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Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update

A/Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver has Novemberís update: "The Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Action Group has just celebrated its first birthday and during the last month we have published (thanks to West Oxon district council (WODC)) our own newsletter explaining what we have achieved during the year.

"In the last two weeks 320 members of the public who live or work in our area were surveyed, asking them what their three major concerns were involving their safety and quality of life. We again held three public meetings where over 100 people attended and the same questions were asked of them.

"The total results have been calculated and the highest three priorities were:
* Speeding
* Lack of police visibility
* Youths hanging around

"These will now form the priorities for this year's Neighbourhood Action Group to look at and try to formulate ideas that can assist in solving some of these problems. It was pleasing that from these meetings five local people expressed an interest in joining the NAG, ready to assist last yearís group and most of whom have stated they will help again with the problems.

"The youth survey, 230 youngsters took part, is being analysed and we will be actioning their requests such as meetings with Councils, Schools, Police and the Youth service.

What else has been happening in the area with our partners? WODC and the Neighbourhood team carried out safety checks on local taxis, only minor problems were found which were quickly rectified.

"Youths are continuing to cause householders problems with damage to their property in Churchill Road, Hailey Avenue and Edward Stone Rise by throwing missiles at them from Back Lane, Chipping Norton. We are working closely with Cottsway and Sovereign Housing to try and stop this, if you know who's responsible please let your local officers know their names.

"It would appear that each area has a particular problem with youths. Charlbury has problems with Sturt Road, Sturt Close, Hughes Close and Nine Acres recreation ground with litter, under age drinking and damage. Milton-under-Wychwood has the same problem at the recreation ground in the High street. Middle Barton also has the same problem at the same location in Worton Road. Where are they getting the alcohol from ??? It's an £80 fixed penalty for supplying alcohol to someone under 18.

"HALLOWEEN was relatively quiet (only a few calls to the Police Enquiry Centre) so thank you to the parents if your children went out trick and treating responsibly.

"We have been asked by residents of the roads around Leys Approach and the Leys Cross to enforce the parking restrictions which we are now doing so please park legally. Also the pedestrian area in Middle Row, so again please do not park there.

"Some good news, four males have been charged with the robbery at the CO-OP and are now resting on remand in Birmingham prison awaiting to go on trial. With regards to crime trends, large number of cars are being stolen so if you hear/see anything unusual let us know please by phoning 0845 8505 505 or ringing the charity Crimestoppers.
Barns/sheds are also being broken into and tools are being stolen so be aware."

The Community Safety Partnership is made up of West Oxfordshire District Council, Thames Valley Police, Oxfordshire County Council, Thames Valley Partnership, Thames Valley Magistrates Court Service, Thames Valley Probation Service, Oxfordshire Youth Offending Service, South West Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust, Cherwell Valley Primary Care Trust, North East Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust, Oxfordshire Race Equality Council, Oxfordshire Drug and Alcohol Action Team, Cottsway Housing Ltd

Posted : 03/11/2006 17:02:29

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