Posted on 19th December 2013
Police in the Hope Valley will be putting the brakes on speeding motorists after setting the issue as their current neighbourhood priority.
The Hope Valley policing team and local residents agreed the priorities at the latest Safer Neighbourhood governance meeting which was held on Wednesday, December 18.
Officers will be teaming up with members of the public to carry out Community Speed Watch events in Castleton, Hope and Bamford over the next three months to monitor the speed of drivers in the area.
Police will also be chatting to motorists about the importance of sticking to the law on the roads and issuing warnings or fines to anyone breaking the limit.
Following the meeting, the team will continue to focus on the community issue of theft from motor vehicles.
They will be increasing patrols in problem areas to deter offenders and catch criminals in the act.
Officers will also be heading out into the community to chat to residents about vehicle security and offer crime prevention tips.
This includes parking in well-lit areas, removing any valuables from the vehicle and ensuring doors are locked and windows are up.
Motorists will be urged to register valuables on the secure website www.immobilise.com, which can quickly reunite owners with stolen goods if they are recovered.
Residents are urged to report any suspicious activity as soon as it happens on 101, 999 in an emergency or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, to give the team chance to stop a crime before it happens and catch offenders.
To speak to the team call the non-emergency number, 101.