Welcome to Community Policing Page

Please note that the Neighbourhood Watch has now been re-named “NottsWatch” and is now run by Notts County Council on the new NottsWatch Facebook Page.

Neighbourhood Watch is the largest voluntary organisation the UK and is operated worldwide. Its aim is to help reduce crime and to reduce the fear of crime which many people have. These people are usually those most vulnerable in our society. To do this Neighbourhood Watch encourages everyone to develop a better community spirit and engage in a wider communication with everyone in their area.

Crime has changed and currently the Home Office and Police concerns are related to Scams, Domestic Abuse, Serious Violence (including knife crime), Modern Slavery, Terrorism, Child Sexual Exploitation, and Loneliness & Vulnerability.

Loneliness is clearly not a crime but is a problem that has been identified by the government as increasing people’s risk of falling victim to crime – particularly older people – hence its inclusion.

By providing street signs and house stickers a community can openly display its intention to reduce crime and immediately report suspicious activities in its area, therefore reducing the potential for crime to take place.

For more information from Nottinghamshire Police click here:

Website of Nottinghamshire Police & Crime Commissioner: click here

Report of the Police & Crime Commissioner: click here
See the Crime Prevention Tool-kit: Crime-prevention-toolkit-order-form

For information about NottsWatch  (Formerly Neighbourhood Watch) Contact: www.nottswatch.co.uk/

For the latest information, alerts and news feed see: Nottinghamshire alert

More information from the Notts Watch Page:

Protect yourself online: Download advice from Notts Police : Protect Yourself Online


The Clayworth/ Sturton beat area includes the following villages and hamlets – Drakeholes, Wiseton, Clayworth, Hayton, Clarborough, Welham, Tiln, North Leverton with Habblesthorpe, North Wheatley, South Wheatley, Sturton le Steeple, Bole, West Burton, Littleborough, Coates and Fenton.

The crimes of interest – incidents of burglary, criminal damage and thefts – reported for the beat area between 01/09/2020 and 30/09/2020 were –

Burglary Dwelling – 1 (Welham).

Burglary Other – 1 (Welham).

Theft from Motor Vehicle – 1 (Sturton le Steeple).

Theft Other – 1 (Clayworth).

Criminal Damage Other – 2 (Sturton le Steeple, Clayworth Common).

This month there have been six reported crimes of interest across the whole beat area. This compares with ten crimes reported throughout August 2020 and ten crimes in the same month last year.

From 01/04/2020, there have been forty one crimes of interest reported across the beat area. This compares with forty eight reported in the same period last year. As such, at the conclusion of the sixth month in this tracking year, these figures equate to a decrease in reported crimes of interest of seven crimes.

Please continue to report crime – and incidents – through to our control room on 101, or 999 as appropriate. Even in these most difficult of times, where possible, reported crimes will be dealt with in the same way as they have always been recorded, and dealt with. Please remain aware of any suspicious persons, vehicles and activity in the area and continue to report such instances through to our control room, as normal.

Nottinghamshire Police recently started using a new system for recording incidents. As from February 2020, the Police report will include anti-social behaviour incidents only, negating other incident types from this category, such as hoax calls to the emergency services, found/ abandoned vehicles and wildlife/ animal issues. Again, these figures should, therefore, start to decrease but will be more accurate in relation to actual anti-social behaviour incidents on the area. This month there has been just one reported incident of anti-social behaviour across the whole beat area. This compares with three reported incidents for August 2020 and six reported for the same month in 2019.

Many farmers have completed, or have just about completed, their harvesting. This, however, does make many farmers fields accessible again to vehicles being driven by wildlife criminals. Not only are wildlife at risk from this activity, but farmers and landowners also suffered due to damage caused to their land and crops. Please continue to report sightings of this type of activity to our control room and, certainly, in instances where the offenders are still at the scene, or have just left, a 999 call would be preferable to a 101 one.

As another year draws to a close, and Halloween/ Mischievous Night and Bonfire Night approaches, it would be a good time to remind everyone of the rules and regulations associated with the use and possession of fireworks. Whilst it would appear highly likely that public displays will not be allowed this year, the rules below are needed to be adhered to by us all. Every year the Police get numerous complaints about the misuse of fireworks and, as we know, people are still maimed and killed by their misuse.

On the flipside, for this beat area, over the last few years we have received very few complaints relating to the use and abuse of fireworks.

The Fireworks Act 2003 put in place the Firework Regulations 2004. Regulation 4 makes it an offence for any person under the age of 18 to possess any firework in a public place or any place to where the public have access (except indoor fireworks such as cap, cracker snap, novelty match, party popper, serpent, sparkler or throw down).

Regulation 5 prohibits any person from possessing a category 4 firework, whether in a public place or not. Regulation 7 creates a curfew on the use of fireworks between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am with the following exceptions –

  1. Chinese New Year 1 am (the following day) to 7 am.

  2. 5th November 12 midnight to 7 am.

  3. Diwali 1 am (the following day) to 7 am.

  4. 31st December 1 am (the following day) to 7 am.

Regulation 9 states that no person will supply fireworks to the general public outside the following periods, unless they hold the appropriate license –

4 days before and including the day of Diwali.

4 days before and including the day of the Chinese New Year.

6 days before the 31st December.

3 weeks before and 5 days after the 5th November.

My contact number is 07525 226838 and my E mail address is david.airey@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk PC 3258 Jason Fellows is the beat manager for the area. He has a contact number of 07525 226893 and an E mail address of Jason.fellows@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

Please do not use these telephone numbers to report incidents and/ or crimes. Our works numbers should only be used for non-urgent matters – including seeking advice and/ or information.

I continue to receive calls on my works phone from residents wising to report incidents and crimes. In many cases these calls are received when I am on rest days or annual leave and have not got my works phone to hand. Residents must be comfortable in reporting these occurrences to our control room on 101 in order to receive the best, and real time, service from those officers who are on duty.

When ringing 101 the first item which is asked is which Police force you require. This is because 101 is the non-urgent number for all Police forces throughout the country and the signal is picked up from where you are ringing from. In rural East Bassetlaw many parishes are located close to county boundaries, hence the first question. Then, you are asked if you know the person or extension number of the department you require. At this stage, just hold the line. After this, there are a number of options available. For reporting an incident or crime the option is option 7 – there is no need to listen to all the alternatives before selecting this option number.

Thanks again for all your interest and support. Please continue to follow the Government instructions and guidelines. Keep safe and best regards.

PCSO 8139 Dave Airey.