Bicester Town neighbourhood
Local priorities - 'You said, We did'
The following priorities have been identified by the community and the police:
You said: Anti-Social Behaviour
Main issues are the increase in ASB within child play parks and open spaces of land.
Operation Jamb 2 has been running between 29/7/16 - 04/09/16. A number of drug related arrests have been made in open spaces locations and we have also tackled underage drinking and anti-social behaviour in those same locations. One way of addressing the underage drinking issue was to carry out a Test Purchase operation. This was carried out on 26/9/16 which tested the compliance of local stores when underage people tried to purchase alcohol. The result was that 3 local shops failed and were subsequently issued with a fixed penalty notice.
You said: Parking
Main issue areas are parking on single & double yellow lines in Bicester Town, use of the Cherwell District Council Resident Parking Scheme areas by non permit holders and obstructive parking on Langford Village particularly Mallards Way and outside the school.
The parking update now reflects that during the month of June the Neighbourhood team issued 42 fixed penalty notices for illegal parking across the town. In July we issued a total of 22 tickets and in August 43 tickets were issued across Bicester.
You said: Speeding
Our current main focus areas are Banbury Road, Langford Village and Kingsmere
We are setting up our first Community Speed Watch scheme covering the Banbury Road and this is progressing well. PC John Thirlaway is working closely with residents of Lodge Close and a group of 8 volunteers have been identified. Officers and residents have jointly undertaken one Speed Watch check on the Banbury Road and further checks are being planned for September and beyond.
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 events
Meet your local neighbourhood officers, in person or online, to have your say on policing priorities and concerns in your local area.
Find out more about Have Your Say meetings.
Type: Crime Reduction Advice
Date: Friday, 30 September 2016
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Venue: In conjunction with Age UK - Bicester Older People's Information Fair at Bicester Ex-Services Club
Contact: PCSO Sarah Ritchie
Inspector John Batty
Sergeant Steve Willis
PC Vicky Lees
PC Matt Longman
PC James Waterson
PC Paul Frogatt
PCSO Val Guest
PCSO Sarah Ritchie
PCSO Tom Bailey
PCSO Alison Drury