Police Update for July
Anti Social Behaviour (ASB)
ASB is always an issue and we are relying on you to let us know if any problems arise in your area.
There has been little if no reports of Mini moto use this month. We are continuing to collate intelligence for our file of vehicles and offenders who are using them. It’s is important to remember that Thames Valley Police (TVP) does class this as ASB the vehicles are usually uninsured and the riders unlicensed.
We have had issues with road legal scooters doing wheelies on public roads. These individuals are also riding without helmets and using public footpaths and access ways.
Local residents can assist the police in preventing this kind of behaviour by calling any sightings of these vehicles in to TVP on the non emergency number 101 and giving a good description of vehicle, rider and direction of travel and number plate if seen.
Ball games are being played again on the green by The Pastures where there is a NO ball games zone, this will be patrolled more frequently by the Neighbourhood Team to try and encourage the children to play on another green.
If you are concerned about a friend, or relative who engages in these activities you can give information confidentially to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
School parking patrols are conducted to ensure the safety of children and parents. In some cases polite words of advice given by PCSO’s have been ignored by parents who continue to park in a dangerous position or where it causes an unnecessary obstruction of the road. Any vehicle found to be parked causing an obstruction will be subject to a fixed penalty notice or if deemed such a danger it will be removed at the owners cost.
A £30 ticket may be issued by a Police Officer or PCSO, and left with the vehicle if unattended.
You must not wait or park on yellow lines, near a school entrance, anywhere you would prevent access for emergency services, opposite or within 10 metres of a junction, on a bend, in front of an entrance to a property or blocking a dropped curb which has been lowered to help wheelchair users as stated in the Highway Code. Again, a £30 ticket may be issued for inconsiderate parking or causing an obstruction depending on the exact circumstances and officer’s discretion.
There continues to be reports of criminal damage throughout Downley and Disraeli. Most recently two signs asking for information about a road traffic accident outside Morrisons on Plomer Green Lane have been ripped down and damaged. We urge you as a community to report any incidents of criminal damage by calling 101 with the information to allow us to act fast.
There have been reports of people using drugs in the woods behind Hithercroft Road. We urge members of the public to contact us so we can try and disrupt and resolve this issue.
We are continuously receiving reports from members of the public highlighting suspicious activity which they believe to be drug dealing or drug taking. This information allows us to pinpoint possible drug hotspots and exchange sites. If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Theft from Motor vehicles
When leaving your vehicle unattended please consider if it is insecure or containing visible, expensive items. Vehicle owners can help keep their vehicles safe following some simple guidelines. Do not leave items on display; secure all doors and windows when leaving your vehicle, even small amounts of change left visible is desirable to some, phone charger and Sat Nav cables can make someone think your phone or Sat Nav are in the glove box. Following these simple steps will help to protect your vehicle from attack.
Speeding operations will continue to happen in and around identified trouble spots in Downley and Disraeli with the results being made public in these monthly updates.
In a 1 hour period an average speed of 34mph was recorded on Coats Lane; this indicates people are speeding prior to passing the national speed limit sign.
50 cars travelling at 30mph limit or below
33 cars speeding between 31-34mph
26 cars speeding between 35-39mph
8 cars speeding at 40mph and above!!!
Future operations are planned to enforce the speed limit in this area and drivers held to account.
Neighbourhood Action Group Meeting
Disraeli Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) - The next meeting for the Disraeli NAG is yet to be confirmed however as soon as we know, we will let you know.
Have Your Say Meetings - Due to residents not turning up, these meeting have been terminated. This will be effective until demand from the community is high enough to reinstate these meetings.
In the mean time the Disraeli NAG and Downley Parish Council are ongoing every month, which we attend also, so residents are able to get hold of the Neighbourhood Team at these scheduled events.
PC Craig Duncan is also tweeting on behalf of the Neighbourhood team at @TVP_Wycombe, please follow us on Twitter.
Neighbourhood Action Groups (NAGs)
These meetings are a key part of Neighbourhood Policing in Thames Valley. A NAG is a multi-agency, problem-solving group that consists of relevant partner agencies, key stakeholders and, most importantly, members of the local community. NAGs focus their work around the main priorities that are identified after consultation with the local community. Members, who are all volunteers, take on responsibility for achieving certain tasks on behalf of their neighbourhood.
What’s in it for me?
There are several benefits to you in getting involved in your local NAG. As a member of your NAG, you can:
- Influence decisions and encourage action on issues that matter to people in your neighbourhood.
- Have the chance to change things for the better in your neighbourhood.
- Gain a sense of satisfaction in making a difference to local quality of life.
- Work together with key partner agencies.
How do I get involved?
For more information about getting involved in your local NAG, please call 101, the TVP non-emergency number. Ask to speak to a representative from your local Neighbourhood Policing team. Or you can enquire about joining your local NAG by visiting your local police station.
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.