Nov 30, 2015

Bottesford NHW Alert: 2 Messages From the Police

On Tuesday 17/11 at around 7pm – 8pm 2 males were seen in a white transit type van looking around the church at Thorpe Arnold by a member of public. They were disturbed by bell ringing practice and made off over the wall.


Anyone that sees something of this nature is urged to contact Police as soon as possible with as many details as possible in order for them to be checked out. Descriptions of vehicles should include a vehicle registration number where possible.


Please can all residents that live near to a church be vigilant and ensure that our Parish churches are protected as best as possible during the winter months where light is at its worst.



Volunteers required for new Police Advisor Group


Do you live in Melton, or the Vale, and want to learn more about policing and help shape what happens in your community?


We are looking for 15 people to join a new Police Advisor Group which is being set up to offer residents the chance to find out about how the police works and become the voice of the community they live in. 


As a member of the group will be able to feed in community concerns and shape and influence what's happening in your local area.  You will also be called upon in serious incidents to gauge community feeling and help feedback reassurance message to the people affected.


Neighbourhood Policing Commander for the Eastern Counties, Inspector Gavin Drummond, said: "This is a great opportunity for members of the public to gain a greater understanding of how the police work and the types of jobs that we get involved in. 


"There is a lot more to our job than just dealing with crime and we hope that by giving group members this insight that they will become ambassadors for the force and be able to explain to people within their communities why things might be dealt with differently to how they think they should be.


"We will also look to them for feedback on how we could do things differently and for advice on the service they would expect to receive if they were a victim of crime."


Becoming a member will involve completing a seven-week training programme which will cover a range of police functions and roles including crime prevention, incident recording, road safety, forensic investigations, internet safety, the role of the Dedicated Neighbourhood Teams, as well as other key departments. 


Once the training has been completed, new members will be approached on an ad-hoc basis to discuss local incidents and crime with the opportunity to become a police volunteer.


If you live in Melton, are at least 18 years old and would like to apply to be part of this exciting venture, email for more information or to request an application form.


The deadline for applications is Friday 18 December 2015 and successful applicants will be subject to security checks.


Training sessions for successful applicants will take place between 6pm – 8pm on a Wednesday evening at The Venue, Pheonix House, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray.  The first session is due to start in March next year.


Circulated by:


John Shilton
Principal NHW Co-ordinator
Bottesford Parish NHW
Mobile: 07725636626




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