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Van stolen during a burglary in Narborough

Polce AppealPolice are appealing for information after a vehicle was amongst items stolen during an aggravated burglary in Narborough

The incident took place around 7.30pm on Tuesday 13 December in Forest Road, when three masked men entered the house and demanded the occupants opened the safe.

The suspects made off with property including a white Ford Transit 300 SWB van which was parked on the driveway.

The van was later found abandoned near Hardwicke Lodge Riding School on Forest Road.

A 65-year-old victim sustained minor injuries during the incident.

Extensive enquiries have been conducted into the incident since it was reported, including house-to-house visits and a trawl of local CCTV and police are now calling upon the public’s help to try and identify those responsible.

From the investigations carried out so far we believe this was an isolated incident and the victims were deliberately targeted.

If you saw people acting suspiciously in the Forest Road area during the evening of Tuesday 13 December please get in touch with police.

Also, anyone who saw a white van being left near the riding school, are asked to contact the police.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 1097 Dan Thorpe on 101, quoting crime number 413802.

Enderby Beat Team to hold ‘street surgery’ on St.Johns

enderby policeEnderby, Narborough, Littlethorpe and Fosse Park Beat Team will be holding a street surgery on St Johns, Enderby, on Friday 15th January between 4.30pm – 5.30pm.

Anyone who lives or works in the local area and have any policing concerns are welcome to come along to the surgery where one of the local officers will be pleased to discuss them.

Links to local policing issues/resources are available at
https://leics.police.uk/local-policing/enderby-narborough-littlethorpe-and-fosse-park

A soup-er day in Braunstone

team_photo_1940s.jpeg.340x340_q85An innovative new project to help keep people in Braunstone healthy, safe and secure has been launched at a 1940s tea party.

Braunstone Blues is a team of people that has been set up to help reduce demand and repeat calls to emergency services in Braunstone.

The team of five were officially introduced to the community at a 1940s tea party on Thursday 26th November.

The tea party, held at the Oak Centre, Bendbow Rise, with the theme of how to stay warm this winter for the over 55’s and attracted 115 local residents.

The event started in style as residents were welcomed by 1940s singing and dancing in a room decorated with bunting and props from the era. Guests were later served soup and a roll by members of the team, who wore 1940s emergency services uniform.

Braunstone Blues is a small team of staff from blue light services Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Leicestershire Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service aimed at reducing the demand placed on emergency services in Braunstone.

Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay said:

“This was a great way to introduce this new innovative team. We need to work with community groups and partners to find better ways to protect communities from harm and to help to reduce demands placed on the emergency services. I can already see that this team has made a real impact on the residents and visitors to the Braunstone estate. In working together we are able to find solutions to problems that, in former times, would never have gone away.”

Braunstone Blues was set up earlier this year following research showing that Braunstone Park and Rowley Fields Ward generated the highest amount of emergency calls for all three of the blue light services for Leicestershire.

Their aim is to create a healthy, safe and secure community by educating and directing residents to appropriate services, by making sure homes are safer using a free home visit service and delivering appropriate campaigns and to reduce the number of emergency calls they receive.

The tea party was about getting the community together in a fun way to educate them on key health and home safety messages that affect older people particularly during the winter.

Andrew Brodie, Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, who officially opened the event said:

“This is a fantastic and exciting new initiative. The fire service has been tremendously successful in reducing demand, and fire deaths and injuries. This has largely been due to 15 years of work to educate members of the public and businesses of how to prevent fires and other incidents. We can share this experience with our partners and together work more effectively than ever, to make people of Braunstone and beyond healthier, safer and more secure.”

During the tea party guests were encouraged to speak with members of the Braunstone Blues team. The team also promoted their home visit scheme and encouraged residents to book a free 30 minute visit where they will give advice and information on home and vehicle security, safety in the home, fire and child safety and health and wellbeing.

Hot water bottles with tips on how to keep warm this winter were given out to those that booked a home visit. Braunstone Blues are advising older residents of the following winter warmer tips:

  • keep living rooms to 21°C (70°F) and the rest of the house heated to at least to 18°C (64°F)
  • don’t block up air vents as fires and heaters need ventilation
  • wear layers of clothing to keep warm and wear shoes with good grip to avoid slips and falls
  • draw curtains at dusk to keep the heat in
  • eat at least one hot meal every day and drink plenty of hot drinks
  • use a hot water bottle to keep you warm, but be careful when filling it up
  • make sure you get your flu jab free on the NHS
  • stay active with gentle exercise
  • visit your pharmacy early for advice about coughs and colds
  • stay in contact with friends and family and make sure they are warm and well

Tim Slater, EMAS Divisional General Manager and Paramedic added:

“We welcome the opportunity for us to be involved in this project aimed at keeping the community safe and well, building on our good track record of keeping people out of hospital where appropriate.”

Geoff Stagg, a Braunstone resident attended the 1940s tea party, he said:

“This has been an excellent tea party bringing the three services together. The officers dressed in traditional uniform brought some flare to the event and the singing and dancing has been wonderful. A lot of elderly people really appreciate events like these.”

Braunstone Blues would like to thank B-Connected and Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation for providing the funding and making the event possible.

For more information on Braunstone Blues visit www.leics.police.uk/braunstoneblues.

If you are a resident of Braunstone and would like to book a home visit, leave a voicemail on 07800709802 or email them at braunstone.blues@lfrs.org .

Two men charged following serious incident in Wigston

Photo: Scales of JusticeA man has appeared in court following an incident in Wigston.

At a hearing at Leicester Magistrates Court on November 24th, Dean Bradley, 47, of Earle Smith Close, Leicester, was charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon and remanded.

John Bradley, 67, of Gloucester Crescent, Leicester, was charged with assisting an offender and bailed to appear at court on Wednesday 9th December.

The charges relate to an incident that took place at around 10.15am, Monday 23rd November on Parvian Road, Wigston.

A 25-year-old man remains in the Leicester Royal Infirmary where his condition is described as stable.

Blueprint 2020 – shaping the future of the force

bpLeicestershire Police has unveiled Blueprint 2020 – a five year programme which will decide how to make significant savings and take the force into a new era of policing.

The force is facing unprecedented financial challenge.

The government has indicated that public sector organisations need to expect cuts of between 25% and 40%. For Leicestershire Police, this means further savings of between £17m and £28m.

The exact figure will not be known until the government’s Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) on 25 November. This is on top of savings of £36.1 million which the force made between 2010 and 2015.

Blueprint 2020 has been set up to look at how our future savings can be made and how the force will look, feel and operate in the coming years. Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister said;

“Leicestershire Police has a strong tradition of innovation and good performance. Crime is low, it is currently 26% lower than it was five years ago. We want to continue to perform well and give a good service but that has to be done with a much smaller budget and that does mean that things will have to change. We will have to become smaller, more efficient and smarter in how we operate if the force is to be more cost effective.

“As with any significant transformational programme there will inevitably be some difficult decisions to be made, but change is not necessarily bad. This is also about doing things differently and improving the way we do things to offer a different service that is still responsive to the needs of local communities.

“We know how important neighbourhood policing is to people in our communities and we are determined to keep officers at the heart of their communities by sharing buildings with other organisations.

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Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister: Exploring “agile working”

“We are exploring ‘agile working’ – how our staff can be based in a range of buildings but still have access to police systems. This might mean that we close those police buildings which are too big and expensive to run. We are also looking to develop our online presence to increase the ways in which people can contact the police. We have to operate in a modern way and be accessible in a way that people expect today.

“No decisions have yet been made. We will continue to talk with the Police and Crime Commissioner; our staff; the trade unions and staff associations; our partners and our communities to gather their thoughts, ideas and suggestions as that will help influence and shape our decision making.”

The Blueprint 2020 team is looking at a wide range of ways to save money including the equipment we use, the vehicles we drive and the buildings we are based in. However, with 83% of our budget spent on salaries the force will inevitably need to operate with fewer officers and staff.

The team is also looking at how the force can take advantage of technology which can be used by the public, such as encouraging victims and witnesses to report and track crime on line and contact officers through online services.

Sir Clive Loader
Sir Clive Loader

Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Clive Loader said

“While I fully support the aims and ambitions of this programme, it’s the Chief Constable’s responsibility to design a force that will deliver my Police and Crime Plan notwithstanding the challenges posed by the budgetary situation.
“I am pleased to have been involved throughout the programme’s development and I feel certain that the force will inform and involve our partners throughout the future development and implementation phases.”

Five key themes

‘Blueprint’ has five key themes;

  • Investing in people – getting the right people with the right skills, developing the right culture and defining the shape and size of the force for the future.
  • Enabling the workforce – building a strong foundation for change. This work stream will look at agile working, police buildings, fleet and IT.
  • Understanding demand – helping us understand and reduce our demand, provide alternative ways to interact with the force, enable victims and witnesses to use technology to ‘self-serve’ by giving them a choice on how to report and track crime.
  • Partnerships and collaboration – working with partners to reduce demand in key areas, delivering more coherent shared services and better use shared data.
  • Services, functions and processes – redesigning how we work to be faster, more informed, more efficient and use technology to reduce costs.

For the latest updates on Blueprint 2020 please see the leics. police website at www.leics.police.uk