This Weeks Incidents And Road Safety Your Ideas Please


We hope you’re enjoying the hot weather. Bit too hot for us though. Thank you for your continued support in Burbage and please encourage neighbours, friends and family to sign up. Here is a summary of incidents in Burbage for this week.

Incident at the Co-op on Rainbow Way on 13/07/2021 at 19:30.  It was reported that two men had threatened members of staff and taken cash from an open till before leaving the premises. No members of staff suffered serious injuries during the incident.
This incident is under investigation. Please get in touch if you saw anything suspicious in or around the area. 21*392389

Skechley grange Hotel. Damage to vehicle in a possible attempt theft of a Mazda MX-5. The incident occurred on 16/07/2021 around 21:55. Investigations are ongoing but please let this be a reminder to review vehicle security. Consider steering locks, car key wallets and try to park in a well-lit area or under CCTV. Crime number 21*400442

Woodland Avenue Theft from motor vehicle on 13/07/2021 around 05:00. A handbag was taken and the incident is being investigated. If you have any CCTV on Woodland Avenue, please take a look at the time frame and get in touch. 21*391050

Remember to always lock your property and never leave any item of value in your vehicle or on display.

The recent Road safety issue on Windsor Street raised plenty of conversation. The overwhelming feedback was general concern for pedestrians/cyclists all around Burbage.

I am looking at completing some work around road safety but would like some suggestions around what we could do at a local beat level. If you have any inspirational ideas or suggestions around improving road safety such as use of mobile phones, seatbelts, pedestrian/cyclist safety, speeding or anything else you have concerns about. Please reply to me so we can look into this. It would be great to work together and get residents involved. Please remember that some traffic issues will be covered by highways or county council but we would really try to complete anything we can at a local level.

Scams from residents (missed calls and Amazon)

Phone calls from unknown persons claiming they had received a missed call “from your number”. It is not clear what the scam is but we assume at some point they will try to get details from you such as bank details or address. Please speak to your phone supplier to add a call blocker/filter to try and reduce these calls. These calls have been made to a land line number from a mobile number.

“Can I make you aware of scam phone calls we have received over the last two days.
It’s a robotic call saying its Amazon and for you to “press 1 to talk to someone about your membership payment of £79.00 which is due!!!!!!
I contacted and reported this to Amazon, who have confirmed its not them. My membership was renewed in June.
Please can you inform people of this scam as they called me on at least 6 different numbers.”

Please continue to stay vigilant around crime prevention, especially home security as more people go on holiday or may be leaving windows open whilst they pop out. Get in touch if you need any support or crime prevention help.

Take care and thank you,

Darren 6035

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