Safer Neighbourhood Team June 2016

Latest updates June 2016

The SNT has recently visited Withington and Moreton-on-Lugg for local beat surgeries. In both locations we were joined by Hereford Housing officers offering advice to their tenants and neighbours. Cllr Keema GUTHRIE joined our surgery in Moreton where issues raised included the speed of cars in St Peters Close and dog fouling.

Crimes and incidents of interest from 1st May to 30th May 2016

Sutton St Nicholas
2nd May. Theft of Ifor Williams’s trailer. Single axle; ramp on rear with cage around trailer. Trailer was stolen from front of property. Value approx £750

Vine Tree Close – suspicious vehicles and occupants driving around area. Vehicle registration numbers taken and reported to police.

A4103 Hereford to Worcester road. Vehicle seized by police for no insurance.

28th May. Report from farm owner of a boundary fence removed from the field perimeter without permission. Wire fence with posts were found rolled up and stacked neatly within the boundary of the field.

10th May. Report of lead taken from the porch of chapel. 2 males seen outside chapel with white van at 02:00 am. Estimated cost of repair £850- £1000.

On the evening of 21st May several reports received of a grey horse loose on the highway. The horse was eventually located and kept in a nearby field.

10th May. Farm owner reported that workshops had been broken into with entry gained by damaging padlock. Burglary happened over night. Items taken include: – Honda quad bike, power washer, strimmer, chainsaw, 2 Solar powered fencing units.

21st May. Report of electric fencing, posts and electric fencer taken overnight from a residents field next to their property by persons unknown.

4th May. Haugh Woods. Front passenger window of vehicle smashed whilst owner was walking. Search of vehicle carried out by unknown persons, nothing taken.

24th May. Report from local resident regarding dangerous driving on a regular basis in the area of Mordiford bridge towards the school.

25th May. Vehicle seized by police in Court Orchard. Vehicle was registered with DVLA as SORN whilst police found it parked on highway.

16th May. Report from resident that their vehicle window had been smashed overnight, nothing taken.
Vehicle was parked on road opposite the property, nothing heard.

30th May. Between 20:41 and 20:57 – Report of a light 4×4 utility vehicle, Kubota RTVX900 stolen from owners yard in rural location.
VRM VO16CXP multi coloured with grey roof. KUHN crop sprayer also taken. Suspected male’s image caught on CCTV though due to diminished daylight the image is not clear. Male has concealed his face with bandana and wearing light top and trousers. Male is suspected as being on the premises prior to incident as he walks directly to the location of the items.

Hampton Bishop
16th May. Report of a break in to workshop. Items taken include: – 3 x welders, 2 x mag drills, hydro crimper, 3 x hand grinders, plasma cutter, pipe cutter, radio and angle grinders. Entry gained through the removal of metal sheeting on the side of the building.

23rd May. Vehicle damaged by persons unknown consisting of 4 dents on the passenger side of the vehicle. Vehicle was parked in communal car park in front of residential property in the area of Hollywell Gutter Lane.

17th May. Report of stolen rabbit hutch from a resident’s driveway. Item described as wooden with felt on roof with removable tray. Approx value £40.

Dinmore, Hereford
18th May. Report of theft pallet paving slabs taken from a resident’s driveway between 18:30pm-19:30pm on the 14th May. Value £200-300. White van with black logo on the side seen in the area; possibly involved in incident.

The Furlongs, Hereford
19th May. Furlongs building site broken into overnight between 18th and 19th. Entry gained to a storage container on site, items taken include: – Thwaites 1 Tonne dumper truck yellow, compactor plate blue and yellow, marked property of Jewson’s.

24th May. Theft of 4 wheels stolen from new Ifor Williams Trailer. Value £400

Where we work

Hereford Rural North SNT is based at Hereford Police Station, Bath Street, Hereford HR1 2HT we work around the areas of : Checkley, Dormington, Mordiford, Hampton Bishop, Fownhope, Stoke Edith, Shucknall, Tarrington, Weston Beggard, Burghill, Holmer, Munstone, Pipe Cum Lyde, Shelwick, Tillington, Breinton, Credenhill, Stretton Sugwas, Bartestree, Lugwardine, Preston Wynne, Westhide, Withington, Marden, Moreton on Lugg, Sutton St Nicholas, Bishopstone, Bridge Sollars, Bush Bank, Byford, Canon Pyon, Dinmore, Kenchester, Kings Pyon, Ledgemoor, Mansel Lacy, Mansel Gamage, Yasor, Yarsop, Wellington, Westhope and Wormsley.

Your team

How to get in touch
Tel: 101 to talk to your local SNT or report a crime
Only call 999 in an emergency, when a crime is in progress or life is in danger.


UPDATE – Holmer West – 150478

Land to the north of the Roman Road west of the A49 Holmer Proposed erection of up to 460 dwellings.

Residents may have noticed that Herefordshire Council has put up 10 planning site notices to re-advertise and re-consult on the additional information they have received relating to the revised Transport Report along with its amended appendices and Framework Travel Plan. The PC and residents only have till the 13th June to comment upon these documents.

There is a lot of statistical information about trip generation, junction capacity and scoping assessment of the development.

Appendix A indicative master plan has identified Allotments to the northeast of the site near to the park & ride area.

Appendix B is the proposed site entrance off Roman Road.

More importantly Appendix D relates to the VisSim outputs, (traffic simulation program used for modelling transportation) this relates to junction surveys “Maximum level of Service”. The indicators from Holmer West Southern Access A4103 highlights “Approaching Unstable flow” during peak times, yet it concludes in the Transport Plan paragraph 8.1.10 “The outputs from the VisSim modelling indicates that the provision of a link through the site from Roman Road to A49 Holmer Road will off-set the impact of the development at the Starting Gate”. In effect, the impact upon traffic flow from Holmer west is only acceptable in terms of the “Principle Street” through the development.

The PC are of the opinion that this does not create a safe and healthy living environment for future occupiers of Holmer West. We are of the opinion that weighting restrictions are required to ensure that vans/lorries do not use this “Principle Street” as a cut through and clearly marked “Access Only”.

The development also proposes a green public footpath along the northern boundary of Whitegates property (end of the Church lay-by) off the A49. There is no mention of this footpath in the Framework Travel Plan to serve as a link between Holmer West and Holmer Road. The PC will question the need for the footpath on the grounds that there are no details of its requirement and if it will be designed to deter crime and anti-social behaviour.

Please make your representations to the Planning Officer, Mr. Edward Thomas (01432 260479), before the 13th June 2016. The application will be discussed at the next PC meeting Monday 13th June.

Queen’s 90th Birthday Tea Party

quensBirthdayAt Holmer Parish Church Centre Sunday June 12th 3.00. – 5.00 pm

Bouncy Castle

Face Painting

Cake Stall

Tombolas and Raffle

There will be cutting of cake & singing Happy Birthday at 4.30 p.m.

Tickets need to be booked in advance

Tickets £3 Adults £1 Children are available from the Parish office. Call or ring 273200 9.00 – 1.00 on Weekday Mornings

Adult Ticket includes cream tea

Child ticket includes small cake and soft drink

Any profits will be split 50:50 between Holmer Church & St Michael’s Hospice.