Police & Crime Bulletin for March 2019

PCC awards £800,000 funding to tackle youth violence and knife crime

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has awarded £800,000 to 14 organisations across the Thames Valley to deliver projects to tackle youth violence, knife crime and exploitation.

Huge government investment in infrastructure in southern Oxfordshire

The government has announced significant investment in transport infrastructure for southern Oxfordshire in the Spring Statement.  South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Council have welcomed the money that will make a significant difference to the two districts.

Matthew Barber selected as Conservative PCC candidate

After a series of meetings held across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, Conservative Party Members last night confirmed Matthew Barber as the Party's candidate to become the next Police & Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley. 

How Thames Valley Police are fighting knife crime

The challenge of tackling knife crime requires strong leadership and clear vision rather than knee jerk reactions. In Thames Valley we have not been immune from the increase in violent crime, including knife crime that has been seen across the country.

Abbey Meadow toilets reopen after major makeover

New toilet facilities should help to make Abingdon’s Abbey Meadow significantly more accessible after the Vale of White Horse District Council funded a major refurbishment of the park’s public toilets.

Man prosecuted after his rubbish was fly-tipped

Vale of White Horse District Council has successfully prosecuted a plasterer from Faringdon whose building waste was dumped across a rural road after he paid two strangers to get rid of it.

Police & Crime Bulletin for February 2019

Campaign launched to highlight the signs of abusive relationships

Victims First, which supports victims of crime and abuse across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of coercive control and emotional abuse in relationships.