Woodstock Neighbourhood Management Update

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Woodstock Neighbourhood Management Update

In his first month as the new Neighbourhood Specialist Officer for Woodstock and surrounding areas, PC Richard Conner provides this update: "May has seen a few burglaries committed in our area and we would like to remind residents to be extremely vigilant over the coming holiday season and to report anything suspicious, either through the 0845 8 505 505 number or if they wish to remain anonymous, ring Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Woodstock and Bladon
"We have had reports of parking problems around building works in Woodstock. Please can residents that are having major building works being done to their premises, remind contractors to park their vehicles legally.

"There has been a suspicious door-to-door caller calling on elderly residents in the area. The caller, a well-spoken, silver-haired mature woman, claimed that she was doing a survey on behalf of the Co-op. Enquiries with the Co-op confirmed that this was not the case."

Freeland and Hanborough
"Unfortunately we have had a spate of four very untidy burglaries in Freeland and Hanborough over the past month. Scenes of crime officers have carried out tests and as a result investigations are now being vigorously pursued.

"Parking vehicles on pavements causing obstruction to pedestrians has been a big concern in Hanborough recently. Please do not cause unnecessary obstruction for the more vulnerable in our society.

"We have carried out speed checks in Wroslyn Road and written several warning letters, as well as stopping vehicles and taking details. We will be out again in the near future."

Stonesfield and Combe
"There were two reports in Stonesfield of suspicious people, but after checking they were found to be innocent. There have also been a few traffic-related incidents of vehicles causing obstruction, etc.

"There has been a report from Combe, of a man delivering leaflets asking for clothes for the victims of the Chernobyl disaster. Please be aware and report such incidents if you feel that not all is right; we will do the necessary checks."

Tackley and Rousham
"Only traffic-related incidents in the area to report; dead animals, abandoned vehicles, vehicle excise licenses expired, branch in road, etc."

Kiddington, Glympton and Wootton
"An assault was committed in the area and reported to police. When the police attended the victim withdrew his complaint, so no further action was taken.

"A theft of a caravan was reported, so may we remind owners to secure and mark their caravans. Be aware and extra vigilant."

Posted : 07/06/2007 01:16:16

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