Crime-fighting priorities set

CRACKING down on anti-social behaviour in three parts of Hucknall has been made a top policing priority.

The areas concerned are Ruffs and Beauvale Estates, Broomhill Road on Welbeck Estate and around Garden Road, Linnet Way, Hawthorne Avenue, Aitchison Avenue and Boxtree Avenue.

Hucknall’s police chief, Insp Nick Butler, says officers will also focus on vehicle nuisance and damage at Ruffs and Beauvale and on shed break-ins in the Garden Road area.

The priorities were drawn up at a meeting between the police and leading officers of the Hucknall Safer Neighbourhood Committees (SNCs). Problem times for all three areas are from 6 pm to 11 pm.

At a meeting of Hucknall Reach Out residents group this week, Coun Chris Baron, a Labour member for the town on Ashfield District Council, said crime in Hucknall’s large West ward had increased, whereas it had reduced in other parts of Hucknall.

He added that the SNCs were able to help by supplying shed alarms.

Hucknall residents wishing for their views to be considered at the next priority-setting meeting are asked to visit and complete an on-line survey.

Paper-based surveys can be obtained from Hucknall’s police beat team by calling 101.