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Olney Neighbourhood
Action Group ( NAG )
Environmental Visual Audit
Our latest Visual Audit of the town was
carried out on a Saturday morning in July.
We are pleased to report that inspection of
the areas previously visited three months ago, indicated that the good standard of appearance of the town, in the main, had been maintained. However, there were still two major areas of concern. The first was an increase in graffiti on the walls of the stand on the football ground, but this has since been removed by MK Council. If members of the public have graffiti on their property, then they can telephone Olney Town Council on 711679, to get information on the graffiti cleaning kit that is available from OTC.
Secondly, there has been a noticeable increase in the amount of cigarette butts that now litter the pavements in certain areas of the town, since the smoking ban was introduced on the 1st July. As a result of this, a letter will be sent to four business premises, requesting them to provide a suitable receptacle at their premises for the public to use.
Under Age Drinking
It has been reported that Olney PCSOs have recently had to remove alcohol from underage drinkers on the Recreation Ground, and as a result, had to confiscate the alcohol and issue a Yellow Card Warning. This procedure is an on-going Thames Valley Police initiative under ‘Operation Rebound MK’, whereby young offenders who are stopped for any form of anti-social behaviour, will initially be given a warning note. At present, this scheme will not allow copies of the warning to be sent to parents. However, approval is now being obtained to ensure that parents are also notified of any warnings issued.
There has been concern that local licensed premises may have been used by underage drinkers to obtain alcohol. As a result of this, test purchases were made by Thames Valley Police on two licensed stores in Olney. Three test purchases were made at each store over a three month period. We are pleased to report that both stores refused to serve alcohol to under age customers, as they could not show proof that they were old enough to make the purchase. Further checks will be made by Thames Valley Police as part of an ongoing exercise code named ‘Operation Hangover’.
Mini Motorcycles
If riders of mini-motos are causing a nuisance in your area, then there is a dedicated telephone number and an email address for members of the public to report it. The telephone number is 01908 254754 (answerphone), or email K
A message from your Neighbourhood Action Group
See It... Report It... Stop It!
Together, we can prevent Anti-Social Behaviour
To report a non-emergency crime, or would like to give information to Thames Valley Police, please call:
0845 8 505 505

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