Finchampstead neighbourhood

Your neighbourhood

Local priorities - 'You said, We did'

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

  • You said: Speed Enforcement at The Village in Finchampstead

    You were experiencing issues with speeding at The Village in Finchampstead.

    We did:
    Officers from the Neighbourhood team conducted speed enforcement at The Village in Finchampstead. Vehicles were stopped and 2 given traffic offence report forms for speeding offences. We will continue to monitor complaints around speeding, parking and traffic.

  • You said: Reducing levels of antisocial behaviour

    That reducing levels of antisocial behaviour was a priority

    We did:
    We have continued to work with our partners and the community to intervene as early as possible when instances of antisocial behaviour arise, including managing persistent offenders and locations. Where necessary we will also use legislative measures such as antisocial behaviour contracts and dispersal orders to influence offender behaviour. Locally we have recently been granted two closure orders for premises that were causing ASB. Both closure orders prevent any person, apart from support agencies and the current residents, from entering or remaining in the premises. This is the first time these powers have been used in Wokingham borough.

  • You said: Making our roads safer

    Making our roads safer was a priority

    We did:
    We continue to work with our partners and the community we will continue to participate in initiatives to promote good driver behaviour and continue to target speeding and inappropriate driving particularly around schools, within communities and around accident hotspots. We have worked with local groups, Parish Councils and Wokingham Town Council to encourage Wokingham Borough Council to take responsibility for parking issues through the introduction of civil parking enforcement (due to be introduced in May 2017). We are also in the process of establishing a revamped Community Speedwatch scheme, where local residents can be involved in tackling speed related issues in their neighbourhood together with their local neighbourhood officers. These are being dealt with by your neighbourhood policing team in partnership with residents and other agencies.

  • You said: Protecting vulnerable people

    That protecting the vulnerable people in our community was a priority

    We did:
    We are endeavoring to prevent abuse and neglect by early and effective intervention. We are working with the relevant partner agencies and sharing information with them. A multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) was introduced in Wokingham in April 2016. Since April, most of the police officers and PCSOs that cover your neighbourhood have received training from Royal Berkshire Fire Service and are able to identify and refer vulnerable persons for home fire safety checks.

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

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Neighbourhood officers

  • Inspector John Donachy
  • Sergeant Tim Woolford
  • PC Paul Bentley
  • PCSO Patrick Glenister
  • PCSO Christopher Taylor
  • PCSO Marie Graham
  • PCSO Elena Ispas