Victim Support – Thames Valley Police



Police and Crime Commissioner Anthony Stansfeld recently launched a new website to support victims of crime.  Victims First is a new online resource for victims of crime which has advice on what to do and how to get help.  It includes information and advice for victimsincluding signposting them to services to help them cope and recover from the impact of the crime. It also includes a section on the Victims Code explaining clearly what help victims can expect from the police and other criminal justice agencies if they report the crime.
The focal point of the website is a directory which allows victims to find relevant support in their area. Members of the public are able to use the website to refer themselves directly to the PCCs own support services or find information and contact details for other organisations. This support is available regardless of whether or not the victim has reported the crime to the police.
We will be promoting the website over the coming months and would appreciate any support you can give in promoting it to your communities through your existing channels such as social media, websites and newsletters.   I’ve attached the Victims First logo for you to use as needed.
If you have any questions or want any further information about the website, please come back to me.
Many thanks
Kind regards
Sarah Stokes
PR and Communication Support Officer
Direct Line: 01865 541954 Internal: 300-6703
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
The Farmhouse
Thames Valley Police Headquarters
Kidlington OX5 2NX

VALP timetable update 19 June 2017


VALP timetable update 19 June 2017


The timetable for preparing the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) has been extended to ensure that we have all of the evidence that we need at the right time in order to inform the policies in the plan. This is a necessity to ensure that the plan is found ‘sound’ at examination.  The Sustainability Appraisal is being carried out by external consultants, and unfortunately has not progressed to our envisaged timetable.  It is a critical piece of evidence which has to feed into the content of the plan, and as such, we must ensure that there is sufficient time for the appraisal to be done properly.  It is important to emphasise that this is an incredibly complex plan, which will affect the Vale for generations to come, and that getting it absolutely right is our priority.


The proposed submission plan was due to be considered by VALP Scrutiny on 11 July, Cabinet on 12 July and Council on 19 July.  VALP Scrutiny on 11 July will still take place, and an update will be given regarding the emerging context for the plan including the evidence base.  The meetings on 12 and 19 July represented previously diarised meetings of Cabinet and Council respectively, and unless otherwise notified these meetings will also still take place.  The Members’ Seminar scheduled for 3 July will still go ahead, but will now focus on the emerging proposals for Aylesbury Garden Town.


Work on the plan will continue during the summer, including continuing the discussions with key stakeholders to ensure we have addressed any issues they may have.  The proposed submission plan will be considered by VALP Scrutiny in September (date to be confirmed), Cabinet on 10 October and Council on 18 October. For the benefit of members of the VALP Scrutiny Committee, the Chairman has subsequently agreed that the committee should meet at 6.30pm on 26th September in the Olympic Room at the Gateway.


As previously, the plan will then be published for public comment.  Following that, the plan will be submitted for independent examination in January, which is two months later than previously publicised.  DCLG have informally advised us that their priority is to ensure we are progressing with a sound plan, and that they would be comfortable with a short extension of around two months.


We will be updating Parishes, residents and other key parties on the updated timetable.

Winslow Picnic in the Park

Winslow Picnic in the Park


Pack your hampers and come to the Tomkins Park and Arboretum to join in a family picnic day. 


Sunday 13th August from 12pm. 


Live entertainment and some food stalls.



East West Rail Western Section Phase 2 – Consultation



East West Rail Western Section Phase 2

You are probably aware that Network Rail is proposing to improve the railway between Oxford and Bedford, and Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and Princes Risborough by upgrading disused and underused rail track to provide new rail links and additional routes and capacity for both passengers and freight. On completion, this new rail link will connect the Great Western, West Coast and Midland Main Lines north of London.

In September 2015 Network Rail consulted on sections of line linking Bedford-Bicester and Milton Keynes–Princes Risborough as part of phase 2. There has been further development following the first round of consultation and Network Rail will be holding a second round of consultation beginning on 30 June and ending on 11 August 2017.

Network Rail will be holding a number of public exhibitions to give communities a chance to view plans and give feedback,

The Winslow exhibition will be on 12th July 2017 at the Public Hall Elmfields Gate MK18 3JG from 12 to 8 pm.

High St / Buckingham Road Resurfacing

High Street Resurfacing.

Transport for Bucks have advised that work is expected to done on the High St. /Buckingham Road  section of the A413 from 10th to 21st July using overnight working between 7pm and 6am.

This is subject to final confirmation from Transport for Bucks.

Glebe Farm Decision



Glebe Farm

The decision on this development is now in the hands of the Secretary of State having been delayed by legal developments in the Supreme Court and also by the general election. A decision is now expected on 20th July.








Winslow Town Council has a vacancy for a part time Administrative Assistant to work alongside the Clerk and Deputy Clerk in the Town Council Office at 28 High Street Winslow.

Hours are 15 hours per week, Monday – Friday 10.00 am – 1.00 pm with some flexibility

The successful candidate should have experience in dealing with the public and have good administration, IT and communication skills. This is an interesting and varied role and a great opportunity to be involved in the local community.

An information pack; job description and application form is available from the Clerk .  Telephone 01296 712448 or email  Alternatively you may visit the Town Council office to find out more or to register your interest.

Closing date for applications: Friday 21st. July 2017






Buckinghamshire County Council has made an order which will temporarily prohibit any vehicle from proceeding, except for access, in that length of Furze Lane which commences from its junction with Verney Road for 320m.

The closure is required for pipe works and is anticipated to commence on 26th June 2017 and will take approximately 4 weeks between 0930 and 1530 to complete.


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At the recent Annual meeting of Winslow Town Council Wendy Castle was elected as the new Town Mayor.  Wendy became a             member of the Council some 13 years ago and in that time has served on most of the various committees.  Councillor Castle said:

“During my membership of the Council my aspirations have remained much the same; we have a very special Town, with a                    caring and friendly community that deserves to be protected and enhanced wherever possible.  I look forward to a continuation of        the good and necessary work carried out by the Council and to improved relationships and communications with all the Town’s                                         organisations”.

At the same meeting, Councillor Harry Chambers was elected Deputy Mayor.  Councillor Chambers said:

“I look forward to assisting the new Town Mayor during her time in office”.






The second issue of The Town Crier is now out.   This edition also has a Special Community Survey Supplement about the consultation event for a possible new community centre.  There is also a survey questionnaire.

Link to Town Crier

Link to Survey Supplement





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