Witney Neighbourhood Management Update - July
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC Duncan Johnson has July’s update from the Witney team:
"June has been a very busy month for the team. We now have seven new Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) Lucy James, Elizabeth Swinney, Hilary Rabson, Helen Keen and Lori Hale have all completed their training and are out on the beat. Tracy Waller and Emma Andrews are currently being tutored and a further PCSO will be starting her initial course shortly.
"Here follows a summary of incidents which have occurred across the neighbourhood during June.
"There have been no offences reported or incidents of note in the villages this month.
"Bike thefts have been reduced from 18 offences occurring in Witney in May to nine offences in June. Even though there has been a reduction it would still be wise to keep your bike locked and secure whilst it is unattended. If you want any further advice about security or bike marking see "Butcher's Blog" on www.whosmybobby.co.uk for contact details.
"Several seizures of alcohol and tobacco from underage youngsters have been made by our PCSOs. This is one of the powers PCSOs have and will be using on a regular basis. Any youngster who is found in possession of such items can expect a letter to be sent to their parents/guardians informing them of their involvement.
Profile of PCSO Lori Hale
"I am based at Witney police station and I will be working alongside the neighbourhood team to enable me to effectively engage with the local community and deal with any issues or concerns which arise in the local area.
"I am an American citizen married to a Thames Valley Police Officer. I have been living in the UK for five years and I have chosen to work for the police to try to make a difference and engage with the local community. I like meeting and talking to new people, I especially want to tackle the issue of littering."
"Witney (Neighbourhood Action Group) NAG are in the process of planning its NAG birthday. We have been running for just over 12 months now and it is time to conduct some public engagement again to ensure we are still working on your priorities:
1. Anti-social behaviour
2. Underage drinking
"We plan to do our engagement at the Witney Carnival in July, so keep your eyes peeled for our mobile police station which will be there, along with the team and NAG members. Please do visit us and have your say so we keep working on the right priorities.
"The proposed timetable for engagement in the Witney Nag Area is as follows:
Wednesday 11 July
Ducklington village 12pm-2pm by The Bell Public House
Leafield village green 2.45pm – 4pm
Ramsden for 5pm – 6.30pm, location by the church
Thursday 12 July
Hailey Village (in the layby by old churchyard) 2.45 to 4pm
Friday 13 July
Minster Lovell Outside Post Office 2.45pm- 4pm
Saturday 14 July
Engagement taking place during Witney Carnival
Other recent Witney news items
A photographic exhibition celebrating the mature dancer is to go on display in Witney. Joie de Vivre is a collection of images designed to showcase the beauty and vitality of older dancers with th...[more]
With local elections taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Oxfordshire are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May. The c...[more]
Letters are being sent to householders in West Oxfordshire encouraging them to sign up for a new opt-in garden waste collection service. The new subscription-only service starts from the beginning...[more]