.
  • Speeding vehicles throughout the South Normanton and Pinxton area.
  • Nuisance motorbikes being ridden off-road and on public footpaths in the Sporton Lane and Ford Bridge area.

More than 40 people attended the meeting at The Post Mill Centre in South Normanton on Wednesday, April 23.

At the meeting there were a number of presentations and a chance for residents to speak to Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles, the South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, South Normanton Multi-Agency Team (MAT), the Bolsover Community Safety Partnership, Derbyshire County Councillor Jim Coyle and Bolsover District Council dog wardens, housing, anti-social behaviour and environmental health officers.

Before the meeting took place, the group spent time on a walkabout in the area, and visited every home on Princess Avenue and Eastfield Drive, South Normanton.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Simon Street said: “We were very pleased with the turnout we received at the meeting, and the response from the local community. Many of the agencies we worked with also offered good feedback, and PCC Alan Charles said it was one of the best attended events he had held with a local policing team.

“It was a good opportunity for residents to meet with their local police and other agencies who can help target local concerns. We have listened to the issues they brought up and will be targeting these over the next few months.”

The South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team will be reviewing these priorities at their next meeting, which is due to be held during September.

Residents can also chat to officers at their regular monthly surgeries which take place between 6pm and 7pm on the second Wednesday in every month at Pinxton Village Hall, and on the second Thursday in every month at The Post Mill Centre, South Normanton.

To contact the team call 101, or email You can also follow them on Twitter: @SNormPinxtonSNT.

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