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Braunstone Town & Thorpe Astley Beat Surgery

Officers from the Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley neighbourhood team will be holding a beat surgery at Braunstone Civic Centre on Thursday 8th December 2016 from 10am.

Please come along to meet an officer responsible for patrolling your local area.

Beat surgeries are open to anyone who lives or works in the local area

When is it?

December 8th, 2016 10:00 - 12:00

Where is it?

Braunstone Civic Centre
209 Kingsway, Leicester LE3 2PP

For more information contact

PC 4220 Dedment-Ert or PCSO 6073 Stevenson

 

Braunstone Town Police Newsletter December 2016

Welcome to the December edition of the Braunstone Town newsletter.police christmas

Christmas is almost upon us, a time to celebrate and have fun. For a safe Christmas and to avoid becoming a victim of crime here are some handy tips for the festive period.

Leave it till the last minute to put Christmas presents out under the tree and don't leave them in view of a window or in your car.

When you go out at night, draw the curtains or blinds and leave a light on. You could always put a lamp or radio on a timer switch to make it appear someone is home. Refrain from keeping large amounts of cash at home. Make sure windows and doors are locked and remove keys from sight.

Dispose of packaging carefully by breaking it down before putting it in the bin. Empty boxes left outside can advertise that you have nice new goods inside.

Ensure your home contents insurance adequately covers the additional things that you have in your home over Christmas.

Register your property securely and free of charge on the national property marking database www.immobilise.com Doing this can assist the police in returning your property should it be lost or stolen.

If you know of any elderly or vulnerable persons who will be alone on Christmas Day, why not get in touch with your local beat officers who can put you in touch with a group of volunteers who put on an amazing Christmas dinner and activities for a few hours.

News on the Street

Theft from motor vehicles continues to be the threat for Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley. Please remember to lock your vehicles at night and keep windows shut. Also, do not leave items on display to include bags, money, sat navs or other electrical devices.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behavior continues to feature around Shakespeare Close near to Mossdale Meadows. Several reports have been received of criminal damage being caused to bins and other general anti-social behavior involving youths on motorbikes.

Police are working hard to tackle the issues and identify possible persons responsible. If you witness or are a victim of anti-social behavior, please report it to the police so the matter can be dealt with swiftly.

Community Engagement

Dates for your diary – Members from the beat team will be holding beat surgeries on Thursday 8th December from 10:00am – 12:00pm at the Braunstone Town Civic Centre (BTCC), Kingsway; Thursday 22nd December from 2pm – 4pm at the Thorpe Astley Civic Centre, Lakin Drive. They will also be about at the Braunstone Town Christmas Gifts & Craft Fair on Saturday 26th November 2016, 11am - 3pm (BTCC).

Neighbourhood Link

Please follow this link (www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk) to sign up to Leicester Police’s neighbourhood link. Just register your e-mail and you will be sent information straight to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This saves paper and keeps you up to date with what is going on in your neighbourhood.

A short cut to the site can also be found at www.leics.police.uk on the left side of the Home page. Why not follow Leicestershire Police Twitter for up to date information @leicspolice or @BlabyPolice for local news.

From the Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley Neighbourhood Beat Team, we would like to wish you a safe and Happy Christmas.

 

Braunstone Town Police Newsletter July 2016

Welcome to the July edition of the Braunstone Town newsletter.

Theft from motor vehicles continues to be the threat for the area of Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley. Please remember to lock your vehicles at night and keep windows shut. Also, do not leave items on display to include bags, money, sat navs or other electrical devices. 
Now that summer has finally arrived, if you are out in the garden or even just popping out for a short while, please remember to keep your doors and windows shut and locked in particular to the front of the house. At night, remember to put away any tools you may have been using in the garden and secure your sheds and garages. 
If you are going out for the evening and will be late home during the hours of darkness, try and keep a light on or use a light timer to show that someone is home. If you are going away for longer periods due to holidays, why not let a trusted neighbour know you are going to be away so they can 'check-in' from time to time or to simply remove the pile of post on the floor if on view. 
If you require further crime prevention advice, ask one of the beat team who will be happy to help.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behavior around Franklin Park in particular the damage to the fencing and walkway at the wildlife pond has been addressed. Through local consultations with members of the public and extra patrols, a handful of individuals have been identified and spoken to. Warning letters have been issued which will hopefully send a message to other individuals that this kind of behavior will not be tolerated. 
If you witness or are a victim of anti-social behavior, please report it to the police so the matter can be dealt with swiftly.

Community Engagement

Members from the Braunstone Town beat team will be available to address any issues you may have on Saturday 9th July at the shops on Watergate Lane between 10 am and 12:00pm.

On Saturday 30th July, officers will be present at the Braunstone Town Community Fete from 11am until close at 4pm. Why not come along and visit our stand for advice on crime prevention or general information. We will be displaying posters celebrating 90 years of Leicestershire Police to coincide with the Queens 90th Birthday celebrations.

News and Appeals

Have you shown your support for CEASE campaign? Please take the time to sign our pledge and make a commitment to eradicate the abuse and sexual exploitation of children and young people. A major, multi-agency campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. So far 4075 people have supported our campaign.

You can show your support in the following ways:

  • Sign our online pledge 
  • Add our CEASE twibbon to your social media profile 
  • Text CEASE to 87007 (texts will be charged at your standard message rate)

Neighbourhood Link

Please follow this link (www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk) to sign up to Leicester Police's neighbourhood link. Just register your e-mail and you will be sent information straight to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This saves paper and keeps you up to date with what is going on in your neighbourhood. 
A short cut to the site can also be found at www.leics.police.uk on the left side of the Home page.

Braunstone Town Police Newsletter May 2016

Welcome to the May edition of the Braunstone Town newsletter.

There appears to have been an increase in Theft from motor vehicles over the last month. Persons reporting vehicles being broken in to by unknown means and small items taken. Please remember to lock your vehicles at night and keep windows shut. Also, do not leave items on display to include bags, money, sat navs or other electrical devices. If a would-be thief tries one car door, they will have tried several!!

Burglaries continue to feature and again I urge you to keep doors and windows shut and keep valuable items out of sight. If you are going out, please leave a light on or if you are going away for longer, inform a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property for you.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behavior seems to focus around Franklin Park and Mossdale Meadows. In recent weeks there has been a lot of damage caused to the wildlife pond on Franklin Park – Fencing has been removed and thrown into the pond and also evidence of small fires. This behavior is also evident on Mossdale Meadows where wheelies bins have been set on fire near to and on the skate park. If you witness any such behavior, please report to the police in the hope we can stop this activity escalating.

Community Engagement

Members from the beat team will be holding a community engagement event on Saturday 25th June at the Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Lakin Drive between 4pm – 7pm.

In celebration of the Queen's 90th Birthday an event is being held at Winstanley Community College, Braunstone Town on Saturday 18th June between 12 noon and 4pm. Come along and join in the celebrations and show your support. If you have any policing concerns come along to the event where one of the local officers will be pleased to discuss them with you.

Volunteer police cadet recruitment is now open

Recruitment for September 2016 is still open. The programme invites young people aged 13 to 17 years to discover their spirit of adventure while gaining valuable skills and experience. The aims are to promote a practical understanding of policing among all young people as well as to: • encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship, • support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to be heard • inspire young people to participate positively in their communities

For further information and to download an application form please visit the Leicestershire Volunteer Police Cadet website.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 30th June 2016.

News and Appeals

CEASE is a major, multi-agency campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. So far 3104 people have supported our campaign.

You can show your support in the following ways:

  • Sign our online pledge
  • Add our CEASE twibbon to your social media profile
  • Text CEASE to 87007 (texts will be charged at your standard message rate)

Neighbourhood Link

Please follow this link (www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk) to sign up to Leicester Police's neighbourhood link. Just register your e-mail and you will be sent information straight to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This saves paper and keeps you up to date with what is going on in your neighbourhood.

A short cut to the site can also be found at www.leics.police.uk on the left side of the Home page.

Braunstone Town Police Newsletter April 2016

Welcome to the April edition of the Braunstone Town newsletter.

Crime in Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley continues to focus around domestic burglary and theft from motor vehicles. Police urge owners to remember to lock their vehicles and keep windows closed and not to leave items however small on display.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behavior remains the focus for the beat team in and around the area of Shakespeare Drive and Henley Crescent – regular patrols are conducted and engagement with the younger community is ongoing.

Community Engagement

Dates for your diary - Officers from Braunstone Neighbourhood Team will be holding a beat surgery at the shops on Wardens Walk on Saturday May 7th 2016 between 10am - 12pm. Please come along to meet an officer responsible for patrolling your local area.

Running every Friday at the Thorpe Astley Community Centre during April and May between 7.00pm – 8:30pm there is a multi-sports session for young people aged 11-25 run by qualified coaches. Young people are encouraged to come along and participate in the sessions, develop their skills, meet new people and stay healthy and fit! For further details please contact Glen White or Kam Chauhan: 0116 305 0030. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Volunteer police cadet recruitment is now open

The programme invites young people aged 13 to 17 years to discover their spirit of adventure while gaining valuable skills and experience. The aims of the programme are to promote a practical understanding of policing among all young people as well as to: • encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship, • support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to be heard • inspire young people to participate positively in their communities
For further information and to download an application form please visit the Leicestershire Volunteer Police Cadet website. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 10 May 2016.

News and Appeals

CEASE is a major, multi-agency campaign to tackle child sexual exploitation in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. So far 1497 people have supported our campaign.

You can show your support in the following ways:

  • Sign our online pledge 
  • Add our CEASE twibbon to your social media profile 
  • Text CEASE to 87007 (texts will be charged at your standard message rate)

Neighbourhood Link

Please follow this link (www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk) to sign up to Leicester Police's neighbourhood link. Just register your e-mail and you will be sent information straight to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This saves paper and keeps you up to date with what is going on in your neighbourhood. 
A short cut to the site can also be found at www.leics.police.uk on the left side of the Home page.

Braunstone Town Police Newsletter March 2016

Welcome to the March edition of the Braunstone Town newsletter.

In the last few weeks, theft from motor vehicle continues to feature in Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley. Vehicles are predominately attacked during the hours of darkness and usually with no damage caused to the vehicle. Residents are asked to remember to lock their car doors and keep windows closed and not to leave items however small on display.

Information is sort for a robbery that took place on Watergate Lane. At around 6am on Sunday 14 February three men entered a convenience store in Watergate Lane and confronted a member of staff before stealing a quantity of cash. The suspects left the area in a vehicle which was parked on The Osiers. The victim was not hurt during the incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 1333 Richard Callus on 101, quoting crime reference number 27313.

Burglaries still feature although they have significantly declined in recent weeks. Nominals continue to be targeted with positive arrests made.

With the changing of the clock moving forward an hour, there is more light in the evening and hopefully warmer weather on the horizon. Residents are asked to remember to keep windows and doors locked when out and about even if only in their garden.

There have been no further reports of damage to vehicles parked in and around the area of Audi cars, Narborough Road South.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behavior remains the focus for the beat team in and around the area of Shakespeare Drive and Henley Crescent – regular patrols are conducted and engagement with the younger community is ongoing.

Community Engagement

Dates for your diary - Members of the beat team will be attending the Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Lakin Drive on Thursday 14th April between 6pm and 9pm to hold a community engagement event.

Running every Friday at the Thorpe Astley Community Centre during April and May between 7.00pm – 8:30pm there is a multi-sports session for young people aged 11-25 run by qualified coaches. Young people are encouraged to come along and participate in the sessions, develop their skills, meet new people and stay healthy and fit! For further details please contact Glen White or Kam Chauhan: 0116 305 0030. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Other news

On Friday 11th March, Neighbourhood Officers from Braunstone Police Station held a re-match against staff at Winstanly Community College. I have been reliably informed that officers won on this occasion.

Neighbourhood Link

Please follow this link (www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk) to sign up to Leicester Police's neighbourhood link. Just register your e-mail and you will be sent information straight to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This saves paper and keeps you up to date with what is going on in your neighbourhood. 
A short cut to the site can also be found at www.leics.police.uk on the left side of the Home page.

Braunstone Town Police Newsletter February 2016

Welcome to the February edition of the Braunstone Town newsletter.

In the last month Braunstone Town in particular continues to suffer from domestic burglaries. These have occurred predominately in the early evening or overnight often whilst occupants are away. Entry is gained by smashing a rear ground floor window or patio door. Once inside the property, small items are taken in particular jewellery or electrical items. Did you know that it can take a burglar on average about ten minutes to break in and steal your possessions?

In a recent burglary on Welcombe Avenue the victim had property stolen to include an Ipad and her vehicle! Thankfully due to the vigilance of a member of the public and some detective work by the beat team, the Ipad was found in the street just around the corner and the vehicle was found locked and secure in a pub car park. It doesn't happen very often, but it is satisfying when stolen property is returned to its owner especially the car and in one piece!

The beat is experiencing a spike in theft from motor vehicles. This is due to persons leaving property on show to include satnavs and ipads. Thankfully no cars have been reported stolen as a result of vehicles left running in the frosty mornings. We are promoting awareness through our website and the Braunstone Town Life magazine.

There has also been several reports of damage to motor vehicles belonging to staff working at Audi cars, Narborough Road South. Police are following up several lines of enquiry and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

Similarly, damage has been reported to vehicles parked in the car parks on Hastings Walk, again this is in its infancy and is ongoing.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour in and around the area of Henley Crescent and the parks continues to improve on a day to day basis. The beat team continue to spend a lot of time patrolling the area, liaising with the shops and partner agencies which seems to be helping. Unfortunately the anti-social behaviour appears to have moved to near the bollards on Shakespeare Drive. The beat team are aware and work is ongoing at this time.

Community Engagement

Dates for your diary - Members of the beat team will be attending the Sunway Shops, Sunway, Braunstone Town to hold a community engagement event on Thursday 17th March between 10am and 12pm.

Also on Saturday 12th March between 10am and 3pm colleagues from Hinckley Neighbourhood team will be at the Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road, Hinckley LE10 0AT for Living Well with Dementia Day 2016. There will be opportunities to take part in lots of activities throughout the day including a session from Dementia friends between 11am and 1pm. Refreshments will be available along with giveaways. For more information please contact PCSO 6659 Julie Hodgkinson Tel: 101 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The beat team continue to attend the BB19 youth bus on Franklin Park on Thursday evenings and Fusion youth club on Friday evenings at Winstanley school to engage with young people using its services and find out what issues they have and to advise them about anti-social behaviour

Good news

There have been no further reported incidents regarding the female knocking on doors asking for charity money. The investigation continues and at this time, no arrests have been made.

Positive arrests have been made following the burglaries in the area and work continues to develop on a day to day basis.

Other news

Two black and white cats dumped in a holdall at Beaumont Leys police station where returned to Braunstone Station, they have now been rehomed to a loving family.

Neighbourhood Link

Please follow this link (www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk) to sign up to Leicester Police's neighbourhood link. Just register your e-mail and you will be sent information straight to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This saves paper and keeps you up to date with what is going on in your neighbourhood.

A short cut to the site can also be found at www.leics.police.uk on the left side of the Home page.

Braunstone Town Police Newsletter January 2016

Welcome to the January edition of the Braunstone Town newsletter.

In the last month the local neighbourhood team has seen that there has been an increase to burglaries to houses in Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley. These have occurred during late evenings whilst the occupants have been out of the property. I advise residents to utilise timer light switches if you will be out during hours of darkness. Let neighbours know if you will be going away so they are able to keep an eye on your property and report any suspicious activity.

We are also reminding residents that in the frosty mornings to be vigilant when defrosting cars. Never leave keys in the ignition whilst your vehicle is running and unattended. Please do not make yourself an easy target for thieves who can drive away in seconds. Equally, do not leave valuables in full view as these can be tempting too.

Over the last few weeks, several reports have been received from members of the public living in and around the area of Braunstone Close and Narborough Road South concerning a female asking for charity money. At this stage enquiries are ongoing and if anyone has been a victim of crime to contact police.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Since Christmas time, anti-social behaviour in and around the area of Henley Crescent has seen a significant reduction in youth related incidents. Numerous warning letters have been sent out to families concerned and a handful have been issued with anti-social behavioural contracts. Working closely with Blaby District Council and other partner agency's work is ongoing at this stage.

Other low level ASB has been reported on Shakespeare Drive near to the bollards. The beat team are aware and are patrolling the area.

Community Engagement

Members of the local neighbourhood team will be conducting an engagement event on Thursday 18thFebruary at Henley Crescent shops from 5pm until 7pm. This is to give the community and opportunity to meet their local beat team and discuss any issues they may have and hear their views.

The beat team continue to attend the BB19 youth bus on Franklin Park on Thursday evenings and Fusion youth club on Friday evenings at Winstanley school to engage with young people using its services and find out what issues they have and to advise them about anti-social behaviour. A football match was held recently with staff at Winstanley School to encourage closer relations. This was greatly received especially as the police lost!

Neighbourhood Link

Please follow this link (www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk) to sign up to Leicester Police's neighbourhood link. Just register your e-mail and you will be sent information straight to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This saves paper and keeps you up to date with what is going on in your neighbourhood.

A short cut to the site can also be found at www.leics.police.uk on the left side of the Home page.

Braunstone Town Police Newsletter November 2015

Welcome to the November edition of the Braunstone Town newsletter.

In the last month we have had a slight increase in burglaries to the home reported with 5 in the last month. One of the burglaries reported was a distraction burglary where a stranger managed to gain access to a resident's home. I remind residents to be vigilant and if cold callers attend your address don't allow them access and if they are from a registered company ensure you check they have identification.

This month we have seen an increase in thefts from local shops. There has been several reported in the last month. The local beat team is working with the shops to reduce the thefts and we are increasing our visits to local shops to deter thieves.

There have been three reports of attempted break in to garages and sheds in the area of Braunstone Town. I ask residents to ensure that they keep valuable items secured within garages and outbuildings as well as locking the door to deter thieves.

If you see anyone acting suspicious in the area please call in on 101 you may prevent a crime from being committed.

Anti-Social Behaviour

We have seen an increase in criminal damage reported in the last month and we believe these were linked to Halloween and bonfire night as these crimes were recorded over the Halloween weekend.

Community Engagement

Members of the local neighbourhood team have attended the Thorpe Astley community centre Halloween disco it was great to see the children having fun and families enjoying the activities that were ran by the entertainment team at the disco.

We also attended the allotment Halloween celebrations and had the honour of judging the best carved pumpkin. We enjoyed seeing the efforts made by our local residents and allotment users to look as scary as possible.

Please go to the following link on the Leicestershire Police website. It is a short survey that allows you to have a say in your local Police team's future priorities. https://leics.police.uk/surveys/consultation/

Neighbourhood Link

Please follow this link (www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk) to sign up to Leicester Police's neighbourhood link. Just register your e-mail and you will be sent information straight to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. This saves paper and keeps you up to date with what is going on in your neighbourhood.

A short cut to the site can also be found at www.leics.police.uk on the left side of the Home page.

 

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