Runcorn Local Policing Unit, Daresbury, Moore,
Preston Brook, Sandymoor, Manor Park, Area - June 2017
Preventing burglaries and shed breaks
As we now enter the summer months please be vigilant about making sure your sheds and outdoor storage is secured and all valuables are kept locked away and out of sight. Historically around this time of year there will be an increase in shed breaks and gardening equipment going missing! In addition to this, when busy in the garden please ensure that you secure your front / back doors to ensure nobody sneaks into your address whilst you’re preoccupied cutting the lawn or tending to your flower beds!
Phoenix Park Experience
This year Runcorn Local Policing Unit aim to set up a new event called Phoenix Park Experience (PPX) which will take place on Friday 4th August between 11am-3pm and will replace Party in the Park. We are hoping to follow the lead from the highly successful Victoria Park Experience (VPX) which has run for 10 years in Warrington’s Victoria Park. They began their first year engaging with 50 children and last year over a 4 day period almost 10,000 people attended, 5810 were children. It has become the biggest free event for young people in Warrington.
Anti-social behaviour is a problem in Runcorn as it is in many towns and an event like this aims to break down barriers between the Police and those young people engaging in this type of criminality. By engaging with these young people it will have a knock on effect in helping prevent other members of our communities also affected by ASB – such as the local council, bus companies, businesses and the housing providers as well as the local residents. This is event has been funded by local partners and is completely free for you to attend and everybody is welcome!
Runcorn Police own social media accounts
Please can you all follow both Runcorn Police’s own twitter account which is @PoliceRuncorn and also our own facebook account which is Runcorn Police, this will ensure you receive all news and information relevant to the Runcorn area and not just the Cheshire area as a whole.
Zoe Bowden & Emma Hamilton-Kent
PC 5470 BOWDEN PCSO20618 HAMILTON-KENT
Crime Updates – June
Cheshire police have responded and attended 114 incidents in your area in June. These incidents varied in seriousness however include burglaries, road traffic offences, suspicious persons, concern’s for safety, domestic incidents and anti-social behaviour.
Overnight on 8th June 2017 two properties in the Preston Brook and Preston on the Hill area had their sheds broken in to. No offenders were seen and items such as a petrol strimmer, hedge trimmer and chainsaw were stolen. Please report any suspicious activity in your area.
Overnight 12th June 2017 a Blue Carrera Mountain Bike was stolen from an address on Biggleswade Drive on the same evening an insecure vehicle on Actons Wood Lane was accessed and cash and a bottle of aftershave taken. Anyone with any information please contact police ref incident 675 13th June 2017.
- Lock and secure your outbuildings, don’t give thieves the chance
- Store any valuable equipment and tools in a secure building with a well-built, locked door. Use British Standard locks, good quality locking bars and high security padlocks. Windows can be protected with metal bars. Always lock outbuildings when they're not in use.
- A worthwhile investment is fitting outside security lights controlled by an automatic time-switch or infra-red beams.
- Consider installing CCTV
Multiple reports received throughout the month of groups of youths attending at Daresbury Hall and Daresbury Labs, both derelict buildings. On all occasion the groups have made off prior to police arrival. Security has been increased by the companies owning both properties but please discuss the dangers of accessing building sites with your children.
Reports have also been received of groups of children riding in the middle of the roads in the Sandymoor area and causing criminal damage to the park on Otterburn Street, these groups are intimidating and riders have been taking no notice of vehicles and posing a risk to themselves and others. Please report any incidents of anti-social behaviour in your area to help us identify the offenders and speak with them and their parents.
Reports from Acton’s Wood Lane, Sandymoor, surrounding parking on the roundabout near the school and driving the wrong way around the roundabout. Officer visited the area on the 26th June and spoke with all the local residents and business in a hope to stop these issues in the future.
Between 5th and 6th an unauthorised encampment of 4 caravans moved from Daresbury Park to Manor Park, police and council worked closely with the encampment meaning they relocated within a few days causing minimal disruption to everyone concerned.
Cheshire Steam Fair 8th & 9th July 2017 – Daresbury, Cheshire
Party in the Playground 8th July 2017 – Daresbury Primary School
Sandymoor Summer Fair 15th July 2017 – Sandymoor Community Centre
Have Your Say - Community Meetings
Moore Community Meeting - Wednesday 5th July 2017 at 7.30pm, Milner Institute, Moss Lane
Preston Brook Community Meeting - Tuesday 18th July 2017 at 7.30pm, Village Hall, Preston Brook
Daresbury Community Meeting - Wednesday 19th July 2017 at 7.30pm, Village Hall, Chester Road Sandymoor Community Meeting - Thursday 20th July 2017 at 7.30pm, Sandymoor School
Anyone with any information to support the Cheshire Police in any crime or incident please call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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PC5470 BOWDEN and PCSO 20618 HAMILTON-KENT
Cheshire Constabulary, Runcorn Police Station - 2nd Avenue, Halton Lea, Runcorn, WA7 2HG
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