I have been away on a break with Mary for a few days, I have returned tonight and have seen an interesting message left by Wednesfield Police Neighbourhood team
Here is what they have informed me.
“A quick update as to what the team at Wednesfield have been up to over the last few weeks.
Numerous vehicles, including stolen cars and motorcycles, Quad bikes and untaxed/uninsured vehicles have been taken off the road to disrupt the criminal element of society, plus vehicles that have been used in the committal of crime ie – shop theft have also been seized and removed.
The recovery of a large machete and it’s subsequent destroyal has also been achieved by the team.
Some very good joint work with the council and Bentley Bridge Security and shop staff, have also resulted in multiple shoplifters being caught and bought before the courts and following a whole raft of complaints from the general public, banning orders have been placed on some of the towns most Prolific beggars, banning them from the whole of the Bentley Bridge retail and entertainment sites and also Sainsbury’s.
This is on top of our regular reassurance patrols and visits, arrest attempts for criminals wanted on warrant and on going investigative work around information gathered and received regarding criminality. I hope this reassures you all that we are working hard to make Wednesfield a safer place to visit, live and work.”
Now whilst I and my fellow Councillors are extremely pleased to receive this information. I am also keen for Wednesfield North residents to note, that we are still doing all we can to press the Government to set more Police on. That is the only way that we are going to deliver a better result when it comes to crime. I think its ironic that the Government is saying that they are going to recruit 20,000 new Officers. Over the last 10 years we have been imploring them to stop axing our Police. Finally it appears our arguments seem to have gotten through. But now is the time to press the matter again. In the meantime I will be seeking a meeting with senior officers as soon as is practicable.