I am so frustrated with the Prime Minister and this rotten Conservative Government.
Let me say as clear as I can say – There is not enough Police in the West Midlands Police Force, and there is a growing crime problem in Wolverhampton fuelled by drugs, and gangs.
Every day I am told crime horror stories about issues that affect my Ward of Wednesfield North, we have had the recent human tragedy of a murder, we have had horrific burglaries, where senior citizens have been targeted. Car crime and motorcycle theft are happening almost daily.
On a daily basis citizens tools are being stolen from their vans and light vehicles, putting their own trades and business and their own family’s future at risk.
People keep telling me they want more CCTV on the streets, they also tell me that they want more community police officers on the beat, they plead with me for the protection of their property and their family’s safety. Many individuals are deeply unhappy with the service that West Midlands Police provide for our community.
Yet all we can do is wring our hands and cry out for more resources for the Police……Shocking just shocking!
So another plea from me…Prime Minister this is not crying Wolf. We need many more Police Resources, and every time you ignore this public call, you just stoke more anger,frustration and resentment. Both against the Government and the Police, who are growing more remote from communities day by day.
Huge issues around unlawful and suspicious activity in Wednesfield and on Coppice Farm, as well as on Ashmore Park, Plus there was a Ram Raiding which took place in Stubby Lane and Silverton Way last night.
Clearly there is a crime problem taking place in Wednesfield at the moment. Please if you see someone or something and they are acting very suspicious. Contact the Police right away.
I will be raising the problems you speak with me about directly with the Police,
I have had contact with them this morning about other issues, I have previously raised with them.
Its beyond me that the Government can continue to cut Police resources when there is so much concern about crime in almost every part of the West Midlands….
I despair with the Police here in the West Midlands!
Policing is an important public service. It is vital that the force here in the West Midlands, police with the consent of the public, that pay their wages, and provide the finance through local and national tax for their infrastructure, and other resources.
Why oh why is it that the West Midlands Police are now considering reducing the police response teams across the Black Country?
Crime hasn’t been solved, it hasn’t gone away, its still here and active in all our local communities.
The public will I am sure be as angry as I am at these proposals. Never mind arguing about having just two Police Stations operating in the Black Country! I certainly don’t agree that we should lose any more Police stations be they in Walsall or Dudley, taking officers further away from the neighbourhoods they work in.
I strongly disagree that our own Wednesfield Police Station closes! But it is down for closure and this is bad news for my community here in Wednesfield. The Local Councillors and our MP are battling hard against this happening.
Taking the police out of their neighbourhoods will take them further away from the people who pay for them. It will lessen the links, it will ensure the only police people will see are those in cars. It will make the police unapproachable and remote from residents, children and business.
It isn’t the way to run a police force!
This rotten Government also need to know that their voters, our communities, are demanding that more national resource is place into our regional Police forces.
If you start to police , without the community consent to the style of policing, you will force people into thinking about other ways to police their property, and their families.
That is not what is required. Drop this silly proposal and everyone join together to have more of our tax pounds pumped into our Regional Police Force. Save the Police. That is why its important you raise your own voice. Be it through social media, the press, or by individual letter to your MP!
Please do your best to get your voice heard…….We need to Save The Police in your Town! and we need to save neighbourhood policing where you have chance to speak with a Police officer direct.
There has been a car abandoned in Millbank Street Ashmore Park Wednesfield.
I have reported the car to West Midlands Police. I have also reported it to the City Council. I will keep local residents informed of events when I have received a response from the Authorities.
I want to thank Local residents for bringing this issue to my attention. Hopefully the Authorities will take the matter up and respond quickly to dispose of it. Making the highway safe again,
In the early hours of the 12th September 2018 a residential burglary occurred at an address in the vicinity of Wood End Road/Linthouse Lane Wednesfield. Two vehicles were stolen in what is known as a ‘car key burglary’.
A few hours after this offence, officers from Wolverhampton’s Offender Management Team located and recovered two stolen vehicles a short distance away in Castle Bridge Gardens. One of which was from the burglary mentioned above. The other vehicle was stolen from the Heath Town area a few hours before also.
At the same time West Midlands Police Traffic Unit also located another stolen vehicle just off Mill Lane Wednesfield. This was stolen several day before from the Scotland’s Area of Wolverhampton.
In the past 7 days there has been 2 residential burglaries and 7 business burglaries within Wednesfield area – this includes Wednesfield North/South and Fallings Park.
Car Key burglaries most company occur in the early hours of the morning. If you happen to see something that doesn’t look right or may be suspicious please do not hesitate to contact police on 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is taking place.
The same advice goes for unusual vehicles that may have ‘appeared’ overnight in quite residential streets. Burglars who steal cars frequently leave these in a seemingly quite residential road for a few hours after they have been stolen to allow them to ‘cool down’ and see if the vehicles are being tracked. If you believe a vehicle is suspicious please do not hesitate to contact us.
Below is a host of information and steps to consider to reduce the chance of becoming a victim of burglary.
Wednesfield Neighbourhood Police TeamKeeping your home safe
There are simple steps that you can take to make your home safer. Burglars look for homes that appear to be empty or have easy access to the back of the building.
Your patio doors
Replacing your doors and windows
Going on holiday
Keeping your jewellery safe at home
Sheds, garages and greenhouses
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Wednesfield PACT Meeting 6th September 2018
The Hub at Ashmore Park.
Well there was 15 members of the public turned up for the Wednesfield PACT meeting
The Crime stats as they effect Wednesfield North were given here, this covered a two month period.
- Business Crime – 4 This includes Shop Lifting
- Burglary – 4
- Robbery – 0
- Criminal Damage Motor vehicles -3
- Motor vehicle Theft -2
- Cycle Theft – 0
The Priority areas for Policing were agreed as Junction of Bayliss Ave and Kitchen Lane. The Ashmore Park Shopping Parade and a request was made for Sandy Crescent.
Wednesfield Police told how during this period they arrested two persons on Ashmore Park for criminal acts, and had their car seized. They also reported that a mini motorbike had also been seized, for having no Insurance.
Parking around Griffith Drive and on the footpaths at the junctions with Phillips Ave & Barnard Road was discussed. Residents felt that the parking across footpaths in this area was unacceptable.
Social Media questions asked of the Police during the session were
- Question – What are they doing to combat speeding on PRESTWOOD Road West, Amos Lane and Linthouse Lane! Answer – Police Sgt keen to see Community taking part in a speed watch….any names and addresses in box me and I will pass it on!
- Question – Could we see walking police on estates ? –Answer We will do our best!
|Councillor Phil Bateman said today ” I have received this note from West Midlands Police it may be of interest to residents of Wednesfield North. If so perhaps you could follow the instructions and contact Sgt Alicoon.”West Midlands Police is in the process of establishing an Independent Advisory Group (IAG), therefore we are looking for expressions of interest from residents and organisations across the West Midlands who may want to take part in this important piece of work. The purpose of the group will primarily be to: Provide a two-way dialogue between members of Faith / Belief within the community and the police service.
Mobilise and enable active citizens to work in partnership with the police and other agencies to tackle the issues that concern members of the community around Religion.
Provide transparency around cases of Hate Crime towards a person(s) targeted by Religion (where appropriate and sanitised) either to identify learning or sharing best practice/good news stories.
At this time we are simply seeking expressions of interest, so please do not feel that an early reply is committing you to anything at this stage.
This is a voluntary role and it is envisaged that meetings will take place quarterly, where possible at various locations around the West Midlands.
Could you please send expressions of interest to Sgt Simon Alicoon 0263 by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org directly, please feel free to also email Sgt Alicoon with any questions you may have.
Please ensure replies are received by 1st September 2018 where possible.
Sgt Simon Alicoon
Today (Friday 17 August) Mary and I along with Councillor Greg Brackenridge attended the Police and Community Together Meeting in the Wednesfield Library.
It was a very well attended meeting and the new Wednesfield Sgt Rob Dalton, was also in attendance.
There was a lot of discussion about the situation in the High Street, The traders spoke of the damage to their shops, the vandalism, and the constant fight against Anti Social Behaviour . h the begging and the homeless issues. Local traders who were present were explaining how difficult it is for customers when some of those that were begging were aggressive with it.
The Police informed that many of those that were regularly seen in the High Street, were neither homeless or destitute. That in fact they are begging to fuel their own drug addiction. Warning notices issued by the Police have been served to some of these individuals.
Sgt Dalton impressed upon the meeting that the best approach to this problem is for people to stop giving them money. Also to report the incidents of aggressive begging to the Police either via the telephone, and the Police 101 system or CrimeStoppers 0800 555111, or via the West Midlands Police email reporting system.
Traders warned that there was also an alarming number of elderly people who were having their purses lifted after visiting High Street Banks and Post Office. The police appeared to be unaware of this, possibly due to the fact that the thefts were not being reported after it had happened. The 101 telephone calling system was lambasted as being hopeless and in effectual. Almost everyone who spoke reported that the system did not work for them.
The Police have a tiger by the tail on this. There systems which they want the taxpayers to use doesn’t work! The Police stations they are closing, is leaving a massive hole. The Police are growing further apart from the public….and the frustration of this well attended meeting is plain for all to see!
The Meeting was very vocal about the intentions to close Wednesfield Police Station. It has a closure date of Autumn 2019. The three Labour Councillors present informed the meeting that we were still campaigning to get this decision reversed. The Meeting left it very clear that the Police Station should stay open. Many spoke about it being required now, and in its current ‘Zombie’ stage it is frustrating for residents who want to use it to report crime and seek West Midlands Police Advice!
There was a very strong call made from those attending to have a direct link with the Police via a Police Surgery if the Police Station and its Police commanders continue to ignore the publics call, one that could be held in one place at a regular time and be well publicised.
Wednesfield North Issues
Mary and I raised the issue of motor bikes and the nuisance they are being faced with, of the bikes being raced around the shops, the Park , and estate roads. We raised the need for the Police to treat as a priority The Ashmore Park Shopping Parade – Motorbikes, Fly Tipping and now criminal damage in the shape of crude graffiti. Speed issues on Peacock Ave, Broad Lane North, Kitchen Lane, and Woodend Road and Linthouse Lane. I also spoke with the Sgt about Drug related issues.
Finally I also raised with the Police the good work they do with the Annual Fishing contest they organise, sponsored by Fatties Bait and Tackle Shop on Ashmore Park. I asked that the Police continue to work in this way with the young people in Wednesfield North and Wednesfield. It was a good thing to do and didn’t go by unnoticed. I was very pleased to see Fatties being so supportive.