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Banbury Rural Police Local Neighbourhood

Every neighbourhood in Thames Valley has a dedicated Neighbourhood Policing team.

Neighbourhood Policing teams can be contacted via 101, the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number. Always call 999 in an emergency.

Neighbourhood Policing teams…
  • Are led by senior police officers and include police community support officers (PCSOs), often together with volunteer police officers, volunteers and partners.
  • May serve one or several neighbourhoods.
  • Work with local people and partners to identify, tackle and prevent local, low-level crime, anti-social behaviour, and any ongoing concerns.
  • Provide you with a visible, accessible and accountable police service and aim to make your neighbourhood safer.
  • Have been present in every Thames Valley neighbourhood since 1 April 2008.
  • Focus all of their efforts on their dedicated neighbourhoods, building relationships with local people.
Neighbourhood Policing…
  • Needs you to tell us about the issues that concern you in your area.
  • Has transformed policing at a local level, to meet the needs of local communities.
  • Is known as ‘Safer Neighbourhoods’ in Milton Keynes.

Have Your Say logo From the start of 2010, Thames Valley Police extended its neighbourhood consultation by introducing a wider range of publicised opportunities to meet neighbourhood teams.

We will provide open monthly meetings to allow the public to influence our priorities. These meetings will be branded as Have Your Say opportunities, and in many cases will be held in conjunction with partners.

Once local priorities have been identified, a broader ‘toolkit’ of problem-solving tactics is being made available to ensure crime and anti-social behaviour is tackled effectively.

Across the Thames Valley area, there are many successful Neighbourhood Action Groups which will continue to deliver local problem solving, but the introduction of Have Your Say meetings will allow neighbourhood teams to identify more quickly those specific local priorities that need attention.

Thames Valley Police views the introduction of Have Your Say meetings as a positive step in tackling issues that matter most to the public. I welcome your support and engagement in this endeavour.

Visit Police Neighbourhood Page 101

Map of the Banbury Rural Policing Area

Yellow markers represent Police Forces and the red markers represent neighbourhoods within Thames Valley Police.

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Towns and Villages within the Banbury Rural Neighbourhood

The Banbury Rural is policed by the Thames Valley Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Banbury Rural
Name Type County
Adderbury Village Oxfordshire
Alkerton Village Oxfordshire
Balscote Village Oxfordshire
Banbury Town Oxfordshire
Barford St Michael Village Oxfordshire
Bloxham Village Oxfordshire
Bodicote Village Oxfordshire
Broughton Village Oxfordshire
Burdrop Village Oxfordshire
Claydon Village Oxfordshire
Clifton Village Oxfordshire
Cropredy Village Oxfordshire
Deddington Village Oxfordshire
Drayton Village Oxfordshire
Epwell Village Oxfordshire
Great Bourton Village Oxfordshire
Hanwell Village Oxfordshire
Hempton Village Oxfordshire
Hook Norton Village Oxfordshire
Horley Village Oxfordshire
Hornton Village Oxfordshire
Little Bourton Village Oxfordshire
Lower Tadmarton Village Oxfordshire
Milcombe Village Oxfordshire
Milton Village Oxfordshire
Mollington Village Oxfordshire
North Newington Village Oxfordshire
Shenington Village Oxfordshire
Shutford Village Oxfordshire
Sibford Ferris Village Oxfordshire
Sibford Gower Village Oxfordshire
South Newington Village Oxfordshire
Swalcliffe Village Oxfordshire
Swerford Village Oxfordshire
Tadmarton Village Oxfordshire
Twyford Village Oxfordshire
Upper Wardington Village Oxfordshire
Wardington Village Oxfordshire
Wigginton Village Oxfordshire
Wroxton Village Oxfordshire

Worst Locations for Crime within the Banbury Rural neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Banbury Rural neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Hook NortonvillageOxfordshireOn or near Station Road3
WardingtonvillageOxfordshireOn or near Church Close2
BloxhamvillageOxfordshireOn or near Ayers Drive2
BloxhamvillageOxfordshireOn or near Milton Road2

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Banbury Rural neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Upper WardingtonvillageOxfordshireOn or near Thorpe Road3
MilcombevillageOxfordshireOn or near Portland Road3
TwyfordvillageOxfordshireOn or near Summers Close2
BodicotevillageOxfordshireOn or near Broad End2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Banbury Rural neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
MilcombevillageOxfordshireOn or near Portland Road7
BloxhamvillageOxfordshireOn or near Walsingham Close4
AdderburyvillageOxfordshireOn or near Church Lane2
BloxhamvillageOxfordshireOn or near Supermarket2
Sibford GowervillageOxfordshireOn or near Main Street2

Police Officer Information for Banbury Rural

NameRankBio
Peter Sanford PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Katrina Hibbert Sergeant

The Sergeant is next in command and also assists the Inspector. In addition they provide leadership in the development and supervision of the Constables and PCSOs. They too work with the community and other agencies to ensure that the concerns of the community are dealt with by the Neighbourhood Team.

Paul Newman PC

This officer is a Constable and takes direction from the Sergeant and they work with the community and other agencies. They are also responsible for tackling those issues as identified by the local community.

Rob Bliss PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Jordan Conlan PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Claire Brennan PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Lana Smith PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Jayne Langford PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Charlotte Baylis PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Rebecca Preedy PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Lauren Bushby PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Harry Roberts PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

Paul Smith PC

This Constable is a Neighbourhood Specialist Officer who has received enhanced training in working with partner agencies, engagement with the community and problem solving. Their role is to supervise the PCSOs and is also responsible for ensuring that the issues of the community are dealt with by the neighbourhood team.

Rebecca Fishwick Sergeant

The Sergeant is next in command and also assists the Inspector. In addition they provide leadership in the development and supervision of the Constables and PCSOs. They too work with the community and other agencies to ensure that the concerns of the community are dealt with by the Neighbourhood Team.

Steve Birchall PCSO

This officer is a Police Community Support Officer. While having no power of arrest, the officer can attend incidents, patrol and reassure, tackle ASB and parking issues, and in Thames Valley will be deployed to deliver our Crime Attendance policy of attending to provide follow up support and contact. They too are also responsible for tackling the concerns of the community.

John Batty Inspector

The Inspector is in command of the Neighbourhood Policing Team and is responsible for the overall policing of the neighbourhood. They lead, manage and co-ordinate the team and also work with the community and other agencies, in ensuring an appropriate and timely response to incidents and issues affecting the community.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Banbury Rural

IssueActionDates

Improve engagement with elderly and vulnerable members of the community

The team will seek to attend our rural villages on a regular basis to engage with residents. By promoting the Community Forum meetings it is hoped that more residents will volunteer to get involved

Issue dated: 07/03/2019

Action dated: 30/06/2019

Street Crime Within Banbury Rural

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Ayers Drive Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Ayers Drive Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Barlow Close Anti-social behaviour
Bridges Close Burglary Under investigation
Cawley Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Chapel Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Chapel Lane Other theft Unable to prosecute suspect
Church Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Church Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Church Lane Other theft Under investigation
Claydon Road Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Creampot Close Anti-social behaviour
Cup And Saucer Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Dark Lane Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Deer'S Farm Anti-social behaviour
Deers Close Other crime Unable to prosecute suspect
Falkner'S Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Gaveston Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Henry Gepp Close Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
High Street Other theft Under investigation
Hyde Grove Drugs Under investigation
Iron Down Hill Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Keyte'S Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Little Lane Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Main Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Merrivale'S Lane Drugs Under investigation
Middle Lane Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Mill Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Mill Lane Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Milton Road Other crime Under investigation
Milton Road Other crime Under investigation
Park End Public order Unable to prosecute suspect
Park/Open Space Other crime Under investigation
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Portland Road Anti-social behaviour
Portland Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Queen'S Crescent Anti-social behaviour
Rectory Road Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Salmon Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sands Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Southam Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Southam Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
St John'S Way Burglary Under investigation
Station Road Anti-social behaviour
Station Road Criminal damage and arson Unable to prosecute suspect
Station Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Summers Close Violence and sexual offences Offender given a caution
Swalcliffe Road Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Tadmarton Road Drugs Under investigation
The Close Other theft Under investigation
The Crescent Public order Under investigation
The Greensward Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Vicarage Gardens Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Walsingham Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Wards Crescent Public order Under investigation
Well Lane Burglary Under investigation
Westbourne Court Public order Under investigation
Whittons Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified