May 2024 update


RNW AGM HELD ON WEDNESDAY 17TH APRIL

We recently held our AGM in the Village Hall, where over 40 people gathered.  Thank you to everyone who came along, I hope you found it worthwhile.  It was lovely to see many familiar faces and some new ones too – including one or two younger residents!

 

We were delighted to welcome Inspector Stanley, our Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) Inspector, who presented the Police Report.  He informed us of a reorganisation which was due to take place on 6th May (it did) and explained that extra officers will be allocated to cover Ravenshead and the other local villages, and they will be increasing their presence and availability in the village.  It appears that community engagement is being encouraged as a force policy – which I think we will all agree. Is good news. *

Pc Dennis (our NPT Beat Manager) and Sgt Riley (since 6/5, our new NPT Sgt) were also in attendance.  As part of the community engagement, Pc Dennis has arranged some ‘Beat Surgeries’ in the village (one took place at the end of April) – for details of the next one please see below.  (RNW will be encouraging him to arrange some to be held in the evening too).

 

One way that we raise funds is by holding a raffle at our AGM.  We wrote to local businesses asking if they would kindly donate a raffle prize; I would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to the following businesses who contributed to the array of prizes:

Gascoines, Julia Betts Solicitors, Kelvin’s Fish Bar, Ravenshead Beauty, Ravenshead Interiors, Rose’s Pantry, The Sherwood Ranger, Ve Raj and Watson Knipe.

We raised a very useful sum indeed.  Many thanks to everyone who bought a ticket – and to those who gave a donation towards the refreshments provided.

 

Our guest speaker was Pc Edwards, a drone operator with Nottinghamshire Police, who gave an interesting talk about the varied work of the Drone Team and brought along 2 drones for us to view.  His presentation included the filmed pursuit of a person who was trying to evade the Police after they called at his property with a warrant for his arrest.  The fugitive didn’t stand a chance with the drone following his every move – although he did try very hard to evade capture!  It certainly showed how impressive both the equipment and the operator were. The Police got their man.  It was a great way to end the evening.

 

*Note – I have since been to Arnold and met with the Inspector and Sergeant and can confirm that they are keen to fulfil the commitment to be more engaged with the communities they serve.

 

CRIMES* REPORTED 27.3.24 – 15.5.24       *Acquisitive Crime + Damage

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

Date

Time of Day

Crime

Location

Comments

28 - 30.3.24

Not Known

Theft from Vehicle

Main Road

Offender(s) stole front and rear number plates from a vehicle parked in a car park

9 - 10.4.24

1800 - 1045 hrs

Theft from Vehicle

Mansfield Road

Offender stole number plates from a vehicle parked in a car park

11.4.24

2325 hrs

Criminal Damage

Nottingham Road

Unknown male offender smashed 3 windows of licensed premises by punching them (from outside of the building).   Arrest made

12.4.24

0900 - 1030 hrs

Criminal Damage

High Leys Drive

Offender slashed 3 tyres of a vehicle parked on the road

 

NEXT POLICE ‘BEAT SURGERY’ – 1.00pm – 3.00pm ON THURSDAY 20TH JUNE IN THE VILLAGE HALL

At our AGM, Pc Dennis encouraged residents to pop along and see him with any concerns – or just for a general chat.

 

MORE COLD CALLERS IN THE VILLAGE

Further cold callers, some said to be ‘pushy’, have been reported.  Please see page 31 of the May Newsletter (or our website) for advice on dealing with them.  Don’t forget to report them to the Police on 101.

 

PLEASE COME AND SEE US ...

We will be present at the St Peter’s Summer Fair on Saturday 29th June between 10am – 1.00pm – hope to see you there!

Sue Harris

For further advice please visit our website: www.ravensheadneighbourhoodwatch.co.uk.

To contact RNW email us at rnwinfo@yahoo.co.uk or leave a message for us on 07583 296 466