Police update for October available
This month’s update is brought to you by PCSO David JONES. We have had no changes to the Neighbourhood team; PC Craig DUNCAN, PCSO Jennifer WEAVER, and I remain in Downley and Disraeli, feel free to say ‘hi’ when you see us patrolling.
Anti Social Behaviour (ASB)
The team will be focusing on The Pastures Flats and Wyatt Close as there have been numerous calls of groups of people congregating in stairwells. With the random hot weather during September we have seen an increase in ASB. In School Close and Turners Field we have had some calls regarding groups congregating on the play park and also on the park late at night. Also reports from residents in Anthony Close regarding youths hanging out in the area drinking and smoking. Officers do attend and move these groups on and we are now patrolling the area more regularly. We also have a dedicated ASB car which is on duty every night, available into the early hours of the morning. This neighbourhood initiative allows for incidents like this to be attended and dealt with more effectively. If you are affected by any ASB issues please call 101.
Kestrel Close/Pheasant Drive, Littleworth Road/Coates Lane and Kelvin Close/ Hughenden Avenue are junctions which have received parking warning letters, where the team will continue to monitor and warn residents of any obstructions.
Hughenden Avenue, Hithercroft Road, Coates Lane, The Pastures and Plomer Hill have all been highlighted as roads which attract speeding vehicles. We are working alongside the Parish Council who has obtained funding for a Vehicle Activated Sign (VAS) which will be used for traffic monitoring around the Downley and Disraeli area. During October, Jennifer and I will be conducting an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) and Speed Indication Device operation again within the Downley and Disraeli area. Please can everyone watch their speeds?
Motorbikes/ Quad bikes
We have received reports from local dog walkers that people are using the St James Park as a race track, using Quad bikes etc. If you see any of these bikes please call 101 and we will attend.
The ASB calls from School Close have also been reporting mopeds on the park, if you see these bikes on the park please supply us with registration numbers of those bikes.
Some of the road legal bikes in the Downley and Disraeli have been given Section 59 warnings. This gives us the power to seize those vehicles from their owners should their vehicles be seen to commit further ASB.
We have had a report of criminal damage to a vehicle on Plomer Hill where someone sprayed paint on the side of the vehicle. If anyone witnessed this please call 101.
Theft from Vehicles
This month there has been no vehicle crime reported to us. However, a neighbourhood initiative known as Clear Car Campaign is currently ongoing, where vehicles found displaying valuable items will be reported to the owner to make them aware of the dangers of opportunist thieves. If you have seen anything suspicious we would like to know about it on 101.
This month has again had no reports of burglary to houses however a house on Grays Lane did have an attempted burglary. With the darker evenings drawing in now, this is the time when keeping your home safe from burglars and other crime is most important due to empty homes in the early evening. If you are at work or out during the day and don’t return until it is dark, there are timer switches which you can set to a time when you want a light to come on in your house. This gives the impression that someone is at home. You can purchase those timers locally at any DIY or electrical stores.
Have Your Say Meetings
Have Your Say Meetings are opportunities for you to speak with members of your Neighbourhood Policing Team. Each month we arrange a few dates where we will be available to speak for an allocated time at certain locations. Below are a few dates to consider if you wish to talk to us about any issues that are causing you concern.
- Wednesday 1st October from 3pm until 4pm at the Downley Old School Community Centre
- Monday 6th October from 3pm until 3.30pm at the Disraeli School Gates
- Monday 13th October from 3pm until 3.30pm at the Downley School Gates
- Wednesday 15th October from 3pm until 4pm at the Tesco Express
- Monday 20th October from 3pm until 4pm at the Downley Old School Community Centre
- Friday 24th October from 3pm until 3.30pm at the Disraeli School Gates
- Wednesday 29th October from 2pm until 3pm at the Tesco Express
The team are looking to hold sessions at the Disraeli School on The Pastures along with Mayor Khalil Ahmed. These are still to be confirmed however, we will advertise those dates when known.
If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non-emergency number 101 or email WycombeWestNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk – Please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters.
If you have information about crime or Anti Social Behaviour in your area but you do not want to speak to the police, please call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.
Alternatively you can visit the force website at www.thamesvalley.police.uk to view information on your neighbourhood.