Thames Valley Police is looking to recruit a volunteer Chairman to take over the well established Faringdon East Neighbourhood Action Group which covers Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, The Hanneys, Stanford in the Vale and surrounding rural villages.
The purpose of the group is to support Neighbourhood policing by:
– Providing effective two way liaison between local communities and the police
– Identify and resolve local community safety issues in partnership with residents, Neighbourhood Watch, Councils and other partner agencies
– Support local crime prevention initiatives with special emphasis on ensuring advice and support is available to the most vulnerable
– Actively promote group activities to local communities
Membership includes a cross section of the community including the Police, Parish Councillors, residents, neighbourhood watch co-ordinators and representatives of the business community. Meetings are held every 6 to 8 weeks in a local village hall and usually last for about one hour.
Past priorities have included road safety outside schools, speeding, anti-social behaviour, hare coursing, rural crime and participation in the community payback initiative.
In the near future the Group will need to agree revised priorities based on those which matter most to local residents and additionally identify how best they can support the Police on the key priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan for the Thames Valley area between 2013- 2017. Consideration will also need to be given to refreshing the membership of the Group.
The present Chair is due to stand down in September after four years and we are looking for a suitable volunteer to chair the group. If you are interested in this voluntary role or know of a local resident who may be interested and would like to receive further information, please contact David Sibbert or Ian Money, details as follows: