Witney Neighbourhood Management Update - Jan 08
Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC Chris Ince brings this month’s update:
“December has been a busy month for the team. The PCSOs have made a number of visits to local schools and youth groups to give talks to them. PCSOs Lucy James and Emma Andrews attended Witney and Abingdon College of Further Education on 18 December to talk to the pupils about the role of the PCSO and how the students can keep themselves safe.
“On the 14 and 17 December, PCSOs Tracy Waller, Kat Giles and Elizabeth Swinney joined a group of Tower Hill School pupils to sing their Christmas carols on the High Street.
“PCSOs Tracy Waller and Kat Giles attended the Witney Beavers meeting on 19 December to talk to them and they felt very welcomed by the group.
“PC Chris Ince and PCSO Kat Giles assisted with a gig at the Hall on Market Square in Witney on 27 December. Several local rock bands were playing and 100 youths both under and over 18 years of age attended. All of the youths at the gig were well behaved and very happy to see the police. There were no reports of any crimes reported as a result of the evening.
“A youth disco was organised in partnership with the West Oxfordshire Community Safety Partnership at Burwell Hall and the night was trouble free.
“PCSOs Hilary Rabson, Lucy James and Emma Andrews attended the annual turning on of the Christmas lights in Witney. Despite it being a wet and windy night there was a large turnout and a good time was had by all.
“The team has also spent a lot of time personally delivering thousands of Neighbourhood Action Group leaflets to addresses in Witney and the surrounding areas. We are endeavouring to cover as many streets in the town as we can, if not all of them.
“On the rural side of Neighbourhood Policing, PCSO Hilary Rabson now has her own bike and is managing to cover more areas on her beat. She will be accompanied by PCSO Isabel Webb from the middle of January, which will mean greater coverage from a policing perspective in the villages surrounding Witney.
“One final thing worth mentioning from the neighbourhood team is that since the crackdown on underage drinking in the Witney area there has been a significant reduction in the number of reports of such behaviour.”
“Two burglaries occurred in Lower End, Leafield this month. The first took place between 4:30pm and 12.20am on the evening of 20 December. Jewellery was stolen in the incident. The second occurred between 3pm and 4pm on 22 December. A quantity of cash was taken. Did you see anything?”
“There have been no incidents of note in Hailey this month.”
“Two offences of criminal damage have occurred in Ducklington. Tyres on a vehicle were slashed between 10pm on the 21 December and 9am on the 22 December at an address in Beanhill Road.
“A window was also smashed at 1am on the 22 December at a property in Moors Close. Mindless criminal damage will not be tolerated and if you can help us locate the offenders please get in touch.”
“A non-domestic burglary took place in Minster Lovell between 12:20am and 12:40am on 13 December on the Bromag Industrial Estate. Do you have any information?”
Crawley and Ramsden
There have been no offences reported in either village this month.”
Other recent Witney news items
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]
West Oxfordshire residents are being warned to guard against bogus callers telling them their council tax bands maybe too high. Several residents have been in touch with the District Council sayin...[more]