Here is the latest Didcot Sector neighbourhood update from PC Beverley Kaur. The Didcot Neighbourhood Team consists of Sergeant Fraser Weller, PC Beverley Kaur, PC Stuart Betts, PCSO Lewis Symm, PCSO Chris Wyatt, PCSO Louise Browning, PCSO Jason Martin and PCSO Tyler Lewis.
The Didcot priorities remain as auto crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB) and although there has been a slight reduction in these crimes in our area, we will continue to work towards tackling those responsible and dealing with individuals robustly. Please help us by making sure no valuables and tools are left in your vehicle. Ensure your vehicle is secure when you leave it parked and report any suspicious activity.
We have already had one cold spell and more than likely another is on the way, please take care when driving and ensure the car is fully de-iced before you leave and that you have a spade, blanket and drink. Only drive if your journey is essential. Children love the snow and although we don’t want to spoil their fun we want them to be safe. Ladygrove lakes can be dangerous in snow and ice conditions so it best to stay clear of this area if possible.
The Safe Places has now been successfully launched in both Didcot and Wallingford. This is a support network available for vulnerable people visiting Wallingford and Didcot. Safe Places aims to provide a safe location for someone to go if they are feeling lost, worried or threatened. Those premises taking part in the scheme are identified with a distinctive Safe Places logo in the window, for example local shops, community centres or cafes, issued with the approval of Thames Valley Police. A special card can be requested by people so they can carry this with them.
We would like to express our thanks to Didcot community for their generosity in donating food for our Christmas hamper appeal and also a big thank you to Sainsburys, Orchard Centre for allowing us to use their premises for the collection. The hampers were gratefully received and it was nice to put a smile on people’s faces.
Our Active Communities campaign encourages more people to get active and involved in policing matters and issues affecting our communities.
We are looking to form a community resilience group to assist with problem solving local issues. If you would like to be a part of this then we would be very keen to hear from you. Please email the team (email@example.com) and we will get back to you.
If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non-emergency number 101 or if it is an emergency then dial 999. You can also contact us via email DidcotNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk. Please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters. To view information on your neighbourhood team visit the Thames Valley Police website at: www.thamesvalley.police.uk. Receive free local crime alerts and crime prevention advice by registering at www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk today. This allows anyone who signs up to choose what updates they receive and how they would like to receive it. The Thames Valley Police Twitter account is kept up to date with what we are up to; please follow us @TVPSouthandVale