Pocklington Provincial Update – October 2022

1. Crime and ASB.
You can obtain Crime and ASB data for your own area by visiting www.police.uk, clicking on “whats happening in your area” and entering your postcode.

2. Community Priorities.
The Neighbourhood Policing Team meet regularly with partners to ensure we have a multi-agency approach to local issues, individuals and problem solving. These meetings are regularly attended by partners including Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Youth and Family Support, Housing Officers, Environmental Health and the East Riding Anti-Social Behaviour Team. We share information and resources to deal with local neighbourhood issues, in particular, those identified as causing the most
We have been patrolling Pocklington and the surrounding rural areas during our shifts. Patrols are continuing around All Saints Church in Pocklington and we are asking people not to gather in the area where anti social behaviour (ASB) has occurred. We have also had several reports of ASB and damage around the area near to the skate park in West Green, the park on Broadmanor, the Rugby Club, the Football Club and Primrose Wood. Patrols will now be monitoring these locations on a regular basis.
3. Crime issues of particular note
The following list shows some of the crimes that have occurred in the previous month in your area:
• An insecure cycle was stolen from outside a property in Pocklington.
• A vehicle parked overnight on Moor Road, Stamford Bridge has been damaged as the result of the door panels being scratched with a sharp object.
• GPS systems were stolen out of two tractors at a farm near Pocklington.

4. Crime Reduction Advice.
Dark nights.

With winter on its way and the evenings starting to get darker, please consider the below and be prepared!

Don’t let a burglar think that no one is at home. Consider leaving a light on in more than one room, eg a bedroom, kitchen or lounge and a radio on too.

Make sure nothing of value (including your car keys) are left on show to temp thieves into your property. If you conceal valuables in your home, avoid obvious hiding places such as your sock drawer or in a fake food can in the kitchen – burglars are wise to this trick!

Use timer switches so that the lights come on as it starts to get dark especially if you are at work or going to be out all day. Change the times on the switches so that the lights come on at different times to create the illusion that someone is moving around inside the house.

Consider installing outside sensor lights that are activated by movement, especially at the back of your property or dusk to dawn lighting that comes on automatically as it gets dark.

Many burglaries occur as a result of a window or a door been left insecure, so ensure all doors and windows are kept locked and that no keys are left in doors or window locks.

Secure your garden with a fence and a lockable gate, don’t leave tools or ladders out in the garden.

Make sure your sheds and garages have good quality lock and hinges. Garden tools, DIY equipment and leisure items such as fishing and golf equipment should be locked away in storage cupboards within outbuildings or sheds to form a second line of defence to thieves. Motorbikes and cycles should also be locked even when they are in a shed or garage too.

To assist the police in recovering and returning stolen property, people should register valuables onto www.Immobilise.com. Cycles, golf and fishing equipment and tools can be easily added onto the property register and then this assists the force in identifying property as stolen/lost, bring offenders to justice and stop the items being sold via second hand stores. The system can also allow owners to upload pictures of unique items.

5. Police Surgery.
PCSO Laura Hudson will be holding a Drop In Surgery at the Dementia Forward coffee morning, at Ballerina House, Lavender Fields Care Village, Feoffee Common Lane, Barmby Moor from 10:30am – 12noon on the following dates:
18th November and 9th December.

Stay informed through our social media channels, find us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram:
https://www.humberside.police.uk/teams/pocklington-provincial. Facebook – Humberside Police – East Riding of Yorkshire West. Twitter – Humberside Police – East Riding of Yorkshire West – @Humberbeat_ERYW.
For incidents that don’t require an immediate response call our non-emergency 101 line. You can also report non-emergency crimes online via our reporting portal. In an emergency always dial 999.