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Wirksworth and Middleton Police Local Neighbourhood

This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Wirksworth and Middleton. It belongs to the Derbyshire Dales Local Policing Unit.

Wirksworth is a small market town located five miles to the South West of Matlock. The neighbourhood also comprises Middleton, Bolehill and Longway Bank. The annual well dressing and carnival as well as the arts festival attract visitors from across the region.

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Map of the Wirksworth and Middleton Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Derbyshire Constabulary.

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Towns and Villages within the Wirksworth and Middleton Neighbourhood

The Wirksworth and Middleton is policed by the Derbyshire Constabulary and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Wirksworth and Middleton
Name Type County
Bolehill Village Derbyshire
Middleton Village Derbyshire
Whatstandwell Village Derbyshire
Wirksworth Town Derbyshire

Worst Locations for Crime within the Wirksworth and Middleton neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wirksworth and Middleton neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
WirksworthtownDerbyshireOn or near Oat Hill2
MiddletonvillageDerbyshireOn or near Queen Street1
WirksworthtownDerbyshireOn or near Snowfield View1

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wirksworth and Middleton neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
WirksworthtownDerbyshireOn or near Parking Area3
WirksworthtownDerbyshireOn or near Foggs Entry3
MiddletonvillageDerbyshireOn or near Churchill Avenue2
WirksworthtownDerbyshireOn or near Petrol Station2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wirksworth and Middleton neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
WirksworthtownDerbyshireOn or near Dale End3
WirksworthtownDerbyshireOn or near Petrol Station3
WirksworthtownDerbyshireOn or near Slater Crescent1
WirksworthtownDerbyshireOn or near The Hawthorns1

Police Officer Information for Wirksworth and Middleton

NameRankBio
Pat Squires PC
Karl Millward PCSO
Spencer Nixon PCSO
Paul Simmons Sergeant

I am Sergeant 135 Paul Simmons and I have responsibility for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I have been a police officer for more than 25 years, and during my career I have worked in Derby and Matlock as well as in specialist roles as an Officer Safety Trainer, a Firearms Officer on the Armed Response Unit and as a Firearms Instructor.

Our priorities in the Derbyshire Dales are to work to keep our communities safe, and to deal robustly with anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and serious and organised crime.

Residents in the Derbyshire Dales should be reassured that we will continue to use our resources in the best way possible to help protect the vulnerable and to work with partnership agencies to target issues which are affecting our communities.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Wirksworth and Middleton

IssueActionDates

Speeding vehicles in Middleton, Bole Hill and Steeple Grange

# The Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team spoke to motorists about the importance of sticking to the law on the roads and safe and considerate driving.

# Officers carried out speed checks to target those exceeding the limit and issued warnings to anyone breaking the limit.

# The Safer Neighbourhood team worked alongside the Casualty Reduction and Enforcement Support Team (CREST) and partner agencies including VOSA and the DVLA to carry out Operation Safedrive events in the area.

# Officers also continued with Operation Rivalee to target anti-social drivers in the area.

Issue dated: 22/07/2015

Action dated: 22/07/2015

Anti-social behaviour in Wirksworth and Middleton

# Officers carried out high-visibility patrols to identify groups taking part in anti-social behaviour (ASB) and engaged with them about the effects of their behaviour on people living nearby.

# The Safer Neighbourhood team spoke with youngsters to deter them from ASB and encouraged them to take part in diversionary activities to prevent further nuisance behaviour.

# Police also spoke to residents about the work that they were doing to offer reassurance in the community.

Issue dated: 22/07/2015

Action dated: 22/07/2015

Inconsiderate parking in Wirksworth and Middleton

# Residents raised concerns of inconsiderate parking around Wirksworth and Middleton causing damage to grass verges. Safer Neighbourhood officers spoke to motorists about the issue and advised them to park responsibly.

Issue dated: 22/07/2015

Action dated: 22/07/2015

We are pleased to report that no priority profiles have currently been raised for the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team

If you have any concerns or feel there is something we could target in your area please contact us by calling 101, email matlock.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk or come along to our next meeting.

Issue dated: 12/04/2016

Action dated: 12/04/2016

Street Crime Within Wirksworth and Middleton

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Crabtree Close Anti-social behaviour
Dale End Anti-social behaviour
Eccles Bourne Close Other theft Under investigation
Foggs Entry Anti-social behaviour
Gorsey Bank Anti-social behaviour
Green Hill Anti-social behaviour
King Edward Street Anti-social behaviour
King Edward Street Anti-social behaviour
King Edward Street Anti-social behaviour
King Edward Street Anti-social behaviour
King Edward Street Anti-social behaviour
King Edward Street Anti-social behaviour
King Edward Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Main Street Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Oat Hill Anti-social behaviour
Oat Hill Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Parking Area Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Queen Street Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Snowfield View Anti-social behaviour
Spring Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
The Causeway Burglary Under investigation