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Taplow Burnham and The Farnhams Neighbourhood Policing Quarterly Update

Alert message sent 11/04/2022 16:06:00

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Taplow, Burnham and The Farnhams

Neighbourhood Team
Your neighbourhood team consists of
Sergeant 7302 Gabriel
PC 5099 Trevor Walker
PCSO 9791 Angela O’Connell
PCSO 9345 Kam Benawra
PCSO 9623 Shoaib Mahmood

Neighbourhood Priorities

The priorities for your Neighbourhood Policing Team (NHPT) will be decided by the Policing Issues Panel; comprised of representatives from Community Boards from the whole of Chiltern & South Bucks. The Police do not run the panel, although we do attend as representatives. This allows us to speak to a wide cross-section of the community, find out what you most want improved in the area and consider how we and others can accomplish these aims. The top three priorities are chosen by the forum every three months and are then assumed by your Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Priority – Speeding

Now that the weather conditions have improved the NH Teams have been out and about across the area carrying out speeding operations. In February we carried out checks on Marsh Lane, Dorney, Lake End Road and Hill Farm Road, Taplow. In Marsh Lane 25 Vehicles passed the site between 12.30-1300 hours and 3 vehicles were identified as driving over the speed limit. The highest speed recorded was 53mph.

In Lake End Road, Dorney 84 vehicles passed the site between 11.30-12.00 hours, 9 vehicles were identified as being over the speed limit and the highest speed recorded was 45mph.

In Hill Farm Road, Taplow we monitored the location between 1400-14.30 hours only 17 vehicles passed the site two of which were over the speed limit. The highest speed recorded was 34 mph.

In addition we now have two very active Community Speed Watch teams. This is a great opportunity for residents who wish to volunteer their time to monitor speeding in areas highlighted for concern by fellow residents. If you are interested in helping out then please contact the team or your local Parish Council.

Priority – Burglary

This quarter we have seen a slight increase in Burglary which has risen to ten this quarter. Please remember to stay vigilant and follow these simple guidelines.

• Keep car and house keys out of reach from windows and doors
• Set timer switches to turn your lights on for when it gets dark
• Avoid leaving valuables in plain view e.g. laptops and tablets
• Set any house alarms
• Lock side gates to prevent access to the rear of your property
• Keep any tools and ladders stored safely away in a locked garage
• Don’t advertise that you are away and that your home is empty, by ‘checking in’ or posting your holiday snaps on social media
• Resist uploading any holiday pictures to social media until you have returned home

Rural Crime

During February the team are carrying out targeted patrols in our remote areas to tackle rural crime. They are also giving out crime reduction and information to local farms and stables about property marking, tool security, tack marking and wildlife crime.

Priority – Anti-Social Behaviour

This quarter we have had reports of increased antisocial behaviour around the Stomping Ground in Burnham where we have received reports of vehicles parking up and being a nuisance to local neighbours by playing music from their vehicles and littering. In addition we have had reports of motorbikes riding around footpaths in Marsh Lane and around the common in Dorney.

To combat this the team are doing increased patrols at peak times and working closely with the local parish councils to look at other ways to prevent ASB such as gating.

Other News

The NHPT have been carrying out school talks to local schools. We have been talking about Cyber Safety and joining in at story time with our new PC Ben story book which helps the younger children understand what we do and how we can help them.

Sadly we have had to say goodbye to Sgt Rachel Dale who has now moved to Didcot. Rachel was the NH Sergeant for this area for over three years and was always out and about in the community, she will be missed by us. You will soon be seeing our new Sergeant Hadley Gabriel who will be joining us from Slough at the end of March.

In December you would have seen our Police Cadets escorting the parade at the Burnham Christmas Fayre. This is a lovely community event which we enjoy attending every year. Police cadets is a programme which aims to give young people between the ages of 13-18 years an opportunity to participate within the community, provides training which will encourage positive leadership skills and volunteering opportunities. If you would like to join police cadets please contact us at

Offenders Brought to Justice
Male received a community resolution for a theft from Tesco’s, Taplow.
Female received a community resolution for shoplifting at TK MAXX, Taplow.
A male received a community resolution after his dog bit and caused injury to a female in Farnham common. .
A male received a caution for assault in Farnham common.
A male received a community resolution for assault and criminal damage in Taplow.
A male received a community resolution for shoplifting at TK MAXX, Taplow.
A male received a fixed penalty notice for possession of cannabis.
A male received a community resolution for assault in Taplow
A male was charged to two counts of shopliftings in Burnham.
Have Your Say Events
We have now started our Have Your Say events again so please keep an eye on our social media where we will advertise where we will be.

In addition to overcome gatherings we have identified areas for us to be present, visible and whilst completing our never-ending paperwork. We want the areas to be key points in each community where people are able to see us safely, varying times throughout the month and locations. Due to various reasons, on demand, operationally commitments and to prevent large gatherings we will not be publishing times and dates. however we wish to make the community aware of these locations and if you see a Police vehicle or officer at these locations, we are there for you to speak to us, please come and say hello and help us identify any concerns you have or any information, you may feel will assist us.

Taplow/Hitcham – The Parish Car Park, off Rectory Road.
Farnham Royal and Common – Car Park next to Broadway Autocentres.
Burnham – The Summers Road Car Park, Summers Road.
Dorney – The Dorney Lake Car Park off Court Lane

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