News from Thames Valley Police

Here is the latest newsletter from our Headington Neighbourhood team.


The neighbourhood team have now finished the consultation process for Headington. The Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) have now closed down the old priorities and set up three new ones. The new priorities are Parking, Littering and Anti Social Behaviour.

Cycle Operation

The Headington PCSOs recently set up a series of operations to tackle cycling on the pavement in Headington. The PCSOs issued tickets to those found offending. The roads targeted include London Road, Headley Way and Old High Street.

Robbery / Burglary

PCSO Steph Barras set up an operation in Headington along with PCSOs from other areas to provide high visibility and reassurance patrols.  The patrols focussed on burglaries, theft of lead and robberies. The operation proved very successful.


Since the 13th March we have had 9 offences of arsons along the London Road and into Risinghurst and Sandhills, the offenders are targeting sale signs. We are investigating these incidents at the moment and appealing for witnesses. PC Eele has now put out a press release. The neighbourhood team will be increasing their patrols over the next couple of weeks.

Cycle Theft

We would still like to remind people about the cycle thefts across Headington even though we have recently seen a reduction.     You can protect your bicycle with free postcode marking.

A postcode marked bicycle is more difficult for a thief to sell on and is much less likely to get stolen.   If it does get ‘nicked’ and we find it, we can get it returned to you much easier.   We provide tamperproof ‘postcoding kits’ or ‘bicycle passports’ free of charge.    The advice on the passport is demonstrated on a new crime prevention video. If you would like a cycle passport then please contact PCSO Dave Hession by email: You can view the video by using the two links below or by visiting the Thames Valley Police website.

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Bike locks –

Community Messaging

Community Messaging is a free service which provides information to subscribers about crime and police activity in their area via phone or email. It also includes information on what we and our partner services are doing to bring offenders to justice or combat anti-social behaviour.  More information can be obtained via our website, and you can sign up by following this link:

Contact us

If you want any advice or would like to contact the neighbourhood team you can call us on the police non emergency number 0845 8 505505 but if your call is an emergency then dial 999.   You can also contact us via email: – please note this email address cannot be used to contact Thames Valley Police to report crimes or for any urgent matters.   If you have information about crime or Anti Social Behaviour in your area but you do not want to speak to the police, please call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.   To view information on your neighbourhood team you can visit the force website at:

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