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Norton South Newsletter Runcorn Local Policing Unit
ROC Brookvale and Sutton park (Redeeming our community) We are very pleased to announce our ROC project for Brookvale and Sutton Park 2020. ROC brings your community together in a unique way and makes use of the passion, energy and capacity of its members to give our community the best possible chance at becoming a safer, kinder place to live. I have listened to concerns and heard from many residents and how they would like to help in supporting the community of Brookvale/Sutton Park. Point is we can all help to make Brookvale/Sutton Park a cleaner and safer place to live. WHAT IS A ROC CONVERSATION Conversation is a structured community engagement event that invites members of the community to gather and discuss the specific needs of their community, and explore practical ways of meeting those needs. Note this is not a conversation to complain it about raising awareness of issues. WHO IS ROC TARGERTED AT All members of the local community especially residents: school and youth representatives, church & faith groups, police and fire services, local Councillors, MP’s, local volunteer groups and anyone with a desire to positively impact the community they live in.
WHAT HAS ROC ACHIEVED SO FAR.? Local residents stating they are afraid to use the shops or go out after dark due to the over grown bushes and trees, lack of lighting and paths left uncleaned and dangerous, reports of suspicious persons, drug dealing and ASB have been reported in this area. The local shops, Ella, Halton Speak Out and those using the Community Centre have all raised concerns about this specific area. CCTV could not capture images as the area was to overgrown and obscuring the camera. The Police and Crime Commissioner David KEANE came to visit and had a walk around the area and is fully supporting the ROC Brookvale/Sutton Park. We then requested to Halton Borough Council and YOUR Housing who are both responsible for these areas for a full cut of bushes to a height you can see over from Padstow Square and the bus stops and all paths leading to the local shops, schools, Community Centre and bus stops. Within two weeks, the works had commenced and we are very happy with the result in this area as you can now see right across this area. Bushes have been cut to 4 foot we also had the bench and graffiti board removed, some of the trees needed branches removing this was so the CCTV camera can have a clear view of the area now. The shops have reported a drop in youths hanging around anti-social behaviour has dropped in this area. The staff feel much safer and happy that they can now see outside of the stores and that all the lights are now fixed and working. The cutting back of trees and shrubs at the bus stop has stopped any further incidents reported to us to the local bus companies. Halton Speak Out and Ella state those using the facilities feel a lot safer in the evening now as you can see clearly across the area when leaving the building and going to the bus stop. Use of the Community Centre has risen also with more people booking to us the facility. BROOKVALE COMMUNITY CENTRE We are also very pleased to inform you that Halton Speak Out have now leased the Community Centre from YOUR Housing for the next 5 years. We need to get the Community Centre back as part of the Community or I fear we will lose it completely. I will be holding events and surgeries here in the future. This was one thing that has been raised repeatedly about how the Community Centre is not used and there is nothing going on. The centre will be having a full decoration inside and the outside of the building will be getting a clean. The steps to the car parks will be made safe, the car parks will also be getting a full clean, and litter removed. Inside is also seeing improvement to help those with disabilities. If you have a birthday party to book or a special celebration, fancy starting a group or a club use your local Community Centre. What would we like to see? Dance classes all styles and all ages, Yoga and Pilates, Mindfulness and meditation, all styles of martial arts classes, puppy socialization and dog behavioural classes, toddler groups, Adult Latin and ballroom dancing, birthday parties of all ages, fundraisers, community gatherings, we are also planning a Summer Fete and Christmas Market! THEY ARE OPEN FOR BUISNESS Brookvale Community Centre Northwich Road Runcorn WA7 6PE Phone 01928 795171
YOUR HOUSING GROUP Your Housing Groups have also announced that there will now be a fulltime Housing Officer on Brookvale. We are very happy to welcome Laura Corlette as the Housing Officer for Brookvale. Laura has requested to be on Brookvale and has fought hard to prove to YOUR Housing that Brookvale needs the support of a fulltime housing officer. Laura will have an office at Brookvale Community Centre All partner agencies will fully support Laura on Brookvale, Laura has already been working very hard in securing funding and a contractor to clear the bushes from the shop area and is also organizing for a full clean-up of the area now the bushes are cleared. We have already discussed some very exciting projects for ROC Brookvale/Sutton Park.
OBJECTIVES FOR 2020 To celebrate all the good things taking place in the community. I have update you on the good things already taking place in the community and we hope for these good news stories to continue. To raise awareness of the needs of the community we need to get ROC out there please tell your neighbours friends anyone who lives on Brookvale/Sutton Park. Everyone is quick to complain but let us do something about it. Remember you have the support of all the agencies involved in ROC To explore possible solutions and resources required to meet current needs problem solving the issues raised by residents To create a network of people passionate about improving the community they live in, we need everyone in the community to support ROC if you have some spare time or are retired or maybe need to do some volunteer work as part of your benefits we would live to see you. We need community members will all manner of skills to build our community and who may have contacts to help with resources. To inspire new projects in the community and work with the community to see them project through.
Now we have begun and you can see the difference we can make, we are now asking for residents young and old to join the ROC project as this is what it is all about the residents taking back the community, we are looking for people with all kinds skills to support the project, please pass the word around put it on your social media.
There will be a ROC meeting coming shortly I will send out a notification on Cheshire Alert when the date has been set. Looking forward to meeting you there.
Anti-Social Behaviour Op Scrambler is still on going and you can report where bikes are being kept and incidents of riding anti-socially to runcornlpu.cheshire.pnn.police.uk It has been noted that youths gathering in and around the local shops at Brookvale has decreased. I have been patrolling the area and listening to residents and local businesses concerns. Please see w updates with regards the Brookvale/Sutton Park ROC Project. The subway Ridding Lane youths smoking cannabis and drinking, smashing glass, setting fires in the subways is still an issue this area has been raised as part of the ROC project. I will be providing extra patrols and gather evidence of those reports made, although none of these reports have been rang into the police but raised at my local surgeries.
MOORING CLOSE We continue to work along with partner agencies to deal with these issues and if you have any intelligence or concerns you can send information to me on the email address below through Crimestoppers or report to Onward Homes. It would seem that there is still a lot going on around the area of Mooring Close. Report of a vehicle being damaged and intelligence of drug dealing and ASB in the area is continuing to be reported. Thank you for your support due to ongoing police operations I am unable to provide an update this month.
Roads Policing Trucam I continue with Tru-Cam enforcement on Murdishaw Avenue. The speed limit is 30 mile an hour, the amount of activations has fallen since I started enforcing this road. Murdishaw Avenue/Jack search Way No further update for this area this month The SID speed sign will stay in place for now. Still complaints from pedestrians trying to cross the road and residents in vehicles leaving the Sutton Park estate.
Brookvale Primary No tickets this month The traffic has been a lot better recently driveways continue to remain clear. Noted that cars users are being parked more suitably in the car park areas just a few still parking on the drop down for the footpath please remember the path is this wide to accommodate wheelchairs and prams please do not park on the drop down at the ends of the paths.
Murdishaw West Primary/ Barnfield Avenue I am continuing to assist the school crossing patrol on Barnfield Avenue, the speed drivers are approaching the chicane at school crossing time is questionable. I have witnessed some very near misses, please take care there are flashing amber lights informing you that the school crossing patrol is in action. Some drivers still stopping on the yellow zigzags quiet simply DON’T. Unfortunately, if that co-operation is not forthcoming, enforcement measures by fixed penalty or court proceeding may be the only alternative.
Community information Upcoming Police surgeries Brookvale Children’s Centre Woodhatch Road Runcorn WA7 6BJ Friday 3rd January 5 to 6pm Thursday 9th January 11 to 12pm Wednesday 15th January 4 to 5pm Monday 20th January 11 to 12pm Thursday 30th January 11 to 12pm
BIKE MARKING EVENT FOR YOUR DIARY.
Saturday 18th January at Brookvale Recreation Centre from 11 to 3pm
Neighbourhood Watch Schemes We are keen over the coming months to try to advertise the introduction of Neighbourhood Watch schemes on Norton South via the Cheshire Alert web page. If any members of Cheshire Alert would like to set-up and become a coordinator of a watch scheme then we as the police will offer support and advice in any way we can, my e-mail is attached at the bottom of this newsletter and I look forward to hearing from anyone who wishes to set-up a scheme that we can get involved with. Alternatively follow this link - https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/
COTACTING US Ring 101 I understand this does cause frustration as to the length of time you may have to wait. Email myself on firstname.lastname@example.org Email Runcorn.email@example.com Crimestoppers UK you can report anonymously on the online form or call on 0800 555111