Burbage high load warning and policing update
We have been notified of a high and wide load due to take a route through Burbage on Friday 5th March.
It will be under a Police escort and travelling between 1000 and 1200 hours.
It would be appreciated if Church Street can be left clear of parked vehicles during this time to allow the load to travel through safely.
As the load is high it has to travel on this dedicated high load route. It is not permitted to use the motorway network.
Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.
Catalytic converter theft news (not Burbage but close enough)
We've arrested three people in connection with catalytic converter thefts in the region.
Just after 10pm on Thursday 25 February officers received a report from a member of the public of a suspected theft in progress on Highfields Road, Hinckley.
Having been disturbed, the suspects drove away from the area and officers began a search to locate the vehicle.
Teams including the Roads Policing Unit, Special Operations, National Police Air Service and Dogs Unit were involved.
A forced stop of a car was executed near Barlestone and the suspects left the area on foot.
Following a search, a 31-year-old man from Loughborough, a 16-year-old boy from Loughborough and a 39-year-old man from Leicester were all arrested on suspicion of theft.
The car was recovered, no injuries were reported and enquires are ongoing.
Inspector Jamie Osborne said: "Dealing with catalytic convertor thefts has been a priority area for Leicestershire Police.
"We are extremely grateful to members of the public for coming forward immediately.
"It is vitally important that any information is reported to us as quickly as possible.
"This was a perfect example of what we can achieve when everyone works closely together."
Whilst conducting patrols officers seized a vehicle from the Sketchley Meadows area at around 00:30 on the 27th under Section 165 powers (no insurance). An example of officers being out and about in Burbage looking out for suspicious activity.
We have also been out continuing with our crime prevention and awareness around Pennant Road, Squires Green, Wolvey Road, Grosvenor Crescent, Lucas Road, Rosewood Close, Briar Close, Cowper Road, The Beeches and St Martin's.
The crime prevention advice include garden crime, theft from vehicles, rogue traders and home security. Get in touch if you would like any support. We have a selection of leaflets and products that may help or give you some ideas.
If you have received any crime prevention leaflets please take a minute to have a look at them. We have also spoken to residents to support with local concerns and are completing active patrols to address concerns raised. Remember, if you have any information around suspicious activity or information around criminal behaviour please let us know. 101 Non-emergency or 999 emergency.
There is an informative video on YouTube for the centenary service of the Burbage War Memorial unveiling. If you are interested in local history, the video is well worth a watch. https://youtu.be/EcmL7bEXSnI
Thanks for sharing Neighbourhood Link and encouraging others to sign up. Your efforts are very much appreciated. https://www.neighbourhoodlink.co.uk/
Thank you and take care
Darren Stretton (Police, PCSO 6035, Hinckley and Blaby NPA, Burbage)
Posted: Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:24 by Parish Council