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Bucklebury / Downlands 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 Bucklebury / Downlands 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 Bucklebury / Downlands Neighbourhood

The Bucklebury / Downlands is policed by the Thames Valley Police and covers the following settlements.

Settlements located within Bucklebury / Downlands
Name Type County
Aldermaston Village Berkshire
Aldermaston Soke Village Berkshire,Hampshire
Aldermaston Wharf Village Berkshire
Ashmore Green Village Berkshire
Beedon Village Berkshire
Brightwalton Village Berkshire
Brimpton Village Berkshire
Brimpton Common Village Berkshire,Hampshire
Bucklebury Village Berkshire
Burnt Hill Village Berkshire
Chaddleworth Village Berkshire
Chapel Row Village Berkshire
Chieveley Village Berkshire
Cold Ash Village Berkshire
Compton Village Berkshire
Curridge Village Berkshire
East Ilsley Village Berkshire
Farnborough Village Berkshire
Frilsham Village Berkshire
Hampstead Norreys Village Berkshire
Hermitage Village Berkshire
Leckhampstead Village Berkshire
Little Hungerford Village Berkshire
Longlane Village Berkshire
Midgham Village Berkshire
Newbury Town Berkshire
Old Warren Village Berkshire,Hampshire
Peasemore Village Berkshire
Stanford Dingley Village Berkshire
Tadley Town Berkshire,Hampshire
Thatcham Town Berkshire
Upper Bucklebury Village Berkshire
Upper Woolhampton Village Berkshire
West Ilsley Village Berkshire
Woolhampton Village Berkshire
World's End Village Berkshire
Yattendon Village Berkshire

Worst Locations for Crime within the Bucklebury / Downlands neighbourhood

April

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Bucklebury / Downlands neighbourhood in April 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
ComptonvillageBerkshireOn or near School Road3

March

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Bucklebury / Downlands neighbourhood in March 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
Little HungerfordvillageBerkshireOn or near Sandstone Grove3
HermitagevillageBerkshireOn or near The Old Nursery3

February

The Top 5 Worst Locations for Crime in the Bucklebury / Downlands neighbourhood in February 2019
Town Type County Location Number of Crimes Committed
ComptonvillageBerkshireOn or near Fairfield3
BrimptonvillageBerkshireOn or near The Willows2

Police Officer Information for Bucklebury / Downlands

NameRankBio
Alan Hawkett 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.

David Burleigh 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.

Sarah Preston 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 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.

Sally Joyce 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 Cole 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.

Joanna King 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.

Lee Bremner 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.

Kathryn Tough 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.

Neighbourhood Priorities for Bucklebury / Downlands

IssueActionDates

Residents are experiencing speeding through the village of Bucklebury due to the closure of Hartshill Road, Burdens Heath & The Ridge.

Increased Police presence and speed checks being carried out have reassured the residents. Drivers dealt with when exceeding the speed limit and words of advice given. Speed checks were carried out on 3rd, 9th and 18th July.

Issue dated: 30/06/2018

Action dated: 30/07/2018

Anti Social Behaviour at Chapel Lane Park, Hermitage.

Regular patrols in the area and engagement with youths - Ongoing

Issue dated: 30/05/2018

Action dated: 30/07/2018

Complaints from staff at Priors Court School of speeding along Priors Court Road, Hermitage

A Speeding Operation took place on the 20th July. 60mph limit, the highest speed recorded was 54mph.

Issue dated: 18/07/2018

Action dated: 20/07/2018

Street Crime Within Bucklebury / Downlands

Last Update April.

LocationTypeOutcome
Angel Mead Other theft Under investigation
Bannister Place Theft from the person Under investigation
Bath Road Burglary Under investigation
Briants Piece Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Brimpton Road Anti-social behaviour
Burrell Road Anti-social behaviour
Chapel Lane Robbery Unable to prosecute suspect
Churchway Burglary Unable to prosecute suspect
Colyer Close Other crime Under investigation
Curridge Piece Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Desborough Close Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Florence Gardens Anti-social behaviour
Florence Gardens Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Goddard Drive Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hatchets Lane Burglary Under investigation
Hatchets Lane Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Hatchgate Close Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Hermitage Green Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Kiln Drive Burglary Under investigation
Kingfisher Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Laud Close Burglary Under investigation
Lipscomb Close Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
M4 Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Main Street Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Mill Lane Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Mill Lane Violence and sexual offences Awaiting court outcome
Motorway Service Area Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Motorway Service Area Other theft Under investigation
Motorway Service Area Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Motorway Service Area Other theft Unable to prosecute suspect
Motorway Service Area Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Motorway Service Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Paices Hill Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Park/Open Space Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Park/Open Space Other theft Under investigation
Park/Open Space Vehicle crime Under investigation
Parking Area Burglary Under investigation
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Parking Area Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Railside Anti-social behaviour
Railside Vehicle crime Under investigation
Sandstone Grove Other theft Unable to prosecute suspect
Sandstone Grove Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sandstone Grove Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Saxons Acre Anti-social behaviour
Saxons Acre Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
School Road Anti-social behaviour
School Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
School Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
School Road Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
School Road Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Vehicle crime Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Sports/Recreation Area Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Criminal damage and arson Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Violence and sexual offences Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Other theft Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Sports/Recreation Area Vehicle crime Under investigation
The Close Violence and sexual offences Under investigation
Victor Place Violence and sexual offences Unable to prosecute suspect
Walters Close Burglary Investigation complete; no suspect identified
Weston'S Criminal damage and arson Under investigation
Weston'S Public order Under investigation
Weston'S Violence and sexual offences Under investigation