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Melton rural north Police Local Neighbourhood

The Melton rural north neighbourhood beat covers around 40 rural villages on the northern side of Melton Mowbray. At its most northern extreme it includes Normanton and Bottesford villages, which are cushioned between Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.

The beat is bordered by the villages of Scalford, Long Clawson, Hose, Harby, Barkstone le Vale, Normanton, Harston, Croxton Kerrial, Buckminster, Sewstern, Wymondham and Saxby to mention just a few.

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Map of the Melton rural north 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 Melton rural north Neighbourhood

The Melton rural north is policed by the Leicestershire Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Melton rural north
Name Type County
Barkestone-le-Vale Village Leicestershire
Belvoir Other Settlement Leicestershire
Bottesford Village Leicestershire
Branston Village Leicestershire
Buckminster Village Leicestershire
Eastwell Village Leicestershire
Eaton Village Leicestershire
Edmondthorpe Village Leicestershire
Goadby Marwood Village Leicestershire
Harby Village Leicestershire
Harston Village Leicestershire
Hose Village Leicestershire
Knipton Village Leicestershire
Long Clawson Village Leicestershire
Muston Village Leicestershire
Plungar Village Leicestershire
Redmile Village Leicestershire
Saltby Village Leicestershire
Scalford Village Leicestershire
Sewstern Village Leicestershire,Lincolnshire
Sproxton Village Leicestershire
Stapleford Other Settlement Leicestershire
Stathern Village Leicestershire
Stonesby Village Leicestershire
Thorpe Arnold Village Leicestershire
Waltham on the Wolds Village Leicestershire
Wymondham Village Leicestershire

Worst Locations for Crime within the Melton rural north neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Melton rural north neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
BottesfordvillageLeicestershireOn or near Ash Grove3
StathernvillageLeicestershireOn or near Petrol Station3
Waltham on the WoldsvillageLeicestershireOn or near Fair Field2
ScalfordvillageLeicestershireOn or near Church Street2

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Melton rural north neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
ScalfordvillageLeicestershireOn or near Church Street2
BottesfordvillageLeicestershireOn or near Supermarket2
SaltbyvillageLeicestershireOn or near Back Street1

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Melton rural north neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Long ClawsonvillageLeicestershireOn or near Kings Road6
Goadby MarwoodvillageLeicestershireOn or near Towns Lane2

Neighbourhood Events for Melton rural north

TitleDescriptionDates
Stathern Beat Surgery

meeting
Start: 15/06/2019 10:00

End: 15/06/2019 11:00
Eastwell Beat Surgery

meeting
Start: 28/06/2019 19:00

End: 28/06/2019 20:00

Police Officer Information for Melton rural north

NameRankBio
Mark Williams Sgt

I am Sgt Mark WILLIAMS and I have been a police officer now for 13 years.

As a neighbourhood officer I recognise the importance that the community plays in the identification of local problems and the apprehension of villains.

Please feel free to contact myself, one of my team or attend a local engagement event to share your concerns and help us to continue to make Melton a safe place to live and work.

Sharon ROSCOE PC

I have been a Police Officer for 19 years and have worked all over Leicestershire in a number of different roles. I have been a beat officer for Melton Rural North previously and feel privileged to return to the beat as the beat manager.

I am passionate about protecting the community where I live and have grown up, I recognise that we have a very diverse community within the rural area that are sometimes hard to reach. I am keen to ensure that where we live is safe and to protect our most vulnerable people. I work with a great team including one PCSO and a number of volunteers as well as the NHW co-ordinators.

Please feel free to contact me or the team and we will do our best to help you.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Melton rural north

IssueActionDates

There has been an increase in theft of lead in and around Melton Mowbray and the Vale of Belvoir villages usually happening in the early hours of the morning. Plungar,Thorpe Arnold and Ab Kettleby churches were targeted by thieves between the 6th and 8th of February 2019.

Issue dated: 12/02/2019

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

To tackle speeding throughout the villages on the Melton Rural North beat. Approximately 80% of community concerns we receive are related to speeding or traffic offences in villages across the Vale, raised by way of Community Consultation at local Beat Surgeries or at events in the area. This continues to be the sole concern of note in the Vale and will continue to be the Beat Priority for the Vale over the coming months.

We welcome any concerns from our residents and will address any issues to the best of our ability once they are identified to us.

Issue dated: 08/12/2018

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

To tackle anti-social behaviour School lane in Harby

There has been a lot of Police presence in School Lane in Harby, especially Friday and Saturday evenings where a lot of the anti social behaviour was taking place. This consists of visits to the local Youth Club, High visibility patrols in the area, messages requesting information being passed via NHW, way markers in both the village hall car park and down School Lane. A suspect of ASB driving has been given words of advice and others that use the area (not named suspects) have also been given words of advice.

This is an ongoing preventative measure that has reduced the number of ASB incidents and has raised confidence of local parishioners in the Vale Police.

Issue dated: 23/09/2013

Action dated: 07/04/2014

To reduce incidents of anti social behaviour (ASB) in the village of Harby, School Lane, the Village Hall, Boyers Orchard and the Skate Park between the hours of 6pm and 2am on Friday and Saturday evenings or when there is a significant event in the village.

We completed regular patrols of the area, speaking to people causing a nuisance and dealing with accordingly.

Issue dated: 01/07/2012

Action dated: 28/06/2013

To reduce incidents of vehicle crime at rural beauty spots. There are several parking areas across the whole beat which are easy targets for car thieves. Specific areas are Belvoir Castle car park and the area at the top of Barkestone Wood close to the Jubilee Way between 9am and 6pm daily

An ongoing operation has been in place that is aimed to tackle vehicle crime in the rural areas of Melton. This has been hugely successful, many vehicles have been stopped and criminals have been disrupted. The operation is still running which will increase the number of Police Officers patrolling the Vale.

Issue dated: 01/01/2012

Action dated: 22/06/2012

To reduce incidents of anti social behaviour (ASB) in the village of Bottesford, Belvoir Rd, the Village Hall, Queen St and Walford Cl between the hours of 6pm and 2am on Friday and Saturday evenings or when there is a significant event in the village.

Since January 2012, we have only received one complaint of ASB in the village of Bottesford. We are still regularly patrolling the high risk areas and hopefully the lack of ASB incidents will continue throughout the summer

Issue dated: 01/01/2012

Action dated: 22/06/2012

To reduce the number of speeding vehicles during the morning and evening commuter periods on Penn Ln, Stathern, Belvoir Rd, Bottesford, Grantham Rd, Bottesford and Main St, Wymondham between the hours of 7am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm on weekdays.

All Officers based at Bottesford have been trained to operate the speed gun. We regularly monitor speeding vehicles in a number of the villages and will continue to do so.

Issue dated: 01/01/2012

Action dated: 22/06/2012

To reduce the number of speeding vehicles during the morning and evening commuter periods along Goadby Road and the A607 in Waltham-on-the-Wolds, the A607 in Croxton Kerrial and the Main Street in Wymondham between the hours of 7am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm on weekdays.

We have instigated a road safety operation across the neighbourhood. As a direct result of this speeding operation and with continued support from local Community Speed Watch groups, prosecutions and enforcement have increased. Extra Police Officers and Special Constables have been trained to undertake enforcement work.

Issue dated: 01/02/2011

Action dated: 01/07/2011

To reduce the number of speeding vehicles along Goadby Road, the A607 Grantham Road, Waltham-on-the-Wolds and the A607 Main Street, Croxton Kerrial, during the morning and evening commuter periods

To compliment the work in progress in the Waltham and Croxton Kerrial areas we have instigated a road safety operation across the neighbourhood. As a result we have developed the number of locations monitored to include Wymondham village where monitoring has shown issues in relation to excessive speed. As a direct result of this speeding operation and support from local Community Speed Watch groups, prosecutions and enforcement have shown a significant increase.

Issue dated: 01/08/2010

Action dated: 28/01/2011

To reduce the number of speeding vehicles on roads where surveys have shown that a significant number are exceeding the speed limit such as Goadby road, Waltham-on-the-Wolds and the A607 through the village of Croxton Kerrial between the hours of 7am x 9am and 3pm x 5pm.

Local officers and special constables have been trained in the use of speed detection equipment. Police Community Support Officers continue to provide a visible deterrent. An operation is planned in conjunction with the Road Policing Unit, the Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Safety Camera Scheme, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Melton Borough Council. This will target roads where speeding has been identified as a problem.

Issue dated: 01/06/2010

Action dated: 01/08/2010

To reduce the number of reports of anti-social behaviour by local young people at Walford Close, Bottesford, between the hours of 6pm and 10pm.

Patrols were increased in Walford Close. Covert audio monitoring equipment and covert video cameras were installed to monitor the area, which showed no anti-social behaviour. There has been no criminal damage and no graffiti. The number of calls from residents has decreased.

Issue dated: 01/06/2010

Action dated: 01/08/2010

To reduce the number of speeding vehicles on the A607 between Waltham on the Wolds and Croxton Kerrial and Goadby Road, Waltham on the Wolds between 7am-9am and 3pm-5pm on weekdays

With the assistance of our traffic management department we have been continuing to monitor roads identified by the public as problem areas. Data from these surveys have identified villages/roads which are the main problem areas. This has enabled us to direct our resources more effectively and, with assistance from the Road Policing Unit as well as training more of our local officers in the use of the hand held radar devices, we will be carrying out enforcement at the identified locations. We encourage communities to continue to inform us where speeding is a particular problem.

Issue dated: 01/03/2010

Action dated: 01/06/2010

To reduce the number of speeding vehicles on the
A607 between Waltham on the Wolds and
Croxton Kerrial and Goadby Road, Waltham on
the Wolds between the hours of 7am x 9am and
3pm x 5pm on weekdays.

We have continued to monitor traffic speeds on Goadby Road, Waltham and in Croxton Kerrial. Twelve officers from Melton Mowbray have now been trained in the use of speed detection equipment so that it can be used across our area.

Issue dated: 01/11/2009

Action dated: 01/02/2010

To reduce the number of Heavy Goods Vehicles
failing to comply with the 7.5 tonne weight
restriction on Main Street, Normanton, and
through the village of Bottesford between 7am and
7pm on weekdays.

Between the 9th November 2009 and the 14th January 2009, officers spent a total of 120 hours over seven days at Normanton and Bottesford monitoring the HGV's. Over this period, only three vehicles were found to be contravening the weight restrictions and advice letters were sent to the companies concerned. The remainder were all delivering and lawfully entitled to be there.

Issue dated: 01/11/2009

Action dated: 01/02/2010

To reduce the incidents of anti-social behaviour in
the village of Stathern รข?" underage drinking,
vandalism, speeding and noisy motor vehicles.

by working in partnership with the community, youth
workers and Melton Borough Council we have been
able to significantly reduce the incidents of anti-social
behaviour in Stathern. There have been no further
incidents of graffiti since several youths were
interviewed and dealt with and the issue of drunken
youths camping out in the fields off Tofts Hill has been
addressed. There are still occasional reports of off road
motorcyclists on Tofts Hill and these are dealt with as
they occur, but these reports are infrequ ent.

Issue dated: 17/08/2009

Action dated: 13/11/2009

To work with partner agencies to reduce
complaints of speeding in villages throughout the
neighbourhood, by means of enforcement, driver
education and Community Speed Watch.

There is no doubt that speeding is a major worry across
the neighbourhood and often features at the top of
community concerns right across the county. We will
become more location specific working with the
Community and Road Safety Partnership to educate
and enforce speed limits in order to ensure road users
and pedestrians can travel in confidence, free from fear
o f death and injury.

Issue dated: 17/08/2009

Action dated: 13/11/2009

To provide a more visible police presence in
villages throughout the neighbourhood to prevent
crime, provide reassurance and improve customer
satisfaction.

We feel we are having a great deal of success in raising
our profile across the neighbourhood and crime figures
to date show we are being successful in reducing crime.
This success seems to be driven by the continued
development and sustainability of community working
whether it be with Neighbourhood Watch, community
meetings or visible speed monitoring. The effect of
community working appears to be driving a significant
reduction in crime across the neighbourhood which is
great news, let's keep working together.

Issue dated: 17/08/2009

Action dated: 13/11/2009

To work with partner agencies to reduce the complaints of speeding in villages throughout the neighbourhood, by means of enforcement, driver education and Community Speedwatch.

A number of motorists on Toft's Hill have been spoken
to with regards to speeding. This has led to a reduction
in the number of complaints from the community.
Members of Community Speed Watch are helping us
identify locations to put our enforcement equipment. We
will continue to work in partnership to address speeding
in the villages when it is identified.

Issue dated: 18/05/2009

Action dated: 16/08/2009

To reduce the incidents of anti-social behaviour, including under age drinking, vandalism, speeding and noisey motor vehicles, in the village of Stathern.

By working with members of the local community to
identify a number of young people who had information
with regard to the graffiti in the village. As a result, we
have identified and interviewed possible offenders one
of whom has been reported for offences. The
investigation is continuing in order to gather evidence
against the other offenders.

Issue dated: 18/05/2009

Action dated: 16/08/2009

To provide a more visible police presence in villages throughout the neighbourhood to prevent crime, provide reassurance and improve customer satisfaction.

By developing a patrol stragey for the response officers
to visit identified key locations to address crime
prevention in the Vale, these have included rural beauty
spot car parks and villages were offences have
occurred. We identify the hotspot locations through our
Joint Action Group (JAG) working using the incidents
reported by the community to the police, council and fire
service. Leicestershire Police's customer
satisfaction figures have risen by about 7% between
January and April 2009.

Issue dated: 18/05/2009

Action dated: 16/08/2009

Street Crime Within Melton rural north

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Ash Grove Burglary Under investigation
Ash Grove Burglary Under investigation
Ash Grove Burglary Under investigation
Back Street Drugs Under investigation
Back Street Vehicle crime Under investigation
Back Street Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Burton Close Anti-social behaviour
Chapel Lane Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Chapel Street Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Church Lane Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Church Street Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Church Street Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Church View Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Coston Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Cox Drive Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Dairy Lane Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Drift Hill Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Easthorpe Lane Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Fair Field Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Fair Field Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Finns Lane Anti-social behaviour
High Street Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Highfield Crescent Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Highfield Crescent Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Highfield Crescent Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Hollytree Lane Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Kings Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Main Street Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Park/Open Space Anti-social behaviour
Petrol Station Burglary Under investigation
Petrol Station Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Petrol Station Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Petrol Station Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Rookery Lane Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Silverwood Road Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Action to be taken by another organisation
Wyggeston Road Anti-social behaviour