Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update

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Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Management Update

Sgt Rosemary Dilsaver brings this month’s update.

“The PCSOs and police officers at Chipping Norton have again been busy targeting known local offenders. As stated before our work relies a lot upon intelligence gathered from our communities and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those residents who have contacted us with information. If you know someone is dealing in drugs please let us know; don’t be intimidated by these people, tell us and let us deal with them. Your information will be treated with confidentiality so contact us on any of the telephone numbers/email addresses shown below.

Chipping Norton
(PCSO Cheryl Harrison)
“Several drug warrants were carried out in the early part of September in and around Chipping Norton town with varying degrees of success. This is an ongoing process but I would like to emphasise that Chipping Norton is not awash with drugs.

“The fair was in town over the weekend of 18–20 September and the weather stayed dry and fine. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we received no reports of serious incidents.

“Some of you may have noticed members of the Thames Valley Police Mounted Section around the town on Thursday 18 September; their visit was very much appreciated and the horses behaved impeccably.

“Several calls were received the following weekend, 27 and 28 September concerning anti-social behaviour in Back Alley. We attended and the same group of youths were responsible each time.”

(including Finstock, Spelsbury, Fawler)
(PCSO Wes Smith)
“Charlbury Fair took place on Saturday 20 September without incident. However, around 8.30pm police were called to a field at the bottom of Hundley Way where several teenagers had been having a party and had become extremely drunk. One girl was so badly affected an ambulance had to be called. Also, a young man was reported missing and because the field was in total darkness, the police helicopter was called to carry out a search of the area. Nothing was found. It later transpired that a young man had given a false name earlier in the evening and was not missing at all. This behaviour was totally irresponsible. The police were not the parents or minders of these children however some of the attending officers were subjected to verbal outrage from some of the adults present. Please be aware of what your children are doing. This could have been a nasty situation had the young man really been missing.”

The Wychwoods
(including Ascot, Shipton and Milton under Wychwood, Lyneham, Bruern, Chadlington, Fifield, Chilson, Sarsden, Kingham, Churchill, Salford, The Rollrights, Chastleton)
(PCSO Kirstyn Tyrer)
“PCSO Kirstyn Tyrer and her colleagues were out in Kingham, Churchill and Bruern earlier this month together with members of the Oxfordshire Fire Service. They were handing out leaflets and giving fire safety advice in the wake of recent arson attacks in the area. The inquiry into these fires is continuing and we would ask our communities to let us know of any suspicious vehicles, people or incidents.

“Kirstyn has been approached by residents of Milton-under-Wychwood concerning anti-social behaviour by youths in the park. No incidents had been reported to us so we were not aware that a problem existed.”

The Bartons
(including Middle Barton, Sandford St Martin, Ledwell, Over Worton, Nether Worton, Great Tew, Little Tew, Swerford and Enstone)
(PCSO Chris Jones)
“PCSO Chris Jones is still patrolling the streets of his area making contact with many of his residents. He will be holding a drop-in surgery at 2pm on Thursday 16 October at the village shop in Worton Road. Please pop along to see him.”

“Finally, across the area there have been vehicles broken into and items such as sat navs taken. Please remember to remove valuables from sight and place them in the boot. Also beware that if you mount your sat nav on the windscreen, the rubber sucker will leave a ring to be seen from the outside; a clue to the would-be thief so wipe it off.”

Neighbourhood Action Group News
Chairman James Lewis

“We are fast approaching the third anniversary of our Neighbourhood Action Group and in early November we will be joining our uniformed colleagues on the streets of our communities to complete questionnaires on the issues that concern residents most. The top three will be chosen as our priorities for the coming year.

“We are always looking for new members to join our NAG, especially young members. We started our NAG year with six young members however they have now left for university. If you feel you can make a difference to the communities you live in and add constructively to the NAG meetings, please contact me through the telephone numbers and email addresses shown below.”

“If you wish to contact the Neighbourhood Team for advice or to report a non-emergency crime, please contact us on 0845 8 505 505, or email: In an emergency call 999.”

Posted : 08/10/2008 22:51:25

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