Font Size A A A
Thames Valley Alert Thames Valley Alert
Click here to sign up to Thames Valley Alert Click here to login to your Thames Valley Alert account
Click here to sign up to Thames Valley Alert Click here to login to your Thames Valley Alert account

Neighbourhood policing update

Alert message sent 08/06/2017 13:54:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Here is the latest neighbourhood team newsletter from PCSO Rich Osborn.

‘You said we did’/ Priorities
Following speeding reports, I will hopefully be able to get out and about with the Speed Indication Device (SID) this month and will publish the results next month, I have a meeting with the Transport Management Officer soon and we will be looking at parking in different parts of the area which I will update you on.

Sports and social pavilion
I have had reports about a number of burglaries that have been happening to the sports and social pavilion in Marcham. I have been given some promising leads which I am following up. If you have any further information on the burglaries then please contact me on the non-emergency number 101.

Crime prevention advice - Burglaries
Our area remains a low crime area but we have had one burglary and one attempted burglary to homes in our area recently. We would just like you to think about your home security…….

Make it difficult for the burglar
Home security is the best way to reduce your chances of being burglaries. A lot of burglaries are spur of the moment, carried out by opportunist thieves who don’t even need to use force – they get in through an open door, window or other easy point of entry and take their chances. The good news is that is doesn’t take much to improve security and put off burglars. Spending money on security measures can seem daunting but it’s a good investment, it will last a long time and can add value to your home.

Look at your home through the eyes of a burglar
If you think your home security looks poor, chances are so will a burglar!
• Are there place where they could break in without being seen?
• If you have forgotten your keys but can still get in, so can a burglar!
Have a look around your property and think about how you would break in if you lock yourself out, you will maybe surprise yourself how easy it could be.

What the neighbourhood team have been doing
We attended the Abingdon Air show last month and lots of children (and adults) had fun looking around the Police van and the exhibits from the Force museum. The Constable’s sword from the 1890’s was quite an unexpected item that people found interesting. I would like to thank the Police Cadets who helped with the parking in the morning and then helped with staffing the events trailer.  

Future events/meetings
I will be at the following events, please come and say hello or come and discuss any local concerns.
• Sunningwell School fete on Saturday 1st July
• Marcham Community Shop on Wednesday 7th June, 2pm – 3pm for a Have Your Say meeting.
• Wootton Community Centre on 14th June at 10am – 11am
I will be at the following events, please come and say hello or come and discuss any local concerns.

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 or if it 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. To view information on your neighbourhood team visit the Thames Valley Police website at: Receive free local crime alerts and crime prevention advice by registering at today. This allows anyone who signs up to choose what updates they receive and how they would like to receive it. The Thames Valley Police Twitter account is kept up to date with what we are up to; please follow us @TVPSouthandVale

Message sent by
Julia Williams (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, South Oxon and Vale)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.