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Shipley, Smalley and Horsley

Shipley, Smalley and HorsleySafer Neighbourhood Team

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Ripley Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Ripley Police Station, Wyatt's Way, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3SU
Non-emergency number:
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers Shipley, Smalley, Mapperley, Horsley, Horsley Woodhouse and Coxbench. It belongs to the Amber Valley Local Policing Unit. The area also encompasses Shipley Country Park. It is located in the Amber Valley Borough Council area but borders on the Erewash Borough Council area. It is predominantly a rural location situated between the towns of Ilkeston and Heanor.

Team Members

David Norcross

PC 2909 David Norcross

Jennifer Lorimer- Heanor and Langley Mill

PCSO 4507 Jennifer Lorimer- Heanor and Langley Mill

Thomas Shale

PCSO 12811 Thomas Shale

Rio Lyons

PCSO 12826 Rio Lyons

Connor Smith

PCSO 12885 Connor Smith

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


Large groups of young people causing anti-social behaviour in Smalley, Shipley, Horsley and Horsley Woodhouse

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 18/12/2017
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased patrols to speak to young people and advise them about their behaviour, and how others may feel intimidated.
  • Seize alcohol from underage drinkers.
  • Remind shop staff to check for ID for anyone who looks under the age of 25 years.
  • Issue penalty notices to any adult caught buying alcohol for anyone under the age of 18.
  • Encourage young people to take part in alternative positive activities in the area.
  • Consider Acceptable Behaviour Contracts for persistent offenders.

Actions and outcomes from previous priorities


Nuisance motorbikes around Shipley Park and Main Rd/Bell Lane, Smalley

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 03/10/2013
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Regular patrols to key areas and places where there are reports of nuisance bikes.
  • Residents encouraged to contact police to report any incidents or information they may think is relevant.
  • Advised motorbike riders in the area.
  • Section 59 warnings issued as appropriate and bikes seized where necessary.
  • Worked closely with partnership agencies to take a joint approach in finding longer term solutions to issues of anti-social behaviour affecting the community.

Anti-social Behaviour and nuisance vehicles on Long Lane, Shipley

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 05/04/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased police patrols.
  • Advised any groups gathering in the area about the issue.
  • Appropriate action taken where necessary, including seizing alcohol from underage drinkers, sending out warning letters, setting up Acceptable Behaviour Contracts or arrest where necessary.
  • Issued Section 59 warnings where appropriate and seized vehicles if necessary.
  • Worked alongside partnership agencies to find longer term solutions to the issue.

Graffiti and damage to play areas at Shipley Park

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 05/04/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Regular patrols carried out to the park and play areas.
  • Appropriate action taken against anyone found causing damage or graffiti.
  • Advised local young people about the issue.
  • Worked with our partner agencies to help target the issue and find a longer term solution.

Inconsiderate parking outside schools across the area

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 05/04/2014
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Police patrols carried out at schools during start and finish times.
  • Advised drivers and parents to park safely and with consideration to local residents.
  • Worked with schools to encourage parents to park safely and with consideration.
  • Helped to educate youngsters about road safety.

Anti-social behaviour (ASB) and nuisance vehicles at Shipley Country Park

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 10/03/2016
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Increased patrols in key areas to speak to anyone found to be causing anti-social or nuisance behaviour.
  • Advised drivers about the issue and the effects that their behaviour may have on the local community.
  • Enforcement action taken where necessary including issuing Section 59 warnings and Fixed Penalty Notices.
  • Worked with Park Rangers to reduce the number of issues.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 2701 Mark Weldon
  • Sergeant 2701 Mark Weldon

I am Sergeant 2701 Mark Weldon and I am responsible for this Safer Neighbourhood policing team.

I am committed to providing a high quality service to the public by ensuring my teams are visible, approachable and work alongside partner agencies to target problems affecting the local community. My priorities are to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime.

Safer Neighbourhood Events

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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.