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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 https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/article/2269/Alcester-South?uprn=200001167773

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner

All monthly updates of the Crime Commissioner’s Newsletter are now available at https://us9.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ab4395fd0dda81296142cc9ad&id=d7e75fb781

Alcester South SNT Update

Neighbourhood Watch

Local Neighbourhood Watch schemes work in a variety of ways that reflect the needs of the local community. This includes: sharing crime prevention advice and information; running awareness campaigns; holding social events and awards for local people and businesses; leading community projects, such as litter picks, a community café, flood defence response, presentations in schools and work with young people and children and community messaging with the police. For further information on the work of the NHW and instructions on how to create or join a scheme, visit here – https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/

The Warwickshire Neighbourhood Watch page can be found here – http://warwickshirenwa.ourwatch.org.uk/

Vehicle Crime

Here are a few crime prevention tips to deter vehicle crime.

  • Always lock your vehicle. Whether it’s in the garage, on the driveway of your house, unattended for a few seconds or in an isolated car park, lock it and activate any alarm system.
  • Always remove valuable items from the vehicle. If this cannot be done the items must be removed from view and secured in a glove box or boot.
  • Fit an alarm that will activate on movement in the vehicle. An alarm that can notify you in real time that there is a problem is extremely useful.
  • Items such as tools and machinery that cannot be removed can be secured in lockers and security marked with high visibility paint etc.
  • If available, park your vehicle in a location that is covered by CCTV, overlooked by houses or is in an area that is in constant use.
  • Use anti-theft screws and sticky pads for number plates. If you have a plate that is stolen, replace it with one that has a different design so it is distinguishable from the stolen plate.
  • If you see or hear any suspicious activity around a car or car park, ring 101 to report straight away. Active crimes where the offenders are still at the scene can be reported on 999.
  • For further advice visit – https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/theft-from-a-vehicle/

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Suspicious Circumstances. Barton Road. Persons wearing balaclavas seen on site. No further details. No offences disclosed at the time. 12 midnight 13th / 14th August. 0103 16/08/2021

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Burglary. Samantha Close. Two men have forced their way into house and were then challenged by the occupants. A struggle took place before the offenders made off on foot, possibly towards the High Street area. 12.45am Saturday 14th August. 0012 14/08/2021
  • Suspicious Circumstances. Barton Croft. Two men seen going door to door selling items from a bag. One of the males was seen to take photos of houses. Descriptions of the men passed to police. 5.20pm Thursday 12th August. 0307 12/08/2021

Welcome to Warwickshire Connected

Get connected with what is happening in your local area, keep up to date and get involved in shaping what goes on where you live or work. Warwickshire Connected is a free messaging service brought to you by Warwickshire Police where you decide when and how you hear about the issues that matter most to you, whether that be getting regular crime updates, the latest information on ongoing incidents and emergencies or learning more about what your local police are doing. This is also the place where you can get involved in helping to make your local area a safer place, tell us what police should be doing in your area, shape the initiatives that help to keep people and property safe and tell us what matters are causing your communities harm. Sign up here – https://www.warwickshireconnected.com/#SignUp

Make The Right Call

To help people contact the right service first time, there are a number of pages on our website which advise who the best agency is to speak to on issues including fly-tipping, noise complaints and parking, as well as reporting abuse on social media – https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/police-forces/warwickshire-police/areas/warwickshire-police/campaigns/campaigns/2019/make-the-right-call/

You can also play our interactive game to give you an idea of the daily pressures on our control room and encourage our communities to #MakeTheRightCall  The game uses examples of genuine 999 and 101 calls received by police which players must decide how to respond to against the clock. The options are to deploy officers, resolve over the phone, refer to a partner agency or take no action. Click her to play – https://warwickshirepolice.github.io/MakeTheRightCall/

Issues that are a police matter should be reported to us as soon as possible. Where there is a threat to life or an active crime in progress the 999 system can be used. Issues that are not an emergency can be reported to us on the 101 system or via our online reporting forms – https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/   The quicker you tell us about an issue the quicker the incident can be reviewed and actioned appropriately.

Alcester South SNT Update

  •  Vehicle Crime. Cress Hill Meadow. Van entered and tools stolen while owner was working nearby. Items included a Stihl leaf blower and a Stihl hedge trimmer. 5.30pm Thursday 5th August. 0186 06/08/2021
  • *Vehicle Crime. Chapel Close. Van entered and tools stolen, including Dewalt drills. Early morning of Wednesday 4th August. 0310 04/08/2021
  • *Theft. B438,. Males waving down cars in the layby by the Welford turning. Caller has stopped and the males have asked for money to pay for petrol. While doing this one of the males has reached into the callers cars and has taken cash out of a bag. The offenders were in a silver estate car. Afternoon of Monday 2nd August. 0210 02/08/2021

Free security catalytic converter marking

This project is only for residents who reside in Warwickshire. Owners of Fords, BMWs, Mazda’s, Toyota Auris / Prius and Honda Jazz’s that have catalytic converters can contact one of the below local garages to organise a suitable time and date to get the catalytic converter security marked. This service is free and bookings will be at the garages discretion.

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Kwik Fit Stratford, Guild St, Warwick Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6PS

Contact – 01789 415855 Manager – Craig

Studley

Studley Autos, Unit 5, Victoria Works, Birmingham Rd, Studley B80 7AP

Manager – John Holt 01527 853232

 

Alcester South SNT Update

Appeal for witnesses following fatal road traffic collision on A46

We are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road collision on the A46 near Alcester on the evening of Wednesday 14th July. Police responded to reports of a collision involving a car and a bicycle on the northbound carriageway of the A46 between Salford Priors and Alcester at approximately 7.20pm. Ambulance crews, paramedics and an air ambulance were in attendance but despite best efforts, the cyclist, a 47-year-old-man from Birmingham, was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. It is believed that the deceased had been taking part in an organised cycle time trial event at the time of the incident. The driver of the vehicle was assessed by paramedics and released. Next of kin have been informed. Police investigations are continuing.  If anyone saw the incident or has dash-cam or other video footage, please call 101 quoting incident reference 388  of 14 July 2021.

Have your say on school parking in Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council, Warwickshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire are undertaking a review of parking outside Warwickshire’s schools. Inconsiderate, unsafe and illegal parking around schools is an ongoing concern for Headteachers, parents/carers and residents and puts the safety of children, and others, at risk. Partners and organisations are working together to review parking issues outside schools to greater understand and address the problems schools, parents, and the wider community experience. Partners would like to invite you as a parent or carer, school or local resident to participate in a (5 minute) school parking survey. All responses, which will remain anonymous, will be analysed, and used by partners to identify the specific issues and safety concerns that arise from it. Feedback will help focus efforts, and shape future initiatives to address unsafe and inconsiderate school parking, helping to make the roads outside and around Warwickshire schools safer. Cllr Wallace Redford, Warwickshire County Council’s portfolio holder for Transport and Planning, said: “We recognise that there can be a variety of different problems with parking at our schools across Warwickshire. We are very keen to hear from Headteachers, parents, carers and residents about the problems that they are experiencing in their areas to help us better prioritise our resources to make things better.” This is your opportunity to share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns about inconsiderate, unsafe and illegal parking, outside and around local Warwickshire schools. All surveys need to be completed by 30 July 2021.  To take part in the surveys follow the links:

Parents/ Carers: https://forms.office.com/r/jeWYQCC50S

Residents: https://forms.office.com/r/fcKxv1W8Hd

Alcester South SNT Update

Welford Incidents
  • Vehicle Crime. Barton Road. Person that had been fishing nearby returned to their vehicle to find the number plates has been stolen. Between 6pm 17th and 1.45am 18th June. 0018 18/06/2021

Welcome to Warwickshire Connected

Get connected with what is happening in your local area, keep up to date and get involved in shaping what goes on where you live or work. Warwickshire Connected is a free messaging service brought to you by Warwickshire Police where you decide when and how you hear about the issues that matter most to you, whether that’s getting regular crime updates, the latest information on ongoing incidents and emergencies or learning more about what your local police are doing. This is also the place where you can get involved in helping to make your local area a safer place, tell us what police should be doing in your area, shape the initiatives that help to keep people and property safe and tell us what matters are causing your communities harm. The Alcester Police weekly report will continue to be sent out via email to our own circulation list (for the time being) and also on this new system, but we encourage members of the community and business owners in the area to sign up to receive our reports and more.  Sign up here – https://www.warwickshireconnected.com/