Burbage policing update & The Beat newsletter

Burbage policing update & The Beat newsletter

Our Neighbourhood Priorities this month are Anti-Social Behaviour, Road Safety and vehicle theft. You can give your view by completing a survey here,


We also continue to work with local Schools around road safety. Below is the Email sent by Sketchley Primary School to parents of children attending the School.

"Dear Parents and Carers,
The local Police Community Support Officer PCSO Darren Stretton has spent some time recently completing door knocks in the area to gain resident feedback around traffic concerns in the vicinity of the school.

We feel it is important to bring your attention to these concerns as it is not only a safety issue but is also an ongoing matter of concern from local residents.

Some of the issues raised are listed below:
· Parents/carers parking on grass verges which destroys them in the wet weather
· Confrontations between parents/carers and residents
· Parents/carers are being careless when driving and reversing in the area (concerns for pedestrians especially children)
· Vehicles blocking residents driveways
· Issues are between 0830-0900 and 1450-1530
· Parents/carers have used residents driveways as parking bays
· Pavement parking is a big issue
· One resident stated that her daughter was nearly run over a few years ago
· Parents/carers leaving vehicles in inconsiderate places and when confronted just walk off
· Many concerns raised around the junction of Sketchley Road and Azalea Drive
· Cars double parking which prevents access particularly for larger vehicles such as the bus and emergency vehicles

PCSO Stretton has asked us to emphasise that you should NOT park on pavements and junctions please for the safety of everyone.

Please be considerate of our neighbours. Do not park your car in a place that could cause danger to others.

Thank you for your support."

This is one example of work we do in the community and how we work with local Schools, Businesses and residents to improve concerns in the area. We hope the time and effort put into these activities make a difference to local residents and improves road safety.

Please see the latest edition of The Beat newsletter below.

Darren Stretton (Police, PCSO 6035, Hinckley and Blaby NPA, Burbage)

Posted: Tue, 04 May 2021 09:34 by Parish Council

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