Burnham / Farnhams / Taplow neighbourhood
Local priorities - 'You said, We did'
The following priorities have been identified by the community and the police:
You said: Higher Police Presence
You said you were concerned about Higher Police Presence.
We did: We have been working with the community conducting Community Speed Watch events, monitoring the speed of vehicles, schools talks, crime reduction leaflet drops, ongoing work at St Peters Close, Burnham. Due to the size of the neighbourhood area patrols are often carried out in vehicles which are a mixture of marked and unmarked vehicles. There have been a number of abstractions over this time for incidents which have occurred in other areas.
You said: Speeding
You said you were concerned about Speeding.
We did: The Neighbourhood Team have been working closely with local residents on the roads identified in the last survey where speeding was raised as a priority. Our findings are as follows: Park Road, Farnham Royal – on two separate occasions over 550 vehicles passed through the site with 65 vehicles being captured over the speed limit, the highest was 42mph in a 30 limit. Crown Lane and Black Pond Lane, Farnham Royal – due to the layout of the road and the lack of footpaths this road is unsuitable for speed enforcement – a request has been made for an assessment for the speed van. Marsh Lane, Dorney – Speed monitoring has been carried out at this location with 72 vehicles passing through the checkpoint and no vehicles identified as speeding. Having police at a speed check is only effective when the police are present, longer term this is unsustainable. Speed monitoring is predominantly carried out by the PCSOs on the Neighbourhood Team and too many roads have been identified by the community as a “problem” for them to manage. There is a Community Speed Watch Scheme which we have been encouraging the local Parish Councils to seek volunteers from the community for. If you require further information please go to the Thames Valley Police website at http://bit.ly/2gmavzl
You said: Theft from motor vehicles
You said you were concerned about theft from motor vehicle offences in Burnham
We did extra patrols at relevant times, we have undertaken ‘Clear Car Campaign’ and have a response plan in place for live incidents. A male has been identified for an offence and he is suspected of a number of others. Ongoing attempts are being made to arrest this male.
You said: Burglary
You said you were concerned about burglaries
We did high visibility patrols and tailored crime prevention advice to suit the time of year as the burglars target properties in different ways through the seasons. Analysts identified roads that have had a higher than average number of burglaries at this time of year. Your NHPT (Neighbourhood Policing Team) team have conducted “Leave A Light On “campaigns in these streets and individually targeted houses that are in darkness which makes them look as if no one is home and prone to burglary. LEAVE A LIGHT ON! Additional resources from specialist operations have been patrolling the area and the dedicated burglary team have been working tirelessly to bring offenders to justice
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 Brendan Murray
Sergeant Melvin Mutch
PC Trevor Walker
PC Teresa Covey
PCSO Vicky Edgecombe
PCSO Angela O'Connell
PCSO Paul Austin
PCSO Caroline Sampson
PCSO Matt Lynch