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Oakham Town and Barleythorpe Police Local Neighbourhood

This neighbourhood beat covers Oakham Town and Barleythorpe. Oakham is an ancient market town in the heart of Rutland, and holds regular weekly markets and a monthly farmer's market, which keeps the area busy and bustling.

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Map of the Oakham Town and Barleythorpe 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 Oakham Town and Barleythorpe Neighbourhood

The Oakham Town and Barleythorpe is policed by the Leicestershire Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Oakham Town and Barleythorpe
Name Type County
Barleythorpe Village Rutland
Oakham Town Rutland

Worst Locations for Crime within the Oakham Town and Barleythorpe neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Oakham Town and Barleythorpe neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Hill Road11
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Kings Close5
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near High Street3
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Stables Court2
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Graffham Drive2

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Oakham Town and Barleythorpe neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Westgate Street5
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Market Place4
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Hill Road3
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Burley Road2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Oakham Town and Barleythorpe neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Parkfield Road5
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Hill Road5
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Hospital3
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near Petrol Station3
OakhamtownRutlandOn or near High Street3

Police Officer Information for Oakham Town and Barleythorpe

NameRankBio
Joe Lloyd PC I joined Leicestershire Police in December 2001 having previously served in the Armed Forces. I started my career in Melton Mowbray where I served in several roles. In 2007 I joined an Immigration crime team that worked in partnership with the UK Border Agency. This role exposed me to multi agency working which has assisted me in my role as the Dedicated Neighbourhood Officer for Oakham and Barleythorpe.

I will be working closely with the rest of the neighbourhood team providing a visible police presence, identifying community issues by consulting you the public. I am very interested in Social Media especially how we as an small team can use it to ensure messages are seen by as many people as possible. Please join our social media feeds.
Nicole Welsh PCSO I joined Leicester Constabulary in March 2003 after having worked in a variety of jobs whilst bringing up my two sons. After previously working on the Uppingham and Rutland North beat teams I have now joined the Oakham beat.

My aim is to provide a high visible and approachable police presence in Oakham Town. I will be working alongside the rest of the Oakham neighbourhood team, other police officers, special constables and partner agencies to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and deal with community issues.
Darren Richardson Sgt

I have worked with Leicestershire police since 2008. I have enjoyed a variety of different roles and challenges during my time including response policing and working within the investigation team. I am looking forward to the challenges that policing in Rutland will bring. I intend to work closely with communities and partner agencies to address the issues that are important to them.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Oakham Town and Barleythorpe

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You told us that youths and street drinkers are causing Anti Social Behaviour inside the Bus Station preventing people from using the facilities. Damage had been caused inside the premises and abusive language was being used.

Issue dated: 07/02/2019

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

Local residents bought to the Beat Teams attention that drugs and alcohol were being used by our young people in Oakham and Barleythorpe. The ages ranged from 15-21yrs of age. This is having a detrimental affect on these young people and the surrounding premises.

Issue dated: 27/09/2018

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

Officers from Oakham will start a campaign to target road safety offences. This will be for the whole of Oakham & Barleythorpe. We will utilise social media and engagement opportunities to be better informed by the public about where the offences are being committed. We will utilise the Traffic Offence Reports (TOR's) and issue these where applicable. We would like the public to join us on our social media pages and comment or tell us where there are issues. You can do this on Twitter @OakhamPolice #RoadSafety or Facebook RutlandPolice.

NHP closed and archived.

Issue dated: 06/10/2016

Action dated: 02/07/2017

Last year there was an increase in burglary dwellings during the summer months. As a result, this year local officers are conducting a burglary campaign, targeting offenders, liaising with neighbouring forces and providing crime prevention advice to residents.

The Rutland summer ‘Burglary Dwelling’ reduction campaign has been running from June to September. The total number of burglary dwelling offences reported for all of Rutland has been 14 during this four month period. Individual beats are as follows. Oakham & Barleythorpe = 3, Rutland North = 4, Rutland South = 3, Uppingham = 4.
Reducing burglary offences continues to be a priority for your beat teams.
Now that this summer burglary campaign has ended, please continue taking proactive steps to deter offenders. Please use this link for further burglary crime prevention advice from Leicestershire Police:- https://leics.police.uk/categories/advice-and-information/crime-prevention/burglary..
Please continue to report suspicious incidents / crimes on 101 (non-emergency) or 999 (emergency).

This problem profile has now been closed. Thank you for your support.
PS 624 Morris

Issue dated: 06/06/2016

Action dated: 15/10/2016

Motorists are contravening the temporary one way system / no entry signs on Station Road, Oakham between Church Street and Kilburn Road junctions. Thus placing school children, pedestrians and builders at risk.

I have reviewed the plan after consultation with my supervisor today. We have noticed an significant drop in offending so I have decided to close the plan. We of course will continue to monitor the road which is just outside the police office. I'd like to thank the members of the public who have supported us by contacting via various forums to pass on information about offending vehicles and times etc. PC 1312 Joe Lloyd

Issue dated: 12/02/2016

Action dated: 04/05/2016

Burglaries increase in darker hours in the winter, which is supported by data supplied for the Safer Rutland Partnership showing an annual increase of burglary during this period.

You have also highlighted the concern around the travelling door to door salespersons who are prominent at this time of year. To support the Forces seasonal burglary prevention campaign, we are introducing a new PSP which also runs in conjunction with this theme.

In January 2016 we continued with our high visibility patrols around the estates in Oakham. PC Lloyd engage with local Neighbourhood Watch coordinators relating to crime reduction equipment. PC Lloyd also attended the annual Neighbourhood Watch AGM and spoke to members of the public wanting to start new watches. A high number of patrols were carried out in January. Even though one is too many the review this month has shown we have had only one burglary dwelling. PC Lloyd investigated door to door sellers on two occasions. This plan will now be reviewed for closure. We would ask that you continue to be vigilant and report suspicious incidents. CLOSED

Issue dated: 20/10/2015

Action dated: 12/02/2016

Vehicles exceed the speed limit entering Oakham from the village of Braunston-in-Rutland

I have discussed this issue with PS MORRIS my supervisor and have agreed that we will close this plan. The plan has been running in line with other projects to try and reduce the speeding into Oakham on the Braunston Road. As an organisation we have liaised with the road safety partnership and local residents and engaged the Highways Agency requesting more robust traffic calming measures. These are now being taken into consideration and will hopefully be implemented in the future. We will continue to carry out ad hoc speeding operations.

Issue dated: 12/10/2015

Action dated: 06/06/2016

To tackle anti-social behaviour on Princess Park including drug and alcohol use, noise and young people causing a nuisance, on the grassed park area and on the play equipment during the evenings and school holidays.

We continued with the high visibility patrols of the park and spoke to young people using the park. As a result incidents have reduced and therefore we are closing the priority for now but will re-open if the issue arises again.

Issue dated: 13/04/2015

Action dated: 25/08/2015

To tackle anti-social behaviour linked to the night time economy in Oakham Town centre, between 8pm and 2am on Friday and Saturdays

Targeted patrols have taken place between the key times on Friday and Saturday nights. Environmental health have been to the location to monitor the noise levels and have deemed them to be at an acceptable level. Licensing legislation has been exercised with the closing of both the Merry Monk and Calico. The situation has greatly improved and is currently being monitored.

Issue dated: 28/11/2014

Action dated: 13/04/2015

To tackle anti-social behaviour in the area of Princess Park between 5pm and 9pm each day.

We have been working in partnership with RCC Community Safety team to arrange events to distract young people from committing ASB and dangers of controlled drug misuse. Officers have been conducting high visibility patrols in the area, along with using social media to try to engage with young people to raise their awareness as to what anti-social behaviour and its effect.

Issue dated: 09/06/2014

Action dated: 13/04/2015

To tackle speeding vehicles on the A606 and Burley Road, Oakham.

This issue has been dealt with by an increase in mobile police speed vans in operation on the selected roads with the mobile vans coming to Rutland on a rotational basis. For more information on this please visit
www.speedorsafety.com

Issue dated: 09/07/2013

Action dated: 03/12/2013

To tackle anti-social behaviour and alcohol related issues, linked to the night-time economy in Oakham Town centre, Thursday to Sundays from 10pm to 3am.

We have continued to support our partners from Oakham Pubwatch and supporting the night time economy with Officers on foot in the Town Centre at peak times when they are needed.

Issue dated: 19/02/2013

Action dated: 09/07/2013

To tackle nuisance motor vehicle usage on Burley Road Car Park in Oakham between 6pm and 10pm any day.

This has been tackled by use of proactive patrols in the area and the area monitored by use of CCTV to put a stop to the nuisance behaviour in the car park, continuous monitoring in this area to date has all but put a stop to car activity late at night.

Issue dated: 01/07/2012

Action dated: 19/02/2013

To tackle criminal damage around the local allotments Kilburn Road, Oakham During the early evening throughout the week.

Issue dated: 01/09/2011

Action dated: 30/11/-0001

To reduce criminal damage, public order and assaults related to the night time economy of Oakham Town Centre including High Street, Melton Road, Mill Street, Church Street, Market Place and Dean Street between 10pm and 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.

During the period of the problem solving plan we detected 32% of all recorded crimes, including assaults and criminal damage, with disposals ranging from restorative justice to people being charged to court. We have had extra public order patrols in Oakham during peak weekend times to reassure the public. The beat team has continued to support the 'Pub Watch' scheme that runs in Oakham by attending regular meetings and maintaining positive links with the establishments via a local radio system. The beat team fully support licensees who decide to ban trouble makers from their premises and we will assist them in monitoring this process. We continue to promote responsible drinking and behaviour in Oakham.

Issue dated: 01/02/2011

Action dated: 01/07/2011

To target those responsible for committing anti-social behaviour and criminal damage near to the rail crossing between South Street and Derwent Drive, Oakham, every evening between 6pm and midnight and weekends.

The neighbourhood team and local police officers have spent many working hours in the locality. Officers have been successful in dealing with six young offenders for various crimes. Three young people received restorative justice for theft from Tesco which culminated in a small scale arson being committed on the bridge. They were involved in litter picking in the area as punishment for their crimes. A further three young people were given reprimands for possession of cannabis. Officers have continually engaged with the young people in the area and guided them to other spots in the town where they can go and enjoy more suitable activities. CCTV was installed in partnership with the Tesco Store, assisting in the prevention and detection of crime in the area.

Issue dated: 01/08/2010

Action dated: 27/01/2011

To target those responsible for committing anti-social behaviour in Parkfield Road, Oakham, every evening between 6pm and midnight and weekends.

During this period the Neighbourhood team have worked closely with Spires Homes and Rutland County Council Community Safety Partnership to tackle the reports of neighbour disputes and anti-social behaviour. Diary sheets were delivered twice to all the residents on Parkfield Road. Two warning letters were sent out to some properties in relation to their unacceptable behaviour, which was having an impact on the other residents of Parkfield Road. Police patrols were also carried out during the times of any reported anti-social behaviour. The residents of the properties allegedly causing the anti-social behaviour were jointly visited by relevant local agencies. The occupants were advised about the consequences of any further unacceptable behaviour including what action could be taken by the Police and the risk to their tenancy rights. A local beat surgery was conducted and no issues were raised at this meeting. Patrols by the neighbourhood team will continue in the area to maintain a visible presence to all the residents on Parkfield Road.

Issue dated: 01/08/2010

Action dated: 27/01/2011

To target anti-social behaviour and criminal damage between South Street and Derwent Drive every evening and weekends.

by carrying out targeted foot patrols in the area. We identified 6 young people who will be doing community/voluntary work to make amends for the criminal damage and theft they caused. When groups of teenagers have been located in this area they have been moved away from the location and advised about their behaviour. When appropriate, letters have been sent to parents informing them that their children are involved in anti-social behaviour or where alcohol has been seized. They have also been made to explain why they are in the location, and where appropriate, officers have searched them for items used to cause criminal damage or drug related offences. During this period we have worked very hard to resolve the issues identified. However, this priority will continue for the next 3 months to consolidate the hard work us and all partner agencies.

Issue dated: 01/06/2010

Action dated: 01/08/2010

To reduce the number of burglaries and to increase crime prevention awareness in the area of Princess Avenue, Parkfield Road and Snowdon Avenue

with increased high visibility policing. We spoke to as many people as possible within the area and have taken details of anyone acting suspiciously using â??stop and account'. We held beat surgeries on Princess Drive inviting residents to come and speak with us regarding any problem issues. Between 22nd and 24th April 2010 we held a crime prevention initiative where we personally knocked on the doors of residents living in Parkfield Road, Princess Avenue and Snowden Avenue. We offered crime prevention advice including handing out free UV marker pens, door chains and crime prevention booklets. We addressed concerns and asked residents to complete consultation forms for any rising issues or concerns they had. During the three months of this initiative we had great success with a 31% reduction in burglaries within the Oakham and Barleythorpe area. During this period we have had no burglaries within our targeted area of Parkfield Road, Princess Avenue and Snowden Avenue which is great news. Feedback from the local residents has been good and they tell us they now feel reassured and safer; they have been impressed with the police presence which they agree has also helped reduce anti-social behaviour in this area.

Issue dated: 01/03/2010

Action dated: 01/06/2010

To target and reduce incidents of anti-social
behaviour involving alcohol misuse, graffiti and
criminal damage in Cutts Close Park and the
surrounding area encompassing the Castle
grounds.

For the last three months we have consolidated the hard work weâ??re already undertaking with our partner agencies. We have continued to issue letters to parents, in conjunction with Rutland County Councilâ??s Community Safety Team, about the people causing anti-social behaviour or drinking in the alcohol exclusion zone. The letters advise parents of their childâ??s behaviour when they are out and about in Oakham town and Barleythorpe. We currently have seven Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC's) running and have closed one in this time period. As this priority has been successful, and there has been a reduction in reports made to the Police and Rutland County Council, this priority is being closed to enable us to focus on our new priority.

Issue dated: 01/11/2009

Action dated: 01/03/2010

To target criminal damage, public order and
assaults related to the night time economy of
Oakham Town Centre in the location of High
Street, Melton Road, Church Street, Market Place,
Mill Street, Northgate and Dean Street.

by continuing to support Oakham Pubwatch, and
supporting the banning of several people from licensed
premises who have been involved in criminal incidents.
We have continued to have officers on foot patrol at
peak times to give reassurance to the members of the
public. We have prosecuted 14 people in relation to
public order offences; assaults and criminal damage
directly related to night time economy. We will be
keeping this priority for the next three months, as this
will cover the Christmas and New Year period.

Issue dated: 17/08/2009

Action dated: 11/11/2009

To target and reduce incidents of anti-social
behaviour involving alcohol misuse, graffiti and
criminal damage in Cutts Close Park, Oakham
Castle, Castle Grounds and surrounding area.

by continuing to carry out patrols within this area. Other
officers have also been tasked with regularly patrolling
these locations as well in order to deal with any
incidents of anti-social behaviour. We have continued to
issue letters to parents, in conjunction with the Rutland
Community Safety Team, about any children found
underage drinking or causing anti-social behaviour. The
letters advise parents of their childrenâ??s behaviour whilst
out in our community. During this period we have sent
out 15 letters. We currently have 5 Acceptable
Behaviour Contracts (ABC's) running and have closed 2
ABC's which have had a successful outcome. Although
this priority has proved to be successful, we will be
keeping it for the next 3 months.

Issue dated: 17/08/2009

Action dated: 11/11/2009

To target criminal damage, public order and
assaults relating to the night time economy of
Oakham Town Centre in the location of High
Street, Melton Road, Church Street, Market Place,
Mill Street, Northgate and Dean Street.

For the last three months we have consolidated the hard work already undertaken with our partners. We have continued to support the Oakham Pub Watch Scheme and meet on a monthly basis with members of the scheme. It is proving a great success and we have four people who are banned from licensed premises in the town. The strong enforcement of the scheme has reduced the amount of inappropriate behaviour in the evenings and at night. There have been seven detected crimes relating to the night time economy. This priority has been tackled successfully and will be closed to enable us to focus on our new priority; however we will of course continue to patrol regularly in Oakham and Barleythorpe at night.

Issue dated: 01/01/2009

Action dated: 01/03/2010

Street Crime Within Oakham Town and Barleythorpe

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
A606 Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Barleythorpe Road Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest
Barmstedt Drive Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Bull Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Burley Park Way Public order Further investigation is not in the public interest
Burley Park Way Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Chestnut Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Cold Overton Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Derwent Drive Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Derwent Drive Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Gaol Street Burglary Under investigation
Gaol Street Violence and sexual offences Local resolution
Graffham Drive Drugs Local resolution
Graffham Drive Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Grampian Way Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
High Street Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
High Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
High Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hill Road Anti-social behaviour
Hill Road Other theft Unable to prosecute suspect
Hill Road Violence and sexual offences Further investigation is not in the public interest
Hill Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Hill Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hill Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hill Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Hill Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Hill Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Hill Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Hill Road Other crime Unable to prosecute suspect
Hilltop Drive Drugs Local resolution
Hospital Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Kilburn End Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Kilburn End Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
King'S Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Kings Close Drugs Formal action is not in the public interest
Kings Close Shoplifting Local resolution
Kings Close Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Kings Close Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Kings Close Violence and sexual offences Formal action is not in the public interest
Lands End Way Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Long Row Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Main Road Anti-social behaviour
Main Road Public order Further investigation is not in the public interest
Market Street Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Mendip Road Criminal damage and arson Offender given community sentence
Mendip Road Public order Offender given community sentence
New Street Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Noel Avenue Burglary Under investigation
Parking Area Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Parking Area Shoplifting Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Public order Under investigation
Severn Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Shannon Way Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Snowdon Avenue Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
South Street Other crime Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Local resolution
Stables Court Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Stables Court Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
The Sidings Anti-social behaviour
Theatre/Concert Hall Public order Formal action is not in the public interest
Theatre/Concert Hall Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
West Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Westgate Street Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Withers Close Drugs Under investigation