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Unstone and Rural

Unstone and RuralSafer Neighbourhood Team

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Address:
Clay Cross Police Station, Pilsley Road, Danesmoor, Chesterfield S45 9BJ
Non-emergency number:
101
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Unstone and the northern part of the rural area including the villages of Appleknowle, Barlow, Holmesfield, Cutthorpe, Old Brampton, West Handley and Millthorpe as well as the smaller hamlets. It belongs to the Clay Cross and North East policing section. The area consists of large expanses of rural landscape with a number of small villages and hamlets. Agriculture and leisure form the main industry.

Team Members

Sally Horner
Member

PC 2722 Sally Horner

Stefan Broadhead
Member

PCSO 12812 Stefan Broadhead

Jack Worrall
Member

PCSO 12808 Jack Worrall

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

Acquisitive crime- vehicle crime, burglaries and prolific shoplifting

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 28/07/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Working smart with the tools and technology we have available along side community intelligence, we look to help apprehend offenders to reduce this area of crime.
Priority

Drug production and drug dealing

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 28/07/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Often the cause of anti-social behaviour around a particular area, by targeting those dealing drugs we aim to disrupt the problems related to these.
Priority

Safeguarding vulnerable members of the community

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 28/07/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • We are working closely with multi-agency teams around wider aspects of policing, with a particular focus on helping those most vulnerable in our community and reducing their risk of becoming victims of crime.
Priority

Anti-social behaviour- youngsters causing a nuisance and neighbour disputes

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 28/07/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Help to facilitate communication between parties involved in long standing neighbour disputes.
  • With help from North East Derbyshire District Council's anti-social behaviour team, target repeat offenders and obtain Criminal Behaviour Orders (CBOs) where appropriate.
Priority

Nuisance motorbikes

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 28/07/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • This is a seasonal issue which causes a lot of concern for residents.
  • We are working with local councils and authorities to target harden hotspot areas.
  • We are working with the community to encourage reporting, and naming and shaming those who cause these issues.

Actions and outcomes from previous priorities

Priority

Speeding on rural roads including Main Road, Holmesfield and New Road, Apperknowle

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 16/09/2010
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Carried out speed checks in the area to ensure road users are aware of the speed limit.
  • Worked with members of the Community Speed Watch scheme on Main Road, Holmesfield to conduct further speed reducing initiatives.
  • Liaised with Derbyshire County Council to consider decreasing the speed limit in the affected areas.
Priority

Helping co-ordinate youth diversionary activities throughout the Unstone and Rural Area

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 16/08/2013
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Worked alongside youth workers, sports coaches and health professionals throughout the summer and autumn, to divert young people away from committing crime and nuisance.
Priority

Increased patrols to target burglary across the area

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 30/09/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • The team carried out high visibility patrols and covert plain clothes operations to gather information and deter offenders.
  • Officers identified the more vulnerable members of the community and victims and offered them SmartWater and other prevention equpiment.
  • The team also identified areas which were being targeted and carry out targeted patrols and crime prevention activity.
Priority

Promote personal safety to primary school pupils in the area

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 15/06/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Visited local primary schools to give talks on all aspects of personal safety, including road safety awareness and stranger danger.
Priority

Speed checks on local roads including Main Road, Holmesfield and Main Road, Unstone

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 15/06/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Officers carried out speed checks in the area to ensure road users are aware of the speed limits.
  • Warnings or fines issued to motorists found to be driving over the limit on the road.
  • The team used the approved speed device, which was part funded by Holmesfield Parish and other local parish councils.
  • Safer Neighbourhood officers advised to motorists about the importance of safe and considerate driving to help make local roads safer.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 3228 Shirley
  • Sergeant 3228 Shirley

I am Sergeant Shirley and I am responsible for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I have worked for Derbyshire Constabulary since 2006 in frontline role as a Police Constable and was promoted to the role of Sergeant in 2013 and joined the Safer Neighbourhood team in June 2016. I am based at Killamarsh Police Station and will ensure that my team and I will work with the communities, and partner agencies to make our area safer for everyone.

My priorities are to tackle the long standing problems of illegal motor vehicles being used on our roads, pavements and parks and to target acquisitive crime by getting out an about in the early hours and running pro-active operations when required. We will also look to actively promote Neighbourhood Watch, so it is given a new lease of life and to make use of social media to ensure our good results are shared with all.

My team will work with schools and communities to safeguard children and build up strong links with our residents, and ensure the most vulnerable in our community are protected from harm. We also endeavour to maintain a visible presence within our communities as often as possible.

Safer Neighbourhood Events

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Crime Information

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Crime mapping allows us to show you where crime is happening at a local level, so we can better engage with our communities and help them determine how best to police the area they live in.