Oct 29

Rural Watch Crime Updates 29/10/2014

Incident 151 19/10/2014 : A Mercedes A Class motor car was broken into via the drivers window overnight on a garage forecourt at BLACKHILL. The speedometer and part of the dashboard was stolen.

Incident 89 18/09/2014 : A VW GOLF motor car has been vandalised on a private driveway in the village of ASHORNE overnight between Saturday 18th – Sunday 19th October.

Both incidents are being investigated and cctv footage is being examined.


Please be aware that during the night of 19 into 20 October, offenders entered a garage at a block of flats on Staple Hill, Wellesbourne.

The offenders opened the up and over door of the garage, which may have been left insecure, and stole a set of Wilson golf clubs in a golf bag.


Warwickshire Police is encouraging residents to take a few simple steps to keep their homes safe and secure, particularly during the darker months.


The message comes from Warwickshire Police as part of its ‘Lighten up’ campaign, which reminds people that their home is less likely to be burgled if it appears occupied.


Overall numbers of burglaries in Warwickshire decreased by 6% in the period 2012-2013, and year to date figures for 2014 show a further decrease of 35% compared to the same period last year (April to September 2013), however over the last five years a peak in burglaries has been observed in October and November.


Detective Chief Inspector Paul Judge, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police burglary lead said: “With the clocks going back this Sunday (26th October 2014), and the onset of dark nights, unlit houses can be a target for thieves.


“You can significantly reduce the chance of becoming burgled by taking a few simple precautions, especially at this time of year when we observe a peak in house burglaries. Most house break-ins are opportunistic, so don’t give thieves an opportunity.”


The ‘Lighten up’ top security tips are:


  • A well-lit home gives the impression someone is in
  • Use timer switches to turn lights on when you are out
  • Save energy and money with low-energy light bulbs
  • Lock windows and doors and keep gates and side entrances well secured
  • Don’t leave car keys or valuables near windows, doors or letterboxes, where burglars can reach through to steal them
  • Invest in external lighting


People are also urged to property mark valuables and make the details viewable to the police by registering them on Immobilise: www.immobilise.com. Belongings can be registered for free and it improves the chance of getting them back if they are lost or stolen.


Further home security advice is available on the force website: http://onlinenews.warwickshire.police.uk/general_info/burglaries


Kind Regards,


Martin Sanford

PCSO 6060

Wellesbourne safer neighbourhood team

Stratford on Avon police station

Rother Street

CV37 6RD

Tel 01789 444600

Oct 29

Free Cycle Security Marking For Stratford upon Avon Residents

Stratford Safer neighbourhood Team will be providing cycle security marking for free to all Stratford upon Avon residents in early November.

• Cycle marking event: 1st November – Halfords. 11:00am – 2:00pm. Unit G, The Maybird Centre, Birmingham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 0HZ

Full Article


Oct 29

‘Meet the Leaders’ District wide Partnership Conference, Stratford – 4th Dec 2014

Spotlight on Stratford


An opportunity to meet the district’s public service leaders and find out about local issues and priorities and the how the different organisations will be working together to address them.
Thursday 4 December
6pm-9pm Stratford Racecourse
6pm-7pm – Marketplace
7pm-9pm presentations and Q and A with panel
Speakers include:
Cllr Izzi Seccombe – Leader Warwickshire County Council
Cllr Chris Saint – Leader Stratford District Council
Eric Wood – Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
Andy Parker – Chief Constable Warwickshire Police
Gillian Entwistle – Chief Officer for SWCCG
Ham Patel – General Manager Arden Division, West Midlands Ambulance Service
John Linnane – Director Public Health Warwickshire

Oct 07

Explanation of why Police don’t attend every crime

STRATFORD-upon-Avon’s top cop says low attendance rates at vehicle crime is “nothing new” in Warwickshire.

Speaking exclusively to the Herald, Inspector Adrian Davis says just because officers attend only seven per cent of thefts from vehicles, it doesn’t mean the crimes are not properly investigated.

Read the entire article below


Oct 04

Wellesbourne Rural watch update 30/09/2014

INCIDENT 119 – 30/09/2014

We have just received a report that overnight a large quantity of wooden fence posts / rails and also 2 large metal pins from a mini digger have been stolen from a field at Warwickshire College MORETON MORRELL.

The total value of the theft is approximately £700. Should you be offered any of the above items or have any information relating to this crime please notify Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting the above incident number.

Oct 01

Road Closure – B4086 Alveston to Wellesbourne 6th-20th October 2014

The road between Alveston and Wellesbourne will be closed from Monday 6th October to Monday 20th October 2014 with the following effect on local bus services:

Services X15 & X18 will operate non-stop from Wellesbourne to Stratford. A special shuttle bus will be provided by Stagecoach from Alveston Youth Hostel to Stratford. Buses will operate a one way loop from Stratford via Loxley Road, Pimlico Lane, Alveston YH, B4086, Tiddington, Knights Lane and Loxley Road. Passengers wishing to travel from Stratford to Tiddington will therefore travel via Alveston to their destination. Passengers wishing to travel from Alveston and Tiddington to Wellesbourne and points beyond will need to travel into Stratford and change to X15/X18.

Friday/Saturday night and all day Sunday the service will operate from Wellesbourne through Loxley, onto Pimlico Lane and rejoin the main route at the B4086/YHA.

Please see the shuttle bus timetable or contact Stagecoach on 01604 676060 for further details.

Service 269 journeys will operate from Wellesbourne to Stratford via Loxley Road, Pimlico Lane, (Alveston Village if scheduled) then Tiddington Road into Stratford except 0755 ex Kineton And 1410 ex Banbury which will operate via Loxley Road, Knights Lane then Tiddington Road into Stratford.

Sep 20

Wellesbourne Rural Watch Update 10/09/2014

Incident 165 of 08/09/2014 :

We have received a report of a burglary that took place at a house in Lighthorne road KINETON between 1130hrs and 1300hrs on Monday 8th September 2014.

Entry was gained via a rear stable door and a substantial amount of jewellery was stolen including various rings and watches.

A dark coloured estate car was seen parked nearby but we have no further details on this.

If you have any information which may help us in this investigation please phone Warwickshire Police on 101 quoting the above incident number.

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