Meeting Dates 2017

All meetings to be held at Ley Hill Memorial Hall in the Rear Committee Room (unless specified otherwise)
Start time 7.15pm
Thu 12th January

Thu 2nd March

Thur 27th April

Annual Parish Meeting, 19:30, Ley Hill Methodist Chapel

Tue 2nd May
Annual Council Meeting, 18:45

Wed 14th June
19.15 St George’s Church, Tylers Hill

Thu 27th July
Latimer Parish Hall, Latimer

Tue 12th September
Latimer Parish Hall, Latimer

Wed 25th October

Wed 29th November

Tips for protecting your Apple device

Chiltern and South Bucks Community Safety Partnerships are asking residents to activate the ‘Find my iPhone’ function on their Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac computer.The ‘Find My iPhone’ app allows victims and police officers to trace the device using Apple location services if lost or stolen with the victim’s Apple ID and password. In order for this to work, it must have been activated in the device’s settings before the device is lost or stolen.

It’s a switch under ‘settings’ then ‘iCloud’ and should be moved to the ‘on’ position. It’s not activated when the phone is sold. If you also set a passcode lock on the phone, which is found under ‘settings’ then ‘general’ this will prevent anyone turning off ‘Find my iPhone’.

Apple products are highly sought after and retain high resale values. In the first 8 months of 2012 there were approximately 150 offences that included the theft of an Apple product in the Chiltern and South Bucks area.

For more information about the ‘Find my iPhone’ app please visit: Your device must be running iOS 5 or you can update to iOS 5 by connecting your device to your PC or Mac and following the onscreen instructions in iTunes.

If you misplace your device, sign in at on any computer or use the ‘Find My iPhone’ app on another iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to locate it on a map; display a message on its screen; set off an alarm; remotely set a passcode lock or initiate a remote wipe to delete your data. If you eventually find your device, connect it to your computer and use iTunes to restore the data from your most recent backup.

PC Chris Birtles said “I have found the application to be very useful and also highly accurate. There are many instances in our area where the application has been a great success, with offenders being arrested, charged, remanded and large amounts of valuable property being recovered.”

One such instance was when a theft from vehicle occurred in Beaconsfield on 9th November 2011. Approximately £3000 worth of items were taken, including an iPad and Mac computer. The victim used the ‘find my iPhone’ app to track the iPad to an estate in Slough and once officers were at the right location, remotely activate an audible alarm. Officers sighted a figure running across a park, lit up like a Christmas tree, carrying a flashing iPad with the alarm going. He was caught and arrested and subsequent searches and investigation led to all of the stolen property from that offence being recovered, as well as stolen property from a second offence in Beaconsfield, a laptop stolen on the same night in Stoke Poges and another laptop stolen on the previous night in Henley. The offender was charged with three theft from vehicle offences and a Proceeds of Crime Act offence. He pleaded guilty in court.

If you have a non-Apple Smartphone, Blackberry or Android based phone or tablet there are other apps that provide a similar function so devices can be tracked if they become lost or stolen. Seek advice from your provider to choose an approved app for your device.

If you would like any further crime reduction advice please feel free to call your local Neighbourhood Policing team on 101 or visit our crime reduction websites at and

If you see anything suspicious you can report it to the police by calling 999 if a crime is in progress or by calling 101 for non emergencies. You can also report anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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Caroline Saunders (Chiltern District Council, Administrator, Chiltern District Council)