A joint night time economy initiative from Rushcliffe Borough Council and Nottinghamshire Police, is helping to educate bar owners and door staff on drugs and anti-social behaviour in their venues.
An evening of action took place in early June held by officers from both organisations. They listened and engaged with staff at nine bars and restaurants in the town in order to kickstart change.
Premises were visited on Gordon Road, Central Avenue and Bridgford Road, backing up the town’s wider PubWatch scheme.
The same evening a further exercise between the teams monitored any localised anti-social behaviour in conjunction with school and college exams finishing but no formal action was necessary. Engagement was also made with those attending West Bridgford Young People’s Centre.
Taxis were also stopped at random by Police and requested to drive to the Bridgford Road car park where vehicle and licence checks took place from Borough Council officers.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis said: “West Bridgford is among our great places in the Borough for an evening out and safe for residents and visitors to enjoy some of our great outlets.
“However as with all destinations with a night time economy, businesses need support to identify and combat common issues that a small minority may bring to their premises.
“We had a great proactive response and feedback from staff at all outlets and this initiative made our connections with bar owners even stronger, so they and their customers can be reassured support is on hand should any issues arise over time.”
Investigations continue after three men forced themselves into the home of a 89 year old woman in West Bridgford.
The burglary took place in Adbolton Lane between around 10:10am and 10:35am on Monday 24th June.
It is believed that the men took a quantity of cash and jewellery. They then left the scene in a white car. Thankfully the elderly lady was not injured, but has been left shaken.
Officers arrested a 31-year-old man yesterday on suspicion of burglary, who remains in police custody.
Detective Sergeant Luke Todd said: “We’d particularly like to hear from anyone who may have seen these men running away from the scene and any drivers who may have recorded dash-cam footage of the incident.
“If you have any information that could help us with our enquiries please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 247 of 24 June 2019, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
There has been a distraction burglary on Chantrey Road in West Bridgford.
This happened at around 09:45 hours on Thursday the 7th of March. 2 males have entered a property by distracting the occupants claiming that they were looking at the water supply. Cash was taken from a wallet in the property. The males were described as both being white males one being 6ft tall between 20 and 30 years of slim build and clean shaven possibly wearing a white shirt and green work trousers. It is believed that when they spoke it was with a local accent.
Have you seen or heard anything suspicious ? Do you have a CCTV system and if so had is it picked anything up ? If you have please let Nottinghamshire Police know quoting incident number and our incident number 000204-07032019.
UPDATE 28/02/2019 – John has been located. Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal.
Have you seen missing 80-year-old man John McLuckie?
John, of Radcliffe-on-Trent, was last seen at 3pm on Tuesday (26 February) in Radcliffe-on-Trent but is known to frequent West Bridgford.
He is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, with a stocky build and has a Scottish accent.
Anyone who has seen John, or has any information about his whereabouts is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 993 of 26 February 2019.
Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to robbery, theft and attempted robbery in connection with a series of bicycle thefts in West Bridgford.
The two 15-year-old boys, who can’t be named for legal reasons, appeared at Nottingham Youth Court yesterday (Wednesday 6 February 2019).
They admitted stealing bikes from two boys in West Bridgford on 6 April 2018 and attempting to steal a bike from a 45-year-old man on a cycle path between Wilford Lane and Compton Acres on 7 April 2018.
One of the boys also admitted a robbing a 12-year-old boy of his bike, in North Road, on 27 March 2018, and the other boy admitted robbing a 14-year-old boy of his bike, in Northwold Avenue, on 29 March 2018.
Both boys were released on unconditional bail. One is next due to appear for sentencing at Nottingham Youth Court on 6 March 2019. The other is due to appear for sentencing at Nottingham Youth Court on 17 July 2019.
Individuals who allegedly fly-tipped fridges on the A52 near Wheatcroft Island have had their vehicle seized by Rushcliffe Borough Council officers and Nottinghamshire Police.
It follows several incidences of fly-tipping in the area, leading to the use of CCTV capturing those in the act during December 2018.
A white van linked to the fly-tipping was confiscated on January 11 on Grant Street in Nottingham.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Debbie Mason said: “This successful seizure once again demonstrates the hard work of our Environmental Health team who identify vehicles involved with fly-tipping.
“As this case shows, we will use all of our enforcement powers wherever we can and seek to prosecute anyone who fly-tips carelessly to damage the environment in this way and blight any part of the Borough.”
Inspector Craig Berry, from Nottinghamshire Police said: “We take all fly-tipping extremely seriously and work with partners such as Rushcliffe Borough Council in this case to do everything we can to prevent and deter offending and take action when we can.”
“It is a particularly difficult offence to investigate, however the use of CCTV cameras, our work with partners and the use of all powers and tools available means we can seize vehicles where necessary.”
Those with information on fly-tipping offences should contact the Council via social media, over the phone on 0115 981 99 11 or by emailing email@example.com
Missing – Gretta Ford
Have you seen 79-year-old Gretta Ford? Officers are concerned for her safety after she was reported missing from the Cotgrave area at 11.30am on Friday 6 July 2018. Gretta is described as white, shoulder length straight hair down to shoulders, 5ft 4ins tall, wearing a patterned cream shirt, oriental patterned dark trousers and had a black handbag with a strap.
If you have seen her or have any information please contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 668 of 6 July 2018.
**UPDATE** We know that Gretta caught a bus into West Bridgford which she got off on Central avenue at approximately 12:30hrs on 06/07/2018 outside Boots wearing the same clothing and very large sunglasses ( as per the picture) There has been a possible further sighting in the train Station today 07/07/2018 at 12:30 hrs at this point she wasn’t wearing sunglasses but was wearing a straw hat.
If anyone sees a female fitting the description please call in and make police aware, if approached the female will not come across as confused for the first few minutes but it will quickly become clear that she suffers from dementia.
Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a teenager was left with serious head injuries following an assault in West Bridgford.
The victim was in South Road, at about 11.30pm last night (Thursday 21 June 2018), when a car pulled up with four people inside. Two men got out and assaulted the teenager, hitting him over the head with a baseball bat and stabbing him in the head with a screwdriver. They then left the scene in the car.
The teenager was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment and has subsequently been discharged.
The suspects are described as black and were wearing parkas with fur around the hood.
Police are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with any information to get in touch, including any motorists with any dash-cam footage of the incident.
If you can help call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 29 of 22 June 2018, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please be aware that between 23rd January and 1st February 2018 West Bridgford Police have taken seven (7) reports of fuel tanks being drilled and fuel drained off in the following locations:
Northwold Avenue, Linksfield Court, Earlswood Drive, Lansdowne Drive, Loughborough Road, Boxley Drive (all West Bridgford) and Templeman Close, Ruddington.
Vehicles currently targeted have been a 2 x Vauxhall Zafiras, Peugeot 206, Fiat 500, Nissan Note, Ford Focus and a Nissan Qashqai. All victims report this has taken place overnight. It is likely that this is not a quick job for the offenders; whereby having to drill your tank and place containers underneath to collect the fuel as it drains, before returning to collect the containers. If you hear any noises outside, or your security light illuminates, please look out your window to see what has caused this, checking that nobody is near or under your vehicle.
If you have any information as to who is responsible, please call 101 quoting incident 000570-02022018 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.