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Chiltern's current priorities:

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

The results of the survey are aggregated and presented at the meeting, to inform discussion and guide decisions. The meetings include open, frank discussions with members of Chiltern’s Neighbourhood Policing team. We encourage as many residents, businesses and groups as possible to attend the meeting. These meetings are also an opportunity to ask questions and air views.

How Priorities are set

Crime policing priorities for the coming quarter are set at the committee meeting of the Chiltern Community Forum. This is an open meeting, which anyone can attend.

Beforehand, residents are invited to complete an online survey to express their views and preferences. From a list of 22, they are asked to select their top three neighbourhood priorities that should be addressed over the next three months.

Information from the survey is collated, analysed and presented at the committee meeting. This helps inform discussion and guide decisions on priorities taken at the meeting.

Decisions are announced on this website and elsewhere. Progress reports are presented by Thames Valley Police at the following meeting, and again these are published. Thames Valley Police will also report to other meetings and groups, such as Local Area Forums.

The 22 Concerns, used to set Priorities

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 PoliceChiltern District CouncilOther
Anti-social behaviourWhat is antisocial behaviour?Anti-Social Behaviour and Nuisance
Public Spaces Protection Orders
Burglary – residential propertiesResidential BurglaryHome Security
Chiltern Burglar Alarm Companies List (xls download)
Burglary – sheds and garagesSecure your shed or garageDefensive Planting (PDF, 7.9MB)
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/ ScamsNo Cold Calling ZonesFriends Against Scams
Bucks & Surrey Trading Standards
Think Jessica
Drug dealing
SpeedingCommunity Speedwatch
Theft from vehiclesTheft from a VehicleVehicle Crime
Theft of vehiclesTheft of a Vehicle
Violence against a personDomestic Violence and Abuse
Rural crimeRural Crime - Advice and InformationRural CrimeRural Spotters Scheme
Nuisance Parking
Drug and alcohol misuseSpiked Drinks - What you need to knowDrugs and Alcohol
Cyber bullyingChild Safety on the Internet
Criminal damageHow to protect your property against vandalism
Knife CrimePCC - Gangs and Knife Crime