Witney Neighbourhood Management Update - December
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC Chris Ince provides this month’s update:
“November has been a quieter month for the team. The recent operation that targeted underage drinking and anti-social behaviour on some of the local estates in Witney appears to have had an affect on the local youths. Both teams of PCSOs have targeted these areas at the weekends with a zero tolerance approach to underage drinking.
“Any youths with alcohol or who have consumed alcohol have had their parents called to collect them. I am pleased to say that underage drinking and anti-social behaviour in these areas has decreased.
“On Friday 23 November a female was arrested by Sergeant Evans from the Neighbourhood Policing Team for committing a public order offence in Witney town centre. As well as being arrested, she was issued an £80 fixed penalty notice.
“Both teams of PCSOs were working on the evening of Halloween and we again saw very few reports of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage. There were a couple of alcohol seizures that night but this year was again generally quieter than it has been in past years.
“Below is a brief breakdown of any incidents of note in our surrounding villages:
“Only one incident was reported in Ducklington this month. The caller believed his shed had been burgled and his bike had been taken. It turned out that the caller’s daughter had borrowed it and his bike was returned the next day.”
“There were no incidents of note in Hailey this month”
“There were no incidents of note in Leafield this month”
Crawley and Ramsden
“No incidents of note have occurred in either Crawley or Ramsden.”
“There were no incidents of note in Curbridge this month”
“There were no incidents of note in Minster Lovell this month.”
“Witney and its surrounding rural areas currently have seven PCSOs. Our last PCSO, Isabel Webb, has started her training and will receive her tutoring during December. She will be the second PCSO allocated to the rural areas in our neighbourhood giving greater coverage to our villages. It is anticipated that she will go on independent patrols from early January.
“The final thing to mention is that the team policed the Remembrance Day parade in both Witney and Minster Lovell. Both parades ran smoothly with the team working alongside the local council to run the event and PCSO Waller laid the wreath on behalf of Thames Valley Police.”
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