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Neighbourhood update - Colnbrook/Poyle/Foxborough

Alert message sent 16/11/2016 10:10:00

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Neighbourhood update for November - Colnbrook / Poyle / Foxborough
Here’s the latest monthly update for Colnbrook/Poyle and Foxborough
Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)
As expected the Halloween and Diwali weekend resulted in a number of incidents of asb, mainly from persons letting off fireworks in public places.  All members of the Colnbrook/Poyle and Foxborough Team were patrolling their Neighbourhoods on bicycles, actively responding to incidents of this nature and robustly dealing with any offences.  
Please view the Thames Valley Police Website where you can seek guidance regarding the legislation concerning the possession and use of fireworks over the holiday periods.  
November begins the start of the festive season with the Bonfire weekend and early Christmas celebrations and your Neighbourhood Team will again be out on bicycles patrolling during the evenings.
Asb involving catapults has begun to decrease, however remains a concern within the area.  We encourage all residents to continue to report incidents of this nature so that we can locate and identify those responsible.  Can we ask all parents to discourage their children from taking part in the current ‘Clown Craze’ or risk being investigated for a Public Order offence.
Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG)
The latest NAG meeting took place on Tuesday 1st November at Colnbrook Village Hall where current and emerging issues were discussed.  The next NAG meeting is yet to be scheduled and details regarding this will be released shortly.  This is a closed meeting so please call the team if you would like to attend.
When possible, PCSO’s will be present at local School drop off/pick up times and will be monitoring the parking situation with the full support of the School Head Teachers.  Please can we ask that you be considerate and not park near on or near bends/junctions nor obstruct driveways and pavements.  Where possible please car share with other parents or park slightly further from the School and walk the remaining distance.  Please remember that any vehicle parked dangerously or perceived as causing an obstruction runs the risk of being issued a ticket and/or being removed.  All removal and release costs would be at the owner’s expense.  
Sadly the darker nights have led to an increase in dwelling burglaries.  Please ensure that all windows and doors are properly secured and keep your curtains drawn at night to prevent prying eyes.  Likewise make sure no valuables are left on display for would be thieves to see. Please look out for one another, especially any elderly or vulnerable relatives and neighbours. Establish if your home security could be improved. Have you thought about installing outdoor lighting or CCTV?  If going away for the night could you leave an indoor light on a timer? Please contact your Neighbourhood Team as we have a limited number of timer switches we may be able to provide to you.
Crime Information
By visiting the Police UK website (opens new window) you can view the crime rates for your Neighbourhood.
You can also follow Thames Valley Police on Twitter @ThamesVP (opens new window) where we Tweet information, advice and updates on current issues.
If you have information about crime or Anti-Social Behaviour in your area but you do not want to speak to the Police, you can contact CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111 or via (opens new window).
Neighbourhood Watch
We are keen that all residents and businesses become members of a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. Neighbourhood Watch is a community initiative which is supported by the Police, not run by them, so success depends on the contribution of local members.  By developing an active partnership between households and the local Police we can work towards cutting crime and the opportunities for crime, help and reassure those who live in the area and encourage neighbourliness and closer communities.  Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in making their community safer.
For information on how to join or set up a Neighbourhood Watch in your area, please contact Irene Shearer on 01753 506170 or via
Please do not hesitate to approach any Officers and PCSOs you see out and about in your area. We are always willing to listen to your concerns and offer suitable advice. Please also remember that often we are patrolling in unmarked vehicles in order to develop intelligence and heighten our advantage over potential offenders.
Contact us
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: please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters. You can also now 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 comments using this method. For you to do that please follow the link on your neighbourhood web page.  Please allow some time for us to get back to you as we can only check our mail box when on duty.  You can visit the neighbourhood section of the force website at Visit your Neighbourhood. To view your own neighbourhood information just click on your neighbourhood’s name.
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.
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Irene Shearer (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Slough)

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