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Wirksworth and Middleton

Wirksworth and MiddletonSafer Neighbourhood Team

Contact Us

Matlock Enquiry Office, Bank Road, Matlock, DE4 3NF
Non-emergency number:
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Wirksworth and Middleton. It belongs to the Derbyshire Dales Local Policing Unit.Wirksworth is a small market town located five miles to the South West of Matlock. The neighbourhood also comprises Middleton, Bolehill and Longway Bank. The annual well dressing and carnival as well as the arts festival attract visitors from across the region.

Team Members

Pat Squires

PC 3394 Pat Squires

Karl Millward

PCSO 4479 Karl Millward

Spencer Nixon

PCSO 4414 Spencer Nixon

These priorities were set by your team following community feedback. Contact your team in person, by phone or online to let them know your priorities.

Your current priorities for this neighbourhood


We are pleased to report that no priority profiles have currently been raised for the Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 12/04/2016
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • If you have any concerns or feel there is something we could target in your area please contact us by calling 101, email matlock.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk or come along to our next meeting.

Actions and outcomes from previous priorities


Speeding vehicles in Middleton, Bole Hill and Steeple Grange

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 22/07/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • The Wirksworth and Middleton Safer Neighbourhood Team spoke to motorists about the importance of sticking to the law on the roads and safe and considerate driving.
  • Officers carried out speed checks to target those exceeding the limit and issued warnings to anyone breaking the limit.
  • The Safer Neighbourhood team worked alongside the Casualty Reduction and Enforcement Support Team (CREST) and partner agencies including VOSA and the DVLA to carry out Operation Safedrive events in the area.
  • Officers also continued with Operation Rivalee to target anti-social drivers in the area.

Anti-social behaviour in Wirksworth and Middleton

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 22/07/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Officers carried out high-visibility patrols to identify groups taking part in anti-social behaviour (ASB) and engaged with them about the effects of their behaviour on people living nearby.
  • The Safer Neighbourhood team spoke with youngsters to deter them from ASB and encouraged them to take part in diversionary activities to prevent further nuisance behaviour.
  • Police also spoke to residents about the work that they were doing to offer reassurance in the community.

Inconsiderate parking in Wirksworth and Middleton

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 22/07/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Residents raised concerns of inconsiderate parking around Wirksworth and Middleton causing damage to grass verges. Safer Neighbourhood officers spoke to motorists about the issue and advised them to park responsibly.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 135 Paul Simmons
  • Sergeant 135 Paul Simmons

I am Sergeant 135 Paul Simmons and I have responsibility for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I have been a police officer for more than 25 years, and during my career I have worked in Derby and Matlock as well as in specialist roles as an Officer Safety Trainer, a Firearms Officer on the Armed Response Unit and as a Firearms Instructor.

Our priorities in the Derbyshire Dales are to work to keep our communities safe, and to deal robustly with anti-social behaviour, substance misuse and serious and organised crime.

Residents in the Derbyshire Dales should be reassured that we will continue to use our resources in the best way possible to help protect the vulnerable and to work with partnership agencies to target issues which are affecting our communities.

Safer Neighbourhood Events

Find out where and when your Safer Neighbourhood team are holding public events.

Crime Information


Crime mapping allows us to show you where crime is happening at a local level, so we can better engage with our communities and help them determine how best to police the area they live in.