Wantage / Grove neighbourhood

Your neighbourhood

Local priorities

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

  1. Rural Crime. Due to the very isolated location of farm outbuildings throughout the Vale of White Horse, the area is being targeted for theft of plant, tools and diesel. Incidents of criminal damage.
  2. Seasonal Initiatives. Raves over the summer months cause damage to crops and buildings and create noise nuisance which has a major impact on the quality of life for residents. Drug taking is common at such events with people often driving under the influence and commit other offences. Hare Coursing occurs September and March. Offenders commit criminal damage and public order offences against land owners and gamekeepers.
  3. Anti-Social Behaviour. Incidents of anti social behaviour in Bohams Road, Blewbury, Duke of York Avenue, Milton Heights, Sainsbury, Wantage, Betjeman Park, Wantage and Old Mill Hall, Grove. Police continue to patrol the areas while engaging with offending groups.

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: Monday, 08 September 2014
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Venue: East Hendred inside or outside the village shop
Contact: PCSO Denise Clements

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Monday, 08 September 2014
Time: 11:15 - 11:45
Venue: West Hendred outside the village hall
Contact: PCSO Denise Clements

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Monday, 08 September 2014
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Venue: Lockinge and Ardington inside or outside village shop
Contact: PCSO Denise Clements

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Thursday, 11 September 2014
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Venue: Blewbury Village Hall Car Park
Contact: PCSO Denise Clements

Type: Have Your Say Meeting
Date: Saturday, 27 September 2014
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: East Challow Village Hall
Contact: PCSO Howard Pack

Neighbourhood officers

  • Inspector Ian Money

    Inspector Ian Money

  • Sergeant Shane Harrison

    Sergeant Shane Harrison

  • PC Darren James

    PC Darren James

  • PC Sarah Palmer

    PC Sarah Palmer

  • PC Laura Schmid

    PC Laura Schmid

  • PC Sarah  Merritt

    PC Sarah Merritt

  • PC Russ Land

    PC Russ Land

  • PCSO Tim Deane

    PCSO Tim Deane

  • PCSO Thomas Walcott-Smith

    PCSO Thomas Walcott-Smith

  • PCSO Mike Clayden

    PCSO Mike Clayden

  • PCSO Denise Clements

    PCSO Denise Clements

  • PCSO Gary Kirby

    PCSO Gary Kirby

  • PCSO Howard Pack

    PCSO Howard Pack

  • PCSO Chris Ratcliff

    PCSO Chris Ratcliff