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Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) – Your local policing team

Every community in Warwickshire has a local policing Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT). Our teams work with communities and partner organisations to identify and address local concerns. Teams tackle crimes and work to make communities safer.

The local SNT for Welford on Avon is the Alcester Police South Safer Neighbourhood Team, the team deploy from Alcester and cover the wards of Bidford and Salford, Welford, Barton, Aston Cantlow, Alcester and Kinwarton. For an update on all current information please visit the dedicated web site at

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioners are elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and the police force to account. They make the police answerable to the communities they serve. They are responsible for:

  • how your area is policed
  • the police budget
  • the amount of Council Tax charged for the police
  • the information you get about what the local police are doing
  • appointing and dismissing the chief constable (the most senior police officer for the area)

More about our local PCC is on the Warwickshire PCC website

To find out more about police and crime commissioners, visit:
UK Government’s Police and Crime Commissioners page
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Suspicious Circumstances. Chapel Lane. Male seen to take photo of property. Caller concerned regards his motives. Male described as white, wearing suit and driving a dark coloured Mercedes. Reported on the afternoon of the 22nd of October. 0190 22/10/2023
  • Burglary. Farm premises Weston on Avon. Gate and window found open on premises. Items removed from the house through the window. About 1.20am Friday 27th October. 0065 27/10/2023

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Theft. Barton Road. National Grid Generator stolen. It was at the side of the
    road. Found stolen at 1.10am Wednesday 2nd August. Area search by police made and generator found further along the road with its fuel stolen. 0011 02/08/2023

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Vehicle Crime. Frasers Way. Both number plates stolen off car. Between 4th & 5th July. 0127 05/07/2023
  • Parking Issue. Welford School, Headland Road. Report of vehicles being parked in dangerous positions, especially on the yellow zig zags. SNT will monitor the situation. 0397 03/07/2023

Is it illegal to park on zig-zag lines outside schools?

Yes, it’s always illegal to park on yellow zig-zag lines anywhere. Rule 243 of the Highway Code indicates a range of places where motorists must not park, including on a bend, a dropped kerb or the brow of a hill. It also states that drivers must not park near a school entrance, anywhere that would prevent access for emergency services or near a bus stop, tram stop or taxi rank. Again, the rule will often — but not always — be made obvious with yellow zigzags on the road.

Parking outside a school specifically may obstruct visibility for parents and children trying to cross the road and is thus highly dangerous.

What about when signs are in place?

When yellow zigzags are accompanied by a sign indicating the hours of operation, it means that between those hours parking wardens or local authority civil enforcement officers have the power to issue motorists with penalty charges for parking in the area.

Parking on a yellow zigzag without a sign or outside the indicated hours of operation does not mean that it’s legal to do so; it just means that it’s a matter for the police rather than the local authority to enforce.

Can you park opposite zig-zag lines?

Yes, but be sure to use both your own good judgement and to ensure that the place you park does not run foul of the Highway Code in other ways, such as parking too close to a junction, next to a dropped kerb, on the brow of a hill or causing an obstruction.

Welford on Avon traffic safety questionnaire