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Iver Stoke Poges and Georges Green Neighbourhood Team

Alert message sent 23/11/2020 09:33:00

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Iver, Stoke Poges & George Green Neighbourhood Team

Your neighbourhood team consists of:

Sergeant 5731 Dan Ryder
PC 2925 Steve Box
PCSO 6801 Roy Fisher

Neighbourhood Priorities

The priorities for your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) will be decided by the Policing Issues Panel; comprised of representatives from Community Boards from the whole of Chiltern & South Bucks. The Police do not run the panel, although we do attend as representatives. This allows us to speak to a wide cross-section of the community, find out what you most want improved in the area and consider how we and others can accomplish these aims. The top three priorities are chosen by the forum every three months and are then assumed by your Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Priority – Speeding

Speeding has been an area concern to many residents within the community, especially this year when we saw the roads becoming less congested with traffic, due to more people working from home. Understandably, we have not been able to complete any Community Speed Watch Events during the pandemic. To address this, hopefully you would have seen from our social media pages, and we have increased speed enforcement. Over this period, we completed numerous events with the following results:
Pinewood Road : 78 vehicles passed, 17 travelling over speed limit. Highest speed 61mph
Windsor Rd, Stoke Poges : 75 vehicles passed, 5 travelling over speed limit. Highest speed 57 mph
Black Park Road : 17 vehicles passed, 0 travelling over speed limit.
Wexham Street : 83 vehicles passed, 13 over speed limit, highest speed 41.
North Park : 40 vehicles passed, 1 over the speed limit, highest speed 36mph

To support this, we are training more officers to conduct speed measurement; using enforcement devices. We are reviewing the information we are getting from these operations and using this data to guide future deployments. We work very closely with our Roads Policing Dept. and work with them when operational demand allows.

More of this work will continue over the festive period; including our annual Drink Drive Campaign.

Priority – Burglary

From September 2020 to the date of writing, Burglaries have seen a decrease of 38% across the Neighbourhood. The same period in 2019 saw 29 offences reported. This year we have had 18 offences. Whilst the reduction is welcomed, our officers have continued to respond to these offences with intensive police operations, in areas of high burglary rates. Some of our recent activity has been seen across Social Media.

We are now in the time of year where we would expect to see an increase in Burglary due to the darker evenings. We have started our Winter Burglary Campaign, which utilises crime analysis to try to predict where future offending may occur. We have targeted these areas; providing crime prevent advice, high visibility, deter & deter patrols, and general target-hardening of the wider environment and will continue to do so.

Beyond local Neighbourhood and Response officers, recent police operations have also included colleagues from Metropolitan Police, Hertfordshire and British Transport Police; tackling cross-border offending. As a universal priority for respective communities, our collective resources have proven a highly effective means apprehending those suspected of being responsible.

The Neighbourhood team have been out and about carrying out targeted patrols and leaflet drops reminding residents that with the dark night’s drawing in.

Priority – Anti-Social Behaviour

We have seen a different trend in Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) this year, the community have been utilising open spaces where restrictions have limited their normal activities. Unfortunately, this has attracted those who have tried to disrupt communities. Over the Summer months, we identified areas within the LPA that were becoming of a concern to us. The Neighbourhood Teams worked together to monitored reports for time parameters, completed Hi-Vis Patrols, took action against those causing most harm. Working in partnership with Buckinghamshire Council, dispersal orders were also occasionally utilised to support our joint aims, especially with the increased demand during this time for COVID Breaches.

During October, we understandably focused more specifically on Anti-social Behaviour; when access to fireworks and other hijinks become more common. Yet, we were pleased to see so many sticking to guidelines and finding means to celebrate these events safely.
Recently, our attention has been directed towards open spaces and parks, as these areas seem to be attracting undesirable elements. You can help us by reporting issues to us on web forms, or via 101.

We are seeing more and more E-Scooters being ridden around the area, and to date we have issued three section 59 warnings. Please remember these can only be ridden on private land with the owner’s permission. In Law, E-Scooters would fall under the legislation as a Motor Vehicle, therefore the usual parameters would apply – Driving Licence, Insurance. Those used as part of a trial scheme, are the only ones currently allowed to use the road or cycle lanes, and only within the town of the trial. They cannot use footpaths in any case.

Op Sceptre

In the week commencing 09/11/2020 we supported national efforts to address Knife Crime. This included officers conducting knife sweeps in communal spaces, knife surrender locations and our schools officer presenting themed presentations in local schools; offering help, support and guidance.

COVID Compliance

Over many months, our Neighbourhood teams have worked closely with colleagues in Buckinghamshire Council. You may have seen us out and about in various locations with the Environmental Health officers from the Council; challenging apparent non-compliance with COVID restrictions. Most locations across our neighbourhood have been supportive of the Government’s guidelines, and those where the public have voiced concerns have greatly improved safe business practice, with the right advice.

Recently we have visited the CO-OP stores and other outlets across the Neighbourhood to reinforce compliance of Government guidelines.

Offenders Brought to Justice
• 10 Drug Offences have been dealt with by a variety of means including Postal Requisition (Summons), Conditional Caution, and Cannabis Warnings
• A 38 year old male has been summonsed for Burglary at The Cricket Club, Stoke Green
• An 18 year old female has been Charged with Assault Police
• A 46 year old male has been Summonsed for Criminal Damage to Vehicles on Wexham Street
• A Community Resolution has been issued to a 58 year old male for Criminal Damage
• A 25 year old male has been summonsed for Criminal Damage to vehicles on Denham Road
• A 28 year old male has received a Fixed Penalty Notice for Public Order Offences in Wexham
• A 33 year old male has been Summonsed for Public Order Offences in Pinewood Road, Iver
• An 18 year old female has been Charged with Theft from a Shop at the CO-OP, High Street, Iver
• A 33 year old male has been Charged with Theft From a Motor Vehicle at St Leonards Walk, Iver.
Last week three offenders were arrested for Catalytic Convertors Thefts, this is an ongoing investigation at this time. These arrests were following Officer engaging with local scrap metal merchants to prevent this trending crime.
2 persons have also been arrested for multiple offences of Theft From Motor Vehicles for offences around Black Park.

Have Your Say Events

During the Pandemic we have had to move away from ‘HAVE YOUR SAY’ Events as normally they encourage people to gather which we are looking to avoid. We understand some people still want to see us face to face, therefore we have been looking at ways we can still give people the opportunity to speak with officers, pass concerns, information or a smile and a wave to your children.

To overcome gatherings we have identified areas for us to be present, visible and whilst completing our never-ending paperwork. We want the areas to be key points in each community where people are able to see us safely, varying times throughout the month and locations.

Due to various reasons, on demand, operationally commitments and to prevent large gatherings we will not be publishing times and dates. However we wish to make the community aware of these locations and if you see a Police vehicle or Officer at these locations, we are there for you to speak to us, please come and say hello and help us identify any concerns you have or any information, you may feel will assist us.

• Iver Heath - CO-OP, off Church Road
• Iver - Police Office, Parish office, High Street
• George Green - Village Hall
• Stoke Poges - Fox and Pheasant Public House Car park

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Ian Stacey (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Administrator, Chiltern & South Bucks)

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