Abingdon Town neighbourhood

Your neighbourhood

Local priorities

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

  1. Cycle Theft / Shoplifting in the Town Centre – The issue of cycle theft in the town has been brought under control 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. A number of bike marking events have been run and will continue to be run by the local PCSOs. 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.
  2. 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. 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. 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.
  3. 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.

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, 19 September 2015
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: Cafe Eden, Peachcroft Christian Centre
Contact: PCSO Sylwia Davies

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Venue: White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre, Audlett Drive, Abingdon
Contact: PCSO Sylwia Davies

Neighbourhood officers

  • Inspector Ian Money

    Inspector Ian Money

  • Sergeant Kevin Hickman

    Sergeant Kevin Hickman

  • PC Tom Coulman

    PC Tom Coulman

  • PC Matt Ladd

    PC Matt Ladd

  • PC James Barraclough

    PC James Barraclough

  • PCSO Joanne Hopping

    PCSO Joanne Hopping

  • PCSO Alison Blood

    PCSO Alison Blood

  • PCSO Sylwia Davies

    PCSO Sylwia Davies

  • PCSO Richard Osborn

    PCSO Richard Osborn

  • PCSO Susannah Shepherd

    PCSO Susannah Shepherd

  • PCSO Miles Miller

    PCSO Miles Miller