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Bakewell, Sheldon, Over Haddon and Ashford

Bakewell, Sheldon, Over Haddon and AshfordSafer Neighbourhood Team

Contact Us

Address:
Bakewell Enquiry Office, Granby Road, Bakewell, DE45 1ES
Non-emergency number:
101
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Bakewell and its neighbouring communities Sheldon Over Haddon and Ashford in the Water. It belongs to the B South policing section. Bakewell is the principal town of the Peak District National Park and therefore attracts thousands of visitors each year. The market town is situated in the Derbyshire Dales local authority area.

Team Members

Linda Hancock
Member

PC 2476 Linda Hancock

Ian Phipps
Member

PCSO 12747 Ian Phipps

Steve Bamford
Member

SC 7467 Steve Bamford

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

Improving security of land, outbuildings and vehicles at local farms

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 21/06/2016
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Farm Watch is a free service which is led by police and partners including Derbyshire Dales and High Peak local authorities, Derbyshire County Council and the NFU.
  • Safer Neighbourhood officers will be heading out on the beat to raise awareness of the scheme to help protect rural communities against crime. They will be issuing Farm Watch packs to people signing up to initiative.
  • The policing team will also be speaking to farmers about increasing the security of their land, outbuildings, vehicles and equipment. This includes storing vehicles away in a secured building, if possible secured to the ground or wall, investing in a heavy duty lock and chain, and restricting access to farm land and property with locked gates.
Priority

Boosting vehicle security across the Derbyshire Dales

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 21/06/2016
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • The Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out on high visibility patrols to deter thieves and catch offenders in the act, paying particular attention to car parks across the beat.
  • Police will be identifying vehicles that are insecure or with valuables on display during patrols and will be speaking with the owners to offer relevant crime prevention advice.
  • Officers will be handing out crime prevention leaflets in targeted areas to encourage residents to increase their car security in a bid to discourage criminals.
  • The policing team will also be encouraging owners of quad bikes to take extra security measures, such as using a heavy duty lock and ground anchor to further secure the bike, following thefts.
  • Residents are being urged to remain vigilant to report suspicious activity to police as it happens.
Priority

Tackling off-road vehicles

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 21/06/2016
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Officers will be teaming up with partner agencies to tackle illegal off-roading across the Derbyshire Dales with Operation Blackbrook.
  • The policing team will be heading out onto rural routes to prevent motorists and riders from illegally using restricted byways and footpaths and damaging the area for others to enjoy.
  • Safer Neighbourhood officers will be targeting hot spot areas and monitoring those routes which are subject to Traffic Regulation Orders. Positive enforcement action will be taken where necessary for anyone found to be breaching the order.
Priority

Working closely with schools in the community

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 21/06/2016
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Officers will be working closely with local schools to help build relationships.
  • The team will be speaking with the children to introduce themselves as their local policing team, along with raising awareness of Safer Neighbourhood teams and how they work to keep the community safe.
  • The Safer Neighbourhood team will be visiting schools on a regular basis to deliver talks on a range of topics to help boost the children’s safety knowledge. This includes stranger danger, road safety, drug and alcohol awareness and issues around child sexual exploitation, including sexting.
  • The visits will also include recent work around intergenerational projects, such as teaming bowls with safety talks to help break down any age barriers and provide a fun and educational talk for pupils.
Priority

Raising awareness of the Church Watch scheme

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 21/06/2016
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Safer Neighbourhood officers will be heading out on the beat to sign up churches to the scheme to help to protect them against thieves and vandals, this follows previous thefts of large quantities of lead being stripped from roofs, and items of silver being stolen from the vestry.
  • The policing teams will be visiting churches to offer advice around the steps that can be taken to increase security, including installing wildlife cameras around the churchyard to capture potential thieves in the act, along with boosting security of artefacts inside the vestry.
  • To find out more contact the team on 101, or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website: www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us

Actions and outcomes from previous priorities

Priority

Speeding on Baslow Road

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 27/05/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • The Safer Neighbourhood team worked with the Casualty Reduction and Enforcement Support Team (CREST) and partner agencies including VOSA and the DVLA to carry out Operation Safedrive events in the area.
  • Speed checks were carried out and warnings/fines were issued to anyone found breaking the limit.
  • The Safer Neighbourhood team also spoke with motorists about the importance of sticking to the law on the roads and safe and considerate driving.
Priority

Operation Illuminate – increasing home security over the winter months

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 17/10/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Operation Illuminate is an annual campaign by Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, which is led by police and Derbyshire Dales District Council. The aim is to help people boost the security of their homes and outbuildings during the darker nights, when burglaries can increase.
  • Officers spoke to residents about the steps that they could take to further protect their property from being targeting by thieves.
  • The policing team hosted a number of Operation Illuminate events to chat to residents and often advice around home security. Officers were on hand to chat to shoppers about any neighbourhood concerns they had, alongside offering cut-price home security kits such as shed alarms, door chimes and light timers.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 2425 Suzanne Cope
  • Sergeant 2425 Suzanne Cope
I am Sergeant 2425 Suzanne Cope and I am responsible for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

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