Here is your monthly update from PCSO Rich Osborn.
Following recent burglaries at Dalton Barracks the Royal Military Police (RMP) will be patrolling the married quarters and will be working closely with Thames Valley Police. If you see us about please say hello and have a chat.
We are starting an initiative to make some of our areas ‘SmartWater streets’ or even ‘SmartWater villages’. If we get an uptake of 80% of residents on a road that purchase SmartWater we can apply for signs to act as a deterrent. SmartWater is a brand of forensic marking fluid containing millions of microscopic particles that make up an individual property identification code. The liquid is invisible to the naked eye, but glows green under UV light. It can be painted onto valuable items (e.g. laptops, MP3 players, televisions, antiques) so that if the items are stolen and later seized by the police, the markings can be checked and items linked with their owners. SmartWater is a good deterrent and increases your chances of getting stolen items back. If you would like more details on how to become a SmartWater Street or Village please contact me using the details below.
The sensory bus at Dry Stanford School had been getting broken into over the last few weekends. This is an important resource and the school (and friends of the school) have put a lot of time and effort into making it the wonderful resource it is. If you have any information about who is breaking into the bus please let me know and we can put a stop to it.
A freelance window cleaner has been banned from an estate in our area, he was cleaning residents’ windows without permission and demanding payment. If you have experienced this please let me know using the contact details below.
What the neighbourhood team have been doing
I attended the Wootton and St Helen Without Neighbourhood Plan pop up meeting. I have also been carrying out Safe and Well checks with Sovereign Housing to homes all over the area.
Young Peoples Days
I will at the Young Peoples Days on the 14th February at the Dalton Barracks Community Centre and the 15th February at the Wootton Community Centre from 2pm – 5pm. There will be a climbing wall and free pizza, plus games and activities. We would like your views of our area and what you like and what we can improve! If you would like to join in please email Richard.email@example.com for more information.
Have Your Say meetings
I will be holding Have Your Say meetings so please come and speak to me about any local concerns:
• Thursday 22 February 2018, 10am -11am at the Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre.
• Saturday 10 March 2018, 10am – 11am at the Marcham Community Shop.
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