Welcome to the latest update from the Wellingborough Town SCT.
Please find to follow news and updates about what we have been doing throughout July.
Pedal Bike sponsored by McDonalds Franchisee.
We have received a new police pedal cycle which has been sponsored by McDonald’s franchisee Perry Akhtar. The bike is going to be used by the PCSO’s which will help them to combat anti social behaviour. Having a bike makes covering ground that much quicker than walking and also assists us in areas where perhaps a vehicle wont fit. Please if you see us out and about on the bike do stop and say hello and raise any concerns you may have.
We would like to say a big thank you to Mr Perry Akhtar for his support and the sponsorship of the police cycle.
Finedon Road Industrial Estate Business Improvement District
A further meeting was held with businesses on Finedon Road Industrial Estate and a Shadow Branch Board has now been established to come up with a Business Plan for a Business Improvement District which will be progressed in forthcoming months.
Castle ward and Street drinking
We have attended a meeting with Castle Councillors to discuss the problems on Castle Ward and the way forward in light of street drinking and drug usage etc.
Summer Anti social behaviour operation
Throughout the school holidays we are running a anti social behaviour operation. There are a number of elements to the operation. For example, as we usually do, we will be staffing the ASB van. The ASB van patrols areas that are our anti social behaviour hotspots and they also attend incidents of ASB. We will also be patrolling teenage alcohol hotspots to seize alcohol off those that are underage. We will update you after the operation as to the results.
On 3 July we attended All Saints Primary School to talk to years 5 and 6 about Op Illustration which is our graffiti operation.
On 4 July we were at Park Junior to do a safety talk to years 3 and 6. We have been working with Park Junior Schools’ Council in relation to a problem that has been raised by students. The problem is speeding vehicles outside their school entrance on Great Park Street. There is a 20mph advisory zone in place at the moment but the signs aren’t visible. We have had meetings, involved the local councillor, got students, staff and parents and the local community to sign a petition to support this. The next step is in September where the children will attend the county council and present the petition to the councillors.
From 4 July to 10 July we attended Redwell School to carry out parking patrols at the start and end of the school day. This was to ensure that people were parking safely and that any obstructions were dealt with.
On the 5 July we attended the Redwell Helping Hands Summer Fete at Redwell School.
11 July We attended a trip to Hunstanton with Ruskin Junior School to build and strengthen our contact with the school and pupils. A great day was had by all.
On 12 July we were at Park Junior School to continue the Safety talks to Year five pupils.
Again on the 12 July we attended a careers event at Wollaston school. Our stand was very popular and many of the students expressed an interest in police careers.
13 July we attended the Summer Fete at Our Ladies.
17 July we had a Surgery at Wrenn School where people could come and discuss with us any issues.
25 July was the Highfield Nursery School & Childrens Centre Summer picnic.
We would like to thank all the schools etc for the invites to their summer activities and we look forward to the start of the new academic year when we will continue our work with all the local schools.
The 6/7 July was Wellingborough Carnival and Party in the Park weekend. This is a big event for Wellingborough and as usual we allocated staff to be out in the community during the event. The Police and Crime Commissioner attended with some of his team to do a street surgery to enable people to meet and speak to him and his team. The event was very popular again and with the nice weather it all went very well.
Day of action
We had a day of action on 17 July where we carried out a number of different activities in the Wellingborough area. For example we visited approximately 35 businesses on the Finedon Road Industrial Estate to offer crime prevention advice. We had two “Have your say” events. One at the Co-op Farm Road and one at Co-op Olympic Way. Lots of people spoke to us about issues in the area that they live. We visited people that had previously had their Catalytic converters stolen and provided those who didn’t already have one with a Catalytic converter marker kit. We had a number of school visits and presentations. We also carried out a number of disruption visits on people who are well known for criminal activity on our area.