Monday, 29 April 2013

Two houses in Theale burgled

I heard at today's meeting of the police Theale Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) that two houses in Theale were recently burgled. The thieves got into the houses using an implement put through the letter box that was used to turn the handle on the "nightlatch" used to lock the door.

If your front door is locked using a nightlatch, then make it harder for thieves by doing one of the following:

  • Having a mortice lock fitted
  • Replacing the nightlatch with one that double locks
  • Fitting a bolt to the door
If you need advice, then please call the local Thames Valley Police Crime Prevention and Reduction officer on 01635 264 624.

We have two mortice locks, a nightlatch and a ten-inch bolt on our front door. We have a double-locking nightlatch and two ten-inch bolts on our back door.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Seven potholes in Theale reported to West Berkshire Council

I have reported the following potholes in to West Berkshire Council today:

Outside The Volunteer:

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Two sets in Church Street:

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Entrance to Theale Green School:

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Zebra crossing outside Theale library:

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In The Green, Theale:

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Rolling road closure in High St & Church St Theale this Sunday

Please remember that there will be a rolling road closure in these roads between 14:30 and 15:00 this Sunday.

This is for the Scout's St Georges Day Parade.

Three blocked culverts and ditches reported to West Berkshire Council

This blocked culvert under Cavalier Close, Theale: 

Is causing water to back up in the watercourse between the allotments in Vounteer Road and the green area at the bottom:

The entry to this culvert under Station Road is blocked:

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And so is the ditch at the other end:

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Seven road and pavement defects reported to West Berkshire Council

I have reported the following highways defects to West Berkshire Council this week:

Worn-out zebra crossing markings in Theale High Street:

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Bent bollards and broken keep-left sign under Station Road fly-over:

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Road collapsing in Theale High Street after a water main leak:

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Loose manhole cover in Theale High Street:

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Worn-out stop marking in Crown Lane:

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Missing infilling around manhole cover:in High Street pavement:

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Loose and broken paving slab in manhole cover in High Street pavement:

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Items stolen from van in Meadow Way, Theale: police appeal for information

Thames Valley Policy have asked for help with the following crime in Theale:

Meadow Way
22nd April
During the evening someone has gained entry to a transit van by unknown means and stolen several items from the back and from the back of the transit.
URN 1566 22/4

If you have any information which could assist the police with their enquiries please ring 101 alternatively you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Friday, 19 April 2013

New CCTV cameras installed and working in Theale

Just received an email from the Safer Communities Manager at West Berkshire Council saying that replacement CCTV cameras have been installed and satisfactorily tested.

The previous cameras had a problem which caused them to go offline occasionally. They then had to be re-started on-site manually.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

2 cars broken into in Blossom Ave Theale - police appeal for information

Received the following from Thames Valley Police:

Message sent by
Christine Seal (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, West Berkshire LPA)

Blossom Avenue
16/17th April
Overnight the driver’s door lock was forced on a parked car and some vehicle parts have been stolen.
URN 114 17/4
A second car in Blossom Avenue was broken into overnight and searched through and items stolen.

If you have any information which could assist the police with their enquiries please ring 101 alternatively you can ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
Thank you
Message ends

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Updated: Closure of Theale High St & Church St on 28th April

I returned from holiday to see signs saying that High Street and Church Street will be closed on April 28th. I have made enquiries and found that the closure will this will be a "rolling closure" between 14:30 and 15:00. The closure is for the Scout's St Georges Day Parade.

The council is going to make the signs more clear.

Update 17th April:

The parade (and rolling closure) will be from the eastern (M4) end of Theale High Street to the junction of Church Street with Deadmans Lane:

Alan Macro
Councillor for Theale
West Berkshire Council

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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Public Meeting to Discuss Problems with Sewage Pumping Station in Church St

Our MP has organised a public meeting with Thames Water to discuss the problems with the sewage pumping station at the corner of Church Street and Lambfields.

The meeting will be held next Wednesday,10th April, at The Gateway. The gateway is behind Theale Library at the Church Street entrance to Theale Green School.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m.