TVP update for August – Colnbrook / Poyle / Foxborough
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Since I joined the Colnbrook/Poyle Neighbourhood Team I have now held 3 Beat Surgeries outside of Pippins School, which is the school that I am allocated too. I am in the marked police van on the entrance to the school at 1500hrs usually on the first Monday of every month during term time only, however, if you need to get hold of me at any time please contact 101 and ask for me and on my return to work I will make contact with you. Please come and have a chat with me and bring your children along as they can have a look inside an operational police vehicle.
The next Beat Surgery at Pippins School will now be held in September 2016 at 1500hrs due to the summer holidays.
With the new term beginning in September, I need to bring to your attention the parking in and around the school when picking up and dropping off your children. The majority of parents park responsibly and legally however, there are still a few parents that are putting their children and others at risk.
Please, can I ask that you do not park on the bends close to the junction of the school as this makes it difficult for vehicles leaving to see and manoeuvre around inconsiderately parked vehicles often causing them to go onto the wrong side of the road and beyond the white lines to exit the junction.
A number of parking tickets have been issued and I will continue to monitor this. Mrs Ball the Head teacher is aware of the ongoing problems and we are currently in talks with Slough Borough Council about how we can resolve this.
Summer advice – Bicycles
I would like to give you some advice now that the warmer weather is here and more bicycles are being used, please remember to secure your bicycle at all times with a good lock as turning your back for just a second is an opportunity for a thief to steal it.
To prevent yourself from being a victim of bike theft please can I ask that when you purchase your bike you record the chassis number, take photographs and where possible try to personalise your bike so that you can identify it as yours, as this is often overlooked and can make tracing your bike easier.
I will be arranging a Bike Mark day with Mrs Ball once the new term begins in September, this will give you the opportunity to bring your bikes along and have them recorded on a database.
Remember at all times to wear a helmet when out and about on your bikes and if using in the dark you must have good working front and rear lights.
Summer advice – home
With the warmer weather upon us please remain vigilant and ensuring that windows and doors are monitored at all times when in and out of your home as an open window is an opportunity for a thief/burglar. Remember it only takes a second for your belongings to go.
This leaves me to say have a lovely summer and please keep safe when out and about near water, railways and roads and if you see me in the village please don’t hesitate to stop me and have a chat.
Police and Crime Commissioner’s Feed back Survey
The Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld has launched a survey seeking feedback from residents of the Thames Valley on policing and crime. The results of the survey will help inform the next Police and Crime Plan which is due to be published before the end of March 2017.
The survey is hosted on the website www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/survey. It should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and is open until 30 September 2016. Anyone who is either living or working in the Thames Valley is eligible to complete it.
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