Police Update - Warwick Rural East Community Forum - February 2021


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Warwickshire Rural East -  Safer Neighbourhood Team policing priorities Feb 21 – Jun 21

In January 2021 Warwick Rural East SNT contacted all eight Parish Councils on the WRE area to find out what were the current key issue(s) in their respective communities. WRE SNT asked each PC to submit one priority suggestion to be put forward for the public vote. 6 out of the 8 PCs responded.

Warwick Rural East SNT publicised the online vote via SNT social media accounts. WRE SNT also shared details with WRE schools, places of worship, Parish Councils, WDC & WCC Councillors, Neighbourhood Watch, community representatives and on local WRE related social media pages/groups. To inform more residents and businesses on the WRE area, approximately 1500 flyers were hand delivered across the WRE area. 

Total number of votes - 399 

  • Inconsiderate/dangerous parking patrols – Bubbenhall 37%
  • ASB/drug prevention patrols – Baginton 22%
  • ASB/drug prevention patrols – Radford Semele 17%
  • Speed checks/monitoring – Rugby Road, Cubbington (between Windmill Hill & Rugby Road shops) 11%
  • Speed checks/monitoring – Rugby Road, Weston-under-Wetherley (between Sabin Drive & St. Michael’s Close) 7%
  • Speed checks/monitoring – Stoneleigh Road, Blackdown & Old Milverton Village 6%

 Adopted WRE SNT policing priorities Feb 21 – Jun 21

  • Inconsiderate/dangerous parking patrols – Bubbenhall: There is concern from residents in relation to inconsiderate/dangerous parking in the Bubbenhall area. This is in part due to persons visiting the area to exercise. Residential parking has also been raised as an issue. Conduct a minimum of 10 foot patrols in Bubbenhall to monitor and deal with any unnecessary/dangerous vehicle obstructions. Engage with the local community.
  • ASB/drug prevention patrols – Baginton: Due to recent reports of anti-social behaviour and suspected drug activity in Baginton, conduct a minimum of 10 foot patrols in Baginton to prevent and detect ASB/drug related activity. Engage with the local community.
  • ASB/drug prevention patrols – Radford Semele: Due to recent reports of anti-social behaviour and suspected drug activity in Radford Semele, conduct a minimum of 10 foot patrols in Radford Semele to prevent and detect ASB/drug related activity. Engage with the local community.
  • Speed checks/monitoring – Rugby Road, Cubbington (between Windmill Hill & Rugby Road shops): Due to concern within the community about speeding on this stretch of Rugby Road, conduct a minimum of 10 speed checks/monitoring sessions. SNT activity will be to reduce/prevent speed and enforce the speed limit, to raise awareness, reassure the local community and to educate motorists on road safety.

News / Information 

Along with our day-to-day policing responsibilities WRE SNT is playing its part in engaging with individuals and businesses that breach current COVID lockdown restrictions. Our chosen approach is to engage and explain to persons the importance of adhering to the current restrictions, and encourage persons to stop any activity that contravenes lockdown restrictions. Where deemed appropriate persons will be reported for consideration of prosecution. Albeit a number of individuals have been reported, the vast majority of our communities on the Warwick Rural East area appear to be complying with the current lockdown restrictions. For information/advice, visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus 

Community Speed Watch activity is currently suspended across the county. We are still assisting existing and new CSW groups on the Warwick Rural East area to acquire new volunteers and to ensure the smooth running of WRE CSW groups. There are currently 4 active groups on the WRE area. 2 groups are currently inactive but with hope to start again. 3 new groups are in the process of being set up, vetted and trained. It is great to see our communities taking an active role in keeping WRE communities safe from harm. Speeding in Warwickshire is one of the top factors that results in road related injuries and death. Warwick Rural East SNT will also play its part to help make our roads safer, in the form of Community Forum policing priorities and planned events/operations throughout the year. 

Finally, (as publicised in the latest WRE SNT newsletter) we would like to inform you that PC Amy Paull has moved onto pastures new. Amy will be staying with Warwickshire Police but has taken on a new role within the organisation. Despite the testing times we are currently going through, Amy has enjoyed policing the Warwick Rural East area. In the meantime PC’s Anna Brown and Steven Jones of Kenilworth SNT will be assisting PCSO’s Ed King and Sharron Underwood. Ed and Sharron continue to be stalwart members of WRE SNT. We are sad to see Amy go but wish her all the best in her new role. 

If you have any questions, please email Warwick Rural East SNT – wre.snt@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk 

Regards PCSO / WCO 6223 Ed King
Warwick Rural East SNT
Jubilee House Kenilworth CV8 1QG
Dial: 01926 684471
Email: wre.snt@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk 
Website: www.warwickshire.police.uk 
Twitter: @KenilworthCops

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