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New Mills and Hayfield

New Mills and HayfieldSafer Neighbourhood Team

Contact Us

New Mills Enquiry Office, Hurst Lea Road, New Mills SK22 3HP
Non-emergency number:
This Safer Neighbourhood area covers New Mills and Hayfield. It belongs to the High Peak Local Policing Unit. This neighbourhood encompasses the hamlet of Rowarth, together with Little Hayfield and Birchvale. It is a large residential area located on the border with Cheshire, two miles from Glossop and approximately eight miles from the centre of Stockport.

Team Members

Peter Burgess

PC 2575 Peter Burgess

Lee Willows

PCSO 4528 Lee Willows

Anne Gribbon

PCSO 5178 Anne Gribbon

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.

Actions and outcomes from previous priorities


Speeding and irresponsible driving in New Mills and Hayfield

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 26/08/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • The New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team carried out speed checks in the area and issued warnings and fines to drivers who were found to be breaking the limit;
  • Officers headed out on patrol and spoke to motorists about the importance of sticking to the law on the roads and safe and considerate driving;
  • The team worked closely with 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. This was to ensure that drivers, and their vehicles, were both road safe and legal.

Tackling acquisitive crime

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 26/08/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • The New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team carried out increased patrols to help deter acquisitive crime such as burglary and theft in the community;
  • Officers also carried out patrols on the bikes at peak times to identify any problems and catch offenders;
  • The team spoke to residents about the steps that they could take to boost the security of their homes, sheds, garages and vehicles. Crime prevention leaflets were also handed out in the community;
  • Residents were encouraged to report any suspicious behaviour or crime to police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Clamping down on travelling criminals

Issue Date:
Issue was set on 26/08/2015
Actions to be taken are as follows:
  • Officers teamed up with partner agencies to target travelling criminals – People coming into the area to commit crimes;
  • The policing team worked closely with neighbouring forces to detect and prevent travelling criminals;
  • High visibility patrols were carried out in New Mills and Hayfield to deter offenders and catch any criminals in the act;
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) equipment was used to identify suspicious vehicles and their occupants.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeants

Photo: Sergeant 2323 Nicola Bateman
  • Sergeant 2323 Nicola Bateman

I am Sergeant 2323 Nicola Bateman and I have responsibility for the Safer Neighbourhood teams in Gamesley and St Johns, Glossop Town Centre, Hadfield and Tintwistle, and New Mills and Hayfield.

I have been a police officer for 16 years and have spent the majority of my service as a uniformed response officer working across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

I am looking forward to working with the already well-established members of the High Peak Safer Neighbourhood Team to help improve and enhance the quality of life for local residents.

I am particularly interested in working closely with our partners to help tackle neighbourhood issues and make our communities safer places to live, work and visit.

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.