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, 04 October 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: Wantage Police front counter, Stirlings Road, Wantage.
Contact: PCSO Chris Ratcliff

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Saturday, 04 October 2014
Time: 17:00 - 18:00
Venue: Unit 5&6 car park on Milton Park
Contact: PCSO Gary Kirby

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Thursday, 09 October 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: Blewbury Village Hall Car Park
Contact: PCSO Mike Clayden

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Venue: Upton village hall meeting room
Contact: PCSO Mike Clayden

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Saturday, 11 October 2014
Time: 16:10 - 17:00
Venue: Chilton Church meeting room
Contact: PCSO Mike Clayden

Neighbourhood officers

  • Inspector Ian Money
  • Acting Sergeant Tom Coulman
  • PC Darren James
  • PC Sarah Palmer
  • PC Laura Field
  • PC Sarah Merritt
  • PC Russ Land
  • PCSO Gary Kirby
  • PCSO Howard Pack
  • PCSO Josh Hatton
  • PCSO Denise Clements
  • PCSO Tim Deane
  • PCSO Chris Ratcliff
  • PCSO Mike Clayden
  • PCSO Thomas Walcott-Smith