The Community Safety Newsletter aims to keep residents informed about what the Community Safety Partnership has been involved with in Chiltern and South Bucks districts in the last month.
Safer Buckinghamshire Community Safety Partnership Survey
The new Safer Buckinghamshire Community Safety Partnership will be coming into effect from April 2020 (in line with the creation of the new Buckinghamshire Council). To help shape our priorities we are asking residents and businesses to give their feedback by completing a short survey.
If you would like your views heard please complete the following survey by Sunday 23rd February 2020: https://shadow.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/safer-bucks-survey/
Christmas Tree Festival
Jane Brown, Ivers Area Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator attended the Christmas Tree Festival on Friday 6th December- Sunday 8th December at St Peter's Church, Iver.
Jane displayed a special 'Neighbourhood Watch' Christmas Tree during the festival promoting two Community Safety projects she is currently involved in:
- Community Speed Watch - Speeding is a constant concern for South Bucks and is one of the Fatal 4
- Smartville - A CCTV initiative to deter & detect crime funded by residents
In December Thames Valley Police's Schools Officer, Claire Annison was invited into Misbourne school, Great Missenden to help pupils with their Crime and Punishment module, as part of the subject of Social Sciences. A first for this subject the teacher felt that it would be a really good experience for pupils to gain first-hand knowledge and understanding of consequences and how it affects those dealing with crime and why they do the job they do.
A question and answer session was set up so that each pupil had a chance to ask a relevant question relating to policing and prisons to the panel of four which consisted of Claire Annison, Eve Chason, Community Safety Officer, Joshua, a trainee Police Officer and PSCO Chris Hinkley-Ging who as a former prison officer could give a view of life in a juvenile prison.
Two session were held for an hour with the pupils asking some really interesting and well thought out questions. The morning was such a success that we have been asked if we would be happy to be included for next year's group.
Have Your Say
To give residents the opportunity to raise any issues or concerns within their community the Chiltern and South Bucks Neighbourhood Policing Teams hold regular Have Your Say events. During January we joined the local Neighbourhood Team at the following Have Your Says:
- Monday 6th January - Great Missenden Train Station
- Thursday 9th January - Sainsburys, Chesham
- Tuesday 28th January - Amersham Library, Chiltern District Council Offices
- Wednesday 29th January - Fulmer Village Hall
To find out when and where the next 'Have Your Say' will be in your area take a look at the following website: https://www.police.uk/