January 2024 update

A belated Happy New Year! 



Once again, we held a competition to design the Christmas card that the committee send to all our Street Coordinators. 

The children at both village schools, plus members of the local Brownie Unit, Beaver Colony and Cub Packs, were invited to draw a picture which had a Christmas theme.  Members of our Neighbourhood Policing Team (Pc Bexon and PCSO Gabrielli) had the difficult job of judging the entries (there were over 60!).  They selected one winner and two runners-up.


Congratulations to Annabel L, (aged 11), a pupil at Abbey Gates School,

who drew the winning picture. She received a ‘One4all’ gift card, a certificate and a selection box.

[Note: I think we need to keep any eye out for work by Annabel in the field of art

in the future – this is the second time she has won the competition!]


The runners-up were:

Emily E (11) and Gracie P (7) - both also pupils at Abbey Gates School.

They were both presented with a certificate and a selection box.

Well done!


Thank you to all the children who entered the competition – the officers

enjoyed looking through the entries. 


I’d also like to thank all the staff and volunteers who supported us – much appreciated.


CRIMES* REPORTED 1.11.23 – 5.1.24         *Acquisitive Crime + Damage

(Excludes crimes of a domestic nature, neighbour / employment disputes, non-payment of goods, e.g. shop thefts)


Time of Day





2255 hrs

Criminal Damage

Swinton Rise

Offender smashed a rear window of a vehicle parked on the road

17 - 18.11.23

2100 - 0900 hrs

Criminal Damage

Charnwood Close

Offender believed to have used a paving stone to smash a ground floor window at a property


1130-1200 hrs


Newstead Abbey Park

2 unknown male offenders stole a number of batteries (waiting to be weighed in for scrap) from outside a business premises.  Put them in the rear of a white van and drove off

8 - 11.12.23

Not Known

Burglary - business

Longdale Lane

Offender(s) removed a fence panel to gain entry to a building site.  Once inside, drilled into and cut the side of a shed to gain access.  Stole tools from within.  Also attempted to break locks and steal other items, e.g. a digger, but unsuccessful

10 - 13.12.23

Not Known

Criminal Damage

Newstead Abbey Park

Offender broke and smashed wooden fence situated at start of woodland walk

Reported 19.12.23

Reported at 0856 hrs


Longdale Lane

Offenders entered a building site by cutting the padlock and chain on the main gate.  Stole 2 fuel storage trailers and a large amount of scaffolding equipment


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