Sheffield South West

Date published: 13 February 2024 09:56

Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Amy Mellor

My name is Amy Mellor and I’m currently the Inspector for the fantastic Sheffield South West Neighbourhood Team. We cover a brilliant and very diverse part of the city and I’m am very excited about building relationships and tackling issues right across our patch.

So you know if you’re in the right place, we cover Dore, Totley, Nether Edge, Sharrow, Ecclesall, Gleadles Valley, Lowedges, Jordanthorpe, Beauchief, Greenhill and Graves Park.

I’m very lucky to have two great sergeants on the team, as well as a really proactive group of officers and PCSOs who are fully embedded in their communities.

We work in partnership with our Sheffield City Council colleagues and we also have a Safer Neighbourhood Co-ordinator working alongside the teams and embedded within our processes.

Please do contact us with any concerns, details about local community projects or groups, or simply to say hello. I'm really pleased to be working here in the South West.

Your local police station is:

Woodseats Police Station

S8 0SL

You can contact us:

The results from our most recent survey indicates that the things that matter the most to our communities are and therefore our three key priorities are :

  • Residential Burglary and vehicle crime
  • Speeding and parking issues
  • Drug dealing and supply of drugs

The team will also be working proactively and from a preventative perspective around hotspots of Neighbourhood Crime which includes burglary, vehicle crime and robbery.

You said...

Residential burglary was the issue that was of most concern to our communities.

We did...

The Inspector for area attends a weekly Neighbourhood Crime overview meeting. As part of this we ensure that there is a daily review of all residential burglaries. This helps us look for patterns in offending, identify offenders and get them quickly arrested and also provide our communities with information around crime prevention to seek to prevent opportunist offending. This information is provided to all of our teams so that we can all seek to reduce residential burglary and the impact on our communities.
We currently have a number of Problem Solving Plans in place in the hotspots of Gleadless Valley and Sharrow and Nether Edge wards. There has recently been a lot of positive work with our partners around prevention and proactive opportunities. Our neighbourhood crime team have processed a number prolific offenders who are now remanded into custody.

You said...

Speeding vehicles is a concern across a number of our ward areas.

We did...

We have been working closely with our partners in the Safety Camera Partnership and Sheffield City Council to tackle these issues. Our PCSOs conduct a speed camera operation at least twice and a week and this is fed into the partnership around enforcement opportunities in hotspot areas. We know this is an issue for a number of our communities.

You said...

Drug dealing and ASB was an issue.

We did...

We have intensive plans in place to manage this issue and the linked ASB. We now have three Neighbourhood Action Groups in place in Sharrow and Nether Edge, Gleadless Valley and Lowedges/ Jordanthorpe and Batemoor. We work closely with our statutory partners around these issues and are working hard to disrupt these groups, safeguard children around exploitation and proactively police the hotspot areas which are identified.

We attend Neighbourhood Action Group meetings once a month with partners and local Councillors in Sharrow, Gleadless and Lowedges. This is where we discuss issues that matter to you and plan how we can move forward together, to make things better.

The Gleadless team also attend Pub Watch meetings to speak with the landlords in the local area, to see if there are any issues that we can support them with.

PCSOs regularly hold pop-up police stations across the South West - they offer support and reassurance to communities as well as crime prevention advice.

We have regular engagement events which are advertised on our Facebook pages.

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