Community Safety News JULY 2019 EDITION

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.

Community Cards 2019

The 2019 Community Cards scheme came to an end on Monday 24th June. The sticker-collecting scheme encourages Year 6 pupils to get involved with activities, care for their community, be safe and engage with local community organisations.

This year's lucky class winners are:

  • LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort: Denham Green E-Act Primary Academy & Curzon C of E Combined School
  • The CLIMB: Ivingswood Academy
  • Beaconsfield Fire Station: St Nicolas' Combined School
  • Chiltern Pools family swim passes: Brushwood Junior School, Class 6D

Individual pupils were awarded prizes for their media articles, money management posters and special efforts during the scheme. Prizes included; Entertainer vouchers, Go Ape vouchers, Beacon Centre Gym passes and book tokens.

Chiltern Money Management winner - Prestwood School
South Bucks Money Management winner - St Peter's School

Street Association Celebration

On Thursday 4th July we attended a Street Association Celebration Event at Missenden Abbey organised by Bucks County Council. It was a great afternoon celebrating all of our amazing volunteers.

If you are interested in starting up a Street Association please contact: communities@buckscc.gov.uk or call 01296 382345

L&Q Scam Events

Prevention Matters hosted two Scam events for L&Q Housing Association residents on Tuesday 9th July. We attended the event in Beaconsfield along with Thames Valley Police and Sarah Thompson, Natwest Community Banker.

Residents were informed of current scams and given lots of information on how to avoid becoming a victim of such crimes.

If you are interested in holding a scam event for your local community group we would be happy to assist. Please contact us: Communitysafety@chilternandsouthbucks.gov.uk

Crime Reduction Event

We held a successful Crime Reduction Event with the local Neighbourhood Policing Team on 16th July at Peterley Manor Farm, Prestwood. Lots of useful crime prevention advice was given to shoppers.

Neighbourhood Watch

We noticed there are only a few NHW schemes in Denham so we organised promotional letter drops with PCSO Paul Dobbin. We visited a number of roads within Denham and we have already had four residents come forward requesting more information on how to set up a scheme. We will keep you updated with any new schemes that are set up.

In June and July a number of new NHW schemes across the Chiltern district have been set up and existing schemes have been refreshed. Schemes include:

  • Moor Road (Part) - Chesham Bois
  • Fir Trees Estate - Austenwood
  • Hogback Wood Road - Knotty Green
  • Lollards Close - Amersham
  • Joiners Lane - Chalfont St. Peter
  • Chesham Lane - Chalfont St. Peter
  • Germains Close - Chesham
  • Loudhams Wood Lane - Little Chalfont
  • Mill Lane - Chalfont St. Giles
  • Sandycroft - Little Chalfont
  • Penn Avenue - Chesham
  • Burtons Lane South - Little Chalfont

Safe Place Scheme

This month we refreshed the Safe Place Scheme in Holtspur. It was a successful day as all businesses/ shops were still clearly displaying their window stickers and were happy to continue being a temporary 'safe place.'

The following businesses/ shops are members of the safe place scheme in Holtspur:

  • Beacon Sports Centre
  • Beaconsfield Fire Station
  • First 4 Service
  • Londis
  • Warwick Doors & Windows

Purse Dipping

We are reminding Chiltern and South Bucks residents to be vigilant with their personal belongings when shopping and when using a cash machine. Below you will find some useful prevention and suspicious activity tips.

You may spot us in your local supermarket with your Neighbourhood Policing Team in the upcoming weeks. We will be providing shoppers with purse bells and purse chains to help keep belongings safe and secure.

Signal Blocking Pouches

Most new cars now use a vicinity key which opens and activates your car from its signal instead of using a physical key. To avoid becoming a victim of keyless vehicle theft your vicinity key should be kept in a signal blocking pouch when not in use to stop the signal.

Keyless vehicle theft is where a vehicle is stolen without the thief having physical access to the key. Thieves use a signal boosting device which picks up and boosts the signal detected from your vicinity key to the vehicle, making your vehicle think the key is nearby.

We are pleased to be offering Chiltern and South Bucks residents free signal blocking pouches to deter such thefts. Contact us to receive yours: Communitysafety@chilternandsouthbucks.gov.uk One per household, must be a Chiltern or South Bucks resident, whilst stocks last.

Home safety tips during the Summer

Now the warmer weather is here please take a look at our top tips on how to keep your property safe during the summer months.

Message In A Wallet

The Lions Club have introduced an emergency information card called Message In A Wallet. The card is to be kept in your wallet, purse or handbag and includes essential information to help the Emergency Services in case you are taken ill or have an accident.

We will be holding stocks of both message in a wallet and message in a bottle. If you are a Chiltern or South Bucks resident and would like one please contact us.

Communities & Leisure Database

Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council's Joint Leisure and Communities Team share a variety of key community information from funding surgeries, local events, council grants, training opportunities and much more via their Community Database.

If you would like to receive information from the Community team you can sign up to their community database. Please email: community@chilternandsouthbucks.gov.uk providing your name, email address and organisation details. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from the mailing list you can do so via email.

You can also follow the Community and Leisure team on twitter: @CSBCommunities

Be Inspired Playday

Future Events

  • Wednesday 7th August - Be Inspired Playday - King George V Field, Amersham

If you would like more information and advice from the Community Safety Team please contact us at CommunitySafety@chilternandsouthbucks.gov.uk or on 01494 586535

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