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Godshill is a village and civil parish and is located between Newport and Ventnor in the southeast of the island. The name 'Godshill' is said to originate from the foundations of the local church.
Chale is a village and is located three kilometres from Niton in the south of the island. The Village of Chale lies at the foot of St. Catherine's Hill.
Wroxall is a village and civil parish in the central south of the Isle of Wight.
Niton is a village on the Isle of Wight, near Ventnor supporting two pubs, several churches, a butcher, a pharmacy and 3 local shops including a post office
Whitwell is a small village and this has led it to becoming a very close-knit community with a range of amenities including a garage, a 700 year old church, the oldest pub on the island, dating back from the 15th century and a post office, which was recently re-located to a new premises inside the church bell tower.

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Map of the Wight Rural South Policing Area

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

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Towns and Villages within the Wight Rural South Neighbourhood

The Wight Rural South is policed by the Hampshire Constabulary and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Wight Rural South
Name Type County
Alverstone Village Isle Of Wight
Alverstone Garden Village Village Isle Of Wight
Apse Heath Village Isle Of Wight
Arreton Village Isle Of Wight
Blackwater Village Isle Of Wight
Brighstone Village Isle Of Wight
Brook Village Isle Of Wight
Chale Village Isle Of Wight
Chale Green Village Isle Of Wight
Chillerton Village Isle Of Wight
Gatcombe Other Settlement Isle Of Wight
Godshill Village Isle Of Wight
Merstone Village Isle Of Wight
Newchurch Village Isle Of Wight
Newport Town Isle Of Wight
Niton Village Isle Of Wight
Rookley Village Isle Of Wight
Sandford Village Isle Of Wight
Sandown Town Isle Of Wight
Shorwell Village Isle Of Wight
Whiteley Bank Village Isle Of Wight
Whitwell Village Isle Of Wight
Winford Village Isle Of Wight
Wroxall Village Isle Of Wight

Worst Locations for Crime within the Wight Rural South neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wight Rural South neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
BrighstonevillageIsle of WightOn or near North Street3
ChillertonvillageIsle of WightOn or near Hollow Lane3
ChalevillageIsle of WightOn or near Sports/Recreation Area3
Chale GreenvillageIsle of WightOn or near Chale Green3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wight Rural South neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Chale GreenvillageIsle of WightOn or near Chale Green5
WhitwellvillageIsle of WightOn or near Meadow Close3
ChillertonvillageIsle of WightOn or near Hollow Lane2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Wight Rural South neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
NitonvillageIsle of WightOn or near Parking Area4
ShorwellvillageIsle of WightOn or near Farriers Way2
Chale GreenvillageIsle of WightOn or near Chale Green2

Police Officer Information for Wight Rural South

NameRankBio
Martin EGERTON PC

PC Egerton is the a Neighbourhood Policing Team Constable, responsible for the prevention and detection of crime and disorder in West Wight. His main objective is to reduce the criminal and anti social behaviour of people who live in or visit the West Wight area especially those people who repeatedly offend. He also aims to reduce problems relating to specific locations and addresses that cause ongoing disturbance to the neighbourhood.

Tim Campany PC

PC Tim Campany is the Safer Neighbourhoods Team Constable, responsible for crime and disorder in two beats on the Isle of Wight. Beats 09 and 10. His main objective is to reduce the criminal and anti social behaviour of people who live in or visit these two parts of the Isle of Wight especially those people who repeatedly offend. He also aims to reduce problems relating to specific locations and addresses that cause ongoing disturbance to the neighbourhood. He is based from Yarmouth Police Station

Justin KEEFE PCSO

PCSO Justin Keefe patrols a large rural area including villages: Limerstone, Shorwell, Kingston, Billingham, Chillerton, Gatcombe, Rookley, Blackwater, Merstone, Newchurch, Winford and Apse Heath. PCSO KEEFE is responsible for Police and Community issues that may concern our residents. PCSO KEEFE is also a key member of the Islands Country Watch team, improving confidence and communication with the wider rural community. PCSO KEEFE is currently stationed at Yarmouth Police Office, located at the Harbour Masters Office.

Stephen Oatley PCSO

PCSO Stephen Oatley is responsible for patrolling South Rural area mainly focusing in on the village areas of Godshill, Wroxall, Whitwell, Niton and Chale. He is responsibility for local policing issues in these villages with the view to reducing crime and anti-social behaviour. Also to Identify and protect vulnerable members of the community that are at risk of being victims of crime or being involved in crime. Working together with key partnership agencies and community groups he maintains that important link to help seek resolution to community issues. PCSO Oatley is based at the Yarmouth police office along with other colleagues who cover the South & West Rural area.

Catherine Quinn PCSO

PCSO Catherine QUINN is responsible for looking after Yarmouth, Porchfield, Newtown, Brighstone, Calbourne, Mottistone, Brook, Hulverstone, Newbridge, Shalfleet, Bouldnor and Limerstone. Her role as a PCSO is to reassure the public by means of high visible patrolling, engaging with community events, engaging with the community via beat surgeries and patrols, and to tackle Anti-social behaviour. PCSO QUINN is currently stationed at Yarmouth Police Station.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Wight Rural South

IssueActionDates

Road traffic offences
ISSUE RAISED AT PARISH MEETINGS.
TO MONITOR THE TRAFFIC THROUGHOUT THE PARISH OF ROOKLEY.

PARISH OF ROOKLEY
Niton Road
ROOKLEY
Ventnor
Isle Of Wight
PO38 3NP

The local Neighbourhood Policing team still carried out regular patrols to monitor the alleged speeding in the village.
Since this update there have been an additional:
1 Supervisor Review(s)
Total Activity for this Problem/Issue :
3 Document(s)
31 Police Patrol Activity(s)
36 Public Update(s)
4 Supervisor Review(s)
Formal Engagements linked to this priority: 22

Issue dated: 18/02/2012

Action dated: 10/01/2016

Road traffic offences
SPEEDING IN AND AROUND ARRETON, BLACKWATER AND MERSTONE.

PARISH OF ARRETON
Newlands
MERSTONE
Newport
Isle Of Wight
PO30 3DQ

Regular patrols and speed checks are still ongoing through out the parish.
Since this update there have been an additional:
1 Supervisor Review(s)
Total Activity for this Problem/Issue :
3 Document(s)
33 Police Patrol Activity(s)
39 Public Update(s)
5 Supervisor Review(s)
Formal Engagements linked to this priority: 35

Issue dated: 18/02/2012

Action dated: 10/01/2016

Road traffic offences
Members of the public have reported vehicles speeding on rural roads in the South Wight area.

Rural Roads Beat 11
Military Road
Chale
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 2JF

The Local Policing Team are still working closely with the Parish Council and the communities to enforce the speed limits in this rural area.
Since this update there have been an additional:
1 Police Patrol Activity(s)
1 Supervisor Review(s)
Total Activity for this Problem/Issue :
6 Community Engagement(s)
2 For Information(s)
41 Police Patrol Activity(s)
33 Public Update(s)
1 Supervisor Review(s)

Issue dated: 05/11/2012

Action dated: 05/11/2015

Road traffic offences
Complaints of speeding throughout the parish of Shorwell. Issues raised at Parish meetings.

PARISH OF SHORWELL
Farriers Way
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 3JL

Complaints about a parked car on Farriers Way have been resolved. We are still monitoring the speed throughout the parish.
Since this update there have been an additional:
1 Supervisor Review(s)
Total Activity for this Problem/Issue :
3 Document(s)
6 Police Patrol Activity(s)
14 Public Update(s)
1 Supervisor Review(s)
Formal Engagements linked to this priority: 24

Issue dated: 07/01/2014

Action dated: 10/01/2016

Road traffic offences
Issues raised at monthly parish meetings. Speeding throughout the parish of Chillerton & Gatcombe.

PARISH OF CHILLERTON AND GATCOMBE
MAIN ROAD
CHILLERTON
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 3EP

The Neighbourhood Police Team are working with the local Primary School and the Parish Council to try and resolve the parking issues at school times in the village.
Since this update there have been an additional:
1 Supervisor Review(s)
Total Activity for this Problem/Issue :
3 Document(s)
8 Police Patrol Activity(s)
14 Public Update(s)
1 Supervisor Review(s)
Formal Engagements linked to this priority: 16

Issue dated: 07/01/2014

Action dated: 10/01/2016

Road traffic offences
SPEEDING IN AREAS OF BRIGHSTONE - ISSUE RAISED AT POLICE BEAT SURGERY IN THE BRIGHSTONE EXCHANGE

BRIGHSTONE
New Road
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 4BB

Complaints of speeding coming into Brighstone village from the Limerstone end. Request for speed monitoring strips to be placed along the road. Awaiting reply.
Since this update there have been an additional:
3 Police Patrol Activity(s)
1 Supervisor Review(s)
Total Activity for this Problem/Issue :
7 Police Patrol Activity(s)
3 Public Update(s)
1 Supervisor Review(s)

Issue dated: 06/05/2015

Action dated: 30/09/2015

Road traffic offences
Vehicles speeding in the 30 MPH limit - Clarence Road, Wroxall - issue raised by the community

WROXALL
Clarence Road
Wroxall
Ventnor
Isle of Wight
PO38 3BY

Problem/Issue undergoing investigation and assessment.

Formal Engagements linked to this priority: 3

Issue dated: 29/01/2017

Action dated: 29/01/2017

Road Traffic Offences
1) Traffic related anti – social behaviour. (To include speeding/obstruction/manner of driving)

TO COVER RURAL SOUTH & WEST WIGHT AREAS.

WEST WIGHT POLICE OFFICE
THE QUAY
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NT

Problem/Issue undergoing investigation and assessment.

Total Activity for this Problem/Issue :
4 Police Patrol Activity(s)

Issue dated: 07/04/2018

Action dated: 19/10/2018

ASB
Youth related anti-social behaviour.

Covering areas of Rural South Wight & West Wight.

WEST WIGHT POLICE OFFICE
THE QUAY
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NT

Problem/Issue undergoing investigation and assessment.

Issue dated: 07/04/2018

Action dated: 07/04/2018

Crime Prevention - General
To identify and protect vulnerable members of the community reducing their opportunities of becoming a victim or potential offender.

WEST WIGHT POLICE OFFICE
THE QUAY
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NT

Problem/Issue undergoing investigation and assessment.

Issue dated: 07/04/2018

Action dated: 07/04/2018

Street Crime Within Wight Rural South

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Beachfield Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Chale Green Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Chale Green Shoplifting Under investigation
Chale Green Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Chapel Lane Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Clarence Road Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Clarence Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Cupressus Avenue Other crime Under investigation
Easy View Lane Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Forest Way Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Gotten Lane Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Hollow Lane Anti-social behaviour
Hollow Lane Anti-social behaviour
Hollow Lane Anti-social behaviour
Hoy Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Kemming Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Newlands Burglary Under investigation
North Street Drugs Under investigation
North Street Drugs Under investigation
North Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Parking Area Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Burglary Under investigation
Shopping Area Shoplifting Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Public order Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Public order Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Webster Way Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Webster Way Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Whitwell Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Winford Way Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Withers Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Withers Road Public order Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Worsley Drive Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Yarborough Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Youngwoods Way Violence and sexual offences Under investigation