Neighbourhood Watch Scheme

Local Neighbourhood Watch Schemes (NWS) are effectively the eyes and ears of the police. In Ashbury the NWS comprises a Chairman, a Secretary and local Co-ordinators for different parts of the village (see table below). PC Simon Jenkin, the Area Beat Officer, attends Ashbury NWS meetings whenever possible to give local crime updates, answer queries and provide advice. Local NWS Contact: The secretary – 710273.

Minutes of Ashbury NWS Meetings

View the minutes of the 2015 Meeting.

Ashbury NWS Coordinators

View the current list of NW Coordinators: Neighbourhood Watch 2015 Contact List

Your local co-ordinator will introduce himself/herself to you and provide information booklets/leaflets.

Responsibilities of Chairperson and Secretary

The responsibilities of a local Neighbourhood Watch Chairperson are set out here, while those of the Secretary/Minute Taker may be viewed here.

Neighbourhood Action Groups (NAGS)

These are voluntary bodies dealing with grievances between neighbours, vandalism and other unsociable behaviour where police have been called. Roger Simons represents Ashbury at NAGS meetings and is invited to report back to Ashbury Neighbourhood Watch meetings.

The Police are very positive about future action in the event of “raves”. Any public reports to the Police at Kidlington should only refer to raves and perceived drug-related problems and not noise. Telephone number 101.

All complaints about noise must be reported separately to the Vale of White Horse DC, Environment Protection Department, telephone number 01235 520202 (out of hours 01235 524886). The Vale should take action after three or more complaints even out of hours.

Police Ringway Messages

Residents may apply to become registered recipients of police messages (e.g. information, crime alerts or witness appeals) local to the area in which they live or work; simply follow the “Neighbourhood Watch in the Vale” link below.

Police advice about safety and security in your home, your car and your environment may be read here.

Thames Valley Alert: Community Messenging

Currently only 2% of the Thames Valley’s population receives Thames Valley alerts. Are your neighbours, relatives and friends signed up? Every member of our community will gain from the knowledge that the Alerts system provides. Please help to increase sign up by encouraging people to visit www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk and sign up to receive text, phone or email alerts. If you know of anyone who would prefer to sign up over the phone please email their contact information and telephone number to this email address. One of our administrators will be happy to go through the sign-up procedure with them.

Key Contact Numbers

Thames Valley Police – new non emergency number 101 Use this number to: • report a crime that has already happened • if you want a specific officer or department • all other queries www.thamesvalley.police.uk
Thames Valley Police – emergency number 101 should be used if immediate police attendance is required
Local Officer – PC Ian Jarvis 101
Crimestoppers 0800 555111
Crime Reduction Advisor – Roger Foster 01235 556611Sarah Merritt has left her job as Crime Reduction Advisor; Roger Foster will cover it until a new Crime Reduction Officer has been appointed.
Regional NHW Administrator for the Vale – Kathryn Gubbins 01235 556938 kathryngubbins@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Trading Standards 01865 815000 www.tradingstandards.gov.uk
Neighbourhood Watch in the Vale www.tvpcommunitymessaging.org
Report pot holes directly to the County Council http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/potholes
How to Report problems related to “Raves”

To report “raves” and perceived drug-related problems call the Police on: 101

All complaints of noise must be reported separately to the Vale of White Horse DC, Environment Protection Department, telephone number 01235 520202 and out of hours 01235 524886. The Vale should take action after three or more complaints even out of hours.