Firstly I would like to introduce myself, I am 0166 Beckie Clarke and I am a new Police Community Support Officer for New Brighton along with my fellow PCSOs Darren Widdowson and Rob Parkinson. We work with partner agencies as well as local members of our community in order to create a safe neighbourhood to live and work in.
We have recently had a number of thefts from motor vehicles. We have increased patrols and are keen to ensure we catch the people responsible. There are a number of things you can do to help keep your vehicles and valuables safe:
- Remove all valuables from your car or van such as satellite navigation systems, mobile phones, MP3 players, laptops, money and handbags etc.
- Always lock and secure your vehicle.
- Park in a safe and busy place such as a ‘Park Mark’ accredited car park – look for the blue sign with white tick
There has also been a recent increase in anti-social behaviour in Vale Park and the surrounding area. We have increased patrols in the area, identified the individuals involved and in partnership with the Wirral Antisocial Behaviour Team, home visits have been conducted or letters sent to those involved. We also held a community meeting with residents and other agencies at Vale Park Café to discuss the issues. Reports and sightings of anti-social behaviour have since decreased. Please do not hesitate to ring 101 if you see any anti-social behaviour in your area.
Recently we have executed a warrant on a suspected drug dealer’s property as a result of information obtained from members of the community. If you see any suspicious behaviour or believe drug dealing may be happening in your local area please do not hesitate to contact us on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
We hold regular surgeries at New Brighton Community Centre, Hope Street every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Please come along and see us with any queries or concerns.
Finally I would like to thank you all your continuous support and look forward to working with you all in the future.
Police Community Support Officer 0166.