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Heage Police Local Neighbourhood

This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Heage, Nether Heage and Ambergate. It belongs to the Amber Valley Local Policing Unit.

Heage, Nether Heage and Ambergate are adjoining villages approximately three miles from Belper and Ripley. During the past few years members of the local community have restored the six-sail windmill in Nether Heage to its former glory and this is now a fully working windmill which attracts many tourists to the area.

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Map of the Heage 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 Heage Neighbourhood

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

Settlements located within Heage
Name Type County
Ambergate Village Derbyshire
Belper Town Derbyshire
Bullbridge Village Derbyshire
Heage Village Derbyshire
Nether Heage Village Derbyshire
Ridgeway Village Derbyshire

Worst Locations for Crime within the Heage neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Heage neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Nether HeagevillageDerbyshireOn or near Gadsby Rise3
HeagevillageDerbyshireOn or near Downmeadow2
HeagevillageDerbyshireOn or near Cottage Close2
BullbridgevillageDerbyshireOn or near Chatsworth Crescent2
AmbergatevillageDerbyshireOn or near Newbridge Road1

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Heage neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
AmbergatevillageDerbyshireOn or near Petrol Station3
HeagevillageDerbyshireOn or near Old School Court2
AmbergatevillageDerbyshireOn or near Dean Road2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Heage neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
HeagevillageDerbyshireOn or near Old School Court3
AmbergatevillageDerbyshireOn or near Devonshire Street2
HeagevillageDerbyshireOn or near Parkside2
HeagevillageDerbyshireOn or near Downmeadow2
HeagevillageDerbyshireOn or near Park Crescent2

Police Officer Information for Heage

NameRankBio
Jeannette Gardner PC
Wendy Wright PC
Paula Bennett PCSO
Scott Hunt PCSO
John Hardy PCSO

Liam Darby PCSO
Mark Weldon Sergeant

I am Sergeant 2701 Mark Weldon and I am responsible for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I am committed to providing a high quality service to the public by ensuring my teams are visible, approachable and work alongside partner agencies to target problems affecting the local community. My priorities are to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Heage

IssueActionDates

Speeding vehicles on the A6 in Ambergate and the A610 at Sawmills

# Carried out regular patrols to the area to provide a visible deterrent to speeding vehicles.

# Members of the Safer Neighbourhood team and the wider community attended the location with speed detection equipment.

# Although this is no longer one of our priorities, we will continue to monitor the issue with regular patrols, spot checks and enforement where appropriate.

Issue dated: 04/11/2012

Action dated: 04/11/2012

Dangerous parking and driving outside schools

# Speed checks carried out in the area.

# Patrols carried out to target any inconsiderate parking.

# Although this is no longer one of our priorities, we will continue to monitor the issue with regular patrols at school arrival and collection times.

Issue dated: 04/11/2012

Action dated: 04/11/2012

Nuisance behaviour during the lighter evenings and warmer weather.

# Regular patrols carried out at evenings and weekends.
# Advised youngsters about the issue and encourage them to make use of appropriate facilities.
# Seized alcohol from underage drinkers.
# Worked with partnership agencies to consider and set up alternative activities for youngsters.
# Acceptable Behaviour Contracts set with persistent troublemakers, and further enforcement taken where necessary.

Issue dated: 04/02/2013

Action dated: 04/02/2013

Targeting illegal door-to-door sellers and street pedlars.

# Raised awareness of pedlar's certificates and what residents should look out for.
# Encouraged people to check for identity, pedlar's certificates and to follow security advice when opening the door to unexpected callers.
# Encouraged residents to report any suspicious activity, including descriptions of any individuals or vehicles, selling goods door-to-door.
# Appropriate action taken against anyone found to be trading at homes without a pedlar's certificate.

Issue dated: 04/02/2013

Action dated: 04/02/2013

Anti-social behaviour at Topmeadow Park, Heage

# Officers carried out increased patrols in the area to speak to youngsters about their behaviour.
# Alcohol was seized from any underage drinkers.
# Letters were delivered to inform parents of any youngsters who were found to be causing a nuisance.
# Officers worked alongside other agencies to consider diversionary activities for local youngsters.
# This priority profile was closed following the meeting in November 2014.

Issue dated: 09/02/2014

Action dated: 09/02/2014

Nuisance mopeds and motorcycles riding on Topmeadow Park.

# Regular patrols carried out to key areas and those places where reports come in of nuisance off road bikes being used.
# Residents encouraged to contact police to report any incidents or relevant information.
# Advised motorbike riders in the area.
# Section 59 warnings issued as appropriate and bikes seized where necessary.
# Worked closely with partnership agencies to take a joint approach in finding longer term solutions to issues of anti-social behaviour affecting the community

Issue dated: 04/10/2013

Action dated: 04/10/2013

Road safety issues, including speeding and parking outside Heage and Ambergate schools

# Speed checks carried out in the area and enforcement taken where necessary.
# Patrols carried out at school start and finish times to target inconsiderate parking.
# Worked with schools to raise awareness of road safety and safe parking.
# Worked with partner agencies to help educate youngsters about road safety and offer training.
# Advised local youngsters about alternative ways of getting to school including cycling, walking and scooting.

Issue dated: 26/05/2015

Action dated: 26/05/2015

Boosting home security in Heage

# Officers carried out leaflet drops in the local community to raise awaresness of insecurities on sheds, garages and other outbuildings.

# Events were held at various locations to make residents aware of any issues in the community

# Police worked alongside partner agencies to offer crime prevention kits where applicable

Issue dated: 05/03/2015

Action dated: 05/03/2015

Anti-social behaviour around local parks and play areas during the summer months

# Increased patrols in the area at key times.
# Officers advised young people on the issues of anti-social behaviour and the concern it brings to the local community.
# Seized alcohol from any underage drinkers.
# Appropriate action taken against anyone found to be causing anti-social behaviour or damage.

Issue dated: 26/05/2015

Action dated: 26/05/2015

We are pleased to report that no priority profiles have currently been raised for the Heage Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team

# We will continue to carry out patrols throughout the area and work to keep your neighbourhood safe.
# We continue to work with partner agencies including local parish councillors, Neighbourhood Watch, the Amber Valley Community Safety Partnership, and local residents to identify issues or concerns.
# If you have any concerns or feel there is something we could target in your area please contact us by calling 101, come along to one of our surgeries or attend the next neighbourhood meeting.

Issue dated: 18/12/2017

Action dated: 18/12/2017

Street Crime Within Heage

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Birchwood Drive Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Chatsworth Crescent Anti-social behaviour
Chatsworth Crescent Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Cottage Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Cottage Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Dean Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Downmeadow Anti-social behaviour
Downmeadow Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Gadsby Rise Anti-social behaviour
Gadsby Rise Anti-social behaviour
Gadsby Rise Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Main Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Newbridge Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Schoolhouse Hill Anti-social behaviour
Station Approach Anti-social behaviour