Benhall and Hatherley Community
PS Simon Ellson
Your nearest police station is Cheltenham Town Centre Station
Talbot House, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham GL51 6QT
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- Area:Benhall and Hatherley
- Priority:Anti Social Behaviour, mainly across the Windermere Road area and surrounding roads.
- Targeted patrols
Meet the team
Warning for residents - Scrap Metal collectors
A message from your dedicated officer PCSO Debbie Hurcombe 9233
I am sure that you will have all noticed that in the past year, or so, we have been blighted with scrap metal collectors in the area . This has had a mixed response from local residents with many welcoming a quick way of getting rid of their rubbish and others falling foul of theft!
When possible I will stop the said vehicles and check that they have licences to collect scrap metal and that the vehicle is insured/taxed and so forth. I often get challenged by unhappy residents unsure as to why I have stopped them taking away such scrap.
Most of the vehicles do conform to the requirements but we are still getting reports of items being taken without permission, this can range from lawnmowers, pushbikes and even to metal handle mops. Something, I myself have experienced first hand.
Please be extra vigilant and be aware that your belongings if left unattended - could disappear.
We strongly encourage the reporting of thefts by calling 101 in a timely fashion and where possible the descriptions of vehicles/colour and registration numbers if possible, this I admit is not always possible but with many of these vehicles circulating our area then as much detail as possible would be a great help.
Meet your local Hatherley Officers
We will be locating a gazebo outside Salisbury Avenue shops between 11am and 3pm on Thursday 20th June 2013.
Local officers will be present and undertaking patrols in the area.
This is part of a bi weekly surgery rotation around the communities we police.
In addition we will have a surgery in the town centre between 11am and 3pm each Wednesday, located either on the High Street near to Marks and Spencers or Promenade near to Accessorize.
Police Information Post at Up Hatherley Library Dates
Police Information Post have been set up for the following dates:-
- Friday 25th January - 14:00 - 15:00
- Friday 22nd February - 14:00 - 15:00
- Friday 22nd March - 14:00 - 15:00
- Friday 26th April - 14:00 - 15:00
- Friday 24th May - 14:00 - 15:00
- Friday 21st June - 14:00 - 15:00
- Friday 19th July - 14:00 - 15:00
- Friday 27th September - 14:00 - 15:00
- Friday 18th October - 14:00 - 15:00
- Friday 22nd November - 14:00 - 15:00
- Friday 20th December - 14:00 - 15:00
All will take part in Up Hatherley Library Hulbert Crescent.
Hatherley - School Patrols
We will be carrying out dedicated patrols in the Salisbury Avenue Shops, followed by School patrol on the following dates:-
- Tuesday 12th February - 14:00 - 15:00
- Tuesday 16th April - 14:00 - 15:00
- Tuesday 14th May - 14:00 - 15:00
- Tuesday 11th June - 14:00 - 15:00
- Tuesday 2nd July - 14:00 - 15:00
- Tuesday 10th September - 14:00 - 15:00
- Tuesday 8th October - 14:00 - 15:00
- Tuesday 12th November - 14:00 - 15:00
- Tuesday 10th December - 14:00 - 15:00
Update for Benhall and Reddings Community
Message from your local officer PCSO Debbie Hurcombe 9233
Hello it's that time of year again where we are reminded of our safety on the roads.The nights are darker and we are seeing more and more young people riding their bikes with no head protection or lights !!
Please do not be a casualty …my advice is:
Wear bright clothing in the day and reflective clothing or accessories at night
Use lights after dark - white at front and red at rear. You may be fined £30 if you don't have them …
Keep your bike secure or avoid theft
Doing all you can to improve cycle security is important.
Cycle theft stops people cycling - research shows that it acts as a major barrier to cycling; 1 in 4 victims do not replace their bike and therefore do not continue to cycle.
There are a few simple steps cycle owners can take to significantly reduce the likelihood of their bike being stolen.
1. Buy two good quality locks – expect to spend at least 10% of the value of your bike on locks
- Lock both wheels and the frame to a cycle stand or other immovable object
- Secure your lock so it does not touch the ground
- Lock 'tight' so that your cycle is hard to move around when parked
- Park your cycle where it can be seen
2. Get Your Bike Marked and Registered
Thieves know that it they are caught with a stolen bicycle that the police cannot find an owner for, they cannot be charged – ‘no victim, no crime’.
Recording the details of your bike is key!
Getting your bicycle security marked and registered acts as a visible deterrent to potential cycle thieves as they know your bike is traceable, and reduces your chances of being a victim of cycle theft. It also highlights to the Police your bike is registered, improving the chances of your bike being returned to you. http://www.bikeregister.com/
3. What happens if your bicycle is stolen?
You should always report this immediately to the police – if the police are not made aware of the crime, they cannot act upon it. Provide as much information as you can, including:
The frame number (and Bikeregister reference is applicable)
- Type of bike - make and model
- Any other distinguishable features
- A photo
- Details of where and when it was stolen
Shurdington Police Information Point
Date:10:01AM Tuesday 04 February 2014
Address: The Cheese Rollers Inn, Shurdington Road
Postcode: GL51 4XJ
Officers from your local Policing team will be providing a Police Information Point (PIP) for Shurdington Residents.
The PIP will be held at The Cheese Rollers Inn on the following dates:
- March - 04.03.14
- April - 01.04.14
- May - 06.05.14
- June - 03.06.14
- July - 01.07.14
- August - 05.08.14
- September - 02.09.14
- October - 07.10.14
- November - 04.11.14
- December - 02.12.14
Your nearest police station is Cheltenham Town Centre Station
Talbot House, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham
|Monday:||8am - 10pm|
|Tuesday:||8am - 10pm|
|Wednesday:||8am - 10pm|
|Thursday:||8am - 10pm|
|Friday:||8am - midnight|
|Saturday:||8am - midnight|
|Sundays:||8am - 8pm|
Benhall and Hatherley Community: contact us
If you would like to find out when your named community officer(s) is/are next on duty, you can contact us on: 101
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