Iver Heath

Neighbourhood loop for Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire

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    • Derek R @DerekR Iver Heath - 5mo

      Bin collection dates.

      South Bucks District Council has advised that bin collection dates may be changing in your area for all collections from early May onwards.

      To find out what your collection dates will be please go to:
      https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/find-out-when-its-your-bin-collection/check-your-new-bin-day-chiltern-south-bucks-and-wycombe-areas/

      The council will be writing to all affected addresses with the new dates within a few days.

    • Derek R @DerekR Iver Heath - 5mo

      Amersham Missendens and Chalfonts - Neighbourhood Policing Quarterly Update

      Amersham Missendens and Chalfonts - Neighbourhood Policing Quarterly Update
      The Amersham, Chalfonts and Missendens Neighbourhood Team consists of:
      INS Richard Vine, PS 3675 Darren Walsh, PC 6633 Matthew Carson, PC7844 Matthew Cumming.
      Along with:
      PCSO 8632 Jen Shraga and PCSO 9601 Charlotte Marsh covering the Chalfonts.
      PCSO 7495 Lucy Groves and PCSO 9783 Chris Hinkley–Ging covering the Missendens.
      PCSO 8882 Jacqueline Day and PCSO 9631 Kerry Clarke, covering Amersham.

      The priorities for your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) are decided from the Policing Issues Panel. This steering group of local residents and representatives from organisations across the area allows us to hear what the community wants us to focus on and to consider how we can accomplish these aims. The top three priorities are chosen, every four months and are assumed by your Neighbourhood Policing Team. https://www.csb-forum.org/about

      There is currently a number of changes happening within Thames Valley Police. Chiltern & South Bucks LPA will be merging with Wycombe LPA becoming South Buckinghamshire Police Area more in line with the council’s boundaries. The area will be commanded by Supt Emma Burroughs, with Chief Insp Gassan Shaladan as the deputy commander.

      Inspector James Ellis will be assuming the role of leading Neighbourhood Policing across South Buckinghamshire.


      Priorities from the PIP meeting on the 30th March 2022:

      Priority 1; Serious Acquisitive Crime i.e. robbery, burglary, theft from, or of a motor vehicle
      We did; Over the last quarter, there has been a considerable fall in the amount of burglaries. It is acknowleged that with many people working from home this has had an impact on the opportunities available to the burglar. Which goes to show the importance of basic crime reduction advice in giving the appearance that someone is at home.

      With the changes in technology, keyless car crime is taking place and offenders no longer have to enter your house to steal your car or cars. Many of the public are still unaware of this risk.

      Proactively we have carried on working with other departments and police forces in targeting travelling criminals and trying to deny them the use of the road. Dedicated operations in January and February saw us working with the new Rural Task Force, Herts Pol and Roads Policing units. This resulted in 3 arrests, 30 people being reported for various offences and 13 vehicles being taken off the roads.

      Last year saw the launch of NHW Crime Reduction Advisors. They offer a free service where people who would like an impartial home assessment can speak to a trained volunteer about crime reduction advice. There has been a big uptake for this service. Victims of burglary will be offered such a visit.


      Top tips
      1; Use your garage - if you have one and it is not stuffed with the garden furniture, the treadmill that never got used, the roll of left over carpet (just in case)
      2; Keep your keys safe. Get yourself a Faraday Pouch. For a fiver this blocks the keys signals
      3; Keys - can you turn the signal off - some models do allow for this. Check your manual.
      4; Consider a steering lock. Yes I know we thought we got rid of these in the 90's - but they do work as criminals come equipped to steal with technology rather that tools.

      Dwelling Burglaries
      2021 2022 Change
      Amersham 8 8 0%
      Chalfonts 5 9 80%
      Chesham 7 4 -43%
      Missendens 3 1 -67%

      Shed/Garage breaks
      2021 2022 Change
      Amersham 3 3 0%
      Chalfonts 1 1 0%
      Chesham 5 3 -40%
      Missendens 3 3 0%


      Business Burglaries
      2021 2022 Change
      Amersham 0 3
      Chalfonts 2 2 0%
      Chesham 5 2 -60%
      Missendens 5 1 -80%

      Theft of Motor Vehicle
      2021 2022 Change
      Amersham 1 5 400%
      Chalfonts 13 14 8%
      Chesham 7 5 -29%
      Missendens 3 2 -33%



      Theft from motor vehicle
      2021 2022 Change
      Amersham 18 9 -50%
      Chalfonts 10 10 0%
      Chesham 22 15 -32%
      Missendens 9 5 -44%


      Robbery
      2021 2022 Change
      Amersham 1 0 -100%
      Chalfonts 0 0
      Chesham 1 3 200%
      Missendens 1 0 -100%

      Figures Jan – Mar 22


      Priority 2; SPEEDING
      We did;
      Community Speedwatch schemes are currently running in Chalfont St Peter, Missenden, Prestwood, Holmer Green and Kingshill areas and I anticipate that Amersham, Chesham Bois and Little Chalfont will have schemes in operation shortly.
      A further advancement in the CSW Community Speedwatch schemes website https://communityspeedwatch.org comes into fruition this month. This system will allow CSW Schemes to directly import information without having to wait for an administrator to input it, will include training and recording of sites. The PCC, Matt Barber has secured funding, enabling short-term loan start-up kits for new areas that are waiting for funds being available to purchase equipment. These will be available, on a loan period of up to 6 months only, once loaned you cannot request to loan again. This will enable other teams starting up in the TVP area to get started as soon as possible. These devices will be available as soon as they arrive from the suppliers.
      A few TVP Speedwatch results:
      413 sites approved across TVP.
      635 people who have joined new TVP CSW scheme.
      735 roadside sessions in hours.
      2057 operator hours across TVP.
      Percentage of non-reoffenders after receiving 1st letter = 95.20%
      Operation Glare: In the last quarter, the following locations were targeted, by police, for enhanced checks:
      Cokes Lane and Bell Lane in Little Chalfont, Austenwood Lane and Kingsway in Chalfont St Peter, Narcot Lane and Vache Lane in Chalfont St Giles.
      A404 Chenies, Copperkins Lane, Whielden Street, Highland Road, Clifton Road in Amersham.
      Church Road in Penn, High Street in Prestwood, Browns Road in Holmer Green, Martinsend Lane in Missenden.
      As a result of these enforcements 47 people were issues with speeding tickets.

      Speed Cameras in Chiltern
      Our Road Safety vans and fixed cameras provide enforcement and a visual deterrent across the JOU. The aim of the enforcement we carryout is to help support you to reduce the speed of traffic, making the roads safer for all road users, and reduce the risk of injury, collisions and casualties in your district.

      Figures from the Road Safety Mobile and Speed Enforcement Team advised, that between Jan-Feb 2022 387 offences were captured by the mobile speed cameras whilst 115 offences were captured by fixed cameras.

      Priority 3; ASB
      We did; Drug use is a common cause of ASB. PCSO led operation to identify and target drug dealers resulted in dealer being detained a large number of drugs being recovered in Chalfont St Peter. An offensive weapon was later found in the subsequent house search. Targeted house to house ‘Have your says’, in problem areas, has resulted in a number of people feeling confident to come forward and discuss with us concerns and observations. The team has also been able to promote our NHW groups. We aim to make life as uncomfortable as possible for any would be gangs so that we can protect our community.

      In Amersham we are currently assisting Paradigm Housing in case where resident is continuously smoking a noxious substance effecting the neighbours. This has led to resident being served notice. We will work with our partners in securing evidence and improving the community. We will also be looking at focusing our attention on a number of blocks of flats where there are a disproportionate amount of calls and crime.

      In a bid to try and reduce future ASB we will be working with Evolve Boxing Academy and The Amersham School, Dr Challoners Grammar and High Schools. Supported by Buckinghamshire Council. “Evolving through Boxing” places will be offered to selected children as a reward, to build confidence or for youths who would benefit from mentoring. Similar schemes in Milton Keynes resulted in a lot of positive feedback. We are looking for this to be rolled out next school year.

      Most of our current workload within the Anti-Social Behaviour category stems from neighbour disputes. This issue continues to grow and demand seems to be higher at this time. Some of the work that the team are currently dealing with include noise disturbances, arguments, cannabis smells and drug using, inconsiderate parking, boundary disputes, hate crimes and allegations of harassment. We continue to work with our partners as a multi-agency in order to solve these issues. Partners include housing, environmental health and mediation charities.

      Another issue is with graffiti in the Chalfonts. We are currently investigating a number of sprayed emblems on road signs. Enquiries are ongoing and I will look to have an update on this for the next report.

      Have Your Say meetings
      We will be running a HYS van and giving crime prevention advice on the following dates:

      13/04 – C9783 Chris HINKLEY-GING & C8882 Jacqueline DAY
      Holmer Green Shops, Brown Road – 0930-1030
      Chesham High Street – 1100-1200
      The Green on the High Street, Chalfont St Giles – 1300-1400

      17/05 – C9601 Charlotte MARSH & C7495 Lucy GROVES
      19/06 – C9631 Kerry CLARKE & C8632 Jennifer SHRAGA

      Locations and timings to be confirmed and will be advertised on the www.csb-forum.org.


      Offenders Brought to Justice
      Offences from the 1st Jan 22. This does not include persons who are currently under investigation.

      Amersham
      Person given a caution for possession of Class A drugs
      Person given restorative disposal for Cannabis
      Person given restorative disposals for Cannabis
      Person given restorative disposal for Assault
      Person given restorative disposal for Assault
      Person given restorative disposals for Drugs
      Person given a conditional caution for Cannabis
      Person given a conditional caution for Disclosing a private sexual act
      Person given restorative disposal for dangerous dog out of control
      Person given a conditional caution for harassment

      Chalfonts
      Person given restorative disposal for possession of a knife (self harm)
      Person charged with 5 thefts from motor vehicles
      Person given restorative disposal for assaults
      Person given restorative disposal for assault
      Person given restorative disposal for public order
      Person given restorative disposal for cannabis
      Person given restorative disposal for cannabis
      Person given restorative disposal for cannabis
      Person given restorative disposal for cannabis
      Person given restorative disposal for sending a malicious communication


      Missendens
      Person given restorative disposal for Cannabis
      Person given restorative disposal for Assault
      Person given restorative disposal for Abstracting electricity
      Person given restorative disposal for Criminal damage
      Person given restorative disposal for Assault
      Person given restorative disposal for Assault
      Person given restorative disposal for Assault
      Person given a caution for Assault
      Person given restorative disposal for ABH
      Person given restorative disposal for Cannabis
      Person given restorative disposal for Cannabis
      Person given a conditional caution for Assault
      Person reported for Publishing indecent images


      Rural Crime
      Rural Crime. Last month 46 visits were carried out to our farms in an effort to get them signed up to our Country Watch Scheme and to discuss ways to improve security at rural locations.

      Already we are seeing that the Rural Crime Taskforce visiting our area and assisting us in trying to target rural crime. Several days of action last month resulted in all plant machinery being moved being stopped and checks carried out to see if it was stolen. Our aim is to make the Chilterns one of the most hostile areas for criminals who are driving through our areas.


      Social media
      We ask our readers to consider subscribing to our Thames Valley Alerts, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

      www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk ‘TV Alerts’ allow the subscriber to filter the subject matter which is of relevance to them, and only requires an email address to begin receiving local policing information.

      Our “Twitter” feed @tvp_chiltsbucks will show you what the policing team are doing, will provide crime prevention information, witness appeals and “Good Result” stories. The Facebook group TVPChilternandSouthBucks will provide the same information as Twitter but seems to be the preferred social media site used by the public.

      We do not take reports of crime via social media and we do not see comments placed into personal social media groups. To report crime online visit https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/ro/report/

      Stay safe out there and keep your eyes peeled.

      Sergeant Darren Walsh
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    • Derek R @DerekR Iver Heath - 7mo

      Think Widen Burglary Prevention Campaign Launched

      Our research shows two thirds (67%) of people are worried about their home being broken into, yet there are simple, proven measures we can all take to reduce our chances of becoming a victim of burglary by up to 50%.

      To help you be and feel safer at home, we are running our Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign (1st-31st March), highlighting the simple, evidence-based WIDE measures which can be taken in any home on a variety of budgets.

      At Neighbourhood Watch, we also believe neighbours keeping an eye out for each other is key to reducing burglary, so we've extended the WIDE acronym to WIDE(N):

      W: WINDOWS: Keep your windows locked
      I: INTERIOR: Put inside lights on a timer/smart bulb
      D: DOORS: Double or deadlock your doors
      E: EXTERIOR: Put outside lights on a sensor
      (N): NEIGHBOURS: Keep an eye out for your neighbours

      To learn more about WIDE(N) and burglary prevention measures, visit ourwatch.org.uk/thinkwiden.

      John Hayward-Cripps, CEO of Neighbourhood Watch Network, said 'It is not okay for two-thirds of people to fear being burgled. More needs to be done to help people be and feel safer, and when it comes to burglary, prevention is always better than cure. Since 1982 we have been supporting communities to feel and be safer. We know that by securing your home's windows, interior, doors, exterior and keeping an eye out for neighbours, we can all give ourselves the best chance of not being burgled. If you have been burgled recently, criminals are familiar with your home and may come back once you've had time to purchase new items. Act soon to avoid being retargeted - use the WIDE(N) advice for a combination of simple yet effective prevention measures.'

      We have joined forces with our longstanding primary smart security partner, ERA Home Security, to bring their expertise to our Think WIDE(N) burglary prevention campaign. We are excited to invite you to some events this month:

      WEBINAR: WHAT DOES SMART SECURITY MEAN FOR MY HOME? 10th March, 5-6pm delivered in partnership with ERA – booking opening soon on ourwatch.org.uk/webinars.
      ASK THE EXPERTS DAY: 16th March on our Facebook / Twitter / Instagram channels – an opportunity to learn more and discuss burglary prevention live with ERA experts and Neighbourhood Watch

      Member discount
      In addition, as a thank you for your continued support of Neighbourhood Watch, ERA is offering a discount of 10% off all alarm kits using the code NHW2022. Click here to take advantage of this special offer. https://h5ur1diw1a1ak5zf-59175633074.shopifypreview.com/pages/burglary-campaign?view=burglary-campaign
      Take advantage of this offer by 31st March 2022.


      If you have any questions or feedback regarding the campaign, please email enquiries@ourwatch.org.uk.

      Kind regards

      NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH NETWORK, Central Support Team
      Follow us.. ourwatch.org.uk / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn
      Neighbourhood Watch Network is a charity registered in England & Wales, CIO no: 1173349

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    • Derek R @DerekR Iver Heath - 7mo

      Buckinghamshire Country Parks

      Message to all Country Parks Parking Permit Holders…

      All Buckinghamshire Country Parks (including all car parks) will be closed on Friday 18th February due to the arrival of Storm Eunice and the extreme winds forecast. The parks aim to re-open from 10am on Saturday (at the earliest) subject to safety inspections being completed. We strongly advise you not to try to enter the parks during this period for your own safety.

      Please be aware that the sites will only reopen when we are happy that there is no risk to staff and visitors.

      Kind regards

      Buckinghamshire Country Parks Team

      Communities Directorate

      Buckinghamshire Council

      01753 511060

      countryparks@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

      The Countryside Centre, Black Park Country Park, Black Park Road, Wexham, Buckinghamshire, SL3 6DS

    • Derek R @DerekR Iver Heath - 8mo

      Amersham Chalfonts and Missendens Nhp Crime Update from Ps 3675 Walsh

      The Amersham, Chalfonts and Missendens Neighbourhood Team consists of:
      INS Richard Vine, PS 3675 Darren Walsh, PC 6633 Matthew Carson, PC7844 Matthew Cumming.
      Along with:
      PCSO 4233 Lucy Sandford and PCSO 8632 Jen Shraga covering the Chalfonts.
      PCSO 7495 Lucy Groves and PCSO 9783 Chris Hinkley–Ging covering the Missendens.
      PCSO 8882 Jacqueline Day, PCSO 9601 Charlotte Marsh and PCSO 9631 Kerry Clarke, covering Amersham.

      The priorities for your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) are decided from the Policing Issues Panel. This steering group of local residents and representatives from organisations across the area allows us to hear what the community wants us to focus on and to consider how we can accomplish these aims. The top three priorities are chosen, every four months and are assumed by your Neighbourhood Policing Team. https://www.csb-forum.org/about

      Priorities from the PIP meeting on the 29th November 2021:

      Priority 1; Serious Acquisitive Crime i.e. robbery, burglary, theft from, or of a motor vehicle
      We did;
      Criminals are changing how they work. With changes in technology, offenders no longer have to enter your house to steal a car. Keyless car crime has become a huge problem with many of the public unaware of the risks. The team has been giving out crime reduction advice almost daily via, meetings, visits, social media, and through Neighbourhood Watch. Our annual Peak Seasonal Trend Analysis Operation took place in October to raise awareness of current crime themes. Identified areas received crime reduction events to raise awareness.

      My team has been proactively working with other departments and police forces in targeting travelling criminals aiming to deny them the use of the roads in Chiltern & South Bucks. There has been excellent results in disrupting a variety of crimes. In the last 3 months 21 people were arrested, 22 people reported and 15 cars were taken off the road as a result of our operations. The message we want to send out to criminals is that if you come into C there is a high chance you will be caught and punished.

      Since the start of the COVID Pandemic, we have seen a huge reduction in the amount of Burglaries across our area and has continued since restrictions eased. This goes to show that burglars do not like to target properties when someone is likely to be at home due to a heightened chance they will be caught. This echoes the basic advice of make it look like someone is at home to reduce being a victim.

      One of our Force priorities is to have a 15% reduction in residential burglary. Year to year I can report there were 39 such incidents in Amersham a 37% reduction, 26 in the Chalfonts a 61% reduction and 10 in the Missendens a 60 % reduction.

      Robbery thankfully is not a common offence. In the last 12 months there have been 3 offences in the Missendens, 2 in the Chalfonts and 6 in Amersham. This equates to a 54% decrease in Amersham, a 33% decrease in the Chalfonts but a 200% increase in the Missendens due to 1 offence the year before.

      Theft of Motor Vehicle. In the last 12 months 20 offences occurred in Amersham a 38% reduction, 51 in the Chalfonts a 38% rise and 10 in the Missendens a 17% reduction.

      Theft from Motor Vehicle. Figures show there were 61 offences in Amersham a 31% reduction, 57 offences in the Chalfonts a 19% reduction and 22 offences in the Missendens a 5% gain.

      The reduction figures are good news for the area. COVID no doubt has had an effect with more people working from home reducing opportunities available to thieves. This goes to show the importance of giving the appearance that someone is at home.


      Priority 2; SPEEDING
      We did;
      Community Speedwatch schemes are currently running in Chalfont St Peter, Missenden, Prestwood, Holmer Green and Kingshill areas and I anticipate that Amersham, Chesham Bois and Little Chalfont will have schemes in operation shortly.
      We want to expand the scheme to other areas and will be working with local parishes and volunteer groups to create new groups. An advancement in the CSW scheme’s website came into fruition last month. The system allows CSW members to import information without the need for an administrator. The system also has on-line training and a record of sites. This will make it easier for new members to join and members to manage their schemes.
      I would like to add a special thanks to all the volunteers who do go out in the cold and to our Police Support Volunteer Mr Grover who give up their time to help support these schemes.
      Operation Glare
      In the last quarter, the following locations were targeted, by police, for enhanced checks:
      Amersham Road, Bell Lane, Elizabeth Avenue, Cokes Lane in Little Chalfont, and, Austenwood Lane, Denham Lane and Kingsway in Chalfont St Peter.

      Speed Cameras in Chiltern
      Our Road Safety vans and fixed cameras provide enforcement and a visual deterrent across the JOU. The aim of the enforcement we carryout is to help support you to reduce the speed of traffic, making the roads safer for all road users, and reduce the risk of injury, collisions and casualties in your district.

      Figures from the Road Safety Mobile and Speed Enforcement Team advised, that between Sept – Nov 867 offences were captured by the mobile speed cameras whilst 907 offences were captured by fixed cameras.
      Priority 3; ASB
      We did;
      TVP’s more robust attitude towards cannabis will have an effect on those caught in possession of cannabis. They will now be required to complete a drugs awareness course.
      Chalfont St Peter has had issues with public order and criminal damage. Mental Health frequently plays a part in people’s behaviours and we are currently working on finding solutions in several cases. These cases require intervention from a number of agencies to try to achieve an acceptable outcome and to get people the support that they need. However, this is not a get out of jail free card and we will still seek charges, when appropriate, and look for court orders off the back of convictions.
      Targeted house visits in problem areas, to discuss concerns with residents, resulted in a number of people coming forward to discuss their concerns and observations. This led to drug dealers and their properties being identified. Such visits took place in Prestwood, Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, Amersham and Holmer Green. This course of action has assisted our Stronghold Team in obtaining warrants and recovering drugs at a number of locations. The team has also been able to promote our NHW groups; getting a group set up in The Bramblings in Amersham following reports of ASB. We aim to make life as uncomfortable as possible for any would be gangs or criminals so that we can protect our community.
      Most of our current workload within the Anti-Social Behaviour category stems from neighbour disputes. This issue continues to grow and demand seems to be higher at this time. Some of the work that the team are currently dealing with include noise disturbances, arguments, cannabis smells and drug use, inconsiderate parking, boundary disputes, hate crimes and allegations of harassment. We continue to work with our partners in a multi-agency approach to solve issues and hold people to account.

      Have Your Say meetings
      We will be running a HYS van and giving crime prevention advice on the following dates:
      07/02/22 – Market Square Chalfont St Peter and a joint meeting with members of Bucks Council in Amersham. Times to be updated on Forum Website.
      Come and meet C8632 Jen SHRAGA, C9631 Kerry CLARKE and C9783 Chris HINKLEY-GING.
      23/03/22 – Tesco in Amersham, Peterley Manor in Prestwood and Holy Trinity Church in Seer Green
      Come and meet C7495 Lucy GROVES, C9601 Charlotte MARSH and P7844 Matt CUMMING.

      Other News

      Violence Against Women
      In the current climate with a heavy focus on violence against women and girls (VAWG), this is a joint venture with Richard who will teach the classes, with the support of Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Thames Valley Police (TVP) who will provide crime prevention advice and support after the classes, so in a nutshell the plan is:

      • Free self-defence classes for females at LITTLE CHALFONT PARISH HALL
      o 11:00 - 12:30 hours on Saturday 22/01/2022
      o 11:00 - 12:30 hours on Saturday 05/02/2022

      • Participants 16+ years old
      • Advance booking required Email: rmross0404@googlemail.com

      • Up to 40 participants per class, with 1 class per person (reserve lists will be maintained)

      • Crime prevention advice and support / Q session with local police officers after the classes

      N.B. Any persons who attend the sessions will be required to complete a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) on attendance/can complete and email it ahead of the class.


      Offenders Brought to Justice
      Offences from the 1st October 21. This does not include persons who are currently under investigation.

      Amersham
      Person given restorative disposal for assault
      Person given restorative disposal for public order
      Person given restorative disposals for drugs
      Person given restorative disposal for assault
      Person given a caution for criminal damage
      Person given restorative disposals for drugs
      Person given restorative disposal for assault
      Person given a conditional caution for criminal damage
      Person given restorative disposal for assault
      Person charged for drug possession
      Person given restorative disposal for assault
      Person given restorative disposal for assault
      Person charged for possession of a knife

      Chalfonts
      Person given restorative disposal for dog bite
      Person given restorative disposal for assault
      Person given restorative disposal for assault
      Person given restorative disposal for public order
      Person given restorative disposal for cannabis
      Person charged for public order

      Missendens
      5 people given restorative disposal for cannabis
      Person given restorative disposal for harassment

      Rural Crime
      Thames Valley Polices Rural Crime Taskforce is now operational. Already their work has resulted in a large amount of plant machinery being recovered. I’ll be looking to utilise their resources on our areas to further combat criminals coming into the Chilterns targeting our residents. Throughout the coming year we will be completing seasonal rural crime reduction campaigns with the focus on landowners target hardening their property. Reviewing 2021 figures showed a 200% increase in this type of crime. A further breakdown across the Chiltern Area showed there were 20 burglaries, 34 criminal damages, 7 arsons. Another incident that is occurring regularly is hare coursing. This activity normally results in damage to gates and farmers land, trespassing and cruelty to animals. If you see suspicious activity, at night, please call it in for us to check out.

      From the last Policing Forum it clear how much of a concern Fly-tipping is in the community. The police will be supporting Bucks Councils Waste Enforcement Team in disrupting offenders. Two people are being prosecuted, by the Councils Enforcement Team, for separate incidents, following our patrols catching them in the act.


      Social media
      We ask our readers to consider subscribing to our Thames Valley Alerts, Facebook and Twitter accounts.

      www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk ‘TV Alerts’ allow the subscriber to filter the subject matter which is of relevance to them, and only requires an email address to begin receiving local policing information.

      Our “Twitter” feed @tvp_chiltsbucks will show you what the policing team are doing, will provide crime prevention information, witness appeals and “Good Result” stories. The Facebook group TVPChilternandSouthBucks will provide the same information as Twitter but seems to be the preferred social media site used by the public.

      We do not take reports of crime via social media and we do not see comments placed into personal social media groups. To report crime online visit https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/ro/report/

      Stay safe out there and keep your eyes peeled.

      Sergeant Darren Walsh

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