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West Midlands Police

Want To Join The Police? Looking For Volunteer Cadet Leaders.

West Midlands Police have written to me with this information.If you are interested please contact the links in the information.

As a force priority we are currently recruiting for volunteer Cadet Leaders and would like to highlight this role working in the local community.

The scheme recruits 13-17 year olds, from a diverse range of backgrounds, and provides them with unique opportunities to gain experience and insights into West Midlands Police. Unlike its predecessor, this scheme is not a recruitment tool, but is about creating active citizens, engaging with our communities, and giving our young people opportunities to help others and learn new skills.
Cadets are provided with a uniform, are organised into cohorts of up to 30 members, and are expected to attend meetings every week during school term time. There is no charge – everything is supplied for free, including the uniform and any trips.

The force is open to applications from people across our communities who are at least 18-years-old and would like to become Volunteer Cadet Leaders. There is no upper age limit, and applications are welcome from All.

Volunteers have access to a variety of professional development opportunities and the chance to have a positive influence in the lives of young people in our communities. It doesn’t matter where you live or work if you want to volunteer. Volunteers will be needed throughout the region to help support the continued growth and management of the scheme.

To apply, follow this link:

For further information please see the attached documents or contact:

Kind Regards The Partnerships Team

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Beware – Police Speed Checks In Force!

There has been a lot of requests from residents concerned about speeding traffic and the dangers that this brings to other road users and pedestrians.

I am informed that the Neighbourhood Police team will now be conducting “Speedwatch” Operations across Wednesfield. The Police inform me that “as we have been made aware of increasing concerns”.

The Police inform that “Linthouse Lane, Amos Lane, Planetary Road, Griffiths Drive and Broad Lane North and South have been highlighted.”

So please be aware as you go out and about with your business. Please keep your speed down and drive safely in our neighbourhood. Now finally, the Police team have asked “Please let us know of any other areas of concern, including specific days or times of day that seem to be more prevalent,”

They are listening folks.If you would wish me to make your views known. I of course will!

With regards to other Police activity the day was very much full of Wednesfield Police taking action against illegal vehicles they say “Yesterday was a highly productive day for the police team. Yesterday 20/01/20 the team removed two more vehicles off your streets for being untaxed and having no m.o.t, both had expired sometime in 2019 and were still being used, both vehicles were found in the same street, one of which was being driven at the time. A costly time for the owners if they want them back If you have any intelligence of suspicious vehicles-please let us know.”

Councillor Phil Bateman said today” I will continue to inform you of the Police activity, as they inform me.”

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Police Meeting Ashmore Park – Are You Attending?

Wednesfield Police and Community Together Meeting – will be held at The Ashmore Park Hub on Griffith Drive
shmore Park Tuesday 14th January 2020, starting at 6.30pm.

The Wednesfield Police team will be in attendance and will be running the meeting. If residents have a
question for the Police they should do their best to attend the meeting. Sadly the meeting clashes with
a Wolverhampton Scrutiny Board Meeting,and both Rita and I will be at that meeting at the Civic Centre.

This is a great meeting to attend, if you wish to raise a matter on Law and Order with the Police,
you can raise your question at the Meeting, or ask to see the Sgt privately after the public part of the meeting has taken place.


Wednesfield- Vehicle Crime Statistics.

Vehicle Crime in Wednesfield is a constant concern for many of us.

I recognise that it is no good just making the comment that” Wednesfield is a Low Crime Ward,” which it is! Residents want to see our crime reduced even more.
The statistics delivered show that that Wednesfield (this is the combination of Wednesfield North and Wednesfield South Wards) has had 241 instances of vehicle crime between December 2018 and November 2019. A 12-month period.

These crimes do cause misery and anxiety. They are easy for the criminal to do, if we also make it easy for them to gain access to our vehicles.
Please do all you can to protect your vehicle and your possessions. Please we are all neighbours! Let’s keep an eye open for things that do not look right and raise our suspicions. Report the concerns to your Local Police.

Interestingly the last three months of the stats showed that vehicle crime was at its highest here in Wednesfield- with 83 cases of crime reported in September/October and November 2019.

The best thing that could happen to Wednesfield is to see the Police Station brought back into Public use , and see the Wednesfield Neighbourhood Police team increase in numbers. This could happen if the Government put enough resources back into our community….Perhaps you should tell them!


Drones Causing Concern In Wednesfield

Recently I had a question relating to the flying of Drones.

This was from a resident living in Wednesfield North. It was explained to me that there was a concern being voiced in a part of the area, whereby Drones were being flew over local homes and gardens. Residents were concerned for their safety and privacy.

I have spoken with the City Council , and the information that they have sent me suggests that the matter is not a City Council duty. – I have copied the paragraph sent to me for readers information.

“We have checked with the Environmental Health department who have confirmed that this type of complaint is dealt with either by the Civil Aviation Authority or the Police with regard to privacy laws.”

I do hope that if you still remain concerned, about these issues, that you contact West Midlands Police in the first instance.As the advice suggests

Hatched areas Griffith Drive.

Warning- Police Message for Ashmore Park.

Folks, this message is mainly regarding Ashmore Park and the hatched areas next to the traffic calming bollards, but also applies anywhere.
Due to complaints about vehicles being parked in the hatched areas, the police are now duty bound to act upon the parking issue.
This refers to- RT88508 in contrary to Sec. 22 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and schedule to the Road Traffic Offenders act 1988. Contravening this act could incur a £100 fine and 3 points on a driving license.
Hatched areas Griffith Drive.

However, we are trying to give residents ample warning before we actually issue endorsable tickets, by means of WM NOW, TWITTER and WARNING TICKETS on vehicles parked in the hatched areas.

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Message From Wednesfield Police

Message from Wednesfield Police

If you notice strange outgoings of people in an address there could be a possible cannabis grow. You may also notice a distinct smell and the curtains may be drawn.

If you suspect anything at all – please let us know

On another note have a fantastic and safe weekend

Message Sent By
Vanita Patel (Police, PCSO, Wolverhampton)

West Midlands Police

Message from Wednesfield Police

Wednesfield Police – “There has been recent activity involving cannabis cultivations across the Wednesfield area. If you see something strange or notice any smells please do let us know.

There has also been an increase in burglaries. Please ensure lights are on and doors and windows are locked. If you see something out of the ordinary please let us know.

It is better to be safe than sorry.

Please also check on elderly neighbours as they are most vulnerable.”

Message Sent By
Vanita Patel (Police, PCSO, Wolverhampton)