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Community Safety

May 24, 2024

New partnership to tackle crime in rural areas

The Rural Crime Partnership is bringing together Thames Valley Police, West Oxfordshire, South Oxfordshire, Vale of the White Horse District Councils and the Community Safety Partnerships to tackle crimes such as fly-tipping, burglaries and theft in rural areas. 

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December 21, 2023

Action on anti-social behaviour in Wantage

Vale of White Horse District Council has taken steps to tackle a rise in anti-social behaviour in an area of Wantage. Earlier this year, residents and shoppers raised concerns over issues at Mill Street carpark.  Known locally as ‘The Undercroft’, the site was in danger of becoming a hotspot for anti-social behaviour with an increase […]

June 29, 2023

Abingdon and Wantage get high-definition CCTV upgrade

Twenty-six new high-definition CCTV cameras have been installed in the Vale, with 20 rolled out across Abingdon and six in Wantage town centre. The digital cameras directly replace the outdated analogue CCTV system to provide CCTV operators with much better picture clarity to help support public safety and assist emergency services. The cameras and new […]

February 28, 2022

Sessions to help hair and beauty staff support victims of domestic abuse

Free training is now available to help ensure hair and beauty staff know what to do if they suspect a client or colleague is at risk of or suffering from domestic abuse. The South and Vale Community Safety Partnership and Oxfordshire charity Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse are running a series of free online […]

December 21, 2021

Help to make night-time safer in Abingdon and Didcot

Residents are being asked to help make areas of Abingdon and Didcot safer at night. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils want to hear from anyone who has felt unsafe in either town on a night out, or when returning there after an evening out elsewhere, such as Oxford. The two councils […]

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December 8, 2021

Vital work to help vulnerable people praised by councillors

Work to protect vulnerable residents and those who are most at risk from criminal activity has been recognised by councillors in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse. A joint report detailed the vital role the South and Vale Community Safety Partnership (CSP), managed by district council staff, has played in the past year. […]

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December 2, 2021

Campaign highlights that help is available for victims of domestic abuse

Stencils raising awareness of the support available for victims of Domestic Abuse have been appearing in public places across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse.    South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working with local charity Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse to highlight the issue.  They have stencilled […]

October 27, 2021

You could win a Nando’s or Costa voucher as new campaign highlights that laughing gas is #NoLaughingMatter

A new campaign has started across South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse to highlight the issues and dangers of Nitrous Oxide, more commonly known as laughing gas. The campaign will see #NoLaughingMatter stencils painted across the districts and there will also be a short online quiz, with a £25 Nando’s or Costa voucher […]