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I am writing to all Parish and Town Councils with details of the next meeting of the Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum, and of the pre-meeting survey of residents. The results of the survey will be discussed at the meeting and will help inform the choices of focus areas for our Neighbourhood Police teams through the spring and summer. These choices then form part of their daily work and reporting schedules. So the voices of residents are very important in this process. The survey is currently OPEN and can be accessed at In addition to the survey, this page contains plenty of detail providing context to residents on the local Neighbourhood Policing picture. These include graphs derived from POLICE.UK website, arranged by crime type and locality, and links to all the most recent quarterly reports from the six individual policing areas, plus latest Rural Crime and Community Speedwatch newsletters. Also a video on the activities of the Neighbourhood Police teams. The meeting will be held on Microsoft Teams from 6.30pm on Wednesday 5th April The Teams link will be publicised, but the survey also offers respondents the opportunity to be sent the link to their inbox. Responding to feedback, we have streamlined the survey choices to facilitate a closer correlation between what residents tell us, the resulting choices of Neighbourhood Policing focus areas, and outcomes as measured by published crime stats. We were often asked why we included categories which are mainly the responsibility of Buckinghamshire Council or other organisations, or led by other teams within Thames Valley Police. The changes should help remove this confusion. They have had the added benefit of bringing us into closer alignment with Neighbourhood Watch in the area. The rationale for the changes is explained in detail on our Neighbourhood Surveys web page - I'm pleased to say that we have had a strong start to the survey. We would be very glad if you could add your voice to the survey, and help by publicising it across your networks and with your Councillors. I attach some images which may be helpful. Please feel free to come back to me with any questions or queries. With best wishes, Robert Gibson for Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum -- Chiltern & South Bucks Policing Issues Forum

  • - supporting the process for identifying and setting areas of focus for the Chiltern & South Bucks LPA Neighbourhood Police teams.

  • - promoting meaningful engagement between local residents and Neighbourhood Police teams.

  • - encouraging community engagement, by individuals, businesses and other stakeholders.

  • - our overall goal is to help make the Chiltern & South Bucks community more resilient, and for Chiltern and South Bucks to be a better, safer place to live and work.

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