Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Thames Valley Alert - Preventing Rural Crime - online discussion - Thursday 23rd February 2017

An online discussion about preventing rural crime in Thames Valley is taking place on Thursday 23 February. It’s just one of the events that forms part of a month-long campaign on tackling rural crime that affects our rural businesses and farms.

Thames Valley Police is hosting the live web chat on  
Thursday 23 February from 6.30pm-7.30pm,
 aimed at anyone with rural interests in the Thames Valley including residents, visitors and workers.

A panel of representatives from the Thames Valley Rural Partnership will be on hand to take your questions, including:
  • Inspector Andy Thompson – Neighbourhood Inspector at Thames Valley Police 
  • Robin Edwards – Director, South East at CLA (Country Land and Business Association)
  • Georgia Craig – Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire County Adviser at National Farmers Union 
  • Sergeant Al Hawkett – Sergeant at Thames Valley Police West Berkshire LPA (Local Police Area) rural crime team
  • Alison Wilkins – Criminal Researcher at Thames Valley Police Force Intelligence Bureau
  • Alex Crump – Representative for Young Farmers and the Treasurer at Henley Young Farmers
  • Special Constable Matthew Drew, Thames Valley Police South and Vale LPA rural crime team 
    You can take part via our online discussion page, available via this link: 
Questions can be submitted anonymously and you can also get involved via Twitter by using #AskTVP to submit questions.

About our campaign
Thames Valley Police and our rural partners are running a campaign throughout February that is targeting rural crime that affects businesses and farms in our region.  

Help us to make the campaign a success by doing the following five things:
  1. Fill in our Perceptions of Rural Crime survey 
  2. Read and share Country Watch spring edition; available via this link 
  3. Join us for our online question and answer session at 6.30pm on 23 February.  Set your reminder now via this link: 
  4. Like and share our #TVPRural social media content.  We’re all posting on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.  Follow us for videos, statistics and photos from our country-based officers and partners – see what we get up to!
  5. Come along to any events taking place near you.  These will be advertised locally and on your local neighbourhood teams Twitter account.
All of this will help our rural businesses, properties and individuals from becoming victims of crime and help protect livelihoods.