Neighbourhood Watch

Recent Neighbourhood Alerts

Smishing Fraud Alert (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))
Fri 26-May-17 18:36
Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message....  Read more
Microsoft Tech-Support Scammers using WannaCry attack to lure victims (Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau))
Tue 23-May-17 18:00
Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack. One victim fell for the scam...  Read more
Witness appeal - Grievous bodily harm Prescott Avenue (Thames Valley Police)
Tue 23-May-17 12:20
Hello   Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault in Prescott Avenue, Banbury.   Between 6pm and 6.20pm yesterday (22/5) there was an incident of disorder...  Read more
Theft of post box (Thames Valley Police)
Sun 21-May-17 10:02
Across the Chipping Norton area there has been an increase of post box thefts. The most recent post box to be stolen was in Sarsden between the 18th and 19th of May. The offenders have pulled the box...  Read more
Purse Wallet Thefts (Thames Valley Police)
Sun 21-May-17 09:59
We have recently had an increase in purse and wallet thefts in chipping Norton. Please be aware when out shopping that your purse / wallet are kept securely, either in a hand bag or...  Read more

This page provides contact points and sources of information to help you keep yourself and our community safe.

Key telephone numbers

Trading Standards

Oxfordshire Trading Standards deal with scams and bogus callers or tradespeople. They can also help with unwanted phone calls and computer scams. Contact details are here.

Online safety

Visit Get Safe Online.

Crime Prevention

Thames Valley Police provide advice on Crime Prevention on many topics, including oiltank security.

Message in a Bottle

The Message in a Bottle project, organised by the Lions Club, helps the emergency services quickly find details of regular medication and other useful information in your home.


The Master Locksmiths Association provides contact details of local vetted locksmiths.

Neighbourhood Alerts

Thames Valley Police put out regular alerts about crime in the local area, and to give advice on the topics listed on this page. You can sign up to receive these directly, via email, on the Thames Valley Alert website. The most recent alerts for our neighbourhood are listed on this page.

Victim Support

The Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner runs the website Victims First to support victims of crime.