Parish NAG Report 23/05/2011
Angela Fyfe Swords is our member of the Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG), in order to represent the views of the Parish. She does a great job and we really do appreciate the time she puts in, keeping us informed about matters of safety so our village remains the peaceful, secure place it is.
Update: May 2013
NAG are currently concentrating on parking in villages. Warnings are also being given about metal theft, and theft from outbuildings and cars so take care to ensure your vehicles are secure.
Thames Valley Police are keen to try to get neighbourhood watch going. As we live in a secluded village, it would be good to protect ourselves and each other by forming a group. Volunteers please contact Angela:email@example.com, or tel 0797 999 2081
***IF NOT YOU THEN WHO???***
The other item of interest is the Neighbourhood Care initiative, which it is hoped to roll-out. It is two pronged:
Vulnerable people can be registered, so that if they go missing, then a search can quickly be started to find them, with all their details previously being recorded.
Secondly, volunteers can register to be called upon to search for people missing in their area, which will ensure that the whole process is started much more quickly.
For anybody who is interested and has not already signed up, regular information on local crime can be obtained by signing up to this website. www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/
NAG - Background information
The NAG is a group which annually surveys the area, which it represents, to ascertain the priorities of the neighbourhood. These may be such things as speeding, parking, anti social behaviour, strange vehicles, or areas of potential crimes such as stoke woods. These are then prioritised into order with those of other parishes, with the aim of reducing the incidents
The NAG meets roughly every 6 weeks and any item of police interest can be discussed for action. Also any potential problems are highlighted by the police or other members of the group.(such things may be incidents of stolen tankers in the vicinity, which may in turn be used to steal fuel oil, to gadgets which are available to monitor sudden drops in fuel oil, in individual tanks). Currently speeding on the Stratton Audley has been highlighted, and a check made.
Angela is also willing to bring up any (NAGging)points advised to her in advance of the meetings. She can be contacted by email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or tel 0797 999 2081. Obviously if there is a pressing urgent problem, then the police should be contacted directly as soon as possible.
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