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Last week was National Neighbourhood Policing Week, a week all about shining a light on our fantastic and dedicated neighbourhood policing teams (NPTs).

And what a week it was!

The teams were certainly busy and many of you will have seen or spoken to them, as they visited 89 schools, completed 841 Humber Talking surveys, did 129 hours of patrolling the streets and spoke to over 100 businesses or other partner organisations.

This was on top of the usual enforcement activity, which continued throughout the week with eight warrants, 13 stop searches and 24 arrests.

They’ve also been sharing their great work on social media and have loved seeing the positive responses from the local communities.

Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs said: “The national week may be over, but our neighbourhood teams aren’t going anywhere.

“They will be out and about this week, and every week, carrying out the same sort of activity as above to ensure that our area remains a brilliant place to live, work and visit.

“Our NPTs have a very specialised and challenging role. They work with a huge range of partners and community groups; tackle crime and anti-social behaviour; reassure those affected by crime; gather intelligence and solve problems; provide crime prevention advice; assess and manage risk; disrupt OCGs.

“They are also often at the heart of our major police operations and give support to other areas of the force whenever called upon.

“They well and truly deserve a week of celebration and I hope that you have enjoyed finding out a bit more about them and about the brilliant work that they do each and every day.

“If you see them out and about stop and say hello and share any concerns or information that you have about crime in your area. They are part of the community and are there to help.”

As part of the week, we also ran features on some of the inspectors in the teams.

Inspector Alisha Dixon from Hull East, Inspector Tom Stevens from Grimsby East, Inspector Steve Peck from Grimsby West and Inspector Dave Lonsdale from Hull West all spoke to us about themselves and their plans for their areas. Click on their names to read their respective articles.

Sgt Andy Waller from the Hull North team went out on a ward walk with local journalist Simon Bristow from The Hull Story to talk about what it is like to be an NPT Sergeant and how community working is helping to make our communities feel more supported than ever – read the piece in full here.

By Local Democracy Reporter

Think of Humberston and New Waltham, and you might think of top property prices, sweeping driveways and flashy cars.

But around the corner from this ‘Millioniare’s Row’ is a down-to-earth street where people wouldn’t trade their community spirit for any wealth.

Glebe Road is a peaceful neighbourhood of bungalows and houses which one resident ranks as the best place he has ever lived.

On paper, it’s perfectly average. The government’s statistics on quality of living show it as exactly medium – not poverty level, but below some of the much more privileged areas nearby.

However, you would have a hard job convincing any of the residents to a ‘better’ area.

They love the tranquillity and friendliness of the neighbourhood, where they report almost zero crime.

One man described his fondness for the road saying: “It’s a brilliant place, we don’t get any problems at all.

“I’ve lived in Immingham and the Bradley areas, and this is by far the nicest. It’s very rare to get somewhere this peaceful. I’ve never heard a bad word said about it.”

Another woman said: “I love living in this area. I’ve been here ten years and I couldn’t imagine moving.

“I like to say we live around the corner from Millionaire’s Row in Humberston, but I’d much rather live here.

“People look after each other – neighbours were always popping around to make sure each other were alright during Covid. I’m sure that didn’t happen everywhere.”

Just wandering down the street, you’ll see people chatting with their neighbours and charming personalised house numbers.

It’s unpretentious, with a wide grassy area to walk dogs.

The friendly residents are genuinely apologetic if they can’t stop and talk.

Steve Beeson, who has lived on the street for six years, said: “You get a whole range of people here – families, people on their own, young adults and older couples.

“I’ve never seen a bit of crime. I’d recommend anyone looking for a clean safe neighbourhood give it a try.”

An area’s statistics for income, employment, education, health, crime, living environment and housing are all used to determine its level of deprivation.

The Glebe Street neighbourhood is ranked around right around the middle of the government’s national table.

Other nearby North East Lincolnshire postcodes are in the top quarter or even top ten per cent.

However, that’s far from people’s minds here – one of the few worries they have is preserving the peaceful atmosphere.

“We’re concerned about houses being built the grass near the electrical substation. Everyone’s guessing about what will happen with it,” a man said.

“The only crime I can remember was when someone tried to steal a mobility scooter from a garage, but I think they were caught.”

That isn’t a high price for community which residents can’t bear to leave.

January 20, 2022 2.47 pm

This week is National Neighbourhood Policing Week and we thought it would be a great opportunity to shine a light on some of the officers in our brilliant neighbourhood policing teams (NPTs).

One of these officers is Inspector Steve Peck who is the Grimsby East Area Commander. We asked Steve what his priorities and plans are for the area.

Inspector Steve Peck said: “Being a North East Lincolnshire local myself I am determined to lead the team in effectively tackling crime and antisocial behaviour to ensure that everyone in the area feels safe and supported by their local police team.

“I believe that we will only achieve this if we have regular conversations with the people that live and work here, so that we can really understand what issues are having the biggest impact on their lives.

“Coupling what the public tell us with our crime and intelligence information will allow us to tackle these issues head-on and put long-term sustainable solutions in place to prevent further issues.

“I want the community to know that both myself and my team will work as hard as we can to protect you.

“We will work tirelessly and always try our best and we will always do things with the right intent and integrity.

“I have 20 years of experience working with Humberside Police across a range of departments and I intend to use the lessons that I have learnt from all my previous roles to be the best Inspector that I can for the area.

“We will be visible and engaged in listening to what matters, because we understand the importance of working with local communities to make them resilient and to make things difficult for those intent on committing crime.

“There are already a number of community groups and individuals doing fantastic work in the area every day and I encourage my team to be a part of this too.

“Together we can make sure that Grimsby remains a great place to live, work and visit.”

For daily update and more information about what the team are doing follow @HumberbeatNEL on Twitter and Humberside Police – North East Lincolnshire on Facebook.

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