The priorities for your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) will be decided by the Policing Issues Panel; comprised of representatives from Community Boards from the whole of Chiltern & South Bucks. The Police do not run the panel, although we do attend as representatives. This allows us to speak to a wide cross-section of the community, find out what you most want improved in the area and consider how we and others can accomplish these aims. The top three priorities are chosen by the forum every three months and are then assumed by your Neighbourhood Policing Team.
Priority – Speeding
The NH Teams have been out and about across the area carrying out speeding operations. In November & December we carried out checks on Dropmore Road, Burnham where 43 vehicles passed the check site but only one ticket was issued for speeding. Checks were also carried out on the A355 Beaconsfield Road where 151 vehicle’s passed the check site but only two were stopped for speeding.
Our Roads Policing unit have been deploying our mobile speed camera vans over the last couple of months at various locations around the South Bucks area. In February the mobile speed camera was deployed on 8 occasions and identified 424 offences. The fixed camera identified in two separate locations 86 speeding offences. In March the mobile camera was deployed on four occasions around the area and 374 offences were identified. Our fixed camera have identified 363 offences in South Bucks during March.
In addition, we now have two very active Community Speed Watch teams. This is a great opportunity for residents who wish to volunteer their time to monitor speeding in areas highlighted for concern by fellow residents. If you are interested in helping out then please contact the team or your local Parish Council.
Priority – Burglary
This quarter we have seen an increase in Burglary of 25% which have gone up from 8 to 10. Now that the warmer weather is approaching and lockdown measures are easing please remember to stay vigilant and safe.
Priority – Anti-Social Behaviour
We are seeing more and more E-Scooters being ridden around the area and to date we have issued three section 59 warnings. Please remember these can only be ridden on private land with the owner’s permission.
In March we issued 3 S59 warnings in Burnham Lane, Britwell Road and Wendover Road. In January this year a male was issued a S59 warning for riding an E-scooter around the Eastfield Road area.
In February two males were issued S59 warning after being seen by police riding motorcycles in an antisocial manner and doing wheelies around the Bishop Centre car park, they were also issued tickets for breach of COVID 19
In March we also dealt with three youths who were responsible for throwing items at ducks in Dorney all three males were issued yellow card warnings. A male was also identified from CCTV for damage caused to the CCTV cameras in the alleyway by St Peters Park and a further two males were identified and located after reports of ASB in Maypole Road, Taplow
The NH team carried out several joint visits with Immigration to local businesses as part of Op Aident across South Bucks. We have identified at least five individuals who are now receiving support around modern day slavery.
A male has received a Community Protection Warning after numerous reports of him seen begging around the Bishops Centre in Taplow.
We are currently preparing for the warmer weather to arrive with us hopefully in a couple of months. With unprecedented times last year and an increase in visitors to the area over the years, we saw a few pockets of disruption through anti-social behaviour and parking in the Dorney and Taplow areas, particularly around areas of water. We really would like everyone to have a safe Summer this year, therefore we will continue to work with the local businesses/organisations, the Parish Councils and Transport for Bucks.
Over many months, our Neighbourhood teams have worked closely with colleagues in Buckinghamshire Council. You may have seen us out and about in various locations with the Environmental Health officers from the Council; challenging apparent non-compliance with COVID restrictions. Most locations across our neighbourhood have been supportive of the Government’s guidelines, and those where the public have voiced concerns have greatly improved safe business practice, with the right advice.
Recently are continuing to visit various locations such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Taplow Railway Station amongst other small or independent shops, restaurants and Public Houses to reinforce Government guidelines. Offenders Brought to Justice One male has been charged with 3 x shopliftings from Tesco, Taplow A male has also been charged with 2 x shopliftings from both Tesco’s & Sainsbury’s, Taplow A juvenile has received a caution for shoplifting a Tesco, Taplow A juvenile was cautioned for shoplifting at Tesco, Taplow A female has been charged with criminal damage in Farnham Common. A male has been charged with 2 accounts of Theft from motor vehicle in the Taplow area A male has been charged with drug supply in the Taplow area.
Have Your Say Events During the Pandemic we have had to move away from ‘HAVE YOUR SAY’ Events as normally they encourage people to gather which we are looking to avoid. We understand some people still want to see us face to face, therefore we have been looking at ways we can still give people the opportunity to speak with officers, pass concerns, information or a smile and a wave to your children. To overcome gatherings, we have identified areas for us to be present, visible and whilst completing our never-ending paperwork. We want the areas to be key points in each community where people are able to see us safely, varying times throughout the month and locations. Due to various reasons, on demand, operationally commitments and to prevent large gatherings we will not be publishing times and dates. However, we wish to make the community aware of these locations and if you see a Police vehicle or officer at these locations, we are there for you to speak to us, please come and say hello and help us identify any concerns you have or any information, you may feel will assist us.
Taplow/Hitcham – The Parish Car Park, off Rectory Road. Farnham Royal and Common – Car Park next to Broadway Autocentres. Burnham – The Summers Road Car Park, Summers Road. Dorney – The Dorney Lake Car Park off Court Lane
The NH team have also been carrying out impromptu street meetings in locations where areas have identified issues.
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