Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

Lighting, Graffiti and Hazel Grove Ward – an update

by paulankers on 30 December, 2018

Cllr Paul Ankers and Lou Ankers love living in Hazel Grove but sadly there are a few areas that can be worrying to walk through. When Lou is walking back from her daughter’s nursery over the train line and down into Green car park, she can be often intimidated by the vandalism and groups of […]

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Contact Greater Manchester Police Quickly Online

by jontwigge on 14 July, 2018

  Greater Manchester Police officially launched its innovative new online chat service following feedback that more and more people want online services.  It is available on their main website at: in the bottom right corner. The new system has been running as a pilot for the last six months but now the Force is encouraging […]

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Update on Speeding – Good News

by jontwigge on 4 February, 2018

Following my email to the Mayor of Greater Manchester I received a telephone call from a Chief Inspector of Greater Manchester Police about the questions I had raised.  The call was very positive with some good news on Speeding and Dashcam videos. Dashcam Footage – Operation Considerate The main web pages on the GM Police […]

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GM Police facing £6.93m real-term cut

by jontwigge on 2 January, 2018

Greater Manchester Police are facing a real-term cut of £6.93m next year, the Liberal Democrats have revealed. Before Christmas the government announced that core funding for police budgets will remain exactly the same as last year. Taking into account inflation, that means Greater Manchester Police will face a real-terms cut of £6.93m. GM Police Face […]

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Have Your Say on Community Policing

by paulankers on 27 December, 2017

The Manchester Mayor is currently developing a new police and crime plan which will set the strategic direction for the police and other organisations with responsibilities for keeping our communities safe. The name of the draft plan is ‘Standing Together: A Plan for police, community safety, criminal justice services and citizens in Greater Manchester’ which reflects the […]

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Take Our Crime Survey

by jontwigge on 30 October, 2017

We have been suffering from a lot of anti social behaviour here in recent weeks in Hazel Grove with reported incidents of damage too. Local campaigner Paul Ankers is really concerned about this and backs Lisa Smart’s new crime survey. Please let us know your views at  

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Call to Tackle Police 101 Line Delays

by jontwigge on 23 October, 2017

Stockport Liberal Democrats are calling for action to make it easier to report non-emergency crimes in a motion at Stockport Full Council. If passed, the motion will see Stockport Council writing to Mayor Andy Burnham, who is responsible for policing in Greater Manchester, calling for a review into how the system can be improved. In […]

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Unstaffed Rail Stations could Become Crime Spots

by jontwigge on 10 October, 2017

As rail strikes continue in Greater Manchester the RMT, which represents many rail workers, claims that some unstaffed rail stations could become crime hotspots if plans to remove guards from some trains goes ahead. The RMT press statement says there are 330 unstaffed stations around the country – around 30 in Greater Manchester. Is it […]

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Co-op Insurance have released a study of ex-convicts which show which measures you can take that will deter thieves. LibDem Campaigner Paul Ankers works for Co-op Insurance but thought the study would be useful for Hazel Grove residents. “Crime is up and local people are concerned. Police and politicians should do more, but it is […]

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Road Sign Thief in the Area?

by paulankers on 23 August, 2017

Local LibDem Paul Ankers was alerted by local residents to a couple of road signs abandoned in the ward.* However, neither Barlow Lane South nor Chestnut Ave are in the ward. Paul has alerted Police and is working with them to identify the culprit or culprits. Paul Ankers said, “These road signs are paid for […]

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