Thames Valley Rural Crime Partnership
In December 2011, in acknowledgement of the challenges presented by our significant rural geography Thames Valley Police, formed the Thames Valley Rural Crime Partnership (TVRCP), together with organisations and associations representative of our rural community.
- Country Business and Land Association (CLA) (opens new window).
- National Farmers Union (NFU) (opens new window).
- NFU Mutual (NFU M) (opens new window).
- National Gamekeepers Organisation (NGO) (opens new window).
- ACPO Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (AVCIS) (opens new window).
- Datatag (opens new window).
- Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (opens new window).
- Dogwatch (opens new window).
The aim of the Thames Valley Rural Crime Partnership is to work in partnership to represent the rural community. By working together, it aims to provide strategic leadership in tackling rural crime issues in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.
This is to be achieved through engagement with rural communities, enterprises and wider stakeholders to prioritise rural crime issues; identification of good practice and expertise at local, regional and national level for implementation; ownership of specific priority issues by partnership members allowing utilisation of specialist skills to develop plans focussing on prevention, intelligence and enforcement measures; influencing and developing themes and projects to tackle rural crime issues.
The partnership has identified the following priorities for 2016-17:
- To agree and set a clear plan to address priorities and influence their local delivery and implementation.
- Review and refresh communications strategy to maximise partnership effectiveness.
Since the opening of the first office, NFU Mutual has grown from strength to strength. To this day we are still expanding.
We began insuring individuals and businesses outside of the farming industry in the 1980s.
Offering our products to those outside of farming has seen our growth accelerate. We are one of a few providers whose range of products extends to investments, pensions, life assurance and risk management.
With over 300 local branches nationwide, we're big on local presence.
Country Land and Business Association
The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales.
We speak for everyone who believes in a living and working countryside.
Through the experience and expertise of members and staff, we promote our members' interests and influence decision makers to ensure the positive development of the rural economy.
Datatag was established by one of the world's biggest companies in the early 1990s to redress the balance in favour of the law-abiding citizen, and during the last decade statistics show that Datatag is playing a major role in protecting all kinds of property.
The heart of the Datatag system is an electronic transponder that is designed to be hidden on the property that is to be protected.
These tiny transponders possess a unique identification code that can be 'read' by a hand-held scanner used by the UK's police forces. This means that the lawful owner of any Datatagged property can always be identified by the police, even if all other identification numbers have been removed.
National Gamekeepers' Organisation (NGO)
The National Gamekeepers' Organisation (NGO) was founded in 1997 by a group of gamekeepers who felt that their profession was threatened by public misunderstanding and poor representation. Today, we have over 16,000 gamekeeper and supporter members
National Farmers Union
The NFU champions British farming and provides professional representation and services to its Farmer and Grower members.
It is the largest farming organisation in the UK, providing a strong, respected and independent voice for the industry.