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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
- Warwick Doors & Windows
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.