We have quite a few of businesses within Humberston & New Waltham Ward and we are actively working with all the businesses in the area. Especially those on North Sea Lane in Humberston, Station Road in New Waltham, Wilton Road Estate and Hewitts Circus retail stores.
We are providing targeted High visibility patrols, providing crime prevention advice, and targeting offenders.
We have a local WhatsApp group where all businesses can communicate directly with each other as well as with their local policing team. This has seen some really positive results which includes actively targeting offenders and recovering stolen items. All participants are very proactive on the group and have without any doubt prevented thefts from taking place in their stores.
As part of our continued joint partnership working between retailers and the Police we have managed to secure convictions for those responsible for retail crime. We urge all retailers to remain vigilant and to report anything suspicious, We would like to continue encouraging our local retailers to issue banning letters to those responsible for retail crime.
During March 2020 we have had a total of ELEVEN calls for service where by our retailers have been victims of retail crime and we are working hard with them to identify those responsible, hold them to account and to prevent any further offences from occurring.
On Saturday 4th APRIL 2020 your local policing team will be conducting a multi agency Police Drop in Surgery in Tescos, Hewitts Circus from 1000-1600 Hours along with some of our partner agencies-this has now been cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 Pandemic but we will still go ahead with this event in future.