You Said, We Did - Parking
You said: You were concerned about parking In Burnham High Street
We did: The team have been working closely with Burnham Parish Council in an effort to raise awareness about the parking issues in Burnham High Street, in particular outside Costa and the Red Lion. The neighbourhood policing team, (NHPT) have been out regularly doing parking tickets to anyone causing an obstruction by parking on the footpaths. The Parish Council have bought three large planters which are now in place at this location restricting the access for vehicles to park on the footpath.
You said: You were concerned about parking in Farnham Common
We did: Following on from several parking complaints we have made contact with NSL Civil Enforcement Officers to increase their presence in the areas that people have raised concerns about. If you have an issue in regards to vehicles parking illegally i.e. on yellow lines, in residents parking or loading bays you can contact the NSL Civil Enforcement Officers on 08432085544. The police will also pay attention to roads where obstruction is being caused.
You Said, We Did - ASB
You said: You were concerned about Anti-Social Behaviour
We did: We have received numerous reports about a motorbike being ridden around the footpaths in and around Burnham. The bike was identified being ridden by a local male who has subsequently been arrested following information that the motor bike had been stolen from Maidenhead.
You Said, We Did - Burglary
You said: You were concerned about burglary
We did: During November and December we traditionally see a spike in burglaries due to the increased night time hours and the clocks going back. Using something called ‘Peak Seasonal Trend Analysis’ we have identified timings, dates and locations which have increased likelihood of being subject to a burglary.
Officers are visiting all areas who fall within these patterns and advising residents. We are completing work with the County Council Community Safety Partnership to try and identify if there is anything that can be done to the environmental surroundings to decrease the likelihood of a burglary, (increased lighting, cutting back hedges, clearing alleyways etc.)
We have been conducting targeted automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) operations and we are increasing patrols in and around those areas. Burglaries are fortunately very low in the area and we are working hard to reduce the number that we do have.
Under another banner ‘Operation Glove’ we are conducting targeted patrols and ANPR operations to reduce burglaries using additional teams from across the force. You may see increased activity by officers in the area but this is nothing to be concerned about.
The neighbourhood teams have also been out and about during the evenings carrying out leaflet drops to properties who have left their homes in darkness to remind them to “Leave a Light On”. We also carried out two 'Have Your Say’ meetings at Tesco and Sainsbury’s where we provided crime reduction advice and timer switches.
The Problem Solving Team (PST) was set up in June to tackle different issues within the community under the general umbrella of Anti-Social Behaviour.
The PST are currently addressing various issues within the police area, and are progressing a number of closure orders. A closure order can be applied for by various agencies through the magistrates court which last for three months. Either, in the case of a full closure order, the premise is shut down and no one is allowed in it, or in a partial closure order where certain occupants are allowed into the property to continue living in it, and anyone else found within it can be arrested and prosecuted.
We currently have a partial closure order in Chesham which is closely monitored by police. This is an excellent piece of legislation which allow agencies to look at the issues coming from the premise and decide the best course of action, whether it be permanent eviction or working with the family to improve behaviour.
We are working very closely with Housing Associations and the District Council to get these in place. In the next few months we will be applying for a number of these which will send out a very strong message to the occupants, as well as support the community who have been suffering as a consequence.
Offenders Brought to Justice
A 36 year old male received a caution and a 42 year old male has been was arrested and charged for shoplifting at TK Maxx, Taplow
35 year old male and a 38 year old male have been arrested and charged for shoplifting at Tesco, Taplow
66 year old male has been arrested and charged for attempted burglary in Farnham Royal
A 25 year old male was arrested and charged with grievous bodily harm )GBH) in Burnham
A 25 year old male has been arrested and charged with drug possession in Burnham