Abingdon Town neighbourhood
The following priorities have been identified by the community and the police:
- Cycle Theft / Shoplifting in the Town Centre – The issue of cycle theft in the town has been brought under control since the start of May as a result of several operations run by the team and the deployment of a trap bike which led to a suspect being identified and charged. The issue continues to be a priority, but with the focus changing to education of bike owners as we enter the summer holidays. A number of bike marking events have been run and will continue to be run by the local PCSOs at Have Your Say meetings and other events. Please be aware that bike thefts remain a problem in the town, and ensure that your bike is locked and secure if you are leaving it even if only for a very short time.This success has allowed the team to focus more of its attention on shoplifting in the precinct area of Abingdon. PCSOs Blood and Shepherd have set up a Shopwatch scheme for the town centre which is well supported by many of the town’s commercial businesses. This has led to information sharing amongst the different shops and an “banned from one, banned from all” policy for persistent offenders. If you have any concerns or questions regarding cycle security please contact the team on 101 or Email us at AbingdonTownNHPT@Thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
- Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) - The neighbourhood team in partnership with the local Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) continues to address ASB in all forms in the town now, particularly now that the summer holidays have started. While the issue of young people gathering in the precinct, cycling on pavements, littering and swearing within the hearing of local shoppers remains an focus, other ASB hotspots in the town are becoming more of a priority. In particular, work is being done in the car park and small play area to the rear of the Ock Street flats, and also on the Peachcroft estate. The team also tackles drink related ASB in the town on weekend evenings and works very closely with the licensing department at VoWHDC to ensure everything is being done to create a safe night-time atmosphere at the weekends. If you are aware of any areas in the town that are a focus for ASB issues – whether littering, groups gathering or more serious problems, please contact the team on 101 or Email us at AbingdonTownNHPT@Thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
- Neighbourhood Watch - The Town NAG is committed to supporting and expanding Neighbourhood Watch schemes across the town. A number of the current NAG members are already running schemes across the town. However, if you feel that your area would benefit from Neighbourhood Watch and wish to get involved you can contact the team.
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.
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: Wednesday, 08 October 2014
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: Home Security Information Fair in connection with Age UK, St Edmunds Lane, Abingdon.
Contact: PCSO Ali Blood
Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 15 October 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12.30
Venue: Reynolds Way shops, Abingdon.
Contact: PCSO Jo Hopping and PCSO Sue Haynes
Inspector Ian Money
Sergeant Kevin Hickman
PC Tom Coulman
PC Matt Ladd
PC James Barraclough
PCSO Richard Osborn
PCSO Susan Haynes
PCSO Susannah Shepherd
PCSO Alison Blood
PCSO Sylwia Davies
PCSO Emma Eyley
PCSO Joanne Hopping
PCSO Miles Miller