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   Thames Valley Police is currently recruiting volunteer police officers    10 September, 2019

Special Constable (Volunteer Police Officer) - Application Advice


Thames Valley Police is currently recruiting for volunteer police officers.  You can find more information about becoming a Volunteer Police Officer, and apply for this volunteer role, at http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/joinus.htm.  Please ensure you read the guidance notes before completing any application.

 

The Special Constabulary welcomes and encourages applications from members of the public who wish to give something back to their community, develop their skills or just take up a challenging volunteering role at the heart of the community.

 

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   Road Closure in Wokefield wc 2nd September    30 August, 2019

The following roads will be closed w/c Mon 2nd Sept for maintenance works –

 

James Lane, Wokefield

Closed sometime between 8am and 4pm on Wednesday 4th September. Closure in place between Goring Lane and The Mearings.

Diversion via Hermits Hill, Reading Road, Holybush Lane, Goring Lane and vice versa.

A plan of the closure can be found at https://roadworks.org/?tm=114696072

 

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   Message from Thames Valley Police re: Death Of PC Andrew Harper    24 August, 2019

We've been moved and would like to thank everyone for the condolence messages we have received since the tragic death of PC Andrew Harper.

We will at the right time be passing these to his family.

If you would like to send a message, please email PCAndrewHarperCondolences@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk and for this, please do not use 101 or our online reporting forms. 

Message Sent By
Alexandra Cross (Police, Communications, Thames Valley)

 
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   AWE Release July Local Liaison Committee Report    19 August, 2019

Follow this link for AWE’s LLC  July 2019 Report.

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   SCAM WARNING from Thames Valley Police    10 August, 2019
Action Fraud has received 63 reports about a scam in which fraudsters target people with offers of “low cost” loans or “free” government grants. What the victims aren’t told is that the money they’ll receive is actually an advance payment for Universal Credit. The criminals use the personal information they’ve obtain under false pretences to make an application in the victim’s name. After the fraudsters have taken their “fee” from the advance payment, the victim is then left to pay back the total amount once their repayments begin.


How you can protect yourself:
  • Never share your personal or financial information with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s in response to an offer of “free money” or a “free grant”.
  • Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) staff will never approach you in the street or ask for your personal/financial details over social media.
  • If you have concerns about your benefits, you should visit www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus
  • If you suspect your identity may have been stolen, you can check your credit rating quickly and easily online. You should do this every few months anyway, using a reputable service provider and following up on any unexpected or suspicious results.




 

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

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   Fraudsters Targeting Social Media Influencers    7 August, 2019

Action Fraud Alert is provided by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau which is run by the City of London Police as a national service. They have issued the following bulletin:

Be Aware

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received intelligence to suggest that fraudsters are contacting social media influencers, based in the UK and abroad, offering them the opportunity to market a bogus product, service or investment opportunity.

Fraudsters will present professional and credible pitches to the social media influencers and try to convince them to feature the opportunity for a fee on their social media profiles in order to entice unsuspecting followers of the influencer to sign up or make a purchase.

Additionally, fraudsters are using the names of well-known public figures, implying that their opportunity or product is endorsed by the figure when it is not.

The public should be aware that any apparent endorsement by celebrities, influencers or personalities does not necessarily mean that an investment, product or service is genuine. The public is urged to exercise a cautious approach to any such offer of investment, product or service with the same caution they would at any other time.


What You Need To Do

  • If you are purchasing goods from a company you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, or ask friends or family for advice before completing a purchase.
  • Professional-looking websites, adverts or social media posts do not guarantee that an investment opportunity or product is genuine. Criminals can exploit the names of well-known brands or individuals to make them appear legitimate.
  • Avoid paying for goods or services by bank transfer unless you know and trust the person or company. Payments via bank transfer offer you no protection if you become a victim of fraud. Instead, use your credit card or payment services such as PayPal as they offer you greater protection if you become a victim of fraud.

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

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   VACANCY FOR A PARISH CLERK    20 July, 2019

PARISH CLERK AND

RESPONSIBLE FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

Applications are invited for the post of part-time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer to the Wokefield Parish Council.

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   Thames Vally Police Warn about distraction Theft    20 July, 2019

Thames Valley Police are advising shoppers and drivers to be extra vigilant following a scam that happened yesterday (18/07) in a Supermarket car park in Newbury.

A male approached a driver saying that someone had hit their car and that the driver should get out and have a look. The driver got out and looked around the car. At this time, unbeknown to the driver, another male had opened the passenger door and had taken their wallet. The driver got back into their car and when they had realised what had happened, they followed and confronted the male, who then made a call to the other male and the wallet was returned to the driver with nothing missing.

Please check out the Thames Valley Police website for more information on scams and ways to prevent yourself from being a victim.

https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/central/advice/thames-valley/fraud/little-book-big-scams.pdf
 

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   Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines    16 July, 2019
What you need to know

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.


What you need to do
  • If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.
  • Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.
  • If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.

Message Sent By
Action Fraud (Action Fraud, Administrator, National)

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   Dangerous structure adjacent to Lockram Lane    7 July, 2019

A local resident has brought the following to the Parish Councils' attention.:

 

"We live in Lockram Lane and during a recent dog walk we sheltered under trees close to the old reservoir opposite Lockram Cottage. We noticed that the old fence has collapsed and there is easy access to the top of the reservoir. There are several unprotected open manhole openings on the top of the reservoir which are a danger to animals and children who happen to venture into there. The tank is very deep and falling in would be easy with inattention."

 

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   Prevent Your Home From Becoming Hot Property This Summer    5 July, 2019
The summer is a time when Thames Valley Police, and other forces around the country, experience an increase in residential burglary. This is due to opportunist thieves taking advantage of doors and windows being left open in hot weather, and properties not being left secure while residents are away on holiday.

It only takes seconds to steal valuables that are within easy reach. Window opening restrictors can be fitted to ground floor windows to allow ventilation while preventing burglars from being able to climb through. If going out, even just in the garden, you should always close and lock your windows and doors.

The consequences of being burgled reach far beyond the cost and inconvenience of replacing stolen items. It is also the emotional impact of having your summer holiday ruined, and the feeling of being violated, after an uninvited stranger has been in your home.

If leaving your car at home when you go on holiday, remember to remove any valuables and check the windows are closed and doors are locked. If your vehicle is stolen you could lose your motor insurance excess and no claims bonus. You will still be responsible for any vehicle finance owed and likely to pay higher insurance premiums in the future.

Avoid checking-in on social networks at the airport and wait to post your holiday photos until you get home. Some home insurance policies become invalidated if you post that you are away from home.

Holiday Checklist:
  • Lock all windows and doors.
  • Check side gates, sheds and garages are locked and tools and ladders are not accessible for burglars to break into your home.
  • Store all keys out of sight and away from your letterbox.
  • Use a RFID pouch to store fobs for keyless entry vehicles.
  • Make your home look occupied by using a timer switch to turn on lights at night.
  • Ask a trusted friend to look after your home while you are away.
  • Invite a neighbour to park their vehicle on your drive while you are away.
  • Don’t post details of your holiday on social media until you return home.
For more burglary prevention advice, download your free Home Security Guide from the Thames Valley Police website here: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/thames-valley/advice/home-security-guide.pdf

By working together we can build community resilience to deter burglars from targeting homes in the area. 
 

Message Sent By
Aimee Hendley (Police, Corporate Communications Oficer, HQ South)


 

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   Crime Prevention Advice    23 June, 2019
Help us to keep crime down and make life harder for criminals by following our
crime reduction advice.

• Cut back your shrubs and hedges to aid visibility.
• Secure access to the back garden. Are your gates and fences maintained?
• Consider a time switch for your radio and lights.
• Service/maintain your burglar alarm.
• Keep gardening tools locked away.
• Ensure sheds and garages are fully secured.
• Consider joining NHW – contact your Neighbourhood Police Team
 

Message Sent By
Claire Williams (Police, Administrator, West Berkshire)

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   Thames Valley police warn of Rogue Traders    13 June, 2019

Your local Neighbourhood Policing Team would like to make you aware of the following:
Rogue Doorstep Traders will use a trade as a means to extract large sums of money from people.

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   Witnesses Sought Following An Assault On Victoria Road    13 June, 2019

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault.

The incident took place at around 11pm on Saturday 1 June in the outside area of the Victoria Arms on Victoria Road, Mortimer.

The offender head butted the victim, a 24-year-old man, after they began to engage in conversation.

The victim sustained a cut to the face and was treated at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He has since been released from hospital.

The offender is described as a white man, in his twenties and approximately 5ft 10ins tall with light brown hair. He was wearing a Tottenham football shirt with a bomber jacket.

Investigating officer, PC Craig Thomas based in the Incident and Crime Response team at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward, as they may have information vital to our investigation.

“Anyone with information about this incident should report the details on the Thames Valley Police website quoting reference 43190165075. Alternatively, you can call the non-emergency telephone number, 101, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
   

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   Thames Valley Police warn of theft of Catalytic converters from cars    6 June, 2019

There has been a spate of catalytic converters being stolen from vehicles, in particular from Toyota Prius’.

Drivers can reduce the risk of theft by parking their vehicles in a garage, parking in a location that restricts access underneath the vehicle, park somewhere well-lit and also in a place that is covered by CCTV.

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   Thame Vally Police warn of bogus Police, Courier or Bank scams.     6 June, 2019

Courier Fraud, Bogus Police and Bank Officials Alert

What you need to know


Individuals have been receiving phone calls from people claiming to be a police officer or banking official
 

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    FAKE TalkTalk emails about a refund    4 June, 2019

Watch out for these FAKE TalkTalk emails about a refund

Action Fraud has received over 100 reports this week about fake emails purporting to be from TalkTalk. The emails state that the recipient’s TalkTalk account is in credit and that they’re owed a refund. The links in the emails lead to malicious websites.

Don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails, and never respond to messages that ask for your personal or financial details.


 

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   M4 Smart Motorway Project (J3 to J12)    12 April, 2019

There are several overnight full closures (usually 22:00 to 05:00) scheduled to take place during April and for more details see https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/m4-junctions-3-12-smart-motorway/.

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   Reports on Activities at AWE    13 March, 2019

Below can be found links to recent reports on the acivities of AWE compiled by the Environment Agency (EA) and Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR).

 

Environment Agency March 2019

 

Office of Nuclear Regulation

 

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   Proposed increase in Council Tax to support Thames Valley Police    5 January, 2019

The Thames Valley Police budget has been cut by £101 million over the last eight years which has resulted in significant cuts to police officer and staff numbers. This year the Government has encouraged all Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to raise the policing element of the council tax precept by £2 a month for a Band D property (the increase for other property Bands is set out in the below table). To prevent further damaging cuts to policing and restore some important frontline policing capability  Anthony Stansfield, the Police & Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley would like to make use of this Government advice and raise the council tax precept accordingly.

 

More information & the opportunity to answer a survey on the subject can be found here:

 

http://sgiz.eu/s3/Policing-budget-council-tax-2019-20

 

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   VACANCY FOR A PARISH COUNCILLOR    16 November, 2018

 

PARISH COUNCIL OF WOKEFIELD

 

VACANCY FOR A COUNCILLOR

   There is a vacancy on the above Council caused by the resignation of Councillor V. Jerrom.

 

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   Help for Carers from West Berkshire Council     27 December, 2017

 

 

Help for Carers from West Berkshire Council

Carers assessments and working out what support you need

If you provide necessary unpaid care or support to an adult family member, friend or partner, you may be eligible for support. 
Adult carers that look after someone who lives within West Berkshire can request a carer's assessment by:

If you need help with completing your carers assessment please contact Adult Social Care  - we'll give you some advice on how to fill it out.

Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub provide support and information to carers.  If you would like further information please complete the  Reading and West Berkshire Carers Hub Referral Form [64kb].

 

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   Notifying West Berks Council of litter problems    27 December, 2017

In order to make savings, West Berkshire Council is proposing changes to its street cleansing and litter picking services.  Specifically, for rural areas such as Wokefield it is proposing the following changes:

 

Type of Land                            Current Litter Picking                                       Current Street Cleansing                      Proposal

 Low Intensity  Use

Lightly trafficked areas, rural roads without housing

Between every four weeks and once a year

Every 12 weeks, or not at all if they have no kerb

Less proactive attention than Medium Intensity Use, supplemented by reactive work where land falls below an acceptable standard

 

However, the  public can them us about local issues, including problems with litter, litter bins and fly tipping at www.westberks.gov.uk/reportaproblem.

They  welcome the support of the community in identifying problem areas and will be extending the service to include the reporting of the build up of detritus.

 

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   Thames Valley Police Advice on Avoiding Burglaries    27 October, 2017

Thames Valley Police advise that typically at this time of year when the clocks go back, there is a increase in the number of homes which are broken into and burgled.

Their basic advice to reduce the risk of burglary is to remember to:

  • Close and lock all your doors and windows when going to bed.
  • Keep valuables out of sight.
  • Don’t advertise that you’re out, invest in a light timer switch.
  • Register your valuables with www.immobilise.com
  • Receive crime updates by signing up to www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk
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   Wokefield Parish Annual Return     27 June, 2017

Documents which ensure Wokefield Parish Council is satisfying statutory reporting can be found at the following links:

 

Notice of Appointment for exercise of Public Rights

 

2016-2017 Annual Return

 

Bank Reconciliation 2016-2107

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   Recent Advice from Thames Valey Police re: Terroist Threats    5 June, 2017

Please see below a message from the Deputy Chief Constable of TVP re Terrorism threat raised to critical:

 

Last night the Prime Minister confirmed that the national terrorist threat has been raised to critical.  This means that an attack remains highly likely but a further attack may be imminent. At this time there is no intelligence to suggest a specific threat to the Thames Valley.

 

Our priority is to protect the communities of the Thames Valley and visitors to our area. Overnight we have put in place additional armed and unarmed officers at key locations. This is very much focused on crowded places, including transport hubs and shopping centres.

 

Do not be alarmed if you see more armed police officers both on foot and in vehicles.  For operational reasons we are not confirming details of locations, tactics and numbers of police officers on duty to ensure the effectiveness of our deployments.

 

We will continue to work with our partners and event organisers to assess the planned events where we may need to enhance our presence.

 

Deputy Chief Constable John Campbell said:

“I would like to reassure you that the move to critical is something that we prepare for. We will continually review our deployments and take all possible steps to keep people safe within Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.

 

“At this time we need everyone to remain alert but not alarmed.  We need your help to help us protect our communities and disrupt those who seek to harm us. I would urge you to contact the police straight away if you believe that someone is acting suspiciously.

 

“Our officers and staff will continue to provide a visible presence in our communities and we have the specialist resources in place to respond in an emergency.”

We have the following advice:

 

·         If you see anything that causes you concern then let us know immediately, if you have suspicions about someone’s behaviour call the police on 101, the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency you should always call 999

 

 

  • The latest guidance on recognising the terrorist threat and remaining vigilant can be accessed via www.nactso.gov.uk

 

  • For further information about reporting suspicious behaviour visit https://act.campaign.gov.uk/. If you get caught up in the unlikely event of a weapons attack we urge you to follow the Run, Hide, Tell advice.
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   Victims First launches to support victims of crime    16 May, 2017

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, has  launched his ‘Victims First’ brand and website.

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   Volunteering for West Berkshire Library at Home Service    18 October, 2016

West Berkshire at Home Library Service

This Service provides an invaluable link to readers who are unable to get to their own branch library. We are looking for volunteers to take library material to people’s homes on a 3 week cycle. Having your own car is essential.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact:  gtaylor@westberks.gov.uk Tel:01635 519533

Apply online at www.westberks.gov.uk/volunteer

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   Parish Summer Newsletter now available    8 August, 2016

The latest Parish Newsletter can be found here: Summer 2016

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   September launch for new West Berkshire waste permit scheme    5 August, 2016

September launch for new West Berkshire wastepermit scheme

A new permit scheme for accessing West Berkshire household waste recycling centres will begin on Monday 26 September, 2016.

The scheme is being introduced to ensure West Berkshire residents do not have to pay for waste brought to the district from elsewhere through their council tax. Until recently, Hampshire County Council paid £200,000 a year to allow its residents to use West Berkshire facilities but stopped this funding earlier this year. Hampshire residents currently account for around 40% of waste taken to Padworth and 20% of waste taken to Newbury and the cost of disposing of this waste now falls to West Berkshire council taxpayers and puts an additional strain on the waste service. In March, West Berkshire Council also decided to cease funding towards the re3 waste partnership – funding which allowed residents to use the Smallmead recycling centre in Reading.

From 26 September West Berkshire residents will need to display a vehicle permit in order to access the household waste recycling centres in Newbury and Padworth. A permit will be posted to every household across the district in the coming weeks and must be clearly displayed in order to enter the recycling centres.

Each household will receive a single permit that can be used in domestic vehicles. Residents who only own a commercial-type vehicle will be able to apply online for a permit.

Neither site is registered to dispose of commercial waste so businesses, which are already prohibited from the centres, will not be issued with permits.

From Monday, waste collection teams will be leaving bin hangers on bins to tell homeowners about the changes.

As well as the introduction of a permit scheme West Berkshire Council intends, subject to planning permission, to extend Padworth so that it can accept general household waste. From the planning application being submitted it will take around six months to upgrade the site.

Speaking about the permit scheme Councillor Marcus Franks, Portfolio Holder for Communities and Public Protection, said: “This permit scheme will help us to ensure West Berkshire residents do not have to pay for the disposal of waste from other districts. At a time when our resources are tighter than ever it is important that we are using them wisely to protect our services as best as we can.

“We have worked hard to minimise any inconvenience to local people with permits, which will be posted out to residents. Anyone who only owns a commercial-type vehicle will soon be able to request one through an online form. We will now be working hard to communicate these changes to local residents to make sure everybody knows about these changes.”

The permit scheme has been introduced in response to changes to regional waste arrangements as local authorities respond to reductions in their budgets. This includes reductions in funding for cross-border arrangements which have compelled local authorities to introduce permit schemes – including one for Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell – to manage the costs of waste disposal.

Before West Berkshire Council decided to cease funding towards re3 discussions took place to explore how costs might be reduced while allowing residents to continue using the Smallmead site. These were unsuccessful and re3 subsequently chose to implement its permit scheme.

Councillor Marcus Franks has written to Andrea Leadsom MP, the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to raise awareness of the impact reductions in local government funding is having on waste services. In his letter he highlights that similar choices will be made across the country and will only be solved if the government acts.

Speaking about the letter, Councillor Franks said: “I felt it important that I write and highlight to the government how ridiculous this situation is. District boundaries are important to councils but less so to our residents who simply want to use their nearest waste centre. We didn’t want to introduce a permit scheme but we were forced to because of decisions made by others and I’m sure this will be happening around the country. I believe the government should act and hope they will give the issues I’ve raised some serious consideration.”

More information about the new permit scheme will be available from Monday at www.westberks.gov.uk/hwrcpermit

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   BUILDING COMMUNITY TOGETHER    22 July, 2016

Building Community Together is an initiative to help people in West Berkshire help each other.

 

It aims to make our communities stronger, and less reliant on council services whilst still getting the things they need to thrive.

 

To support such initiatives, West Berkshire Council has established the “Building Community Together Fund” which will be available over the next two years and will close in November 2017. Local community groups can bid for funds from this pot to help them take responsibility for providing projects and services in their communities to meet local needs.

 

For more information and examples of current initiatives visit Building Community Together

 

If you have an idea as to how this initiative could benefit Wokefield, please contact the parish council via the Parish Clerk:  clerk@wokefield-pc.org.uk

 

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   Police and Crime Commissioner survey - seeking views on policing and crime    13 July, 2016

The Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley would like your views on policing and crime.

This Summer, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking views from the residents of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire on policing and crime.  This feedback will help inform the Police and Crime Plan which sets the priorities for Thames Valley Police for the next 5 years.

What concerns you about policing in your area?  What would you like Thames Valley Police to prioritise with regards to crime?  Have you been a victim of crime and would like to feedback your experience? 

To give your views, you can complete a short online survey at www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/survey.  It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and will be open until Friday 30th September 2016.

If you would like a copy of the survey posted to you, please contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 01865 846780

 

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   Parish Audit Report for Year to March 2015    19 February, 2016

This latest audit report is filed as a series of pages which can be found here:

March 2015 Parish Audit

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   West Berks Cycle Working Group    12 December, 2015

The popularity of cycling is ever increasing and West Berks wants to see this growth in cycling within our District.  That’s why they’ve set up a working group, to identify which barriers are preventing cycling from becoming more popular for all residents and visitors for all journey purposes including commuting, recreational and health purposes.

Follow this link for more informtion West Berks Cycle Group

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   Avoiding Scams    30 July, 2015

Please follow the link below for advice from Chartered Trading Standards Institute on avoiding scammers

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   Thames Valley Police Launch Camapaign to prevent garden theft    13 April, 2015

Thames Valley Police have launched a campaign to prevent garden theft. Follow the the following link to view their poster.Garden Security

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   Neighbours asked to help in the crackdown on doorstep crime    5 November, 2014

Neighbours asked to help in the crackdown on doorstep crime

Local people are being asked to look out for their neighbours to help crackdown on doorstep crime as part of a national campaign 'Good neighbours stop rogue traders'

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   Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders    21 October, 2014

Are you a good neighbour? Do you want to protect vulnerable residents from rogue traders?

Follow the link below for advice on how to deal with unwanted doorstep callers either at your own home or that of a vulnerable neighbour

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   Community Trigger to handle Anti-Social Behaviour in West Berkshire    9 October, 2014

Community Trigger  Launched across West Berkshire

The Community Safety Partnership, including West Berkshire Council and Thames Valley Police are working together to introduce Community Trigger as part of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014.

The Community Trigger which comes into effect on 20th October 2014, is intended to enable victims of persistent anti-social behaviour to request a review of their case, and brings agencies together to take a joined up, problem-solving approach to find a solution.

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   Grazeley Green Team reaches Old Bell    4 May, 2014

After a year's effort, the Grazeley Green team achieved one of its objectives last Sunday. Namely to clear the verge between the Pightle and the Old Bell in Goring Lane to provide a safer pedestrian route to the pub and clear lines of sight around the bend by the pub.

 

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