Hungerford and Lambourn District neighbourhood
Local priorities - 'You said, We did'
The following priorities have been identified by the community and the police:
You said: Anti Social Behaviour at the Skate Park
You said there are problems with ASB at the Skate Park Hungerford
We did extra high visibility patrols at relevant times, engaged with the youths, discussed their behaviour and the impact it had on the community. We have recently found local youths smoking cannabis in this location and this has been dealt with by way of a cannabis street caution. We are engaging with the local council and local youths regarding the litter in this location.
You said: Anti-Social Behaviour in the Market Place, Oxford Rd, Lambourn
The local youths hang around in the Market Place in a large group which can be very intimidating and spur each other on to act in a manner that we feel is anti-social for example shouting and screaming past midnight.
1High visibility patrols were carried out in the area and officers engaged with local youths gathering at the location. 2.Through partnership working a youth club was formed at the local rugby club which gave the youths a location to call their own. The youth club has been well attended. 3.Have Your Say community engagements with the local residents resulting in many positive results and much less reports of ASB.
You said: Problems with off road bikes in Lambourn
Alarm/distress/annoyance caused to members of the public by the riders of off road bikes being ridden around the gallops and in Lynch’s Wood.
1.High visibility patrols were carried out and routes and entry and exit points being used by the motorcyclists were established. 2.Fast responses to reports of the motorbikes being ridden resulted in locating and stopping a number of the motorbikes that had been reported. 3.Recently seven Section 59 warnings have been issued to motorcyclist’s ridding on private land or in an anti-social manner that provides the power to seize the vehicles should they repeat the behaviour.
You said: Theft
There is concern in the rise of thefts from sheds, garages and out buildings.
1.Regular patrols have been carried out in all our rural locations. 2.Rural Operations using local members of public to assist identifying suspicious vehicles in areas, utilising addition 4x4 vehicles allowing us to challenge the suspicious vehicles. 3.Crime prevention advice, for example alarmed padlocks for out buildings, marking high value items. Also utilizing covert remote cameras to identify offenders at repeat victim’s locations.
You said: Speeding
There was an issue with speeding on the A4 entering Hungerford from Newbury and Holt Road in Kintbury.
1.Speed enforcement operations have been carried out covering areas that has resulted in a number of motorists being issued speeding fines or given words of advice. 2.'Have Your Say' public consultations have been carried out on the residents impacted by the speeding.
You said: Speeding
There is an issue with speeding on Hungerford Hill in Lambourn and the A338 in Great Shefford.
1.Speed enforcement operations have been carried out covering areas that has resulted in a number of motorists being issued speeding fines or given words of advice. 2.Have your say public consultations have been carried out on the residents impacted by the speeding.
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.
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Inspector Warren McKeown
Sergeant Alan Hawkett
PC Paul Cole
PCSO Kelsey Johnstone
PCSO Joanna King
PCSO Colin Reeves (Rural Crime)
PCSO Zoe Gibson
PCSO Mark Sneideris