Thames Valley Police Open Day

Thames Valley Police Open Day will be taking place on Saturday 18 August, celebrating 50 years since the formation of the force.

The event will be taking place at TVP’s Training Centre in Sulhamstead, Berkshire (post code RG7 4DX).

 From 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm), stalls will be promoting the very best of what TVP has to offer and showcasing the work that the force has carried out for the past 50 years.

 Some of the highlights include:

  • Arena displays, including the public order team combined with the mounted section
  • Children’s fancy dress competition – come dressed in a police themed costume to be in with the chance of winning a fabulous prize
  • Pat and chat with the mounted section – A chance to meet officers and their horses
  • See the force helicopter and meet the pilots
  • Learn about different departments
  • Visit the police museum

 This year there will be two entrances for visitors at South Drive and White Lodge.

 Due to this, it is important that you follow the signs to the event. The roads will be busy and narrow country lanes can make it difficult to turn around if you go the wrong way.

 Car parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Assistance dogs are permitted, other visitors with dogs will be turned away and dogs must not be left in vehicles.

 On entry to the event bag searches will be taking place.

 This is a free event.

Click here for details

New service launches to support victims of crime in the Thames Valley

Victims First

A new service, Victims First has been launched across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, providing free emotional and therapeutic support to all victims and witnesses of crime, as well as family members of victims if they require it.

The service, managed by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner allows for one front door for all victims in the Thames Valley who require support and is available regardless of the crime, whether it has been reported to the police or not and when or where it took place

Victims First can provide support to any victim of crime including domestic abuse, sexual violence, stalking, harassment, cyber-crime, fraud, theft, burglary and exploitation.

Victims will have access to a range of services depending on their needs, including:

  • Telephone support
  • Face to face support
  • Advocacy, including, help to access other services such as sexual health clinics, drug and alcohol services and legal services
  • Support through the criminal justice system
  • Therapeutic counselling

For more information, visit the Victims First website at

You can contact Victims First by calling 0300 1234 148 or make an online referral through the Victims First website.

There is also lots of information about crime, crime prevention and support on our Facebook page 

Work starting on Agritech Building, Common Leys Campus

Work is scheduled to start on the Agritech Building on the Common Leys Campus on Monday 2nd July for approximately 20 weeks.

If you have any concerns, the site manager, Gavin Carter will be available on Tuesday 10th July from 10.30am-11.30am to explain their scope of works and to ensure the project is carried out causing minimal disruption.

The site office is located off Whitings Lane at the rear entrance to the College campus.

Please see attached letter for more details.



Decision on Application for Occupation Lane to be Designated as a Bridleway


Modification sought:
To add a bridleway in the Parish of Hailey from New Yatt Road to the A4095 Witney to Woodstock Road. The route is known locally as ‘Occupation Lane’.

Oxfordshire County Council hereby gives notice that the above application to modify the Definitive Map and Statement, dated 27th September 2016, has been determined.

The County Council has consulted with every local authority whose area includes the land to which the application relates.

The County Council has decided that the modification sought is justified, because:

Documentary evidence shows that the route was set out in the 1853 Hailey Inclosure Award as a public bridleway, and that this route was physically set out and accepted by the public. No legal order has been discovered which would have extinguished these rights. Therefore there is sufficient evidence to suggest that public bridleway rights subsist or can be reasonably alleged to subsist over the route.

The County Council will make a Definitive Map Modification Order under section 53(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in consequence of events specified in sub-section s53(3)(c)(i), to add the route as a bridleway.

The decision report and supporting documents are available for inspection at County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND. Usual opening hours are: Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4pm. Please telephone the office on 01865 810808 to make an appointment.

Date: 20th June 2018

Tom Scholes
Group Manager, Asset Data and Systems
Authorised by the Strategic Director for Communities
to exercise his duly delegated power in that behalf.

Planning Application for 50 homes – Land South West of Charlbury Road, Hailey

Application for 50 homes by Sharba Homes has been sent to appeal.

Please see attached for more information.Planning appeal Notification Letter

All representations made on the original planning application have been forwarded to the Planning
Inspectorate and to the Appellant. These will be considered by the Inspector when determining the appeal,
unless they are subsequently withdrawn.
If you wish to make comments, or modify/withdraw your previous representation, you can do so online at: You can also do so by contacting the Planning Inspectorate quoting
reference number APP/D3125/W/18/3202562.

Consultation on Occupation Lane

Hailey New Yatt Road to A4095 to Woodstock Road (Occupation Lane) to add a Bridleway.

A consultation to give interested parties the opportunity to make comments on the proposed addition of a bridleway in Hailey parish is now open.

If you would like further details please contact the Case Officer, Gillian Ghosh, on 01865 328949 or email .

Any objections/ representation must be made in writing to the Definitive Map & Commons Team at the Countryside Access address before the end of the consultation period.

From 12 March 2018  to 12 April 2018 

Click here for the link to the consultation

Have your Say at Hailey




An opportunity to meet members of your local policing team and raise any concerns you may have in your community



1400 – 1600