Inspector Rob Jenkins
Your latest Blog from your local Inspector, Rob Jenkins, who covers the central Newport area
I would first like to highlight some of the excellent work that has taken place over the last month. On the 8th of September, a 41 year old man was arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit bank note in Newport City Centre. Specialist searches were conducted with our road officers and a number of counterfeit notes and items of equipment were located. As a result of a thorough investigation by PC1726 Williams and PC532 Greening, the man has since been charged with making counterfeit money and passing counterfeit money. A great result and a big well done to all of those involved.
Following this, officers responded quickly to a break in at a retail premises in the early hours of the morning. The quick actions of PC447 Wise and PC1713 Sutcliffe resulted in two men being arrested and, with the assistance of our Dog Unit, the stolen property was recovered hidden nearby. Again, this is clearly excellent team work by all involved.
A reminder to everyone that our current Stow Hill ward priority is anti-social behaviour, with a focus on youth nuisance and begging. Work is continuing to proactively deal with these matters alongside our partners but I would like to highlight that community surveys will soon be starting again for the whole month of October. This process will help to identify your local neighbourhood community priorities for the next six months. I would therefore like to encourage as many people as possible to complete the ‘Your Voice’ survey, including those who live and work in the city centre. It is vitally important that the views of the public are what shape the ward priorities. Further details will be circulated shortly but the public can expect to see my officers conducting surveys in the city centre in the near future.
I would also like to invite residents of the Stow Hill Ward to the next meeting that will take place on Thursday 5 October 2017, 7pm at The Share Centre, Stow Hill. The agenda will be as follows:
- Welcome & introductions
- Police Issues & Questions
- The Role of Newport Now in the city centre
- Ambassadors for Newport
- Action points from previous meeting
- Other Ward Issues
The greater the turn out the more beneficial the meeting is to all, so I would encourage as many people to attend as possible.
Also, events occurring in the city centre over the next month are as follows:
- 8th October - Ashura March
- 14th October - HMS Severn Freedom of the City Parade
- 26th October - Poppy Appeal Launch will be held at Friars Walk and include the Prince of Wales Band
My officers will be supporting each event and I look forward to seeing members of the community present. Let’s hope for some dry weather!