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Taplow Burnham and Farnham Quarterly Update by PS Dale

Alert message sent 31/01/2022 07:26:00

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Neighbourhood Team
Your neighbourhood team consists of
Sergeant 6792 Rachel Dale
PC 5099 Trevor Walker
PCSO 9791 Angela O’Connell
PCSO 9345 Kam Benawra
PCSO 9623 Shoaib Mahmood

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
The NH Teams have been out and about across the area carrying out speeding operations. In October we carried out checks on Marsh Lane, Taplow and Lake End Road,, Dorney after reports from local residents. In Marsh Lane 53 Vehicles passed the site within one hour between 8-9am and 1 vehicle was identified as driving over the speed limit. The highest speed recorded was 41mph. In Lake End Road, Dorney 10 vehicles passed the site within a one hour timeframe and no vehicles were exceeding the speed limit.

In addition we now have two very active Community Speed Watch teams. This is a great opportunity for residents who wish to volunteer their time to monitor speeding in areas highlighted for concern by fellow residents. If you are interested in helping out then please contact the team or your local Parish Council.

Priority – Burglary
This quarter we have seen a decrease in Burglary which has reduced from 27 to 1 compared to last year. Now that the darker nights are here please remember to stay vigilant.

• Keep car and house keys out of reach from windows and doors
• Set timer switches to turn your lights on for when it gets dark
• Avoid leaving valuables in plain view e.g. laptops and tablets
• Set any house alarms
• Lock side gates to prevent access to the rear of your property
• Keep any tools and ladders stored safely away in a locked garage
• Don’t advertise that you are away and that your home is empty, by ‘checking in’ or posting your holiday snaps on social media
• Resist uploading any holiday pictures to social media until you have returned home

Home Security – Keyless Car Theft

Keyless Vehicle Theft is where a vehicle is stolen without the thief having physical access to the key. Thieves use a signal boosting device which picks up and boosts the signal detected from your key to the vehicle, making your vehicle think the key is nearby. Driving out of range of the key will not cause the engine to shut down and allows the thief to reach their destination.

What can you do!

Keep your keys away from the front of your property
Consider investing in a steering lock as these can act as a real deterrent.
Use a signal-blocking pouch or metal tin to keep your car key in.
Turn off keyless fobs wireless signal
Motion sensor outdoor lighting and CCTV


Priority – Anti-Social Behaviour
During October, we focused more specifically on Anti-social Behaviour; when access to fireworks and other hijinks become more common. This year we were pleased to see so many sticking to guidelines and finding means to celebrate these events safely.
You can help us by reporting issues to us on web forms, or via 101.

We have had reports of kids hanging around in Farnham Park, Farnham Common causing damage and being antisocial so there have been increased patrols in the area. The NH team are working closely with the local council and Farnham Park.
We have also had reports of people littering and stealing items from behind Age UK in Burnham. The NH team are working with Age UK and the landlord to combat this and have increased patrols at key times to identify offenders as well as CCTV.


Other News
The NHPT have been working alongside local shops at the Bishop Centre in Taplow to tackle shoplifting and there will be an event with the local Community Safety Team on 30th November from 10.30am to promote this.

During Hate Crime Week (9-16 October) the team were out and about in the community carrying out Have your Say stands to raise awareness around Hate Crime.

Offenders Brought to Justice
A male received a caution for possession of drugs in Marsh Lane, Dorney
A male received a community resolution in relation to public order in Taplow
A male received a community resolution for criminal damage in Burnham
A male was issued a community resolution for assault in Burnham Beeches

Have Your Say Events
We have now started our Have Your Say events again so please keep an eye on our social media where we will advertise where we will be.

In addition 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.

Taplow/Hitcham – The Parish Car Park, off Rectory Road.
Farnham Royal and Common – Car Park next to Broadway Autocentres.
Burnham – The Summers Road Car Park, Summers Road.
Dorney – The Dorney Lake Car Park off Court Lane

Contact Us:


Call 101 (Non-Emergency Contact Number)
Call 999 in an emergency only
Thames Valley Police Webform:

https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/report-a-crime

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