Latest Crime Figures

The latest crime statistics for Ramsbottom have been released by Greater Manchester Police (September 2016).  Our town and villages remain a safe place to live, work and play – thanks to the hard work of residents, community and neighbourhood watch groups and the Police.

StockCMYK35The latest statistics released for Ramsbottom Ward for September 2016 show that there were 80 incidents (the same as in July 2016).   There was a significant reduction in Burglaries thanks to GM Police, as two suspects were arrested and charged.

  • Anti-Social Behaviour – 24
  • Violent / Sexual Offences – 18
  • Burglaries – 5
  • Vehicle Crimes – 0
  • Thefts – 4
  • Criminal Damage – 11
  • Public Order – 6
  • Bike Thefts – 0
  • Drug offences – 0
  • Shoplifting – 8
  • Robbery – 2
  • Weapons – 0

Over the last 12 months, crime has remained fairly static.

If you have any concerns or issues, then please contact Greater Manchester Police at burynorth@gmp.police.uk or alternatively contact the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester who is the elected representative responsible for crime and policing at info@gmpcc.org.uk

Latest Crime Figures for Ramsbottom

The latest crime statistics for Ramsbottom have been released (August 2016).  Our town and villages remain a safe place to live, work and play – thanks to the hard work of residents, community and neighbourhood watch groups and the Police.

StockCMYK35The latest statistics released for Ramsbottom Ward for August 2016 show that there were 73 incidents (a reduction from the 80 in July 2016).   There was an increase in Burglaries but thanks to GM Police, two suspects were arrested and charged.

  • Anti-Social Behaviour – 20
  • Violent / Sexual Offences – 9
  • Burglaries – 23
  • Vehicle Crimes – 0
  • Thefts – 2
  • Criminal Damage – 8
  • Public Order – 4
  • Bike Thefts – 1
  • Drug offences – 0
  • Shoplifting – 5
  • Robbery – 0
  • Weapons – 1

Over the last 12 months, crime has remained fairly static.   There were 69 incidents in July 2015 compared to 70 incidents in June 2016 and 73 in August 2016.

If you have any concerns or issues, then please contact Greater Manchester Police at burynorth@gmp.police.uk or alternatively contact the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester who is the elected representative responsible for GMP at info@gmpcc.org.uk

Arrests over burglaries

StockCMYK35Two men have been arrested and charged with a string of burglaries in Bury and Ramsbottom.

Brandon Booth (age 21) of Fern Street, Ramsbottom has been charged with 12 offences.

Lewis Georgiou (age 21) of Tennyson Road, Farnworth, has been charged with 4 offences.

Both have been remanded in custody to appear before Manchester Magistrates today.

Thanks to GM Police officers for their ongoing efforts.

Latest Crime Statistics (July 2016)

The latest crime statistics for Ramsbottom have been released (July 2016).  Our town and villages remain a safe place to live, work and play – thanks to the hard work of residents, community and neighbourhood watch groups and the Police.

StockCMYK35The latest statistics released for Ramsbottom Ward for July 2016 show that there were 80 incidents.   There was an increase in Anti-Social Behaviour since last month.

  • Anti-Social Behaviour – 31
  • Violent / Sexual Offences – 12
  • Burglaries – 13
  • Vehicle Crimes – 3
  • Thefts – 7
  • Criminal Damage – 3
  • Public Order – 3
  • Bike Thefts – 1
  • Drug offences – 1
  • Shoplifting – 4
  • Robbery – 2

Over the last 12 months, crime has remained fairly static.   There were 69 incidents in July 2015 compared to 70 incidents in June 2016 and 80 in July 2016.

If you have any concerns or issues, then please contact Greater Manchester Police at burynorth@gmp.police.uk or alternatively contact the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester who is the elected representative responsible for GMP at info@gmpcc.org.uk

 

Latest Ramsbottom Crime Statistics

The latest crime statistics for Ramsbottom have been released.  Our town and villages remain a safe place to live, work and play – thanks to the hard work of residents, community and neighbourhood watch groups and the Police.

StockCMYK35The latest statistics released for Ramsbottom Ward for March 2016 show the number of offences reported.  We have also included the numbers for September 2015 in brackets so residents can see if particular types of crime have increased or decreased over the last 6 months:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour – 22 (28)
  • Violent / Sexual Offences – 11 (7)
  • Burglaries – 16 (6)
  • Vehicle Crimes – 4 (11)
  • Thefts – 9 (8)
  • Criminal Damage – 19 (6)
  • Public Order – 9 (3)
  • Bike Thefts – 0 (1)
  • Drug offences – 1 (1)
  • Shoplifting – 3 (2)
  • Weapons 1 (0)

You will see that Burglaries, Public Order and Criminal Damage offences have increased, whilst vehicle crime has decreased.

We have received reports of opportunistic burglaries recently, with thieves accessing unlocked doors.  Please be vigilant.

If you have any concerns or issues, then please contact us at rammycouncillors@aol.com or Greater Manchester Police.

Local Elections – Thursday 5 May 2016

Ian Schofield (centre) with Cllr Rob Hodkinson and Cllr Ian Bevan

Ian Schofield (centre) with Cllr Rob Hodkinson and Cllr Ian Bevan

We are absolutely delighted to support Ian Schofield as the Conservative Candidate for Ramsbottom in the local elections on 5th May 2016.

On Thursday 5th May, you will have a vote to decide who is going to be one of your three local Councillors – joining Ian Bevan and Rob Hodkinson representing Ramsbottom Ward on Bury Council – after Luise Fitzwalter announced that she is standing down from her seat on the Council.

Ian lives on Cheshire Court, off Peel Brow, in Ramsbottom.  He is married to Ann, and semi-retired after a long career in the Automobile Association (AA).

He is active in the community and many in our town will know him as a Committee Member at Ramsbottom Cricket Club.

Ian is particularly pleased to have the support of many members of our town’s sporting clubs and associations, including Harry Williams, Chairman of Ramsbottom United Football Club.

Ian Schofield and Harry Williams, Chairman of Rammy United FC

Ian Schofield and Harry Williams, Chairman of Rammy United FC

Commenting on the recent floods that affected the town centre, community and sporting facilities such as the Football Ground, Cricket Club, Bowling Club and Nuttall Park, Ian said:

The flood water of the River Irwell deposited tonnes of mud and silt all over the centre of town. At Ramsbottom Cricket Club, damage to the cricket square has devastated the club. Substantial damage occurred to the club’s ground maintenance machinery and the road at the far side of the ground was almost washed away, leaving a £70,000 repair bill.  As a Committee Member at the Cricket Club, I have worked hard to ensure that the Club is restored to its former glory. It was heartbreaking to see the damage sustained, but very encouraging to see the community coming together to clear the mess.”

Ian Schofield, residents and Club Members cleaning up the Cricket Ground

Ian Schofield, residents and Club Members cleaning up the Cricket Ground

On tackling Ramsbottom’s crumbling roads, Ian has worked with local Councillors to ensure that potholes are reported and repaired.  Ramsbottom has been plagued with deep, dangerous potholes and crumbling roads for some time now.  As your local representatives, we have been demanding that our town has its fair share of highway resources and put forward a proposal for an additional £2million to be invested into the Borough’s roads over the next 12 months – a proposal rejected by the Labour Party on Bury Council.

Ian is also opposed to development in our Green Belt, including at Fletcher Bank, Church Fields and other sites around our town which are under threat from developers.

Ian Schofield (centre) with Cllrs Ian Bevan & Rob Hodkinson at Church Fields

Ian Schofield (centre) with Cllrs Ian Bevan & Rob Hodkinson at Church Fields

Ian said: “It has been wonderful to have had such a warm reception from residents who have said they agree with our local campaigns; for our fair share of resources for Ramsbottom’s crumbling roads; protecting our Green Belt from development; promoting a long term solution for the Mondi Paper Mill site on Bridge Street, supporting our local businesses, and tackling anti-social behaviour.”  

“I do hope that you will support me on Thursday 5th May to help maintain our town as one of the top places to live in the country. I pledge to always put Ramsbottom first.”

 

Funding for Community Groups

Please find below details of available funding streams that were recently announced by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester.

Do you work with any groups who may benefit from these funds? 

Bury Third Sector Development agency have organised a briefing event for the funds.  The Commissioner’s staff have kindly agreed to attend to present the fund and answer any questions you or groups you work with may have.

This will be held on:

Thursday 18th February 10.00am – 11.00am/11.30am. Peel Room, Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall. If you are attending then please let B3SDA know asap: info@b3sda.org.uk

Summary of Funds

There are three funding pots available:

  • Commissioner’s Neighbourhood Fund (£200,000): Grants up to £1000 are available for projects aimed at reducing demand on policing services, building safer neighbourhoods, increasing neighbourliness and encouraging communities to help themselves and others.
  • Active Citizen’s Fund (£200,000): Grants up to £5,000 for projects that encourage citizens to become involved in local community projects and organisations and supports volunteers.
  • Youth Aspiration Fund (£500,000): Youth groups and organisations can apply for grants of up to £30,000 for projects aimed at empowering young people and developing their life skills.

More information about the three funding pots, including allocation criteria, and all the guidance needed about how to apply is at: www.gmpcc.org.uk/funding.

The deadline for applications is 11am on Monday 29th February.

Please pass this information on through your networks to any groups or organisations you think would be interested

Ramsbottom Police to relocate to Fire Station

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You will recall that in November last year we raised concerns with the Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, that their plan to relocate local Police Officers at Ramsbottom Library was unworkable.

The Police & Crime Commissioner has now taken up our feedback and raised our concerns about the relocation to Ramsbottom Library with the Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Chris Sykes.

These have now been considered and plans are being discussed for local Police Officers to co-locate with the fire service at Ramsbottom Fire Station instead. This will provide a better, more-effective service to the public and means neighbourhood police officers will be more accessible to local people here in Ramsbottom.

As you may have read in the local press last week, Ramsbottom Police Station is to go to auction on the 25th February.  This move to Ramsbottom Fire Station means there will no impact on the local police service provided to the public as a result of the police station being sold.

In addition, last month the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner also unveiled plans to provide officers with mobile devices. These should be rolled out from March 2016 and will allow officers to do much of their work whilst on the beat instead of having to go back to the station.

Ramsbottom Crime Statistics for September 2015

The latest crime statistics for Ramsbottom have been released.  Our town and villages remain a safe place to live, work and play thanks to the hard work of residents, community and neighbourhood watch groups and the Police.

StockCMYK35The latest statistics released for Ramsbottom Ward (for September 2015) show the number of offences reported are as follows:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour – 28
  • Violent / Sexual Offences – 7
  • Burglaries – 6
  • Vehicle Crimes – 11
  • Other thefts – 8
  • Criminal Damage – 6
  • Public Order – 3
  • Bike Thefts – 1
  • Drug offences – 1
  • Shoplifting – 2

If you have any concerns or issues, then please contact us at rammycouncillors@aol.com, or Greater Manchester Police.

Monthly Crime Statistics for Ramsbottom

StockCMYK35The latest crime statistics for Ramsbottom have been released.  Our town and villages remain a safe place to live, work and play thanks to the hard work of residents, community and neighbourhood watch groups and the Police.

The latest statistics released for Ramsbottom Ward (for August 2015) show the number of offences reported are as follows:

  • Anti-Social Behaviour – 27
  • Violent / Sexual Offences – 13
  • Burglaries – 8
  • Vehicle Crimes – 7
  • Other thefts – 7
  • Criminal Damage – 6
  • Public Order – 3
  • Bike Thefts – 2
  • Drug offences – 2
  • Shoplifting – 1

If you have any concerns or issues, then please contact us at rammycouncillors@aol.com, or Greater Manchester Police.