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Norton South Newsletter
Runcorn Local Policing Unit

Anti-Social Behaviour
Off road bikes have gone a little quieter on Brookvale but there are still reports from bikes along the busways in the Murdishaw area.
These reports are either verbal or placed on other social media accounts and not rang into the police. I need to show how many reported incidents I am receiving on the Norton South area to enable me to request for extra resources and to enable me to patrol the hot spots on Norton South.
Op Scrambler is still on going and you can report where bikes are being kept and incidents of riding anti-socially to
It has been noted that youths gathering in and around the local shops at Brookvale has increased. I have been patrolling the area and listening to residents and local businesses concerns. Please see below update with regards the Brookvale/Sutton Park ROC Project.
We have had damage to buses at Brookvale bus stop by youths hanging around in the bus stop.
The subway Ridding Lane youths smoking cannabis and drinking smashing glass in the subway.
Suspicious, male reported in the area of Brookvale shops.

Mooring Close on Murdishaw has had a leaflet drop followed by house to house after concerns raised about groups of males in the area allegedly dealing drugs and taking drugs.
There has since also been a warrant executed at an address after intelligence received. We continue to work along with partner agencies to deal with this issues and if you have any intelligence or concerns you can send information to me on the email address below or report to Onward Homes.

Roads Policing
I continue with Tru-Cam enforcement on Murdishaw Avenue. The speed limit is 30 mile an hour, the amount of activations has fallen since I started enforcing this road.
Murdishaw Avenue/Jack search Way
Councillor Martha Lloyd-Jones has been getting signatures from residents with regards traffic lights being placed in this area to help with the traffic flow.
The SID speed sign will stay in place for now.
Still complaints from pedestrians trying to cross the road and residents leaving the Sutton Park estate.

Brookvale Primary
The traffic has been a lot better recently a resident who has since bought a sign to state the driveway need to be kept clear has helped and there has been no further reports of the driveway being blocked. Noted that cars users are being parked more suitably in the car park areas Thank you.
Murdishaw West 0primary/ Barnfield Avenue
I am continuing to assist the school crossing patrol on Barnfield Avenue, the speed drivers are approaching the chicane at school crossing time is questionable. I have witnessed some very near misses, please take care there are flashing amber lights informing you that the school crossing patrol is in action. Some drivers still stopping on the yellow zigzags quiet simply DON’T.
Parking Complaints
I have received a number of complaints regarding parking in the areas of Parkgate Way Murdishaw and Mevagissey Road Sutton Park. A leaflet drop has been completed and the parking of vehicles in such a manner as to cause unnecessary obstruction to other road users and also including pedestrians using the foot paths. Could residents please make use of the provided allotted car parking areas by your property and do not use too much space that other vehicles are not able to park, please be courteous. Please be aware of blocking access to other vehicles, Parking on a footpath and allowing room for emergency vehicles to gain access 24 hours a day. Parking complaints are again being monitored at present. I much prefer to rely on the willing co-operation of road users to reduce the hazards described above.
Unfortunately, if that co-operation is not forthcoming, enforcement measures by fixed penalty or court proceeding may be the only alternative.

Community News

Brookvale Community Centre is in new hands. Halton Speak Out and Ella have signed a 5 year lease to run Brookvale Community Centre. We have been very lucky on Brookvale to have ROC (Redeeming Cur Communities) project that has begun on the Brookvale/Sutton Park Estates
Are main drive is to get more going on at Brookvale Community Centre we have already had more birthday parties booked and some new clubs including a sewing group starting in January.
The external walls and brickwork will be cleaned and inside will be decorated over the Christmas period.
All events will be advertised through Brookvale Junior School the Children’s Centre, local shops, social media also here on Cheshire Alert.
We are now looking for volunteers ready for January to support with our café, litter pics and more community initiatives. If you are retired or need to do some volunteering work as part of your benefits why not come and join us at Brookvale/ Sutton Park ROC project
We would also like more residents to join our Residents Association please send letters of interest to Brookvale Residents Association and post at Brookvale Community Centre.
We want to build a stronger and safer community reducing mental health stigma, poor health, boredom and loneliness. Looking at solutions and projects that may help.
Brookvale/ Sutton Park ROC Project
YOUR Housing and Halton Borough Council have been very busy on Brookvale clearing the area around the school, Children’s Centre, local shops, Community Centre and the bus stop. This is after police have requested some action in relations to increased reported incidents of hate crime, drug dealing, criminal damage and anti-social behaviour with large groups of youths congregating in the area. Al the hedges are now 4 ft. high and some of the trees have been cut back to let more of the street light through and to allow the CCTV a clear view of the area.
Brookvale bus stop
The bushes have all been cleared and the tress cut right down the area looks so much better and brighter and a lot more open.
Subway on Ridding Lane
The stairs have all finally be cleared and the bushes cut right back from the stairs, there is still some more work required in this area and will be part of The ROC project.
We can announce that YOUR Housing will have a full time Housing Officer back on Brookvale. Laura Colette will be starting back on the area in January and will be based at the Community Centre. Full details on times and dates to come.
PCSO Griffiths will also be based at the Community Centre when on duty and in the area.
There will be contact details for both housing and Runcorn Police in the centre.

Community information
Upcoming Police surgeries
Brookvale Children’s Centre
Woodhatch Road
Friday13th December 6 to 7pm
Friday 20th December 11 to 12pm
Monday 23rd December 5 to 6pm
Friday 3rd January 6 to 7pm

We are keen over the coming months to try and advertise the introduction of Neighbourhood Watch schemes on Norton South via the Cheshire Alert web page. If any members of Cheshire Alert would like to set-up and become a coordinator of a watch scheme then we as the police will offer support and advice in any way we can, my e-mail is attached at the bottom of this newsletter and I look forward to hearing from anyone who wishes to set-up a scheme that we can get involved with.
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Ring 101 I understand this does cause frustration as to the length of time you may have to wait.
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Crimestoppers UK you can report anonymously on the online form or call on 0800 555111

PCSO 20373 Georgina Griffiths
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