The Edenthorpe Neighbourhood Watch Scheme is run by Scheme Co-ordinator, Sue Tate who may be contacted at 10 Eden Grove Road, Edenthorpe, DN3 2LL. Telephone number – 01302 271857 or 0776 125 3464 (between the hours of 9am and 6pm).
What does Neighbourhood Watch involve?
Neighbourhood Watch members should :
- Know what to do when a crime or another emergency occurs.
- Know their neighbours and be willing to help them.
- Be able to observe the unusual and be willing to report it.
- Take sensible precautions for their own homes and personal security.
Meetings are held at 10 Eden Grove Road, every 3/4 months (we enjoy a cuppa, biscuits and a chat) with up-dates and alerts via Newsletter as appropriate. NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.
Some useful numbers to keep handy:
- Neighbourhood Response Team – 01302 341628
- Doncaster MBC – 01302 736000
- South Yorkshire Police – 999 (emergency) and 101 (non-emergency)
- Crimestoppers – 0800 555 111 (anonymous)
Stay alert – awareness is your best defence
• If you’re carrying a bag make sure the clasp is facing inwards, all zips are closed and all pockets closed. If your bag is snatched let it go, your safety is more important than your property
• If you have expensive items on you such as jewellery, a mobile phone, a purse or wallet – keep them out of sight
• Trust your instincts – if you think something is wrong, then act on it
• If you are threatened by a person, scream and shout, set off a personal attack alarm to startle the attacker as this will give you time to escape. Try to make a note of details such as registration plates, clothing, height etc. and then report the incident to the police.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, 11th JANUARY, 2018
1) Apologies were made from several members who were unable to attend the meeting.
2) Matters arising: –
Crime figures for Edenthorpe and the rough location of these incidents. The number of incidents reported to the Police for the months of: –
October, 2017 November, 2017
Total number of incidents – 51 40
Anti-Social Behaviour – 5 5
Shoplifting – 4 3
Criminal damage and arson – 4 7
Vehicle crime – 8 2
Violence and sexual offences – 13 11
Public Order – 4 4
Burglary – 4 3
Other theft – 6 3
Other crime – 2 0
Possession of weapons – 1 0
Bicycle theft – 0 2
(Please note that all locations are approximate)
Anti-Social Behaviour for October occurred with 2 incidents in Birchdale Close, 1 incident occurring in Thorne Road, Worral Court and near Hungerhill School.
November incidents occurred in Fair Holme View, Far Field Close, Milton Grove, Mere Lane Play Area and Thorne Road.
Shoplifting for October incidents all took place in and around Tesco (all under investigation). November incidents all took place in and around Tesco (2 are under investigation and 1 investigation is complete, no suspect identified).
Criminal damage and arson for October occurred with 1 incident near Tesco’s, Cedric Road, Hartland Crescent and near Stokell’s garage (all investigation complete no suspect identified). November incidents occurred with 1 incident in Church Croft (investigation complete, no suspect identified), Hartland Crescent, Lyndhurst Crescent, 2 incidents near Stokell’s garage and Woodlands Gardens (unable to prosecute suspect), Lyndhurst Crescent (under investigation).
Vehicle crime for October occurred with 1 incident in Tesco and Woodlands Gardens, (both under investigation), Clovelly Road, Coningsburgh Road, Parklands, Woodlands Gardens and 2 incidents in Longfield Drive (all investigation complete, no suspect identified). November incidents occurred in 1 incident in the Tesco area (investigation complete, no suspect identified), Eleanor Court (under investigation).
Violence and sexual offences for October occurred with 3 in the Tesco area, 1 incident on Eden Grove Road, Elmdale Drive, Holmshaw Close, Newhall Road, Sunnyside (all under investigation), Clovelly Road, 2 incidents on Eden Grove Road, Scott Crescent (unable to prosecute suspect), Tesco’s area (investigation complete, no suspect identified). November incidents occurred in Fair Holme View, Milton Grove and 3 incidents near Hungerhill School (all under investigation). Fen Court, Milton Grove, Rowena Avenue, Locksley Avenue (unable to prosecute suspect), Fieldside (awaiting Court outcome), Lyndhurst Crescent (investigation complete, no suspect identified).
Public Order for October occurred in Birchdale Close (under investigation), Scott Crescent, The Drive and Meadow Walk (unable to prosecute suspect). November incident occurred near Tesco (investigation complete, no suspect identified), 2 incidents in Far Field Close and 1 in Lyndhurst Crescent (all under investigation).
Burglary for October occurred in Church Balk Lane, Eleanor Court and Sunnyside (all under investigation), Milton Grove (investigation complete, no suspect identified). November incidents occurred in Eleanor Court (under investigation), Eleanor Court (awaiting Court outcome), The Drive (investigation complete, no suspect identified).
Other theft for October occurred with 1 incident in the Tesco and 2 incidents in Lyndhurst Crescent, 1 incident near Hungerhill School (all investigation complete, no suspect identified), I incident in the Tesco area, Eleanor Court (under investigation). November incidents occurred in Church Balk Lane and 1 incident near Tesco (under investigation), 1 incident near Tesco (investigation complete, no suspect identified).
Other crime for October occurred with 2 incidents in Newhall Road (both under investigation).
Possession of weapons for October occurred in Birchdale Close (under investigation).
Bicycle theft for November occurred on Church Balk Lane and Eden Field Road (both investigation complete, no suspect identified).
Figures have roughly stayed the same for September and October, but there has been a significant decreased by 11 incidents from 51 in October, 2017 to 40 incidents in November, 2017. The main increase has been in criminal damage and arson; however, violence and sexual offences still appears to be high. Pleasingly, vehicle crime has decreased.
Some good news for Edenthorpe, we now have a designated PCSO, with the return of PCSO Graeme Duffin. He has been very helpful over the last few weeks, answering my concerns about crime. There was a spike in crime in the village on Friday, 7th December. I voiced these concerns to PCSO Duffin and he helpfully advised me what crimes had been reported. Surprisingly, only about 50% of them had. Therefore, it is well worth reporting any criminal activity, however small, as he advised me that if it is not reported, the Police do not know where to concentrate their patrols. Watch this space!!
The definitions of each crime are:-
Other theft – Includes theft by an employee, blackmail and making off without payments.
Vehicle crime – Includes theft from or of a vehicle or interference with a vehicle.
Burglary – Includes offences where a person enters a house or other building with the intention of stealing.
Anti-social Behaviour – Includes personal, environmental and nuisance anti-social behaviour.
Violence and sexual offences – Includes offences against the person such as common assaults, grievous bodily harm and sexual offences.
Criminal damage and arson – Includes damage to buildings and vehicles, and deliberate damage by fire.
Public Order – Incudes offences which cause fear, alarm or distress.
Possession of Weapons – Includes possession of weapons, such as firearms or knives.
Drugs –Includes possession, supply and production of drugs.
3) Members Items:-
Off-road bikers have been reported on Tesco Field causing a nuisance and driving around carelessly. This has been passed onto the Police and last Sunday they conducted an operation to catch offenders, but things were very quiet in our area. There is a dedicated Bike Team which has been set up by the Police to tackle such incidents and it would be appreciated if any incidents were reported on 101, giving locations, descriptions, etc so that Officers are put into the area which they are needed.
Problems with speeding drivers down Church Balk has also been raised. The Police are going to undertake speed checks at various times of the day in order to tackle the problem. Residents are asking for speed bumps to be installed but as the road is a bus route and because of the width of the road, DMBC will not consider this option.
Parked vehicles at school times on Lyndale Avenue are also a problem. They are using this road to park in order to collect and drop-off children who attend Hungerhill School. The way in which cars are parking is making it very difficult for residents to manoeuvre/drive down the road safely. This is going to be monitored.
The next Neighbourhood Watch meeting will take place on Thursday, 19th April, 2018 at 1pm, at 10 Eden Grove Road, Edenthorpe. If new members are unable to attend at this time I can look into having a meeting at 7pm in the evening, if there is enough interest. Please let me know your thoughts.