East Hanney Parish Council

Serving the people of East Hanney

Clerk: Guy Langton
12 Brookside, East Hanney
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 OJL

Tel: 01235 867403

Crime Prevention

The Parish Council works closely with Thames Valley Police in trying to reduce the level of crime which fortunately is low in the village.

Residents in the Farringdon East neighbourhood area which includes East Hanney identified anti-social behaviour as their second highest concernduring a recent consultation.

In a new move to stamp out anti-social environmental issues which impact on local communities in a negative way the action group is advising local residents that it is now easier to report problems like graffiti , fly-tipping , noisy neighbours , litter , vandalism , abandoned vehicles , parking issues , drug and substance abuse , etc.

A member of the public who has identified a problem no longer needs to know who is responsible for dealing with the issue. If they contact the Community Safety Team at Vale of White Horse DC on 01235 520202 the details will be forwarded to the relevant enforcement authority for action. Alternatively residents can e-mail communitysafety@whitehorsedc.gov.uk or use the online form at www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk
Members of the public who observe serious anti-social behaviour in progress should treat the situation as an emergency and dial 999.

Residents are reminded that the local police neighbourhood policing team can be contacted on the non-emergency number 08458 505 505.

The Speedwatch initiative

Speeding is a perceived problem in most villages.

As a result, the Faringdon East Neighbourhood Action Group (covering Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, The Hanneys, Standford in the Vale and surrounding villages) asked local Parish Councils to give consideration to the joint purchase of a portable speed indication device, as part of a police backed Community Speed Watch initiative. East Hanney has joined the scheme.

Under this scheme

  • ? Trained volunteers operate at the roadside in areas with 20, 30 and40mph limits, monitoring speeds with the aid of a portable speed
  • indication device (SID).
  • ? They record and report the speed and identifying details of vehiclestravelling at or above specified speed thresholds.
  • ? The police send letters to the registered keepers advising them ofthe speed and reminding them of why it is a community concern.Parish Councils are being asked if they support the idea in principle. If there is sufficient interest, the Group will then address issues relating to ownership, appointment of a co-ordinator, liaison with the police, insurance, training and an appropriate funding mechanism. Interested villages will also need to identify a pool of volunteers willing to undergo a half day training session and undertake occasional roadside checks. Charney Bassett Parish Council has agreed to await the additional information referred to above and give the matter further consideration at a future meeting.
  • For further information on 'Community Speed Watch' go to http://www.traffictechnology.co.uk/road- safety/community-speed-watch
  • It is a form of education rather than enforcement. However, if problems persist, the information enables the police to target their enforcement activities better.