Witney News - Witney Neighbourhood Management Update - June 2007

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Witney Neighbourhood Management Update - June 2007

Neighbourhood Specialist Officer PC Duncan Johnson brings June's update from the Witney team: "May has been a very busy month for the team. We have been joined by four new PCSO's, Hilary Rabson and Helen Keen who are now out and about on independent patrol, and Tracy Waller and Lori Hale, who are currently at the local training college.

"We have been involved in three community clean ups which were well supported at West Witney and the Smiths Estate. Unfortunately we had no support from the residents of Burwell Estate when we held their community clean up day on the 19 May. Further dates are in the pipeline so watch out for the opportunity to do something for your neighbourhood in the near future.

"Here follows a summary of incidents which have occurred across the neighbourhood during May.

"It's been a quiet month with no offences reported or incidents of note."

"An incident occurred where some windscreen wipers were stolen from a vehicle parked in the village."

"Unfortunately there was a serious wounding in the village which was domestic related. Fortunately the victim is making a steady recovery and the offender is in custody awaiting trial."

"There were two reported thefts of bicycles so make sure they are locked away and correctly stamped with your postcode for easy identification."

"A very quiet month with no reported crimes or incidents of note."

Minster Lovell
"Criminal damage was reported at the children's play area in Ripley Avenue. We have been informed that there are youngsters there who are also responsible for anti-social behaviour. Some of our PCSOs will be patrolling the area at the relevant times to try to resolve these issues."

"A very quiet month with no reported crimes or incidents of note."

"Unfortunately we have had a rise in criminal damage in the town. There will be high profile patrols and operations over the next few months to try and reduce this unpleasant offence. We want to keep this lovely town of ours safe and intact."

Profile of PCSO Hilary Rabson
"I am based at Witney station and 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 have lived in Witney for the past 22 years. Prior to joining Thames Valley Police as a PCSO I was working for a supported housing project in Witney and a part-time youth worker. I will be able to use my skills gained from my experiences with the youths in Witney. I am looking forward to making an impact on the community by actively patrolling my area on foot and being highly visible and publicly accessible."

Other Matters
Witney Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) is in the process of planning its first NAG birthday. It has 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, currently identified as:

1.Anti-social behaviour
2.Underage drinking
3.Criminal damage

"We plan to be at the Witney Carnival in July so keep your eyes open 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. We will certainly be celebrating all the NAG has achieved to date and will be discussing exciting future activity (more on that in the next instalment). For further information please visit our website: www.whosmybobby.co.uk

Posted : 07/06/2007 01:00:13

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