Local priorities - 'You said, We did'
The following priorities have been identified by the community and the police:
You said: Scramblers, Mopeds and Quad Bikes
You said scramblers, mopeds and quad bikes were riding in and around Chesham; causing a risk and distress to others.
We did increased patrols in areas identified as suffering problems, under the banner of Operation GTI. This quarter, we have seized one vehicle under section 60 powers, one seized for no insurance and three issued section 59 warning notices; meaning their vehicle will be seized if they persist in the behaviour. We are actively investigating a particular incident on 11th November, when these vehicles were ridden anti-socially: we sought sightings from the community, through an appeal on Twitter. This investigation has required an extensive evidence trawl but is expected to culminate in arrests and prosecutions, imminently.
You said: Traffic Enforcement
You said you wanted more traffic enforcement on roads in and around Chesham.
We did three days partnership working with DVLA enforcement staff, to tackle vehicles with no valid excise licence. This yielded six immediate recoveries and many more recovered after being clamped and not utilising the grace period in which owners could pay the penalty charges. In total, 124 vehicles were subjected to enforcement action; greatly alleviating parking problems for Chesham residents, and seemingly well-received by them. This level of identified offending was described as unprecedented by the DVLA officers and may prompt a return visit from them, in the near future.
You said: Acquisitive Crimes in the Rural areas
You said that acquisitive crimes in the rural areas of Chesham, were of growing concern.
We did three days of intensive night-time patrolling under the banner of Operation Greystalk; seeking those responsible for offences. Crime prevention advice and marking devices were supplied to the rural community. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) was utilised around many of the villages and key roads. This resulted in a total of three arrests and one person reported for summons, with many tens of drivers stopped and checked, and copious amounts of crime intelligence developed.
These are being dealt with by your neighbourhood policing team in partnership with residents and other agencies. Progress will be reported in the Neighbourhood updates.
Have Your Say events
Meet your local neighbourhood officers, in person or online, to have your say on policing priorities and concerns in your local area.
Find out more about Have Your Say meetings.
Type: Community Event
Date: Sunday, 29 January 2017
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
Venue: Chiltern Hills Academy, Chartrdige Lane, Chesham
Contact: Chesham neighbourhhod policing team
Inspector Richard Vine
Sergeant James Ellis
PC Kevin Flint
PC Matt Neville
PC Matt Cumming
PC Marguerite Seale
PCSO Jacqueline Day
PCSO Andy Piotrowski
PCSO Sarah-Jayne Cook
PCSO Lesley Roche
PCSO Andy Mayhew
PCSO Matt Sansom
PCSO Mike Shepherd
PCSO Alex Charge