Monday, 13 February 2012

News from the Police

Below is information I have copied from from a recent Newsletter issued from the local police.

Shoplifting, Ashton Town Centre.

There has been a recent increase in shoplifting in Ashton Town Centre. It appears that there are two main offenders that have been targeting the Town who have both been identified by the local PCSO’s. Both arrests are currently pending.

Counterfeit Notes.

PCSO’s have visited Shops in Ashton to make staff aware of an increase in counterfeit notes. These are both English and Scottish notes. Please be vigilant so they don’t end up in your hands!

You said we did

Youths were gathering and being rowdy outside KFC min Gerard Street.

We did

Whilst on patrol any youths seen gathering at the location were advised to move on

You said

People were riding scooters on footpaths between Bransdale Drive and Walford Road in the early morning

We did

Patrols attended the locality to catch the offenders.

Neighbourhood officers hold surgeries on a regular basis.Here you can discuss any concerns, meet local officers and find out what is being done to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in your area. The next surgery in Ashton is as follows:

Date: 28th February 2012
Times: 11.00am – 12.00pm

There is also the Ashton Police Post in Ashton Library
Mon: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Tues: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Wed: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Thurs: Closed
Fri: 9.30am – 5.30pm
Sat: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Sun: Closed
Bank Holidays: Closed
Disabled Access: No
Enquiry Desk: 01942 728114

And finally useful numbers:

Hindley Neighborhood Policing Team Tel: 0161 856 7436

To find out who your local officers are go to

For non-emergency calls or to report a crime call 101 or
Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Use 999 only in emergencies where there is a threat to life or
crime in progress.

Fire Stoppers: 0800 923 9999

Environmental Services Helpline (to report anti-social behaviour):
01942 404021

Wigan Council main switchboard: 01942 244991

Areas cleaned by Beat It Team

1 The alley between Hampson Close and Flora Street. Litter picked and area tidied

2 The market steps. Litter picked and area tidied.

3 The spare land behind Bartons Off licence in North Street. Litter picked the area tidied and fly tipping removed

Please let me know if you know of any other area that needs cleaning and tidying.