TVP Update for October
Here’s the latest monthly update for Colnbrook and Poyle from PCSO Chris Davies
Neighbourhood Action Group
September saw the forth Neighbourhood Action Group meeting within Colnbrook & Poyle area. Various priorities were discussed with key members from the community present. We have found a chair for the group and with support of the Local neighbourhood team aim to get the group formed and tackling local issues very soon.
Thefts of number plates continue to be an issue that is affecting not only our neighbourhood but other areas of Berkshire. Your local neighbourhood team have tamper proof screws for your number plates and we will keep you updated as to when these are available.
If you have any information about any crime within the area, please call 101. If however you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers.
The neighbourhood police team coordinated a multi agency operation involving the Police, UKBA, and Slough Borough Council on Sutton lane. This saw the team tackling a variety of issues ranging from speeding, waste carrier checks and vehicle road worthiness.
The neighbourhood police team organised a “Have your say meeting” in Moreland Avenue area in September which saw a hand full of residence present discussing concerns in the area with a fantastic opportunity to engage with kids in the area.
The neighbourhood police team participated at Colnbrook Apple Fair where it saw officers on hand talking to the community, listening to their concerns and offering crime prevention advice. Approximately 20 timer switches were handed out along with crime prevention literature on burglaries.
Reducing burglaries continues to remain a high priority for the team. This had been highlighted by the consultation exercise along with local organisations; because of this the Neighbourhood team has a dedicated operation to combat this. We are encouraging all residents to contact Thames Valley Police with regards to anything out of character or any suspicious activity. This can be done by contacting 101 the non-emergency number, or if it is life threatening 999.
We will continue to work with residents to reduce burglaries by offering crime prevention advice and a reassuring presence; we ask if all residents can be mind full with regards to their property and possessions.
Coming up the Neighbourhood Police Team are conducting a Have your say meeting on 20 November at 6.00pm on the High Street, Colnbrook. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet your local officers, voicing your concerns and offering crime prevention advice.
If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non emergency number 101 but if your call is an emergency then dial 999. You can also contact us via email: ColnbrookPoyleFoxboroughNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk – please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters.
You can also now send non-emergency messages to us using the online form that is available on the Thames Valley Police website. A number of people have already sent their comments using this method. For you to do that please follow the link on your neighbourhood web page. Please allow some time for us to get back to you as we can only check our mail box when on duty.
You can visit the neighbourhood section of the force website at Visit your Neighbourhood. To view your own neighbourhood information just click on your neighbourhood’s name. If you have information about crime or Anti Social Behaviour in your area but you do not want to speak to the police, please call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.
- To help prevent crime by improving security, increasing vigilance, creating and maintaining a caring community and reducing opportunities for crime by increasing crime prevention awareness.
- Neighbourhood Watch is a community initiative, which is supported by the police, not run by them, so success depends on what the members put in to it. The Police can’t deal with the problems and issues arising from crime and anti-social behaviour alone; they need the help of the whole community. Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in addressing this balance and making their communities safer.
For further information, please contact Irene Shearer 01753 506170
Or email: Irene.Shearer@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk