I will have more to say about the Northumberland Avenue shops area soon, but in the meantime if you are affected by the problems that have been bringing the neighbourhood down over the last year or so you might be interested in the information the police have issued today:
“On Wednesday 22nd June Thames Valley Police have carried out a number of drug warrants in your neighbourhood.
The operation is as a result of community concerns surrounding drug-related and anti-social behaviour in the area that has been having an impact on people’s quality of life.
A number of arrests have been made and we have seized significant evidence in relation to several different criminal offences, including the possession and supply of Class A drugs.
Your local neighbourhood officers will be patrolling the area in the coming weeks. Please take the opportunity to raise any issues you may have.
We will also be holding two public meetings to update you on our actions
Tues 5th July 2011 – 7pm (Youth & Community Centre)
Weds 20th July 2011 – 7pm outside the library
Please come and meet the team and some of the people we work with to make this area a better and safer place to live.
If you have any information you think may be relevant to this investigation, or any other criminal activity in the area, please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 0845 8 505 505 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
If you don’t wish to speak to police and don’t want to leave your name contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”