Local News


Aug 2016

Policing Update for August

The August monthly update for Downley and Disraeli is brought to you by PC 6739 Craig Duncan, PCSO C9433 Ceri Sydney and PCSO 8621 Alan Gibson.
Downley Day
As the schools have broken up for 6 weeks it is not unusual to see an increase in ASB. If you have any ASB activity concerns please contact the Neighbourhood team so that we can address them promptly.
Theft from motor vehicle (TFMV)
There were 4 reported cases of TFMV on Cotswold Way. All incidents occurred at the same time and were believed to be linked. The property from all vehicles was recovered by police and sent for forensic examination to establish a suspect. CCTV enquiries are ongoing. If you happened to witness anything which might assist in the investigation please call 101 and ask to speak to PCSO Gibson C8621.
Parking issues in known hot spots has decreased this month suggesting drivers do not want tickets for causing an obstruction. A resident within Downley has drafted a two page article with advice from police on what constitutes an obstruction to be published in the village magazine. This should provide adequate instructions to drivers and pedestrians to prevent such obstructions occurring.
Cars parked in an inconsiderate manner causing an obstruction on pavements and on the road will 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.
On a positive note residents and the NHPT identified an abandoned fridge in the alleyway leading to West Wycombe road from Cotswold Way, which contained multiple used needles and drugs paraphernalia. This was clearly a danger to children who might play in and around the fridge. The fridge in question was reported to the council waste management team who promptly removed and disposed of the threat. Should you come across a similar item please report it to the council waste management team who are best placed to deal with it. You may also call police but we use the same reporting channels within the council to have such things removed.
We do rely on information from the public when identifying this type of behaviour. 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 of Motorcycle
While scooters have be making off from police within the Downley/Disraeli area none have been reported as stolen from the immediate area. If you suspect a vehicle is stolen please report it to police so that we can complete relevant checks and seize any stolen vehicles.
This incident highlights the need to secure all out buildings and to ground anchor any and all expensive equipment.
Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)
There are continuous reports of quad bikes and moto cross bikes riding anti socially along The Pastures and Hithercroft road including Tinkers wood and on Downley Common. To get to these locations they often ride on main roads and pavement wearing insufficient gear to protect themselves and a new craze whereby they pull constant wheelies has emerged. If you spot these vehicles please call 101 and provide the best description possible including any video or photo’s you might capture. This goes a long way to helping us identify the individuals and their bikes.
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
Again no reports of criminal damage this month.
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.
A speed indication operation took place on 05/07/2016 with a focus to gage driver’s speeds on Hughenden Avenue. Four points on the road were targeted throughout the day including peak times, two heading up hill and two heading down. The results are as follows:
Out of 355 vehicles travelling up hill:
312 – Travelling between 30mph and 34mph
36 – Travelling between 35mph and 39mph
7 – Travelling in excess of 40mph
Out of 470 vehicles travelling downhill:
421 – Travelling between 30mph and 34mph
41 – Travelling between 35mph and 39mph
8 – Travelling in excess of 40mph
There has been communication between the mobile speed enforcement agency to have the speed recording van attend and enforce the speed limit. The above results have be sent to them so that they can assess if there is a need for an enforcement operation.

Neighbourhood Action Group Meeting
Disraeli Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG)
At this time the NHPT have not been informed of the next time and date when the NAG will take place.

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 meantime 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.