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Neighbourhood Policing Newsletter For Wantage Area

Priorities
Rural crime: Rural crime remains a priority. We received several reports of hare coursing in the area last month. Three people were arrested and charged just outside our border and are currently waiting for a court hearing. We will continue to patrol and we will be carrying out a rural operation this month in order to deter/prevent this and increase awareness. If you see anything suspicious please call us immediately on 101 or 999 if it is happening at the time. More »

Fraud and identity theft
We continue to receive reports of telephone banking fraud along with other scams.
Understanding how to keep your personal details and identity safe is one of the best ways to prevent yourself from falling victim to fraud or identity theft.
Be cautious of anyone asking for your personal or financial details. Your bank, the police and other reputable companies will never ask for this type of information over email or the phone.

To protect yourself:
• never give personal details to anyone who contacts you unexpectedly
• don't carry documents or bank cards unless you need them
• always shred unwanted documents such as bills, bank statements and even mail
• keep personal documents in a secure place
• report lost or stolen bank cards and personal documents immediately
• check bank statements as soon as they arrive and always report any unusual activity
• always keep your card in sight when paying at a shop or restaurant
• don't respond to unsolicited phone calls or emails

Online:
If you shop, bank or use your card online, it's important to take a few simple steps to make sure your details are protected.

To help keep your details secure:
• create a strong password and use different ones for different accounts
• only enter card details on secure websites, look for the padlock icon in the address bar
• check the address starts with 'https://', the letter 's' means it's secure
• make sure all devices have up-to-date anti-virus software and a firewall installed
• always use the latest version of your web browser and regularly check for updates
• never respond to suspicious emails asking for personal information

If you would like any further information on the different types of fraud and advice on what to do please visit: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/fa/fraud/online-fraud2

Offenders brought to justice
Joe Mackellar has been disqualified from driving for 17 months on the 30/10/19 after providing a positive breath test for drink driving.

What the neighbourhood team have been doing
The Wantage Neighbourhood Team with Thames Valley Police Cadets attended Dickensian evening in Wantage town centre, which is a themed late night shopping event in December. The Cadets received a very positive response from everyone they spoke to.
We also carried out an operation to prevent shoplifting and remove beggars in the town over the Christmas period.

Have Your Say meetings
Please come along and speak to a PCSO about any local concerns:
• Sunday 16th February, 3:30pm – 4pm outside the shop in East Hendred.
• Wednesday 5th February, at 10am – 11am at the Vale and Downland Museum in Wantage.

Please get in touch/follow us using the following:
E-mail: WantageandGroveNHPT@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk
Twitter: @tvpsouthandvale
Facebook: www.facebook.com/tvpsouthandvale
Phone: 101
Always phone 999 in an emergency

Message Sent By
Julia Williams (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, South Oxon and Vale)

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Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:18 by Joanne Myers

Waste Tour Dates 2020

Tours are limited to 15 people per date, and places will be allocated on a "first come, first serve basis". With this in mind if you are interested in any of the below dates, please send an email to waste.team@southandvale.gov.uk with the name of the attendees, contact numbers for attendees, and an emergency contact. All tours start at 10am.

Viridor Energy Recovery Facility, Ardley (Black Bin)

  • Monday August 24th
  • Tuesday October 6th
  • Wednesday December 2nd

Severn Trent Green Power Anaerobic Digestion Plant, Wallingford (Food Bin) More »

  • Thursday June 11th
  • Wednesday September 9th
  • Tuesday November 17th

Waste Team 01235 422146

South Oxfordshire District Council & Vale of White Horse District Council

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Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:19 by Joanne Myers

Patients urged to help the NHS help them this winter

Patients urged to help the NHS help them this winter

Winter is traditionally the busiest time of year for the NHS, and so patients are being reminded to only use Emergency Departments in Oxford and Banbury in an emergency.

There are a range of alternative options available for non-emergency situations to ensure you get the appropriate care you need, and save an unnecessary trip to the Emergency Department.

What's available?

· Self-care is the best choice for minor illnesses and injuries – a range of common winter ailments can be treated at home with a well-stocked medicine cabinet. Having a winter plan – such as keeping stocked up on medicines, keeping your home warm, and looking out for neighbours – can also be beneficial. More »

· Local pharmacies can give advice on several conditions, such as coughs, headaches, upset stomachs and skin conditions, as well as advise on stopping coughs and colds from getting worse.

· NHS 111 has call handlers who can help you choose the right health services for your needs, as well as a website. NHS 111 can put you in touch with a clinician, a GP, book you an appointment at your nearest minor injuries unit. You can also use NHS 111 online 111.nhs.uk

· Minor injuries units can treat deep cuts, small burns, sprains, sports injuries, and infected wounds. To find out your nearest MIU please visit the Oxford Health website

· Your local GP may offer extended opening hours into the evening or at the weekend.

Most importantly, only attend Emergency Departments when there is a genuine emergency, such as loss of consciousness, suspected heart attack or stroke, severe breathing difficulties, or severe bleeding that cannot be stopped.

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Posted: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:13 by Joanne Myers