Thames Valley Police (TVP) are tackling a drugs problem in our village. They are aware of both drug use and sale within the parish. Initially activity was centred around the area by the Memorial Hall and Recreation Ground but as patrols have increased in this area, users are now dispersing around the village and activity has been witnessed in the woods by Pitstone church, in the woods off Marsworth Road, some of our residential roads, other areas of open space, the industrial park and the paths behind the allotments. TVP can’t be in all areas all the time so they need your help. They have asked for residents to report anything you witness either by calling 101 or by logging a report via their website (https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/ro/report/) this will help them build up their intelligence about who is involved, what areas they are using and what days/times, which will help them to target their patrols. Any descriptions about the vehicles or people involved are also helpful. Police patrols are centred on areas with the highest levels of crime reported, therefore your reports also help to ensure that Pitstone is included in more frequent patrols and allocation of police time. So if you’ve wondered about a vehicle going up and down your road several times a day but doesn’t belong to anyone who lives there, or witnessed people smoking cannabis or using drugs, or seen a deal taking place, please take a few moment to log onto their website and report it. Perhaps you are a parent of a young adult who has started to act differently, or stay out late, or hang around with different people. Get advice about how you can help someone who may be experimenting with drugs from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/treatment/what-to-do-if-your-adult-friend-or-loved-one-has-problem-drugs or https://www.talktofrank.com/ or contact Thames Valley Police. Whilst some individuals are known to be local, others are coming into our village from Tring or Aylesbury and surrounding areas. Let us all work together to ensure that everyone knows that Pitstone is not the place to go and that drug use will not be tolerated.