Police update February 2019

From PCSO Makin

Hi all, please see below the monthly update for February.


I have spent some time trying to find people breaking in to an abandoned farm house in Rowton on the A41, the owner is not available and it has been left in a state of disarray for a number of years now, recently having people break in for whatever reason. We have contacted Fire about it to see if it is a hazard so I’ll keep Rowton Parish Council updated on this.

I have been out in Christleton a lot meeting different groups of people, I have started to build a relationship with the Community Payback team by attending the Church grounds with them if I am on shift at the same time they are working there. Myself, Rob Boulton and Sgt Collinson are attending a Careers event for Children who don’t have the usual career options ahead of them due to various disadvantages in their lives. We are looking forward to this and hopefully offer some direction for the kids attending.

Foot patrols around the Villages are being received well by residents, I rarely find a time when I don’t stop to chat with people when out and about.

There was a burglary in Guilden Sutton recently, I have done reassurance visits and visited the neighbours to offer some security advice and drop some leaflets off.

Anti-Social Behaviour:

No reports coming through of Anti-Social Behaviour in the Villages, although Cotton Hall, a charity not far from Waverton and Guilden Sutton have had a spate of issues lately with the youths on site. I am working hard to come up with solutions to this and thankfully it doesn’t seem to be spilling out in to neighbouring villages. I am continuing to patrol any areas that have had problems in the past but there isn’t anything worth noting with regards to this.

Community Speed Watch:

I have continued to focus on speeding motorists on our Village roads and I have had a member of the community email to ask if I can target School Lane and Guilden Sutton lane as cars are constantly speeding along here.

Again, I am happy to work with any of you in this department, so please do get in touch if you want to be involved, or if you have any roads that you think need attention please pass that on to me so I can head out with TruCam.

Social Media:

The Police and Crime Commissioner has said that he wants all PCSO’s to be active on the Police social media accounts. This hasn’t changed since last month so if you don’t already and would like to see what I’m up to day to day then follow Chester Villages Police on Facebook or Twitter.

Police surgery:

Upcoming Police Surgeries for March are as follows:

8th March – 09.30

13th March – 18.00

22nd March – 18.00

29th March – 09.30

I have said this before but if I haven’t yet attended a Parish Council Meeting in your Village it is because I am not on duty at the time it is being held and we are not expected to deviate shifts to accommodate this. I am invested in our Villages and I am working my hardest to keep our roads safe along with every other aspect of my role, so please don’t think that I am intentionally not making an effort to be involved with the meetings.

If you would like to meet me to discuss anything please do pop in to one of the Surgeries listed above or email me and we can set up a meeting when it suits both parties.

Kind Regards,

PCSO Makin

Waverton Parish Council
March 1, 2019