Neighbourhood Policing Update, Faringdon East – July 2011

On the 12th June 2011 we attended Hanney fun day. This was a wonderful opportunity for us to speak with the local community and hear any concerns. It was a great success and it was a pleasure to see the local children enjoying a guided tour of our neighbourhood policing van by PCSO Haynes and PCSO Stokes. Perhaps we have inspired the next generation of neighbourhood police officers.

During the month of June, PC Gorman and PC Milne of the Neighbourhood cycle team have been conducting planned speeding enforcement events across the Faringdon east area. They have been targeting speeding hotspots as identifed by concerned members of the community that have attended one of our many “Have Your Say” events, to inform us of their concerns.

On the 8th June between 1500-1545 an operation was held in the Shellingford area. Two vehicles were caught driving at 35mph in a 30mph zone. The drivers were stopped and given advice about the dangers of speeding. Between 1600-1700 officers targeted School Road and The Causeway in Hanney. During this time 6 drivers were stopped and given advice about speeding offences and 2 drivers were issued with fixed penalty notices as they were driving well in excess of the speed limit.  Speeding is an issue that we take very seriously and enforcement will result in the issue of more fixed penalty notices being issued in the coming months.

On the 11th June 2011 a vehicle was broken into in the area of Tubney. The vehicle was left insecure and as such was targeted by an opportunistic thief. Please be mindful of vehicle security and always lock your car when it is unattended. Do not leave Satnavs or their cradles on display as vehicles will he targeted.

This is particularly important when visiting local beauty spots as we have experienced 6 thefts from motor vehicles in the past month. Please take all valuables out of your car and keep them on your person. Let’s not give  thieves a chance.

Millenium Green in Southmoor has been the subject of increased anti social behaviour (ASB) in the past month. As a result of this we have increased ASB patrols. However we still need your help. Please don’t hesitate to call us on O845 8 505 505 to report any ASB you witness. In Park Lane, Stanford in the Vale we have had reports of abandoned dogs that were found to be in very poor health. If anyone has any information that may be able to help us to locate the owners responsible for this cruel act then please contact the Faringdon Neighbourhood Team on 0845 8 505 505.

Hanney School has been the victim of both a lead theft from its roof and criminal damage recently. It is an offence to enter the grounds of a school without permission, so if you see anyone on school premises without permission please let us know.

Two “Have your say” meetings were held in Goosey and Longworth and I am pleased to say that no issues or concerns were raised by any of the parties involved.

Forthcoming Have Your Say consultations:

9‘h July 2011 – Charney Feast

8th July 2011 – Stanford in the Vale School Fete

23rd July 2011 – Fyfield Fete

We have recently enjoyed success at the Neighbourhood watch event at Millets farm on Thursday 23rd June 2011. We gave out free post coding kits and information on neighbourhood watch, community messaging and crime reduction.

Faringdon East

Neighbourhood Policing team

Contact us

If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non emergency number 0845 8 505 505 but if your call is an emergency then dial 999.

You can also contact us via email:

please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters. If you have information about crime or Anti Social Behaviour in your area, but you do not want to speak to the police, please call the Crime stoppers charity on 0800 555111.

To view information on your neighbourhood team you can visit the force website at

To report local problems such as graffiti, fly tipping, pot holes and
broken street lights please visit:-

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