Thursday, 7 December 2017

Service Leavers Guide



To read the full guide online please follow this link

Meet Santa in his Grotto at Fairytale Farm


Oxford Ice Rink Christmas Show


Thames Valley Alert - Reduce the chances of becoming a victim of burglary



There has been a number of burglaries in your area recently. One burglar entered the house through an unlocked conservatory door and another used an insecure ladder at the property to climb up to an open window upstairs. You can reduce the chances of becoming a victim of burglary by taking reasonable steps to protect your property.

Home security advice

Look at your home through the eyes of a burglar. If you think your home security looks poor, chances are so will a burglar…are there any places they could break in without being seen? If you have forgotten your keys but can still get in so can a burglar!

  • Get an alarm – most burglars will avoid properties with alarms.
  • CCTV – this will act as a deterrent and also help us to identify burglars if you are broken into.
  • Doors – keep them locked even when you are home. Make sure your doors and frames are strong and have five lever mortise deadlocks to all external doors including patio doors.
  • Windows – Fit window locks with keys to all easy to reach windows. Keep windows locked and remove the keys putting them in a safe place out of sight.
  • Gates and sheds – make sure they are in good condition and locked to make it harder for offenders to break them open. Ladders can be taken from insecure sheds and used to help offenders climb into upstairs windows.

Home security surveys
The Abingdon Neighbourhood Policing Team offer crime reduction surveys on your homes. Please contact us (abingdontownnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk) and we can arrange a time to come and talk through your security with you and offer you some crime prevention advice.

We would also ask residents to be vigilant in keeping an eye out for unusual activity in your street including vehicles and people that may look out of place and report it on 101 as soon as possible or 999 if you suspect that a crime is taking place at that moment.

Alternatively, if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

For further crime prevention tips please visit www.thamesvalley.police.uk or contact your local neighbourhood policing team by emailing abingdontownnhpt@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or calling 101.

Thames Valley Aletrt - Appeal for Witnesses following an attempted burglary in Shippon




Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted burglary in Abingdon Oxfordshire

On 06.12.17 between 09:00 – 10:30 a property in Avon Road had an attempted burglary. No entry was gained
If you have seen any suspicious looking vehicles or people in the area or have any information relating to this message, please call the police via the 24 hour non- emergency telephone number 101.

Alternatively, if you have any information but wish to remain anonymous, please call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online @ crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Join the team at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Join the team at Chiltern Open Air Museum

Chiltern Open Air Museum is an award-winning Museum and charity that welcomes around 56,000 visitors a year. 
We aim not only to preserve historical buildings and heritage skills but also to provide an educational and fun place for visitors. 
The Museum is a flexible and friendly place to work with a great team of passionate staff and volunteers.
 Over the last 4 years visitors to COAM have increased by over 90% and as a result we're looking to expand our team.

Come and work in beautiful, scenic surroundings full of history, where no day is ever the same!

Current positions available


 Applications via Museum application form downloaded here:



Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Shrivenham Academy Players Presents Jack and the Beanstalk at Shrivenham Station


Thames Valley Police - How To Report a Rural Crime




If you become a victim of rural crime or suspect that a crime has taken place, you should report it to police by calling the non-emergency number, 101. If an incident is in progress, or there is an immediate threat to life, you should call 999.
Important details to note when reporting an incident include the date, time and details of what you have seen, along with a description of any people or vehicles involved. This aide memoir can be printed out and kept at home or in your vehicles for easy access in the event of an incident: https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/documents/1327/4608_Rural_Crime_Aide_Memoir_3up_v3.pdf
By reporting incidents to the police you can help to build resilience and reduce the impact of rural crime on your local community. There are often fewer witnesses to rural crimes and greater opportunities for criminals to target isolated properties and businesses. The effect of these crimes can also be greater, with people feeling more vulnerable due to their remote location.

Thames Valley Police Alerts- Appeal for Witnesses to Burglaries in Shippom





Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following burglaries in Shippon Abingdon Oxfordshire

On 05.12.17 between 09:00 and 16:00 a property in Cholswell Road was burgled. Entry was gained through a window.
On 05.12.17 between 13:45 and 15:30 a property in Avon Road was burgled. Entry was gained through a front door.
Jewellery was stolen
If you have seen any suspicious looking vehicles or people in the area or have any information relating to this message, please call the police via the 24 hour non- emergency telephone number 101.
If you have seen any suspicious looking vehicles or people in the area or have any information relating to this message, please call the police via the 24 hour non- emergency telephone number 101.

Alternatively, if you have any information but wish to remain anonymous, please call crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online @ crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

How spouses and civil partners of armed forces personnel posted overseas can fill gaps in their National Insurance record.

 

National Insurance credits for partners of armed forces personnel overseas after 6 April 1975 

How spouses and civil partners of armed forces personnel posted overseas can fill gaps in their National Insurance record. 

Please follow this link to find out more