Cllr Richard MacRae, Broxtowe Borough Councillor for Stapleford North plus Stapleford Town Councillor, has written to Anna Soubry MP, the Police Inspector and the Police and Crime Commissioner, following a recent spate of vandalism to vehicles. He has also copied in several Councillors and awaits their replies.
Broxtowe’s MP, Anna Soubry has promptly replied:
This sort of criminal damage is often regarded as low level “anti social behaviour”. In fact, as many of us appreciate, for the victims it is distressing, hugely inconvenient and the repairs cost a lot of money.
May I suggest these incidents must be upgraded immediately and investigated as a matter of priority. Everyone who reports similar incidents should ask for a crime number and ask the person taking the call to have them flagged up for the attention of the local Inspector.
I am copying in Richard Jackson so the Borough Council is involved and can work with the police.
I am happy to bring the relevant authorities together if people think this would help.
Please keep me informed and if I can assist further please let me know.
With best wishes, as ever
Anna Soubry MP for Broxtowe
With over 20 vehicles vandalised on Bessell Lane, a vehicle having all four tyres slashed on Braddon Avenue, vehicles around Myrtle Avenue and The Vista and also Brookhill Street and New Eatons Road area and also along Frederick Road all in the past several weeks of course people are angry.
I attend meetings with and talk to the Police regularly and am always told to encourage residents to inform the Police of any crimes taking place. As you know, I always do this. But what concerns me is the amount of people posting on social media that they have called the Police to report the vandalism to vehicles recently and that the Police have not been coming out to these reports.
Richard, sole attending Stapleford councillor, Martin Plackett, sole attending Bramcote councillor, plus neighbourhood watch representatives from the Stapleford and Beeston cluster attended the South Broxtowe Safer Communities Forum meeting last Thursday. (No representation from Chilwell/Toton/Attenborough, despite the venue being Tesco at Toton) PC Hannah Ward advised she checks the incidents reported in the area daily and can only act on direct reports through official channels.