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The NAG has become the CRF.

Following a local government re-organisation the
Neighbour Action Groups have been disbanded, but our group has decided to carry on meeting as a group and continue to share hilltop parish concerns and have re-named ourselves the Chesham Rural Forum.

Membership will remain the same in terms of a mix of lay people, Parish Councillors, County Councillors and the police, but we will not be limited by any remit other than that which we agree ourselves and which as a consequence will free us up to some extent. We will shortly be putting together a new constitution and Kevin Flint, our neighbourhood police officer will continue to post monthly Chesham Rural updates on the Thames Valley Police website

With the police and crime commissioner elections on the 15 November no doubt we will be hearing a lot more from the force in the months to come.

Unfortunately we have lost two of our four PCSO's and they will not be replaced, leaving us with P.C. Kevin Flint and PCSO's Rob O'Callaghan and Andy Piotrowski to cover our rural patch.

Kevin is keen to impress on villagers the need to pass on anything suspicious to the team, because as the evenings draw in there are likely to be more opportunities for burglars to try their luck, and there has been a slight increase in the number of thefts from farm barns and out buildings. There have been a few reportable incidents around Ashley Green and Whelpley Hill during July and August, including theft from a drive and domestic incidents. The crime rate in general across Chesham Rural remains however below the national average.

Please report all sightings of suspicious people or cars around the village. Note the numbers if you think there is anything suspicious. These will be then logged and cross referenced and followed up should anything untoward occur both here and in our neighbouring villages.

Also, be aware of people selling door to door. They do require a "Peddler’s Certificate", which they should be able to produce? Watch also for people claiming to want access to read a meter.

If you are at all concerned please call the police on the new number
101 which replaced the old 0845 number.
Note -
999 remains the number for emergencies.

The speed guns in the area have all been re-calibrated so the police will be out and about doing speed checks, if there is anywhere in the area that you think is a particular speeding hotspot then please let Kevin know and he will make his presence known. The lanes around us are very dangerous, especially for children, walkers and dog walkers where there are no footpaths and it is the responsibility of us all to keep to the speed limit.

If you have anything that you would like raised with the Rural Forum please contact us.

You can use the Contact page for that.

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