‘Evening all’

14/06/22 | Park News

Tenant security has received a boost with Thames Valley Police taking advantage of our security facilities and hospitality to grab a coffee, complete reports and get out on the road again as quickly as possible.

The force will use the Gatehouse office when they are out on calls in the area to compile reports and in return will drive around the site to ensure all is well.

Business Park Manager Jayne Cannell explained: “The police are normally based in Aylesbury but many are patrolling rural areas and so they can now call in at Westcott to complete paperwork rather than returning to Aylesbury which will save them a lot of time.

“We already have an excellent relationship with them and having an overnight police presence will offer tenants even more reassurance.”

The police have been working at Westcott for several years in various guises, for example carrying out fast road training which provides their drivers with the skills, knowledge and understanding relating to attendance at traffic incidents.  

They also use the park for dog training sessions, teaching them how to tackle criminals, find contraband and track down missing people.

The police presence adds an extra layer of security in addition to the protection of 24/7 security guards, vehicle barriers, CCTV cameras, nine-mile fence and automatic number plate recognition.

All the emergency services now have a presence on the park with Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service recently taking a lease on Building 350 as a base for the Urban Search and Rescue team while the Rapid Response Medical Group which provides ambulance services and training has moved into Building 4000 to facilitate a new NHS contract.

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