Carterton, Bampton and Burford
The Carterton, Bampton and Burford Neighbourhood includes the surrounding villages and is covered by a team of police officers, police community support officers and a sergeant.
A Neighbourhood Action Group, led by local residents with partnership organisations, sits alongside the team and together they tackle the community’s top issues.
Residents' top concerns include:
- Youth provisions.
- Litter and dog fouling.
Regular work is carried out on these issues and monthly updates are compiled by the neighbourhood team. Please scroll down to see the latest update.
Contact Your Team
The Carterton, Bampton and Burford neighbourhood team can be contacted on:
The police station on Burford Road, Carterton is open Tuesdays to Thursdays 10am to 2pm.
Crime and outcomes in this area: Click on the link below:
Meet your Team
Neighbourhood Officer PC Rich Barnes
Neighbourhood Officer PC Claire Sadler
PCSO Ross Windsor
PCSO Darryn Moulding
Inspector Louise Roddy
PCSO Colin Davies
Safer Schools Partnership Officer PC Jon Payne
Carterton, Bampton and Burford Monthly Update – November 2013
This month’s update comes from PC Rich Barnes:
YOUTH PROVISION AND ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
“This month has not seen any major increase in anti-social behaviour (ASB). The team are continuing with high visibility patrols around our ‘hot spots’ and where required are moving individuals on. That said, the team have not had many calls from local residents within our neighbourhood. During half term the play parks were being very well used and football is being played during the day by groups of youngsters. The only main area of concern is the bench outside the Browns Lane Social Club in Carterton. Youths are gathering outside the club and sitting on the bench which is for the use of club members and their guests. Could I ask that individuals respect this facility and leave the bench free for the users of the club.
“Youth Clubs continue to do well although there is a shortfall of numbers in Bampton at this time. It is hoped that this will pick up as word spreads and the youngsters get older and are able to attend. The Burford Youth Club I believe is temporary closed due to some essential repairs that need to be carried out. The boxing club in Bampton continues to thrive and offers excellent skills and learning for those involved.
“The team was out on October 31, Hallowe'en, talking to youngsters who were out and about enjoying themselves. The aim was to ensure a safe evening is had by all and to ensure that there was no over exuberant behaviour by some of our youngsters".
SPEEDING AND PARKING
“Speeding will always be a hot topic with so many rural villages. The team listen to local residents’ views and comments; and due to this numerous new speed enforcement areas have been identified. This has resulted in many tickets being issued to drivers and several drivers being summoned to court for excessive speed where a fine was not appropriate. We continue to carry out Speed Indicator Device (SID) checks. The aim of these checks is to see if we have additional problem roads, and if it is deemed that a road is an issue then we ‘flag’ the roads up to our Roads Policing colleagues who will carry out Speed Enforcement. Our shift colleagues have also been out and about with the Laser Gun and will continue to support the Neighbourhood Team. If any residents wish to speak to us about speeding then please approach your local PCSO or pop into Carterton Police Station."
LITTER AND DOGS BINS
“Litter is still an issue; however the local cleaners do an excellent job. An issue that has been bought to our attention very recently (and we will pass it on to the relevant authorities), is the overflowing dog bins around the parks including the Country Park. If you do see an overflowing dog bin then please inform West Oxfordshire District Council, or your own local council, who will pass on the issue. Whilst overflowing dog bins is not a police matter, we can alert the relevant authorities to the issue."
“The team have been joined by Acting Police Sergeant Adrian Brooksbank. It is hoped that Adrian will be with us until the end of January 2014 and we look forward to working with him.
“We have also been joined by PCSO Richard Connor, who has recently retired from Thames Valley Police as a Constable. Richard should be an excellent addition to the team and again we look forward to working with him.
“The team were present at the recent Repatriation Ceremony and there was a good turnout in very changeable weather conditions.
“A female was interviewed this month about an assault which happened in Carterton and was given a caution.
“A male was interviewed about the theft of a bicycle and the incident details have been passed to the Youth Offending Team.
“There has been a slight increase in the amount of shoplifting incidents. We are carrying out high visibility patrols around the stores to disrupt this behaviour.
“Finally, as the festive season approaches and we are out buying gifts (‘Humbug’) please be mindful to leave your newly acquired gifts out of sight. If not, your gifts may soon be somebody else’s!"