The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, will be holding a public meeting in Amersham for the Chiltern District Council.
The event will be an opportunity for the PCC along with the Local Police Area Commander, Steve Hockin, to meet and greet residents and deliver presentations about the role of the PCC and local policing in Chiltern. A representative from the Community Safety Partnership will also be in attendance to tell the public more about the work they carry out in the area.
Residents can also ask questions and feedback any concerns they have about policing and crime.
The meeting will take place in at the Council Chamber, Chiltern District Council Offices in Amersham on Monday 23 September at 7pm.
Members of the public can also ask questions prior to the event or get involved during it by using the hash tag #AskPCC_Chiltern on Twitter.
Questions can also be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Your neighbourhood policing team (NHPT) is based right in the heart of the village where we share offices and work in partnership with Chalfont St Peter Parish Council. The neighbourhood policing team consists of Inspector Richard Vine, Sergeant Nicola Upton, PC Gavin McVeigh, PC Roberta Rivers, Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Roland Lobo, PCSO Jen Shraga, PCSO Laura Burns and PCSO Anish Sharma.
Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG)
The issues that you tell us that are of the greatest concern to you become the issues your neighbourhood policing team (NHPT) focus on. These priorities are set by you at the regular drop in sessions or “Have Your Say Meetings” (HYS) held in the Libraries in Chalfont St Peter and Chalfont St Giles, Seer Green Baptist Church and Winchmore Hill village shop.
During 2013, we will be more mobile with our Have Your Says, coming to community events in your area. Let us know if you have such an event planned and we will see if we can attend!
The NAG develop local actions on these priorities. We link with our local communities, organisations and businesses to target these issues. The issues as set by you are anti-social behaviour, speeding and burglary.
Call us on 101 to get in touch.
Update for Anti Social Behaviour (ASB)
Antisocial behaviour affects the quality of people’s lives and as a result Thames Valley Police take all reports of ASB seriously. ASB in the area remains low and we have only been receiving the occasional call to move on a group of young people etc. Again, ASB is taken seriously therefore if you feel that you are affected by ASB, please contact the neighbourhood policing team.
Following previous reports of damage being caused to the play equipment on Boundary Road, Chalfont St Peter we are pleased to report that we have not had any more issues here since June. We still urge residents/users of the play equipment to contact the police if they witness any further occurrences.
Update for Speeding
During July, we conducted speed enforcement along Kingsway, Chalfont St Peter. In addition we have placed Speed Indicator Device (SID) in areas that residents have reported as being prime locations for speeding; these were Nicol Road and Market Place Chalfont St Peter, Narcot Lane, Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont Road, Seer Green.
If you feel there is a particular road that could benefit from having speed enforcement conducted please contact the Chalfont’s neighbourhood policing team.
Update for Burglary
There have been a number of burglaries in the Chalfont St Peter area so we urge residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity. We are actively conducting high visibility patrols within the area in order to deter any offenders committing crime within the area. With the support of the tasking team, response team and CID, officers will always attend reports of people/vehicles seen in suspicious circumstances and these calls are encouraged.
You know better than we do who or what belongs in your road. If you see anybody acting suspiciously we would encourage you to telephone the Police. We will always attend any reports. This assists us in building up a picture as to where crime is occurring and enables us to conduct intelligence lead patrols. We are using twitter to communicate with the public and this gives our crime prevention advice and information on where crime has recently been committed.
Update for Parking
The main problem with parking in the Chalfonts is predominately in and around the schools. We regularly patrol, not only the schools, but also other locations where we know there are concerns. To clarify, police / PCSOs have a power to either ticket or impound ANY vehicle which is causing an obstruction to the highway; this is a power which will be used.
We urge motorists to be more considerate when parking, as a general rule, think, would a ‘double buggy’ be able to pass on the pavement? If a double buggy wouldn’t pass, then the chances are that you're causing an obstruction. Obstructions are dealt with by means of a fixed penalty notice (FPN) with a fine of £30.00.
PLEASE: We urge you to park considerately! Parking is one of our most frequent complaints.
The two areas of crimes that are causing us concern at the moment are thefts from motor vehicles and burglaries (thefts from homes). We urge residents to remove ALL items from their vehicles when leaving them unattended. This includes school bags, shopping bags along with mobile phones, wallets and handbags. The majority of thieves are opportunist and therefore will break into your vehicle on the off chance that there is something of value inside a bag.
In addition PLEASE lock your vehicles. We have had a number of reports this month where drivers have left their cars unlocked (usually overnight). In the morning they have found that items such as CD’s, satnavs and loose change have been taken.
If you are a victim of crime please report it immediately to the police on 101 or in an emergency 999. The following link will enable you to analyse and view the crime rates within your area, just type in your postcode and all of the information will be displayedwww.police.uk (opens new window)
“TOOL MARKING EVENT”
Following an increase in thefts from vans and commercial vehicle, we have arranged a Tool Marking event in Chalfont St Peter. Details as follows:-
•Monday 16th September 2013 11:00am to 1:00pm at Middle Meadow Car Park, Chalfont St Peter SL9 9QX
Bring along your tools to get them marked with your house number and postcode free of charge. You will also be given advice about protecting yourselves from thieves, vehicle and home security.
To gain access to Middle Meadow by vehicle, follow the signs from Gravel Hill (A413) to the Chalfont Community Centre, drive across the bridge and turn right following the road to its end.
If you require any additional information please contact PCSO C6591 Roland Lobo viachalfontsNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
“HAVE YOUR SAY”
Your neighbourhood police team are always out and about, when you see us please stop and have a chat about any issues locally that you may have alternatively we look forward to meeting you at our “Have Your Say” meeting’s.
Come along and let us know what the issues are, we will listen and see what we can do to assist. We look forward to seeing you.
Once again the neighbourhood policing team would thank all the community and our partner agencies for your continued support.
Have Your Say online
You can 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 concerns using this method.
Please allow some time for us to get back to you as we do check our mail box only at certain times of the day.
Have Your Say links can be found on: http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/haveyoursay
All you have to do is click on your neighbourhood, the form will appear.
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: chalfontsNHPT@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. 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 view information on your neighbourhood team you can visit the force website at: www.thamesvalley.police.uk
A Twitter address for the public to follow is available, allowing correct and real time information to be disseminated to the public. Should you wish to follow Chiltern area police visit http://twitter.com/TVP_Chiltern (opens new window)
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