NEWS FLASHES

On Tuesday 16th August 2016 at 3.15 am a burglary occurred at Syke Cluan, Iver. The offenders gained access via a velux roof window.  If you saw or heard anything suspicious in the area of Syke Cluan please contact C1436 Debbie Parker-Boyes Taplow Burglary Team via the Thames Valley Police non emergency number, 101 and quote crime reference 43160225941


By now everyone will be ware of the traffic chaos that is arising from the temporary closure of Chequers Railway Bridge on Market Lane.  To supplement the stories, pictures and videos that are being collated to attack Network Rail’s plans for a permanent closure a petition has been organised which can be found HERE.  Slough Borough Council have also created an on-line questionnaire on the subject which can be reached HERE.


South Bucks District Councillor for Iver, Paul Griffin, is organising a sponsored walk to fund research into Alzheimer's and dementia in general. He would like people to join him on a route yet to be worked out and a distance yet to be agreed. The walk will be on Sunday September 11th and will start and finish in Iver. Please let him know if you'd like to join in. Cllr.paul.griffin@southbucks.gov.uk


HACAN have published their latest newsletter on the state of play at Heathrow.  This can be found in the Heathrow Section of the website.


The Active Bucks promotional campaign has launched!  Offering a free first activity session, using the campaign website www.activebucks.co.uk to link people with the ideal activity for them, from over 1500 activities across Bucks.  With the number of activities offering a free session voucher increasing all the time. All residents need to do is visit the website, register and search for activities available at a time and location that suits them.


The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) has noticed an increase in reports of fraudsters placing fake letter boxes on residential properties in an attempt to harvest the mail. Residents are sometimes unaware of the fake letterbox as the fraudsters will periodically remove the item, which may leave notable markings. The mail is then used to open various lines of credit with financial providers in the name of the innocent resident.


You may be aware that a recent car-jacking took place in Richings Park and was followed by vehicle break-ins to steal their contents.  Wendy Matthews obtained a meeting with our local Poice Representative, Sergeant Steve Price, to discuss these events and he has furnished the following statement and assured Wendy that the police are well aware of these incidents and are sure that they are just an exceptional co-incidence and not a targeted crime spree.  He also indicated that other arrests can be expected.


“The 3 robberies that took place in and around May were an exception to the rule. In previous years there have been no recorded robberies in the Iver cluster let alone in Richings Park. We are fortunate that this type of crime is very rare across the whole of the Chiltern and South Bucks Local Police Area. Our CID dept. are investigating the crimes and have arrested 2 offenders for stealing the VW. They were arrested in Kent having used the stolen VW to commit burglaries in Hertfordshire. One of the offenders lives in Wiltshire and the other is of no fixed abode. The other 2 crimes are still being investigated.

 

I am obviously aware of the 2 thefts from motor vehicles in Wellesley Avenue and the 3rd attempted such theft, all of which happened on the same night. On a separate night there were 3 burglaries to summer houses in Syke Ings and an annexe to a house in Skye Cluan. Again all of these crimes are unusual for the area and only occurred on 2 separate evenings. This is important as we are not experiencing a crime wave where properties are being broken into on a daily basis. The response to this was increased patrols by the Police including Roads Policing Officers and plain clothed Officers. Several arrests have been made since these reports, including the arrest of a male for breaking into a container in Iver Heath, all in the last couple of weeks. I note that since the beginning of June there have been no further crimes reported.

 

As stated at the recent Richings Park Residents' Association meeting, prior to this outbreak of crime, Richings Park is a very good, safe area to live in and historically has had very low levels of crime. The spree of crimes in May are very, very unusual and are not indicative of the type of area that Richings Park is. The fact that historically the area has had such low crime figures probably goes some way to increasing people’s perception of the fear of crime. I can assure all residents that the area has not become a magnet for crime and that we have seen a drop in crime back to its normal low levels.”


On June 1st Bucks CC informed the Parish Council that parking schemes are no longer a Bucks priority and therefore if we want to put forward any such schemes for LAF funding for 2017/18 we will have to find 50% matched funding from somewhere else. This will make it difficult to get any parking scheme for Richings Park off the ground unless we get a carpark or another project that will help pay for it.


Small Black Flies Infestation: Update from South Bucks Environmental Health Officer ( Adrian Dillon ) on May 4th 2016

From the evidence gathered by SBDC and Slough over the last few years we have managed to persuade Slough to serve an abatement notice on Thames Water seeking to prevent a recurring statutory fly nuisance. This is the first step in getting a longer term more sustainable resolution.  The team managed to confirm with TW consultants that there were no secondary sources and that TW had failed to maintain the fly screens at the site which coupled with the warm weather triggered an event a few weeks ago.

We have now added a link in the Roads and Pavements page in the Current Issues Section of the website that will allow you to see problems that have been reported to the relevant council.

Heathrow Action Campaign Against Noise have started a petition to the Secretary of State.  You can access this petition by clicking on this link:

https://www.change.org/p/secretary-of-state-for-transport-no-third-runway-at-heathrow



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The Constitution of the Association can be found HERE

The next meeting of the Committee is at 7:30pm on September 27, 2016 at the Sports Club in Wellesley Avenue

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