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Norton South February Newsletter
Runcorn Local Policing Unit

ROC Brookvale and Sutton park
(Redeeming Our Community)
The next ROC meeting it will be at Brookvale Community Centre on Thursday 20th February at 10am.
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.
This 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.
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.
Point is we can all help to make Brookvale/Sutton Park a cleaner and safer place to live.


Monday 10th February I will be having Knife Savers training which we will be hosting at Brookvale Recreation Centre. There will be knife packs issues to sites on the Norton South area. More information on this to come.
Friday14th February KOPS AND KIDS Valentines Disco at Brookvale Community Centre its FREE from 7 to 9pm for ages 8 to 16 years. If you wish to bring younger children parent do need to stay. Great atmosphere for the whole family and its FREE.
Monday 24th February KOPS AND KIDS young volunteer’s seminar at Brookvale Recreation Centre there will be a presentation on KOPS and KIDS a tour of the facilities and a chance to ask questions.
Wednesday 26th February Litter pic with Halton Borough Council and pupils from Brookvale Junior School on Wednesday 26th

Brookvale Community Centre
We have been thrilled to welcome Michelle to Brookvale Community Centre Michelle is the engagement officer and has been very busy meeting and greeting clubs at the Centre and promoting the Centre to new clubs. Michelle has also set up a new Face Book page Brookvale Community Centre Runcorn, there is currently a competition when the site gets to 250 likes there is a hamper to be won.
The Centre has also had a makeover with a fresh coat of paint in all rooms and is looking lovely.
Brookvale Community Centre
Northwich Road
Phone 01928 795171

Laura is not fulltime on Brookvale as yet but we have been working together with vulnerable tenants and other issues on Brookvale.
Laura is fully supporting our ROC group and has already put action in place to clear up the area.
YOUR Housing have given a generous donation to the KOPS and KIDS Scheme this year and are fully on board supporting any community events on Brookvale for both young and old.

To celebrate all the good things taking place in the community.
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.


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
Youths gathering in and around the local shops at Brookvale has decreased. Unfortunately there is still one group of males and females causing alarm harassment and distress in the area of the busway and at addresses in Kilncroft. I have been patrolling the area and listening to residents. Again most of this is environmental dark footpaths overgrown trees are ideal places for young people to cause ASB and damage.
The fabulous Addaction team have been involved in some outreach work with young persons in the area and we regularly have a catch-up to discuss.
I am finding out about incidents (some serious) when on foot patrol after the event and generally by the “have you seen on facebook?” comment. No I do not sit on Social Media sites scanning through to see what has happened. I put posts out on Norton South Social media and that is it. I need to be aware of what is going on so I can increase my patrols on the areas that most need it or to ask for extra resources to support me with the problems reported.

We continue to work along with partner agencies to deal with the issues that have been concerning residents for some time, 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.
A STYKER camera has been installed on Mooring Close and the area is discussed once a month at a meeting with all agencies at the Town Hall for updates and how can we continue to improve the area.
It would seem that there is still a lot going on around the area of Mooring Close the subway and the woods at the rear of Mooring Close.
I and officers from the Runcorn Police Problem Solving Team and Onward Homes have visited the area on Wednesday 5th February and some ideas on how to change the environment to make it safer for residents and less of a draw for those wishing to commit crime was discussed.
A Neighbourhood Action Walk has now been arranged for Wednesday 19th February with all agencies for actions to be completed.

Roads Policing
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 again this month and residents state the parking is so much better so thank you.
There will always be issues at schools with regards parking please just use your common sense and be aware of those walking into school.

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
Thursday 13th February 5 to 6pm
Wednesday 19th February 11 to 12pm
Wednesday 26th February 5 to 6pm

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 -

Ring 101 I understand this does cause frustration as to the length of time you may have to wait.
Email myself on
Crimestoppers UK you can report anonymously on the online form or call on 0800 555111

PCSO 20373 Georgina Griffiths
Norton South Beat Team
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Runcorn Police Station
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