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Peppard / Caversham Police Local Neighbourhood

The Peppard / Caversham neighbourhood is situated within the Urban Area of Caversham and is policed by the Thames Valley Police.

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 Peppard / Caversham 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 Peppard / Caversham Neighbourhood

Settlements located within Peppard / Caversham
Name Type County
Caversham Urban Area Berkshire,Oxfordshire

Worst Locations for Crime within the Peppard / Caversham neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Peppard / Caversham neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Surley Row5
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Supermarket4
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near The Causeway3
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Mead Close3
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Send Road3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Peppard / Caversham neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Send Road5
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Prospect Street3
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Cavendish Road3
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Promenade Road2
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Cardinal Close2

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Peppard / Caversham neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Supermarket10
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Angle Field Road4
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Fairfax Close3
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near South View Avenue3
CavershamUrban AreaBerkshire,OxfordshireOn or near Forge Close2

Neighbourhood Events for Peppard / Caversham

TitleDescriptionDates
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 20/06/2019 17:00

End: 20/06/2019 18:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 28/06/2019 19:00

End: 28/06/2019 20:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 08/07/2019 18:00

End: 08/07/2019 19:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 13/07/2019 12:00

End: 13/07/2019 13:00
North Reading Safer Neighbourhood Forum

meeting

Resident can attend to discuss issues and concerns with regards to community safety and crime prevention.

Start: 18/07/2019 19:00

End: 18/07/2019 21:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 10/08/2019 10:00

End: 10/08/2019 11:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 21/08/2019 14:00

End: 21/08/2019 15:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 02/09/2019 19:00

End: 02/09/2019 20:00
North Reading Safer Neighbourhood Forum

meeting

Resident can attend to discuss issues and concerns with regards to community safety and crime prevention.

Start: 12/09/2019 19:00

End: 12/09/2019 21:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 27/09/2019 19:00

End: 27/09/2019 20:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 05/10/2019 11:00

End: 05/10/2019 12:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 25/10/2019 18:00

End: 25/10/2019 19:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 05/11/2019 18:00

End: 05/11/2019 19:00
North Reading Safer Neighbourhood Forum

meeting

Resident can attend to discuss issues and concerns with regards to community safety and crime prevention.

Start: 07/11/2019 19:00

End: 07/11/2019 21:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 20/11/2019 14:00

End: 20/11/2019 15:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 30/11/2019 11:00

End: 30/11/2019 12:00
Have Your Say Meeting

meeting

North Reading Neighbourhood Policing Team invite you to come and discuss and crime related concerns or issue you may have.

Start: 20/12/2019 19:00

End: 20/12/2019 20:00

Police Officer Information for Peppard / Caversham

NameRankBio
Mike Havers 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.

Ian Chaston 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.

Chris Davis PS

The Sergeant is the 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.

Sarah Sanderson 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.

Lauren Jerrom PCSO

The 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.

Jess Lee PCSO

The 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.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Peppard / Caversham

IssueActionDates

Quad bikes,mopeds and motorbikes - There were problems with quad bikes,mopeds and motorbikes in the Amersham Road area of Caversham being Anti – Social.

The Caversham NHPT did – High visibility patrols, spoke with residents, identified users of motorbike and those that were using them in an anti-social manner were issued warnings. A few riders did not adhere to the warnings so we seized their bikes using Section 59 Police Reform Act 2002.

Issue dated: 01/06/2016

Action dated: 21/06/2016

Speeding - Problem with speeding in several roads in Caversham.

The Caversham NHPT did – static points in roads highlighted with officers using the speed gun and PCSOs took out SID (A Speed Indication Device) in the roads that were mentioned. A few tickets were issued for speeding by officers using the speed gun and several cars were noted as speeding by SID.

Issue dated: 01/06/2016

Action dated: 21/06/2016

Cycling on the pavement - Problems with cycling on the pavement in Caversham Precinct, Caversham Bridge and Reading Bridge.

The Caversham NHPT did – High visibility patrols, placed warning notices around the area, educated and warned cyclists and issued £50 penalty tickets for cycling on the pavement to those that did not listen to the warnings.

Issue dated: 01/06/2016

Action dated: 21/06/2016

Anti-social behaviour - There was Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) around the shopping precinct at Farnham Drive, Caversham Park Village.

The Caversham NHPT did – high visibility patrols at times given, engaged with businesses and shoppers, attended with ASB officer from Reading Borough Council and met with local youths to educate and discuss ASB issues.

Issue dated: 01/06/2016

Action dated: 21/06/2016

Recreational drug use by youths

We are tackling these issues by actively patrolling the main areas that are known to attract this criminal activity. We are integrating ourselves in the local community and working alongside our partner agencies to address these main priorities. We have had successful operations working alongside our partner agencies by disrupting drug dealing and drug taking with the aim of making Caversham a safer and quieter area.

Issue dated: 19/09/2017

Action dated: 20/09/2017

Anti-social Behaviour

We are tackling these issues by actively patrolling the main areas that are known to attract this criminal activity. We are integrating ourselves in the local community and working alongside our partner agencies to address these main priorities. We have had successful operations working alongside our partner agencies by disrupting Anti-social Behaviour with the aim of making Caversham a safer and quieter area.

Issue dated: 19/09/2017

Action dated: 20/09/2017

During the early stages of this year Caversham has seen an increase in Theft from Motor vehicles.

This has been addressed by utilising specific detective skills and high visibility policing which has resulted in the arrest of one offender who is linked to multiple offences. Further work is still being conducted to address the other TFMV offences around the Mapledurham area.

Issue dated: 01/04/2018

Action dated: 09/05/2018

Reports of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) along the Thames. Many boats do not have the required license, tax or paid the correct mooring fees. This also leads onto other criminal activity and offences.

Caversham NHPT has organised a joint partnership working operation to address these issues. Working with the RBC Parks and Open Spaces Manager, contracted District Enforcement and The Waterways Team from Environmental Agency. 23 boats were fined or paperwork served.

Issue dated: 01/04/2018

Action dated: 09/05/2018

Caversham has received complaints regarding speeding around the area of Peppard Road, Rotherfield Way and Lowfield Road.

We are currently in liaison with Reading Borough Council to put into place more Vehicle Activated Signs and the use of other speeding deterrent methods. There are plans for more speeding enforcement to be conducted in the hot areas by working with our Roads Policing Department.

Issue dated: 01/04/2018

Action dated: 09/04/2018

Anti-social behaviour around the Emmer Green shops

We are currently working with the shops regarding the reporting process of ASB. Local Councillors are very hot on this topic and working well with Police to hopefully put an end to any further incidents.

Issue dated: 01/04/2018

Action dated: 09/05/2018

Drug dealing and drug use throughout the area and the targeting of vulnerable people in their properties

We are continuing our working relationship with Reading Borough Council ASB team along with various housing authorities to monitor problem areas and take action when required

Issue dated: 01/04/2018

Action dated: 09/05/2018

Reports of burglaries throughout the area

CID have updated that they made one arrest this month that linked the individual to a large amount of burglaries across Reading including 2 from the Caversham area. Further work is being conducted in relation to offender management to hopefully disrupt further offences being committed.

Issue dated: 01/04/2018

Action dated: 09/05/2018

Reports of drug dealing, drug taking and general anti-social behaviour in and around Christchurch Meadows.

A meeting was held with local residents from the area where concerns were raised. A Problem Solving document has been compiled which all partnership agencies will work from to co-ordinate an operation to disrupt this activity. Reading Borough Council Diary sheets have been distributed to local residents in order for target hardening work to take place. The Neighbourhood team continue to conduct regular patrols in the area.

Issue dated: 01/10/2018

Action dated: 13/11/2018

A number of residential burglaries in the area.

A male is currently serving a prison sentence after being found guilty at court for 3 burglaries in the Caversham area where vehicle was also taken. One further male is also serving a prison sentence after admitting to a burglary in Caversham along with a further 8 burglaries. The Neighbourhood team continue to offer crime safety advice at Have Your Say meetings

Issue dated: 01/10/2018

Action dated: 13/11/2018

Reports of people sleeping rough in tents in Christchurch Meadows

Reading Borough Council have visited the individual to assess the health and welfare needs of the persons present and to serve them initial papers with regards to trespassing on RBC Land. These cases then go through the RBC legal team and before court before RBC can evict the individuals from said land. The neighbourhood team, RBC and St Mungo’s continue to engage with the individuals whilst the legal process proceeds.

Issue dated: 01/10/2018

Action dated: 14/11/2018

Street Crime Within Peppard / Caversham

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Abingdon Drive Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Amersham Road Other theft Under investigation
Ardler Road Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Brackstone Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Bridge Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Buckingham Gate Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Cardinal Close Criminal damage and arson Offender given a caution
Cavendish Road Public order Under investigation
Chalkhouse Green Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Champion Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Champion Road Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Charles Evans Way Robbery Under investigation
Charles Evans Way Other crime Under investigation
Church Street Other theft Under investigation
Church Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Copse End Other theft Under investigation
Courtenay Drive Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Earlsfield Close Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Elmleigh Court Anti-social behaviour
Emmer Green Court Vehicle crime Under investigation
Fairfax Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Fairfax Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Falkland Road Anti-social behaviour
Farnham Drive Shoplifting Under investigation
Farnham Drive Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Flambards Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Flambards Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Forge Close Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Forge Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Gosbrook Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Gosbrook Road Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hardy Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Henley Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Highbridge Close Anti-social behaviour
Highbridge Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Ian Mikardo Way Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Ian Mikardo Way Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Ian Mikardo Way Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
King'S Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
King'S Road Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Lowfield Green Anti-social behaviour
Luscombe Close Other crime Under investigation
Managua Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Mead Close Anti-social behaviour
Mead Close Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Mead Close Theft from the person Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Mill Green Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Montague Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
North Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
North Street Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Oxford Street Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Parking Area Anti-social behaviour
Patrick Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Petrol Station Other theft Unable to prosecute suspect
Pinetree Court Anti-social behaviour
Queen'S Road Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Queen'S Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Ruskin Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
School Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Send Road Anti-social behaviour
Send Road Anti-social behaviour
Send Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Short Street Burglary Under investigation
South View Avenue Other theft Under investigation
South View Avenue Vehicle crime Unable to prosecute suspect
Sports/Recreation Area Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Anti-social behaviour
Supermarket Other theft Under investigation
Supermarket Other theft Under investigation
Supermarket Possession of weapons Awaiting court outcome
Surley Row Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Surley Row Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Surley Row Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Surley Row Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Surley Row Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Tamesis Place Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Tenby Avenue Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
The Causeway Anti-social behaviour
The Causeway Bicycle theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
The Causeway Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
The Horse Close Other theft Under investigation
Unity Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Venetia Close Vehicle crime Under investigation
Waller Court Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Westfield Road Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Whitby Green Vehicle crime Awaiting court outcome