Police update for November available
On a sad note PC Colin Bedford, a former member of the Downley and Disraeli team, has now retired from Thames Valley Police. We wish him well and will miss him in the team.
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. The firework season is upon us now so we ask everyone to use these items responsibly. Please call 101 and report anyone misusing fireworks. We 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.
Parking – Kestrel Close / Pheasant Drive, Littleworth Road / Coates Lane, Kelvin Close / Hughenden Avenue and Tancred Road / Hughenden Avenue are junctions which have received parking warning letters, where the team will continue to monitor and warn residents of any obstructions.
Speeding – 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.
This month we have had a report of a cat being shot by a BB gun in the area of Grays Lane in between Tesco’s and Sunny Croft. If anyone knows who uses a BB gun in this area please let us know using the 101 number.
Theft from Vehicles
This month there has seen a rise of theft from vehicles in the High Wycombe area. Several ‘Ford Galaxy’ type vehicles have been broken into, these have been mostly taxis and their change has been stolen. 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.
At the beginning of this month we had a burglary in Fulton close, the offender gained entry through the back door and stole money and jewellery. The annual anti burglary campaign has begun, if you see anyone acting suspicious in the area of Downley and Disraeli please let us know. 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.
Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG)
On the 17th November at 8pm in the Pastures Church, a meeting to discuss the formation of a Disraeli Neighbourhood Action Group will be taking place. If you are interested in joining the NAG please come along. PCSO Jen Weaver and PC Craig Duncan will also be attending to represent Thames Valley Police.
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.
Saturday 8th November from 10am until 11am at the Downley Old School Community Centre
Wednesday 12th November from 2pm until 3pm at the Downley Old School Community Centre
Sunday 16th November from 3pm until 4pm at the Downley Old School Community Centre
Wednesday 26th November from 2pm until 3pm at the Tesco Express
Friday 28th November from 3pm until 4pm at the Tesco Express
PC Craig Duncan is also tweeting on behalf of the Neighbourhood team at @TVP_Wycombe, please follow us on Twitter.
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.