Neighbourhood update for February - Redlands / Park

Abbey Outer and Park Neighbourhood Policing Monthly Update - February 2017

The team have been proactive in the last month with the street beggars and the homeless. If they are persistent offenders we can issue them with a Section 35 Notice which banns them from the area for up to 48 hours.

Your Neighborhood team is continuing to work with Reading Borough Council and other partnership agencies to encourage people into housing.

Cycle thefts: - The team have been handing out safety leaflets and giving advice to cyclists within the town. Reading Local Police area is trialing a new bike security marking scheme.  Anyone who wishes to have their bike security marked or who are looking for any bike theft prevention advice please contact Police Community Support Officer Boyd either by 101 or the NH email address which is

Kings Meadow is still being regularly patrolled due to suspected drug dealing.

If you have any concerns to do with your area please contact one of your Neighborhood Police Team members. You can contact us either by the 101 number or email us on or or please feel free to stop us when you see us out and about on patrol.

Finally it is with great sadness that we say good bye to our Police Sergeant Rob Pitman. Rob has transferred to another part of the force.  Police Constable Tom Connolly is now taking on the role of Acting Sergeant for the time being as well as also continuing his role as Neighborhood Specialist Officer.

This Month’s Events

There is a Community Café event which we are running in conjunction with Reading Borough Council on Thursday 9th February at the Reading College, Kings Rd. the meeting stars promptly at 7pm. It is for all residents so please come along as it is your chance to talk to us and  Reading Borough Council about anything that is causing you concern.

There will be a Have your Say Meeting on 22nd February from 11:30 to 13:00 this is for the Nepalese Community and will be held at Communicare.


You can now get street level information about crime across England and Wales at (opens new window) This website also has information about your local neighbourhood.

Contact us

If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non emergency number 101 but if your call is an emergency then dial 999. You can also contact us via email:  or please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters. If you have information about crime or Anti Social Behaviour in your area but you do not want to speak to the police, please call the Crime stoppers charity on 0800 555111. To view information on your neighbourhood team you can visit the force website at:

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