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The Forum

The Forum’s next meeting will be held, via MS Teams, at 6.30pm on Wednesday 26th June. We encourage all residents to take the short survey and help shape the work of Neighbourhood Policing in the coming months. The meeting link will be publicised, but residents can request it when taking the survey, or by e-mailing contact@csb-forum.org.

Facilitating effective communication between residents and Neighbourhood Policing

Since 2018, the Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum has provided a resident-led platform for effective and transparent engagement between residents and Thames Valley Police.

Our immediate scope is Neighbourhood Policing. We cover the following neighbourhood areas: Amersham, Burnham Farnhams & Taplow, Chesham, Chalfonts, Denham & Gerrards Cross, Iver Stoke Poges & Wexham, Missendens. These are within the Buckinghamshire Local Command Unit (LCU).

Three times a year the Forum operates a cycle which sets focus areas for our Neighbourhood Police Teams.

The cycle comprises:

  1. Survey of local residents’ concerns
  2. Open-to-all meeting between residents, representatives of Neighbourhood Police and where appropriate, guest speakers and subject matter experts.
  3. Setting of ‘Focus areas’ which become part of officers’ workflow and reporting schedules.
  4. Survey comments analysed and distributed to area Sergeants

Progress reports on previous focus areas are presented by Thames Valley Police. Decisions are announced on this website and elsewhere.

flowchart of Chiltern & S Bucks Policing Issues Forum August 2023

In addition, the Forum seeks to promote community engagement, and encourage involvement by individuals, businesses and other stakeholders within the area.

Andy Garnett Chair of Chiltern Community Forum

“Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum supports the process for identifying and setting areas of focus for the Chiltern & South Bucks Local Policing Area (LPA) Neighbourhood Police teams. It provides a platform for meaningful engagement between local residents and Neighbourhood Police teams. And it encourages community involvement and individual responsibility: how can we as citizens help make our community a better place to be?”
Andy Garnett, Chair, Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum


Inspector James Ellis, Thames Valley Police

“It is vital that policing reflects the priorities of our communities. South Buckinghamshire policing area has done much to align itself with Buckinghamshire Council’s Community Board structure, and the Policing Issues Forum allows me to regularly meet with representatives from all seven of the Community Board areas, which I cover. It facilitates a focused dialogue on those local concerns which have greatest policing relevance, and independently determines their priority, practicality, and pertinence; exploring the contribution of statutory and voluntary partners, in finding solutions. It is a community-driven body, which provides exceptionally informative, insightful and accessible information on local policing performance; allowing evidence-based decision making.”
– Inspector James Ellis, Thames Valley Police


Frequently Asked Questions

Why does the Forum exist?

Who is the Forum for?

What area does the Forum cover?

Who is involved?

Identifying and setting Neighbourhood Policing focus areas

What are the Issues we can choose from?

What are the current top three areas of focus?

How do I get more information on crime and policing within my neighbourhood?

How does the Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum relate to Buckinghamshire Council’s Community Boards?


Using this website

The Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum (“C&SB PIF”, “the Forum”, “we”, “us”) is an independent community body working in conjunction with Thames Valley Police Chiltern & South Bucks Local Policing Area.

C&SB PIF’s stated objectives are:

  • to support the process for identifying and setting areas of focus for the Chiltern & South Bucks LPA Neighbourhood Police teams.
  • to provide a platform for meaningful engagement between local residents and Neighbourhood Police teams.
  • to promote community engagement, and encourage involvement by individuals, businesses and other stakeholders within the area.
  • Our overall goal is to make the Chiltern & South Bucks community more resilient, and for Chiltern and South Bucks to be a better, safer place to live and work.

Users of this website agree to comply with and be bound by our terms and conditions of use. These can be viewed on our Terms and Conditions page. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

Contact the Forum

Please e-mail us on contact@csb-forum.org

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