East Garston street meeting

On Sunday the 25th of April, in co-operation with the Parish Council, our local neighbouhood police team visited East Garston. The team stayed for two hours providing ample opportunity for village residents to discuss concerns about crime and policing within the parish.
Evidence collected from the East Garston Parish Plan questionaire, suggested that most people in the parish do not know their local police officers and have concerns about police presence. Here was a superb chance to come along and talk directly to them and learn more about policing priorities here in the Lambourn Valley.
Crime prevention aids and literature, were freely available to all. There was also plenty of opportunity for personal discussions with the offficers themselves, all conducted within a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Even our very young residents found plenty to keep themselves occupied within the mobile police station itself.
The engraving officer was kept working at full tilt throughout, etching postcodes into all manner of items, items that included various types of garden tools, petrol strimmers and of course the perenial bycycle. This was a well publicised event, given full coverage via all the forms of village communication, and the response for engraved post codes on personal property was very high indeed. Grateful thanks to the Parish Council and to the Police for jointly arranging the very first "East Garston Street Meeting."


Ken Tarbox


         Village play facilities extended

Our new toddler playground was unveiled on the 2nd of April. Thanks to all those involved in making it happen.


Alan Breadmore






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