Sidney Sussex

Welcome to the Sidney Sussex Neighbourhood Policing Team.

The ward covered by the team incorporates an urban area which benefits from recreational resources including Sidney Park, Sussex Recreation Ground and the North Promenade.

Please do not hesitate to contact the team at Hamilton Street Police Station or on 101 if you wish to discuss matters that are affecting you or your area. All our officers are accessible and out daily on their Beat Walks. Your Community Beat Manager's for the ward are PC Phill Eayres 2339 and PC Harry Carmichael 0090. They can be contacted via the ward email links shown in the 'How to get in touch' section.  

PCSO Abigail CHAMBERS 7812 and PCSO Simon ROBERTS 7746 also cover the Sidney Sussex Ward. Abi and Simon will be out and about where you will be able to catch up with them and discuss any issues going on in the area.

Stay informed through our social media channels, find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  Don't forget to also sign up to My Community Alert and receive community alerts directly to your devices.

For incidents that don’t require an immediate response call our non-emergency 101 line. You can also report non-emergency crimes online via our reporting portal. In an emergency always dial 999.

Meet Your Team

Insp Dave Stephenson
Insp Dave Stephenson
Sgt 2498 Kate Duffield
Sgt 2498 Kate Duffield
PC 0090 Harry Carmichael
PC 0090 Harry Carmichael
PC 423 Danielle Goldsmith
PC 423 Danielle Goldsmith
PCSO 7746 Simon Roberts
PCSO 7746 Simon Roberts
PCSO 7812 Abigail Chambers
PCSO 7812 Abigail Chambers

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Community Safety News

This month our ward priorities for August are -

1) Burglary - We have noted an increase of burglaries being committed within the Sidney Sussex ward area. We are committed in addressing this swiftly. Regular patrols will be conducted to help prevent burglary offences, However please make sure you are doing your best to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of crime- Follow our tips below: Make sure your doors and windows are closed and locked when you’re not in the room. Nearly half of all burglaries are down to a door or window being open Make sure nothing of value (including your car key) is left on show to tempt thieves into your property. Think about fitting a burglar alarm and security lighting – both to your home and outbuildings. It may be expensive, but they are very effective deterrents and can bring down your insurance costs. Sheds, garages and gardens Security of gardens and outbuilding buildings is often not your first thought. However, by making a few modifications sheds and garages, along with the equipment stored in them can be made more secure. Make sure sheds and garages have good quality lock and hinges. Consider fitting deterrents in the garden like movement sensitive floodlights as these will leave thieves feeling exposed. Likewise alarms on sheds and garages will deter thieves as they would not want to be spotted in out buildings taking property. Garden tools, DIY equipment and leisure items such as fishing and golf equipment should be locked away in storage cupboards within outbuildings to form a second line of defence to thieves. Motorbike and pedal cycles should also be locked even when they are in a shed or garage. To assist the police in recovering and returning stolen property, people should register valuables onto www.Immobilise.com. Cycles, golf and fishing equipment and tools can be easily added onto the property register and then this assists the force in identifying property as stolen/lost, bring offenders to justice and stop the items being sold via second hand stores. The system can also allow owners to upload pictures of unique items. As well as protecting property in sheds and garages people can also stop thieves stealing plants by using heavy plant pots which will be less desirable to walk off with and ensure that unused garden furniture and tools are stored securely out of sight.

2) Anti-Social Behaviour - Although seemingly minor and low level, anti-social behaviour can have a huge impact on individuals and businesses in the community. Due to this, ASB will feature as one of our ward priorities this month. We will be paying particular attention to Sidney Park as recent reports have shown an increase in ASB at this location. More proactive action will be taken to curb the behaviour from a minority of individuals in this area. We have a number of ways in which we deal with ASB, from Acceptable Behaviour Contracts to Community Protection Warnings/Notices. We work closely with the local authority ASB teams to ensure these issues are dealt with appropriately. We will continue to patrol the Hotspot areas especially over the 6 weeks school holiday. Please contact us if you are experiencing ASB issues, We are keen to hear from anyone that have concerns about anti-social behaviour and encourage people to report via 101, our non-emergency contact number.

3) Drugs - We understand there are concerns in respect of drug dealing across the Sidney Sussex ward and we are absolutely committed to taking robust action. There have been a number of proactive warrants executed over recent months within this area already. The local team are continuing to gather intelligence which will support more warrants being done and will do plain clothes work in order to catch anyone dealing. WE NEED YOUR HELP. We cannot get Warrants from the Magistrates Courts and Closure Orders without your help, we need information from the community to be able to do this, you have an important role and we need to work together. We urge you to continue to report your concerns to your local team, through the 101 number, by using the online links below or alternatively, by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers (0800 555 111). If you suspect it, report it.

What's Happening In Your Area?

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What is modern day slavery?

Please read and if you spot the signs described and are unsure or require advice, please contact us on 101.

Modern day slavery is an unseen crime that’s going unnoticed in our local communities. Whether that’s at a local hand car wash, a nail bar in town or even a village takeaway – slavery and trafficking is a growing cause for concern across the entire Humber region. 

Slavery is an umbrella term for activities involved when one person obtains or holds another person against their will in compelled service.

Someone is classed as a victim of slavery if they are:

  • Forced to work through mental or physical threat;
  • Owned or controlled by an 'employer', usually through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse;
  • Dehumanised, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as ‘property’;
  • Physically constrained or have restrictions placed on his/her freedom.

Spot the signs of modern day slavery 

There is no “standard” victim profile for modern day slavery. Victims can be men, women and children of all ages, but it is normally more prevalent amongst the most vulnerable – including minority groups or those who are socially excluded.

Potential victims might display any (or many) of the following signs:

  • Suffering from physical or psychological abuse, appearing withdrawn and looking dishevelled 
  • Never seen travelling alone
  • Avoiding eye contact and seeming reluctant to have a conversation
  • Appearing fearful of authorities – in particular, law enforcement
  • Seeming unfamiliar with the neighbourhood in which they are living and working 
  • Living in overcrowded accommodation
  • Having very few personal possessions
  • Having no access to personal ID documents
  • Being dropped off and collected at work every day - either very early, or very late 
  • Seemingly being under the influence of other people

COVID-19 

COVID-19 is an international panademic which is affecting society and it's ability to function normally - 

www.ageuk.org.uk/wandsworth/about-us/news/articles/2020/vaccination-scam/

www.actionfraud.police.uk/alert/coronavirus-vaccine-scams-warning

Your neighbourhood policing team are here to advise and protect the community as much as possible whilst we are working through the pandemic.

You may see an increased Police presence in normally high traffic areas such as Cleethorpes seafront. If you have any queries, concerns or just want to say hi, please approach us for a chat.

Please contact your neighbourhood policing team should you have any questions.

Follow the guidelines which can be found on the www.gov.uk website for further information.

Child Criminal Exploitation

There has been a notable increase over the last few months of youths who are being coerced or threatened into crime and as such our team wishes to abolish Child Criminal Exploitation on the Sidney Sussex area. This would not be possible without every agency assisting, and as such we aim to be active on our ward and target addresses and people which have information being fed through. We will be available to ask advice about this matter and strive to do everything we can to prevent these types of offences taking place.

If you see children involved in drug dealing activities, chances are is that they are being exploited. Please ring it in to the Police so we can try and protect this vulnerable group of our society. You may see drug dealing, we do too, but its the risk of serious harm to some of those doing this and by reporting we can put things in place to protect them.

We are currently working with a number of children from within the local area who are recieving support from the local policing team in conjunction with a number of partner agencies, whom we work closely with.

Child Sexual Exploitation

This issue has been raised due to the heightened number of reported issues regarding Child Sexual Exploitation and is a priority that every officer aims to prevent. Prevention would not be possible without every agency assisting, and as such we aim to be active on our ward and target addresses and people which are involved, or have been involved. Our local officers will respond to every call regarding this matter effectively and will strive to get the best resolution for all parties affected. Information about this matter should be fed through either the 101 system or the GET IN TOUCH email link above as a matter of priority.

House Closures

If you are aware of a property, containing persons that are causing problems, we can investigate under the Anti-Social Behaviour aspect of policing with a view to looking at closing a property for a period of three months, if it is persistent. These powers are also open to the council and housing. This involves gathering evidence to take to court to discuss the activities that might have taken place.

 If you have any information regarding ASB/Drugs going forward, please let us know to assist us in getting the closure.

 

Neighbourhood Watch Schemes

Now that we’re all starting to ease out of lockdown, we need to make sure that as well as keeping ourselves safe, we’re keeping our homes and neighbourhoods safe.

Why not become an integral part of your community? Have you considered becoming a Neighbourhood Watch member - get involved with the community and look to make it a safer, stronger and secure area for you and your fellow neighbours. We have some really good Neighbourhood Watch groups in our area already - they do an awful lot for thier communities and it is greatly appreciated not only by them, but us too. Contact via the links below and see if you can make a difference.

Hashtag each post with #SafetyInNeighbours, and tag Neighbourhood Watch with @N_watch on Twitter, @ourwatch on Facebook, and @neighbourhood.watch.insta on Instagram posts - GO TO www.ourwatch.org

Last Updated 30 Jul 2021

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