Inspector Dave Snasdell
I have been the Neighbourhood Policing Inspector at
Winsford since 2008 having over 25 years policing experience in
both uniform and Detective roles.
Since managing the Winsford area we have seen lots of changes
within Policing and continued challenges within the organisation to
make the Force a more effective service for the community of
Cheshire. I am glad to say that crime and anti-social behaviour
figures continue to fall within the Winsford area and this is due
to the partnership approach I have embedded within the area. I
continue to listen to the community concerns and try and target the
most appropriate areas to reduce crime and bring offenders to
justice. We have continued with our robust and proactive approach
to ASB and drug offences and this reflects on the
positive incidents I report on each week in my weekly
Without the communities continued support by providing
information to ourselves and partner agencies we cannot challenge
and tackle those members of the community who do not conform and
cause problems within the community.
This year we are focusing on supporting vulnerable members of
the community within the area who suffer from mental health issues
and set up a local initiative with Mid Cheshire MIND a mental
health charity who supports people within the community who suffer
from mental health problems. We aim to work together with members
of the community who often need support and can be sign posted to
the charity drop in centre at Dene Drive, Winsford for advice and
I am continuing to support local charities and the local boxing
club who do so much to help the youth of Winsford achieve so much
through sport with the annual charity boxing night which has raised
over £30,000 for local charities in the past four years.
We have a good relationship with the local businesses in the
area to support them to try and ensure they can support the
community through employment particularly with the Winsford 1 to 5
If anyone wishes to speak with me about issues that affect you
in the Winsford, Moulton, Davenham, Byley and Shakerley areas,
please give me a call on 01606 36 2574.
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Winsford NPT covers a large area from the Winsford Town Centre
to the out lying villages of Moulton, Davenham, Allostock and Byley
with a population of over 30,000 residents
We have two large Industrial Estates which employ staff from the
local area. The businesses have an excellent link with the local
Police via the Winsford 1 to 5 Estates Manager Mike Kelly. The Town
centre is managed PCSO Colette Graham-Battersby and PC
Pete Taylor who have a good partnership working ethos with the Town
The area has three large housing estates which are managed by
Weaver Vale Housing Trust who part fund 2 PCSO’s and have a number
of housing officers who work along side the PCSO’s to reduce and
prevent anti-social behaviour in the area. The area has numerous
licensed premises which support the local Police in the form of the
Pub Watch Scheme and one late night club which provides live
entertainment throughout the week. The police have close links with
all partner agencies and local councillors to ensure we deal with
local issues for the community.
We are keen to ensure the local community have their say in how
we tackle crime and anti-social behaviour issues in the Winsford
and outlying areas and hold monthly meetings which are advertised
on this website for anyone to attend and have your say.
From 01/05/2015 To 31/05/2015-Identifying Child Sex Exploitation
Priority Type: The need to develop awareness in the Community surrounding the issues of Child Sex Exploitation.
To develop further understanding in the community of Child Sex Exploitation and how to identify people at risk working with the local licensed premises in making them aware of signs to look out for and how to report incidents to the Police. This will develop awareness and reduce possible people at risk who use and frequent licensed premises. Local premises will be visited and awareness given to licensees and staff.
From 01/04/2015 To 30/04/2015-ASB Complete
Priority Type: ASB continuing on the Wharton Estate and Wharton Retail Park, Nat Lane, Winsford.
Description: Incidents of ASB have dramatically reduced to normal levels this past month after increased patrols and investigating incidents that have identified a number of youths who have committed crimes and ASB incidents. A number of youths have been put forward to the Divert project to address their behaviour and one offender has been charged with criminal offences. A number of youths are being considered for civil injunctions after evidence has been obtained from local members of the community who have been affected by their behaviour. Weaver Vale Housing Trust has supported this action and has put a number of families under notice due to the behaviour of their children. This positive action will hopefully support the continued reduction in incidents in the area.
From 01/05/2015 To 31/05/2015-Disruption of Drug Dealing
Priority Type: Increased reports of Drug Dealing in the Winsford area.
Description: To target and distrupt a number of individuals within the area who are supplying drugs in the community and to investigate these crimes to a positive outcome.
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