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Charnwood West Police Local Neighbourhood

This large beat covers the villages of Cropston, Rothley, Swithland, Thurcaston, Newtown Linford Woodhouse, Woodhouse Eaves and Quorn.

The beat has a mix of village and rural communities and includes popular tourist attractions such as Bradgate Park, Beacon Hill and the Great Central Railway to name but a few.

The villages are mainly residential and the beat is also home to large swathes of the Charnwood Forest.

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Map of the Charnwood West Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Leicestershire Police.

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Towns and Villages within the Charnwood West Neighbourhood

The Charnwood West is policed by the Leicestershire Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Charnwood West
Name Type County
Cropston Village Leicestershire
Markfield Village Leicestershire
Mountsorrel Village Leicestershire
Newtown Linford Village Leicestershire
Quorn / Quorndon Village Leicestershire
Rothley Village Leicestershire
Swithland Village Leicestershire
Thurcaston Village Leicestershire
Woodhouse Village Leicestershire
Woodhouse Eaves Village Leicestershire

Worst Locations for Crime within the Charnwood West neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Charnwood West neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
RothleyvillageLeicestershireOn or near Paget Close3
Quorn / QuorndonvillageLeicestershireOn or near Peter Mccaig Way3
Woodhouse EavesvillageLeicestershireOn or near Herrick Road3
RothleyvillageLeicestershireOn or near Hallfields Lane2

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Charnwood West neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Quorn / QuorndonvillageLeicestershireOn or near Castledine Street5
ThurcastonvillageLeicestershireOn or near Rectory Lane5
Woodhouse EavesvillageLeicestershireOn or near Herrick Road4
CropstonvillageLeicestershireOn or near Outfields Drive4
RothleyvillageLeicestershireOn or near Howe Lane4

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Charnwood West neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
RothleyvillageLeicestershireOn or near Hallfields Lane4
Quorn / QuorndonvillageLeicestershireOn or near Peter Mccaig Way3
Quorn / QuorndonvillageLeicestershireOn or near Castledine Street3
Quorn / QuorndonvillageLeicestershireOn or near Unitt Road3
Quorn / QuorndonvillageLeicestershireOn or near Police Station3

Neighbourhood Events for Charnwood West

TitleDescriptionDates
Quorn Community Library Beat Surgery

meeting

PCSO Tom Barker will be holding a beat surgery at the Quorn Community Library where he will discuss any concerns that you have about local policing.

Start: 13/07/2019 10:00

End: 13/07/2019 11:00
Beat Surgery - Rothley Station

meeting

PCSO Tom Barker is holding a beat surgery at the Quorn Station. Please feel free to call in to discuss any concerns or issues that you have.

Start: 20/07/2019 10:00

End: 20/07/2019 11:00
Beat Surgery - Rothley Station

meeting

PCSO Tom Barker is holding a beat surgery at the Quorn Station. Please feel free to call in to discuss any concerns or issues that you have.

Start: 09/08/2019 11:00

End: 09/08/2019 12:00

Police Officer Information for Charnwood West

NameRankBio
Rod Smart Sgt

I joined Leicestershire Police in April 2009 as a Response Sergeant at Beaumont Leys, having spent nine years in the Nottinghamshire Constabulary and three years in the New Zealand Police.

Having been a Neighbourhood Sergeant at Hinckley Road for four years, I moved over to Loughborough in February 2015 to take over responsibility for this neighbourhood team. I work with a dedicated team of officers who are committed to supporting the residents and visitors to the ward by reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.

Glenn Spiby PC

I joined Leicestershire Police in 2003 and since then has worked mainly on the North of the County in various roles including Beat officer for a neighbouring beat.

I am looking forward to working with the beat team and getting to know the people of Rothley. We will be actively tackling anti-social behaviour and criminality of all descriptions, at all levels, within the village. I will be out and about Mountsorrel and would encourage villagers to stop and say hello and discuss any issues or concerns that they may have.

Rachel Chapman PC

I initially joined Leicestershire Police in 2006 as a Police Community Support Officer and went onto becoming a Police Officer two years later.

I have had many roles since joining which have all been enjoyable and challenging and spent my early career both as a uniformed response and Neighbourhood Officer. In 2013 I spent a period of time in the Local Investigation unit and within Serious and Complex Crime; going onto working within a specialised department where I was responsible for the management of Violent and Sexual Offenders.

In January 2017 I decided to come back to Neighbourhood Policing and was placed on the Loughborough Central Beat. In January 2018 I moved to West Charnwood.

I thoroughly enjoy spending time serving the public; tackling community issues through engagement, consultation and multi-agency working. Also one of my areas of responsibility within our team is to take a lead on Youth Engagement, Safeguarding and Vulnerability. I am highly motivated and get great satisfaction in making a difference to people’s lives.

If you see me please stop and have a chat and feel free to discuss any issues you may be having. Our team are all dedicated to delivering the best possible service and we need your assistance to do this.

I am very approachable and as my colleagues know will rarely turn down an offer of a cup of tea.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Tom Barker PCSO

I joined the Leicestershire Police as a Police Community Support Officer in 2017. I am currently working on the Charnwood West beat, covering Mountsorrel, Quorn, Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves. If you see me out on my patrols, please stop me to have a chat.

Alistair Cochrane PCSO

I am the Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) for Anstey, Rothley and Swithland, and I am really looking forward listening to the views of the community.

I am keen to be a visible as possible in the villages, so if you see me please come and speak to me and share your concerns.

Mitch Jarvis PCSO

I am the Community Support Officer (PCSO) for Anstey, Thurcaston, Cropston and Newton Linford and I am really looking forward listening to the views of the community.

I am keen to be a visible as possible in the villages, so if you see me please come and speak to me and share your concerns.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Charnwood West

IssueActionDates

To tackle speeding vehicles on Roecliffe Road, Cropston

Issue dated: 01/03/2016

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

To tackle anti social behaviour in the area of Stafford Orchard Park, Quorn, between 5pm and 9pm each day.

Issue dated: 01/03/2016

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

Speeding and Road Safety throughout the area

Steps have been taken including random speed checks, numerous motorist have been dealt with and advice given.

Issue dated: 04/03/2014

Action dated: 08/08/2014

To tackle the issue of burglary dwellings along Leicester Road, Thurcaston particularly between the hours of 12noon-8pm, each day.

Officers increased high visibility patrols in the area, along with completing leaflet drops and patch walks in the area to raise awareness.

Issue dated: 09/07/2012

Action dated: 28/06/2013

To deal with vehicle related crime and anti-social vehicle use on Bradgate Park, Swithland Woods and Beacon Hill country park locations at peak times.

Issue dated: 01/09/2011

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

To deal with issues of anti social vehicle use and criminal damage on Fowke Street and Woodgate, Rothley between 4pm and 12pm.

Issue dated: 01/09/2011

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

To improve road safety around the locations of Rothley, Thurcaston, Swithland and Newtown Linford primary schools between 8am and 10am and 2.30pm and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

by visiting all four schools and demonstrating the use of speeding equipment including the camera van and carrying out speed checks at all school locations.

Issue dated: 01/02/2011

Action dated: 01/07/2011

To deal with issues of anti-social vehicle use and criminal damage on Fowke Street and Woodgate, Rothley between 5pm and 3am.

by starting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in Fowke Street and paying extra attention to the area greatly reducing incidents.

Issue dated: 01/02/2011

Action dated: 01/07/2011

To tackle the issues of theft from the allotments on Loughborough Road, Rothley between the hours of 6pm and 8am.

by undertaking patrols and developing an Allotment Watch scheme resulting in no further reported crimes for the last 6 months.

Issue dated: 01/02/2011

Action dated: 01/07/2011

To tackle inappropriate and inconsiderate use of the play equipment on Stafford Orchard Park in Quorn at lunch time and early evenings.

by regular patrols, working with the Parish Council and using the village CCTV to monitor activity which has resulted in a very low level of incidents.

Issue dated: 01/02/2011

Action dated: 01/07/2011

To reduce vehicle crime in the villages of Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves during the evenings and overnight.

with high visibility patrols. The owners of over 60 vehicles were also offered security advice after leaving their vehicles insecure or with valuables on display.

Issue dated: 01/02/2011

Action dated: 01/07/2011

To reduce damage to trees and anti-social behaviour in the area known locally as "The Dirt Jumps" located on the footpath between Quorn and Woodthorpe, afternoons and evenings during the week, 4pm-10pm

By undertaking regular patrols at the location and engaging with youths using the jumps. We have also spoken with the land owner who has assisted in taking additional security steps in order to prevent unlawful use of the location. Two warnings under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act have been issued to vehicle users at this location and a motorcycle that was used in an anti-social manner at the location was seized by the police and subsequently destroyed.

Issue dated: 01/08/2010

Action dated: 28/01/2011

To target speeding motorists in the villages of Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves between 7am and 6pm week days.

We have carried out speed enforcement checks at various locations throughout both villages. The Woodhouse Community Speedwatch Scheme has taken supporting action with roadside checks and the purchase and deployment of speed warning signs to discourage drivers from speeding. A number of motorists have been stopped and given advice notices and two fixed penalty notices have also been issued.

Issue dated: 01/08/2010

Action dated: 28/01/2011

To reduce vehicle crime at beauty spot locations particularly Beacon Hill car parks and Deans Lane, Woodhouse Eaves, during weekends 8am to 7pm.

The police beat team along with other officers from Charnwood Local Policing Unit have carried out regular checks at beauty spot locations during the busy summer months. We have also carried out crime prevention patrols in the area to inform visiting motorists about vehicle security and have gathered information about people acting suspiciously at these locations. It is very pleasing to report that there have been no reports of thefts from vehicles parked in the Beacon Hill area during the time of the operation

Issue dated: 01/06/2010

Action dated: 01/08/2010

To reduce anti-social behaviour in the areas of School Lane, Station Road and Stafford Orchard Park in Quorn in the evenings between 6pm and 11pm daily.

We have carried out regular patrols in the area and have spoken to young people found at the locations - 4 males have been dealt with for drug offences at the entrance to Stafford Orchard Park. A male has also been issued with a 12 month warning (under Section 59 of the Police Reform Act) for anti-social use of a motor vehicle. If he repeats the offence we will have the power to seize his vehicle. During the redevelopment of the site we have been in contact with staff there who have confirmed there have been no issues.

Issue dated: 01/06/2010

Action dated: 01/08/2010

To reduce the thefts from motor vehicles in the village of Quorn, mainly in the areas of Station Road and Barrow Road over night from 11pm - 7am

We carried out high visibility patrols in the area and have delivered crime prevention advice to addresses on affected streets. Six vehicles were found to be either insecure or with items left on display, owners of these vehicles were traced and the issues pointed out. A police â??baitâ?? car with valuables on display, and fitted with equipment aimed at catching an offender in the act, was deployed in the village over various nights but unfortunately this vehicle was not targeted. However incidents of theft from motor vehicles have reduced in Quorn village with only five offences in the past two months. Overall offences of theft from motor vehicles on this beat have fallen by just over 25% in the past year which is good news.

Issue dated: 01/03/2010

Action dated: 01/06/2010

To offer a range of crime prevention and personal safety advice for school pupils attending St Bartholomews, St Pauls and Maplewell Schools during school hours

We have visited and taken part in a class at St Pauls School in Woodhouse Eaves and participated in a school walk with St Bartholomews School in Quorn.
We have distributed road safety advice to pupils at the schools and been present for school entry and exit times. We have also carried out visits to the adult classes based at Rawlins College.

Issue dated: 01/03/2010

Action dated: 01/06/2010

Tackle a rise in theft of cycles from Rawlins
Community College, High Street, Quorn between
8am and 4pm.

We have worked with the college to ensure the cycle storage area is kept locked during school hours. We have carried out regular police patrols and insecure bikes have been removed and handed to college staff for safekeeping and to prevent a potential theft. Charnwood Borough Council has put warning notices at the site by to raise awareness of the security measures we are using to prevent and detect cycle crime. Two people have been arrested and dealt with for theft. There have been no further reported cycle thefts from the location for over two months and so the priority will be closed.

Issue dated: 01/11/2009

Action dated: 03/03/2010

Reduce vehicle speed through the villages of
Woodhouse and Woodhouse Eaves concentrating
on Forest Road in Woodhouse and Beacon Road
in Woodhouse Eaves on weekdays between 7am
and 6pm.

High profile speed checks have been carried out by us using approved speed detection devices. The Community Speedwatch scheme has similarly assisted with supporting roadside monitoring checks. Beacon Road and Brand Hill in Woodhouse Eaves and Woodhouse Road in Woodhouse have been our main focus and 24 drivers have been stopped and given advice notices. As this is an ongoing issue the beat team will continue to carry out speed checks across the beat.

Issue dated: 01/11/2009

Action dated: 03/03/2010

To work with residents in isolated areas to
increase awareness of rural crime and reduce
damage to unattended buildings in the areas of
Woodhouse and Ulvercroft.

Along with our partners, Neighbourhood Watch and
Countryside Watch, we have contacted owners of
isolated and unoccupied properties and provided crime
prevention advice.
We have proactively checked unoccupied and derelict
properties. This led to the arrest of a male for burglary
found inside a building in Woodhouse Eaves.

Issue dated: 17/08/2009

Action dated: 16/11/2009

To work with partner agencies to reduce
inconsiderate parking and nuisance driving in the
area of Castledine Avenue in Quorn in the
afternoons and evening.

We have patrolled Castledine Avenue Quorn, there
have been no parking issues reported. Three moped
riders have been warned in relation to the manor of their
driving.

Issue dated: 17/08/2009

Action dated: 16/11/2009

To work with motorists and partner agencies to reduce the misuse of motor vehicles around High Street and Station Road in Quorn, during weekday evenings 17.30 - 23.30 and all day during the weekend.

We have carried out high visibility patrols in the area
and eight vehicles have been stopped and the drivers
given advice in relation to minor traffic offences.
Numerous drivers have been prevented from parking in
the disabled parking spaces.
A â??Section 59â?? warning was issued to the rider of a
moped due to the inconsiderate manner of his riding.
This means that, if he is caught again, we have the
power to confiscate the vehicle.
We are continuing to work with Quorn Parish Council
and Leicestershire County Councilâ??s Highways
Department in relation to putting bollards in the area.

Issue dated: 18/05/2009

Action dated: 16/08/2009

To work with young people and partner agencies to reduce incidents of rowdy behaviour in the area of Sarson Street, Orchard Estate and Castledine Street in Quorn, Mon - Fri 07.30 - 16.30

We have carried out high visibility patrols in these areas
at key times and have identified a number of people
responsible for rowdy behaviour. Working with staff at
Rawlins College we have spoken to students about the
effects of their behaviour on the local community. Since
then, we have seen a marked reduction in reports of this
behaviour.

Issue dated: 18/05/2009

Action dated: 16/08/2009

Street Crime Within Charnwood West

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Bradgate Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Brownhill Crescent Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Charnia Grove Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Chaveney Road Burglary Under investigation
Conference/Exhibition Centre Other theft Under investigation
Cradock Drive Other theft Under investigation
Groby Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Groby Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Guild Close Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hallfields Lane Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hallfields Lane Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Herrick Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Herrick Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Herrick Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
High Street Violence and sexual offences Formal action is not in the public interest
Howe Lane Burglary Under investigation
Johnscliffe Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Lanesborough Drive Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Leicester Road Burglary Under investigation
Loughborough Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Main Street Public order Under investigation
Markfield Lane Criminal damage and arson Action to be taken by another organisation
Markfield Lane Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Markfield Lane Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Nursery Lane Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Paget Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Paget Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Paget Close Other crime Under investigation
Park/Open Space Anti-social behaviour
Park/Open Space Anti-social behaviour
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Formal action is not in the public interest
Paterson Drive Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Peter Mccaig Way Anti-social behaviour
Peter Mccaig Way Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Peter Mccaig Way Other crime Under investigation
Police Station Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Quorndon Terrace Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Rawlins Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Roecliffe Road Public order Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Rushey Lane Anti-social behaviour
Russ Close Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Stamford Drive Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Station Road Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Stoop Lane Violence and sexual offences Formal action is not in the public interest
The Roods Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Victoria Street Anti-social behaviour
Victoria Street Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Walton Way Burglary Under investigation
Walton Way Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Warren Hill Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Westfield Lane Burglary Under investigation
Whatton Oaks Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest
Woodfield Road Public order Unable to prosecute suspect