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July 2015 Newsletter
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Marion Davis (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Administrator, Chiltern and South Bucks)

Iver Neighbourhood Team news July 2015
In our previous news letter we mentioned about the departure of PCSO Whitley. There are two new PCSO’s currently in the pipeline to join the team soon. One will be starting at the end of August and another soon after that. We will have more details of the new officers in our next newsletter so you will soon be seeing new faces as part of the team.
 
Good News
The canal bothering moped gang suffered a loss to police today when two suspects failed to stop for Iver neighbourhood team who commenced a police pursuit. The two drove dangerously, with little regard for their own lives and those of pedestrians as they raced on canal towpaths, pavements and roads, crossing between Met police, Herts police and Thames Valley police areas. The helicopter was called in and maintained a visual on the suspects until the Iver neighbourhood team intercepted them in High Denham, bringing the pursuit to an end. The suspects were found to be in possession of a stolen motorcycle and handed over to Met police to prosecute for a number of offences.  Many thanks to all involved an excellence outcome.
 
Road Traffic Operations by your local Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT)
PCs Ashton and Burnell held a HGV operation on Wednesday 15th July in and around the Iver village, a total of eight vehicles were stopped for contravening road weight restrictions with fixed penalty notices issued. This will be a regular operation.
A vehicle was also taken off the road for no MOT or insurance.
 
Crime Prevention Event held by your local NHPT (PCSO Lewis)
NHPT held a crime prevention and wellbeing event on 13th July with SBDC Community Safety Team, Trading Standards, Everham Centre & Credit Union. The event was held in Orchards Residential Park in Iver/Wexham.
Advice was given by Trading Standards in relation to rogue traders, crime prevention advice was passed to residents. The day was an overall success with a large number of residents turning up despite the rain.
Home visits were conducted so that those residents who were immobile did not miss out on the important safety advice and opportunities that were available on the day.
Everham centre gave/under took free blood pressure checks as well as free day passes for the local gym. 
 
Summer Drink Drive Campaign
The summer drink drive campaign saw a decrease in arrests this year compared to last year. The drop in the number of arrests is encouraging but still left 388 people asking if drink driving was worth the risk.
 
Between 1 June and 30 June, 388 drivers were arrested across Hampshire and the Thames Valley for driving with excess alcohol, compared to 446 last June.
 
In total, 257 of the arrested people have been charged, 72 have been bailed and 59 released with no further action.
 
The campaign saw police targeting individuals they suspect of driving under the influence of drink or drugs, both on the way home from nights out and the morning after.
 
Superintendent Lucy Hutson from the Roads Policing Unit said: “This year’s joint anti-drink drive campaign has concluded. We’ve made 388 arrests across the two forces.
 
“Unfortunately there are still some drivers who are not getting the message that drinking and driving is dangerous and is simply not worth the risk.
Research has shown that even one drink can impair the ability to drive so please don’t get behind the wheel after drinking any alcohol at all. Each drink driver arrested and taken off the road helps to make our roads safer and prevents potential death or serious injury.  Each death and serious injury we prevent stops pain and devastation to an even wider circle of family and friends. Drivers need to be aware of the dangers of drink driving – both the morning after as well as the night before.”
 
Honour Based Violence
Thames Valley Police supported The Honour Based Violence (HBV) Remembrance Day, which took place on Tuesday 14 July.
 
The day was a memorial day to remember victims of honour killings campaigned by Karma Nirvana and Cosmopolitan in memory of Shafelia Ahmed who was murdered by her parents in 2003. Thames Valley Police supports the Remembrance Day, with the aim to raise awareness that honour based violence is a crime and there is help available for those at risk.  
 
HBV describes acts committed to control behaviour within families or the community to protect perceived cultural and religious beliefs or honour (‘Izzat’). It is often linked to family members who believe someone has brought shame to their family or community by doing something that is not in keeping with their beliefs. 
 
For more information about HBV and forced marriage and the support services available in the Thames Valley please visit our website. 
 
If you or anyone is at risk of HBV please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court. 
 
Theft from vehicle Crime Prevention Advice
Most offences of theft from vehicle are opportunist. If valuable possessions (eg, handbags, laptops, sat navs, iPods, mobile phones, cameras) are left on show inside a vehicle, it is much more likely to be targeted by thieves. Even items of little value, such as shopping bags and clothing, may tempt a potential thief to break into the vehicle to see whether they contain anything worth stealing.
Offences can take place during the day or night, whether a vehicle is parked in a driveway, on the street or in a public car park. Typically thieves will smash windows to gain entry; sometimes they will break door locks or, on older vehicles, prise the door away from the body of the vehicle.
The following sections contain crime prevention and reduction advice for motorists and car park owners, as well as tactics that will assist police and partners to reduce this type of vehicle crime.
 
Crime prevention advice
When leaving your car, close all windows and lock your car 
•    Park your car in an attended car park 
•    Look for public car parks approved by the Park Mark scheme 
•    When parking at home, use your garage. If you don't have a garage, park in a well-lit area 
•    Don't leave anything on display in your vehicle 
•    Take all your personal possessions with you 
•    Remove sat nav holders and visible sat nav ring marks from windscreens 
•    Leave the glove box open to show there's nothing inside 
•    Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your car 
•    Record the details of your property on the Immobilise website 
•    Do not store your car's documents in the car 
•    Secure your wheels using locking wheel nuts 
 
Iver Police Station Opening Times
Monday-Closed.
Tuesday-1000-1400
Wednesday-1000-1400
Thursday-Close
Friday-1000-1400
 
Have Your Say Meetings coming up
Friday 14th August  (1110-1130) St Andrews Church Coffee Shop, Rogers Lane, Stoke Poges
Saturday 15th August  (1510-1530) Harvey Hall, George Green Road, George Green, Wexham
Saturday 15th August (1200-1300) Flowerland, Norwood Lane, Iver
 
 
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