Wantage / Grove neighbourhood

Your neighbourhood

Local priorities

The following priorities have been identified by the community and the police:

  1. Rural Crime. Due to the very isolated location of farm outbuildings throughout the Vale of White Horse, the area is being targeted for theft of plant, tools and diesel. Incidents of criminal damage.
  2. Seasonal Initiatives. Raves over the summer months cause damage to crops and buildings and create noise nuisance which has a major impact on the quality of life for residents. Drug taking is common at such events with people often driving under the influence and commit other offences. Hare Coursing occurs September and March. Offenders commit criminal damage and public order offences against land owners and gamekeepers.
  3. Anti-Social Behaviour. Incidents of anti social behaviour in Bohams Road, Blewbury, Duke of York Avenue, Milton Heights, Sainsbury, Wantage, Betjeman Park, Wantage and Old Mill Hall, Grove. Police continue to patrol the areas while engaging with offending groups.

These are being dealt with by your neighbourhood policing team in partnership with residents and other agencies. Progress will be reported in the Neighbourhood updates.

Neighbourhood updates

Have Your Say meetings

Meet your local neighbourhood officers and have your say on policing priorities and concerns in your local area.

Find out more about Have Your Say meetings.

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Saturday, 26 April 2014
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: Upton Village Hall
Contact: PCSO Mike Clayden

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Saturday, 26 April 2014
Time: 16:10 - 17:00
Venue: Church Meeting Room, Chilton
Contact: PCSO Mike Clayden

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Monday, 12 May 2014
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Venue: Grove Library
Contact: PCSO Howard Pack

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Thursday, 22 May 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: Blewbury Village Hall Car Park
Contact: PCSO Denise Clements

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Saturday, 31 May 2014
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: East Challow Village Hall
Contact: PCSO Howard Pack

Neighbourhood officers

  • Inspector Ian Money
  • Sergeant Georgia Taitt
  • PC Darren James
  • PC Sarah Palmer
  • PC Laura Schmid
  • PCSO Denise Clements
  • PCSO Howard Pack
  • PCSO Gary Kirby
  • PCSO Tim Deane
  • PCSO Mike Clayden
  • PCSO Chris Ratcliff