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Forum Meetings

Regular Invitation to all residents to engage with Neighbourhood Police

Forum meetings are held on a quarterly basis. They are open meetings which anyone can attend, and they are publicised widely in advance.

The meetings are an opportunity for engagement between residents and Neighbourhood Police. They will generally be preceded by a survey inviting residents to list their top areas of concern. These will be used to inform the ‘Policing Issues Panel’ (comprising Chairs of the 7 Community Boards or their representatives) when setting Neighbourhood Policing areas of focus for the coming quarter.

These areas of focus, and data from the survey, will be discussed at the Forum, as well as Police updates on previous areas of focus. Conversation will then range more widely, with senior officers available to answer questions, and sometimes with subject experts or guest speakers invited to contribute.

The meetings include open, frank discussions with members of Chiltern & South Bucks’ Neighbourhood Policing team. We encourage as many residents, businesses and groups as possible to attend the meeting, to ask questions and air views.

Minutes and reports from the meetings are made available on this website soon after the meeting. These are publicised on the website and elsewhere.

Neighbourhood Police current focus areas


Burglary prevention

Led by the police, supported by the community; this will be tackled through pursuing offenders, crime prevention activities including Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) operations, crime reduction events and education.

AntiSocial Behaviour

We will identify key areas to target high visibility patrols. We are working together with our Community Safety colleagues to identify and deal with perpetrators. Our Schools officer is providing educational inputs at local academies in order to reduce the likelihood of ASB. We are also working with private and social housing sectors to deal with those who cause nuisance through excessive noise. We risk assess repeat victims and ensure that appropriate support agencies are involved where required.

These were set at the Chiltern Community Forum Meeting on September 23rd 2020. Thank you to all who attended the meeting and completed the survey. More information available at


The 22 Concerns, used to set Focus Areas

The 22 concerns are set out on the online survey forms. They are are listed below, with links to information from Thames Valley Police, Chiltern District Council and other sources:

Concerns/Priorities and Sources for Further Information
Thames Valley PoliceBuckinghamshire CouncilOther
Anti-social behaviourWhat is antisocial behaviour?Anti-Social Behaviour
Public Spaces Protection Orders Community Trigger
ASB Help - registered charity providing advice and support to victims of anti-social behaviour
Burglary – residential propertiesResidential BurglaryHome Security
Burglary – sheds and garagesSecure your shed or garage
Burglary – commercial propertiesHow to keep burglars out of your business
Child sexual exploitationChild Sexual ExploitationChild Sexual ExploitationChild Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP)
Dog foulingDog Fouling
Responsible Dog Ownership
Cyber crime / FraudProtect Your World
Useful contacts for advice about fraud and cybercrime
The Little Book of Cyber Scams
Internet, e-mail and mobile phone fraud
Cyber CrimeActionFraud
LitteringOrganise a Community Litter Pick
Modern slaveryModern SlaveryModern SlaveryModern Slavery Helpline
Rogue traders/ ScamsFriends Against Scams
Bucks & Surrey Trading Standards
Think Jessica
Drug dealing
SpeedingCommunity Speedwatch
Theft from vehiclesTheft from a VehicleVehicle Crime
Theft of vehiclesKeeping Vehicles Safe
Violence against a personDomestic Violence and Abuse
Rural crimeRural Crime - Advice and InformationRural CrimeRural Spotters Scheme
Drug and alcohol misuseSpiked Drinks - What you need to knowAlcohol, Drugs and Addiction
Cyber bullyingChild Safety on the Internet
Criminal damageHow to protect your property against vandalism
Knife CrimePCC - Gangs and Knife Crime