Police update for April
The April monthly update for Downley and Disraeli is brought to you by PC 6739 Craig Duncan, PCSO C9433 Ceri Sydney and PCSO 8621 Alan Gibson.
It has been highlighted that there are parking issues around Disraeli school. Parents should take into consideration the safety of all children who attend the school and not just their own.
Cars parked in an inconsiderate manner causing an obstruction on pavements and on the road are being given a notice of advice. This notice will only be issued for a short period of time to educate drivers on their parking. Re-offending vehicles will then be subject to a fixed penalty ticket.
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.
We are aware that potential drug deals are happening on the Hithercroft service road near the radio tower and also in the alleyway leading to the West Wycombe road. Increased patrols are being conducted to deter and catch offenders.
We are continuously receiving reports from members of the public, all over Wycombe, 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 atcrimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
Theft from Motor vehicles
There has been a report of Tool theft from a commercial vehicle on School Close in Downley this month. Offenders forced entry to steel tools from the van. The offenders were quite brazen committing the offence in front of the aggrieved’s house under the security light which was active and triggered. Residents dismissed the activity thinking it was the aggrieved.
If you witness anything similar please consider calling police providing as much information as possible including any descriptions of vehicles that may be waiting to ex-fill the offenders. It appears clear the van was targeted for its contents.
Please remember 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.
To deter theft of number plates please consider using anti-theft fixing screws. While these screws are not a guarantee, they do cause thieves a lot of trouble and increase the time spent when trying to remove them.
Anti Social Behaviour (ASB)
There have been no reports of ASB within Downley or Disraeli this month.
If you would like to report any ASB in your area please contact 101 and provide as much detail as possible including descriptions of individuals and the location they are in. 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.
Criminal damage has been reported this month on Hithercroft road whereby a resident’s fence has been cracked in several places.
We urge you as a community to remain vigilant and report any incidents of criminal damage by calling 101 with the information to allow us to act fast.
Speeding operations will continue to happen in and around identified trouble spots in Downley and Disraeli with the results being published in these updates.
Neighbourhood Action Group Meeting
Disraeli Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) The next NAG is yet to be set but dates and timings will be published as soon as they are confirmed.
In the mean time the Disraeli NAG and Downley Parish Council are ongoing, with the dates listed on here, 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.
Contact us 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.