Wye with Hinxhill Parish Council

Working for Wye - past, present and future

Clerk: Debbie Baines
Parish Council Office, Unit 2B
Briar Close, Bramble Lane
Wye, Ashford, Kent TN25 5HB

Tel: 01233 812459

Crime Prevention

Kent Police

Do not report crime via email, use the numbers below

Call 101 (non-emergencies).

If life is in danger, or crime is in progress - call 999

PCSO Lee Sinden

is the Police Community Support Officer for Wye, and the point of contact for all local policing concerns. Contact Lee Sinden via the local policing team for Ashford.

Mobile Police Stations: the fortnightly visit service by a PCSO in a police van to discuss local concerns with residents, no longer operates.

Ashford Police Station
Tufton Street
TN23 1BT

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KCC Community Warden

Community Warden

Kent County Council

Crime in Wye is low, and most of the reported incidents are minor anti-social acts.

Richard Sinden is the Wye Community Warden. He varies his hours from week to week, but Richard is out and about between 7.30am and 10pm every day. Wye is very fortunate to have one of the most experienced wardens in Kent, who also has a wealth of local knowledge. Richard:

  • tackles low-level crime and antisocial behaviour (such as graffiti, littering, fly tipping and vandalism)
  • resolves minor disputes and prevents them from escalating
  • controls traffic and deals with parking obstructions
  • has powers to take name and address of any individual seen acting suspiciously
  • works closely with Kent Police and other professional authorities, including Ashford Borough Council Housing Department, Social Services and Kent Fire and Rescue
  • knows and talks to local people, and offers them information and advice
  • takes part in local community activities
  • liaises closely with the Parish Council, and provides a monthly incident report
  • provides a reassuring uniformed presence about the village
  • is fully trained to the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme
  • is trained to give First Aid
  • encourages the community to work together
07969 583 920

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