The Neighbourhood Watch scheme is currently looking for a new parish co-ordinator. We'll update the section when this has been arranged. If you are interested in being involved please contact the parish council.
The police web sites (see below) provide general advice on crime reduction and security. For example, sheds are easy targets, if the locks can be forced or the hinges can be unscrewed – a very simple thing to do is to change all the hinge screws to non return screws.
Remember not to leave your empty house in darkness, especially during the winter months.
The nearest manned police stations are in Mill Lane, Newbury, in Reading Road, Pangbourne and in Castle Street, Reading. Go to http://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/ for more details, including opening times.
If you have any information which could assist the police with their enquiries, if you witness a crime or if you see anyone acting in a suspicious manner please ring the 24 hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101. Alternatively you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
If a crime is in progress you should dial 999.
Thames Valley police operate schemes throughThames Valley Country Watch and Thames Valley Alert. These schemes send email information on behalf of Thames Valley police. Sign up for this information via www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk
Thames Valley Police also use these schemes to ask for the public’s information and help.
You can also follow Thames Valley police on Twitter @ThamesVP. Alternatively you can ‘like’ on Facebook www.facebook.com/thamesvp
For crime reduction advice you can visit the Thames Valley police web site or ask to speak to a Crime Reduction Adviser via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 101.