Theft from Vehicles

Thames Valley Alert (Aug'15a)Message sent via Thames Valley Alert on behalf of Thames Valley Police:

Property was stolen from a number of vehicles in Bicester between 12th and 16th August; including a bag taken from a car in Dunnock Close around 9.00am on Friday 14th August.

If you saw anything suspicious in your area or have any information that may help with police enquiries please telephone Bicester Neighbourhood  Police Team on 101. Alternatively if you have information that could help but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Included with this report was a PDF file “Steer clear of car crime”, covering security tips for motorists, which can be viewed here.

Future alert messages relevant to Langford residents will continue to be posted on the LVCA website, but if you wish to receive emails about these and other messages from Thames Valley Police you can register online at  https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/

Theft from a Vehicle in Mallards Way

Thames Valley Alert (Aug'15)Message sent via Thames Valley Alert on behalf of Thames Valley Police:

Sometime between 26th July and 9th August, number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in Mallards Way.

Please alert neighbours and remain extra vigilant. If you saw anything suspicious in the area or have any information, please telephone Bicester Police Team on the non-emergency number 101 with information, or 999 for immediate police attention.  Alternatively, if you have information that could help but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Future alert messages relevant to Langford residents will continue to be posted on the LVCA website, but if you wish to receive emails about these and other messages from Thames Valley Police you can register online at  https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/

Langford litter pick, 25th July

Councillor Dan Sames is organising a litter pick around Langford on Saturday 25th July, meeting at the community hall in Nightingale Place at 09.30. Bags and litter pickers will be provided.

Please participate if you can and bring the family along as well.

Burglary and theft from vehicles in Langford

Thames Valley Alert (July'15)Message sent via Thames Valley Alert on behalf of Thames Valley Police:

At 1am on Saturday 4th July a car parked in Lapwing Close was broken into, leaving the driver’s side window smashed. A further theft from a vehicle took place at 3.25am the same night in Hawksmead.

On Thursday 2nd July, there was a burglary in Osprey Close.

Please alert neighbours and remain extra vigilant. If you saw anything suspicious in the area or have any information please telephone Bicester Neighbourhood Police Team on 101, or 999 for immediate police attention.  Alternatively, if you have information that could help but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Future alert messages relevant to Langford residents will continue to be posted on the LVCA website, but if you wish to receive emails about these and other messages from Thames Valley Police you can register online at  https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/

Public consultation on proposed changes to subsidised bus services

Bus 23As part of cost savings proposed by Oxfordshire County Council following substantial cuts in central government funding, a number of subsided bus and Dial-a-Ride services are at risk.

Bicester bus services that could be affected include routes 8, 22, 23, 25, 25A, 37, 81, 81A, 118 and T94.

In addition to transport savings of £3.7 million already identified by OCC, a further minimum £2.6 million reduction is required. Proposals to achieve this include the options of withdrawing bus subsidies altogether, reducing bus subsidies and prioritising services to the elderly and disabled, and ending direct funding of the Dial-a-Ride service.

Oxfordshire County Council is holding a public consultation over the next 12 weeks to gather feedback to these proposals. For further details, visit www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/stconsultation.

Councils to fund additional grass verge cutting

Grass Verge (June 2015)As reported in the local press recently, Bicester Town Council and Cherwell District Council have agreed to find an extra £12,000 each to finance two additional cuts of Bicester’s grass verges, providing a total of four cuts this year (click here and here for full reports).

This follows widespread complaints after Oxfordshire County Council, which is responsible for the maintenance of grass verges on public highways, reduced cutting from fives times a year to only two in response to funding reductions.

Burglary in Langford

Thames Valley Alert (Jun'15)Message sent via Thames Valley Alert on behalf of Thames Valley Police:

A burglary took place in  Sanderling Close between 1pm-3pm on Friday 29th May.

Please alert neighbours and remain extra vigilant, If you saw anything suspicious or have any information that may help with police enquiries, please telephone Bicester Police Team on the non-emergency number 101 with information or 999 for immediate police attention. Alternatively if you have information that could help us but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Future alert messages relevant to Langford residents will continue to be posted on the LVCA website, but if you wish to receive emails about these and other messages from Thames Valley Police you can register online at  https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/

Attempted burglary in Langford Village

Thames Valley Alert (May'15)Message sent via Thames Valley Alert on behalf of Thames Valley Police:

Amongst a number of crimes committed in Bicester over the spring bank holiday, a property in OSPREY CLOSE was targeted sometime between 12:30pm & 5.45pm on the 25th May. No entry was gained but damage to the front door lock and letterbox were reported.

If you can help with enquiries in relation to this or other such crimes, please call the non-emergency number 101, or if you wish to remain anonymous you may call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Future alert messages relevant to Langford residents will continue to be posted on the LVCA website, but if you wish to receive emails about these and other messages from Thames Valley Police you can register online at  https://www.thamesvalleyalert.co.uk/

Langford Medical Practice

Langford Medical CentreAs announced in the local press, a report published yesterday by the Care Quality Commission gave an overall “inadequate” rating for Langford Medical Practice.

Although this practice is well regarded by Langford residents and was also rated “good” in the report for being caring and responsive, the Commission found areas of concern regarding the provision of safe services, and also uncertainties about some policies and procedures.

Langford medical practice has now been placed into “special measures” for six months to enable these issues to be addressed before a further inspection is carried out.

A summary of the Care Quality Commission findings can be viewed here, and the full report here.