Woodstock neighbourhood management update

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Woodstock neighbourhood management update

A/Sgt Alan Robinson gives October's update: "The month of September has seen the introduction of the long awaited leaflet produced by the Neighbourhood Action Group (Nag) for use in Woodstock town and surrounding villages. Several vehicles in Woodstock town have had the leaflets placed on their vehicles to educate them on the dangers of parking inappropriately. To prevent similar problems in the villages, larger posters have been placed at specific locations identified by the group. If you have an area which you deem has a parking problem drop us a line or send us an email.

"Many locations have been targeted this month in relation to speeding. Members of the Neighbourhood Action Group have gone out with the policing team with the speed indicator device. Again letters have been sent to drivers in excess of the limit. One particular area of concern was the A44 in Woodstock near the Black Prince public house. The team are going to approach the Roads Policing Department for assistance to try and tackle the problem with enforcement.

"Hopefully you will have seen an increase in the visibility of your local police team in and around the area now that the leave period is over. The team is constantly boosted by the receipt of emails from members of the community who have already noticed an improvement in both visibility and quality of service.

"The team has seized yet more alcohol from youngsters in Woodstock. Rather than sending a letter, on this occasion the team spoke to the parents directly who were fully supportive of the action being taken by police.

"We are also approaching the period of Trick or Treating at the end of October and would like to remind parents to know the whereabouts of their teenagers, what they're doing and to encourage them to act responsibly. Leaflets can be displayed which request no Trick or Treat callers and these are available from Woodstock or any other police station in West Oxfordshire. These leaflets are especially ideal for older or more vulnerable neighbours around this time.

"Finally, our very own PCSO Phil Workman has been working tirelessly this month in helping this and other neighbourhoods in a national recruiting campaign for PCSOs. If you are interested you can view the following website for more information, click on www.rewardingrole.co.uk or phone 08456 000925. Phil will also be followed over the next few weeks by a film crew who are doing a documentary about Police Community Support Officers.

"The Neighbourhood Policing Team and Neighbourhood Action Group have now been running for the past six months. Do you know what they do? Do you know the name of your local officer? If you want to know the answer to any of these questions visit www.whosmybobby.co.uk. If you are interested in becoming a Neighbourhood Action Group member then please contact the team on the details below."

For more information about your local neighbourhood policing team, or to discuss any issues in the community, please contact the team on 0845 8 505 505 or via woodstockneighbourhood@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk

Posted : 03/10/2006 22:16:16

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