Neston Police Team
|Published: 27th July 2015 09:31|
Sergeant Daniel Greenhalgh explains the new policing structure for Neston.
A new structure of Cheshire Constabulary came into being as of 6th July 2015. It came about due to further budget cuts and also the Police and Crime Commisioner's commitment to aligning one PCSO per Council Ward.
I have been fortunate to be retained to continue the good work we have been doing over the last year and look forward to being able to look after the Neston Community; amongst the other areas I manage (Ellesmere Port West and Neston Wards). With the alignment of the new Wards we have now inherited Puddington and Shotwick which will come under the PCSO for Little Neston and Burton.
Neston has benefited from an increase in the number of PCSOs dedicated to being the face of the new Wards. Whilst they are the face of the individual wards, and as such a point of contact for the community, they will work together to ensure that the priorities identified (within Neston and the Local Policing Unit) are resourced to ultimately reduce demand/reported incidents. What I mean by this is they will go to specific areas, at specific times, to provide visible presence, reassurance and therefore deter crime and unsocial behaviour within identified locations.
The four PCSOs will work on different shift patterns, which enables a better spread in term of the amount of visibility time within the community. We are also supported by our 24/7 response colleagues, who will even more so be asked to target default areas to help deter crime and prevent ASB.
I am keen to ensure the restructure does not affect the service we have delivered for the past year in Neston areas and the excellent results we have attained from targeting criminal activity. I will offer my reassurances to the community that I am being positive about the restructure in terms of what we can continue to achieve. We will overcome any challenges, as we always have, and continue to target those within the community who persist with Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and Criminal Activity. I am also keen to continue to drive our efforts into obtaining ‘intelligence' (information) and thus targeting drug related activity.
I am hoping the community in Neston will work with us to achieve an even better environment, with reduced criminal activities and ASB. To do this I want you to report any information, (particularly around drugs) via 101 or Crime Stoppers. Be assured that we see all information rung or emailed in and where we can we act upon it or start to build a picture. We appreciate the support of the community and are always willing to talk to you.
Meet the Team
PC Paul Barlow is the Beat Manager for Neston, Little Neston/Burton and Parkgate. He is an experienced officer with indepth knowledge of the local area and issues.
PCSO Jacqui Tudor is the face of the Neston Ward. She has worked within Neston for a long time and has considerable experience and contacts. She is well known to Neston people and has a passion for ensuring the community locally see her and engage with her.
PCSO Linda Conway is now looking after Little Neston & Burton Wards (including Puddington/Shotwick). She is an experienced PCSO with many local contacts. PCSO Conway takes the lead with community speed watch (CSW) within the more rural areas, which is one good reason she was allocated this Ward. You will often see her out on the police mountain bikes or with our CSW community volunteers.
PCSO Duffy is our new addition to the Neston areas and is the face of the Parkgate Ward. She has been on my team for the last year and is very experienced. Whilst she predominantly covered areas within Ellesmere Port over the last few years, she also knows Neston areas and as such is a valuable asset to the community. I am confident she will get to know the local community well and provide the high level of service and commitment she has done in Ellesmere Port.
PCSO Gibb takes on the Willaston and Thornton Ward area. She is keen to get to know the local community and get involved in events. She will be taking on Community Speed Watch with the volunteers and be a point of contact for the community to raise their concerns, pass intelligence and to generally be reassured by her.
You should call 101 to report less urgent crime or disorder, to contact the police with general enquiries or if you just want to speak to a local officer. This can include -
- If your car has been stolen
- If your property has been damaged
- If you are reporting a minor traffic incident
- If you suspect drug use or dealing
- Giving police information about crime in your area
There is a single flat rate charge of 15 pence, no matter how long the duration of the call is, what time of day it is or whether the call is from a landline or mobile phone.
Emergency - Call 999 and ask for Police, if:
- There is danger to life
- Violence is used or threatened
- A serious crime (violent crime or burglary) is in progress or likely
- A suspect for a serious crime is nearby
- There is a road traffic collision with injury or danger to other road users
- A vulnerable person needs urgent help.
If you are using a mobile phone, it is vital you tell the operator that you require Cheshire Police (rather than North Wales or Merseyside Police).