neighbourhood policing by Thames Valley Policeprotect valuables noticespeed monitoring by Thames Valley Policewordcloud chiltern s bucksflytipping photographed by Thames Valley Policedrugs seized by Thames Valley Policerural policing by Thames Valley Police

Notes from Forum Meeting September 4th

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Following review of the survey results and subsequent discussion, the following policing priorities were agreed for the coming quarter:

  • Drug dealing and misuse
  • Burglary
  • Anti-social behaviour

Click here for minutes of the meeting (PDF. 820kb). A brief summary follows:

  • There was a discussion about priorities set by the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), with responsibility for delivery lying with the Chief Constable, and how these can often be different to the priorities that the neighbourhood wishes to see being addressed. The PCC was reported to be particularly concerned by the decrease in confidence in rural areas, and the prevalence of fraud. The team of dedicated rural and wildlife officers is being strengthened, and all neighbourhood officers are being trained in advice on cyber crime.
  • Inspector Richard Vine updated activity over the past 3 months on the previous neighbourhood priorities, Drug Dealing and Usage, Speeding Enforcement and Burglary Prevention. Detailed numbers are available in the minutes.
  • The neighbourhood team had suffered some losses in personnel, but new appointments have been made.
  • Priorities for the coming three months were agreed, as above. Whilst Drugs did not appear in the top 3 of the survey, the mood of the meeting was that they were a root cause of many of the other concerns. The meeting also noted that there is widespread community Speedwatch participation across the region, which will continue to receive support.
  • The new website went live in August, and Robert Gibson of Dovedale Design gave a brief presentation. Focus will now be given to getting the word around via local forums, newsletters, magazines etc.

The meeting was informed by the following survey results:

survey results for chiltern community forum september 2018

Other Recent Posts

The Importance of REPORTING Crime and Bad Behaviour

WHY it is important to report crime and concerns: we can do more to help focus Policing support and attention on our own locality, and even help in the fight against broader crime.     Read More...

Rural Crime Update Spring/Summer 2022

Latest TVP Rural Crime update, reporting on activity to thwart rural crime. Includes details of Twitter account and WhatsApp groups for Chiltern and South Bucks.    Read More...

Have your say on Victim Services

Survey for victims, and professionals who work with victims, on design of future support services in the Thames Valley.    Read More...

Thames Valley Road Safety Summit – 9th May 2022

Road Safety Summit announced by PCC is to be welcomed if it helps address behaviours which make speeding and anti social driving leading concerns of local residents.    Read More...

Buckinghamshire Council Community Safety Newsletter Spring 2022

A comprehensive round-up of community safety news and initiatives, the latest Buckinghamshire Council Community Safety Newsletter is now available.     Read More...

New Chiltern Rural Crime WhatsApp Group

Information on joining the NEW Chiltern Rural Community WhatsApp Group. Administered by the public, with direct engagement with the Neighbourhood Policing team, it will be a tool to share information with community and Police    Read More...

Moving Traffic Offences Consultation

Following a change in legislation, Buckinghamshire Council plans to apply for powers to monitor and enforce moving traffic contraventions. It is seeking residents’ opinions in a consultation closing on 4th April.    Read More...