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Whitehaven Priorities

  • Shoplifting in Whitehaven Town Centre.
    Issue was set on Monday, June 11
    • ACTIVE PRIORITY; There has been an increase in shoplifting in Whitehaven Town Centre during the last few months.
    • WE ARE; Working with local businesses regarding crime prevention strategies and also supporting any shop watch schemes in Copeland. It is thought that a minority of individuals are responsible for the majority of the thefts and therefore by working with the Crown Prosecutions Service and other agencies we are able to make applications for Criminal Behaviour Orders through the courts following successful convictions. During the last month 3 orders have been granted by the courts to prevent offenders from entering shops throughout Whitehaven. This has reduced the number of thefts dramatically and we continue to target those responsible.
    • This activity is directly linked to the drug misuse in the town centre and we are actively working with partner agencies to disrupt activity and deal with those responsible through the criminal justice system.
  • You said: Development at the Community Centre in Mirehouse
    Issue was set on Monday, June 26
    • We did: We have adopted a multi-agency partnership approach toward providing a long term community project to provide equipment for 'Men in Sheds' and involving 'Green Gym' we are looking to expand this to the wider community and beyond. We have been successful along with partners from across the area, as part of the Well Whitehaven Initiative, in obtaining funding to pay for this project. Green Gyms are an incredibly effective way to create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities. This is an ongoing project.
    • +Police and Copeland Community safety Hub have now completed the first stage of the project working with local businesses and partner agencies we have developed an area for the Men In Sheds to grow fruit, veg and flowers and have built a new shed for them. One of the next project will involve the local primary schools as we look to develop an area into a Nature Reserve.
    • +Through effective partnership working in the Copeland Community Safety Hub we have secured the Mirehouse Library for community use and it is to be called "The Buzz Stop" and will be a drop n Centre and Café run by Mirehouse Community Centre. This is due to open shortly.
  • Anti-Social Behaviour
    Issue was set on Monday, June 11
    • You Said; We have identified ongoing ASB and drug misuse in the Town Centre and Castle Park and are using a variety of methods and multi-agency working to address the issues at hand.
    • WE DID; We provided high visible patrols in the area with the aim of providing positive action any youths located causing anti-social behaviour were taken home to their parents and its your choice forms were completed.
    • We have provided high visibility and plain clothes patrols to disrupt the activities of those responsible and to reassure the public. These patrols and the information gathered has resulted in the arrest of three drug users for associated crime and the eviction of a drug user from one of the Town Centre flats. We are working closely with partner agencies regarding the issues in the town.
    • +++ We are working hard to deal with those responsible for the issues in Whitehaven Town Centre and Castle Park - anyone with any information regarding crimes in this area is asked to contact police on 101 or to If there is a crime in progress or in an emergency call 999. Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. +++

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Your key contacts

Rachel Jones

Inspector Rachel Jones

Dave Macdonald

Problem Solver Sergeant Dave Macdonald

Kelly Pennington

Problem Solver Constable Kelly Pennington

Mark Fishpool

PCSO Mark Fishpool

Jacqueline Rafferty

PCSO Jacqueline Rafferty

Hollie Dennis

PCSO Hollie Dennis

Michelle Drysdale

PCSO Michelle Drysdale

Regular Police Desks/Drop Ins

  • Regular Police Desk

    Whitehaven Police Station

    Mon - Sat 8am to 6pm

    Sellafield Police Desk

    Where: B409 Canteen

    Time: 11am to 1pm

    Day: Mondays

    Distington Police Desk

    Where:  Distington Community Centre, Church Road, Distington

    Time: 1 pm to 2pm

    Day: Mondays {excluding Bank Holidays}



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