Benhall and Hatherley Community

Simon Ellson

PS Simon Ellson

Your nearest police station is Cheltenham Town Centre Station

Your nearest police station is Cheltenham Town Centre Station

Talbot House, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham GL51 6QT

Our Local Policing Pledge to you:

Our local pledge to you is to supply you with your local community policing team contacts, dates of your next neighbourhood policing meetings, details of your local priorities and the work being carried out towards those priorities. Our commitment for Local Policing Team's (LPT) is to spend 80% of their time visibly working in your neighbourhood, tackling your priorities. If you want to know how you can contribute to the priority settings and other work within your neighbourhood use the contact form on the "Contact Us" tab.

To access the latest street level crime statistics for your LPT view the website.


  • Area:Benhall and Hatherley
  • Priority:Anti Social Behaviour, mainly across the Windermere Road area and surrounding roads.
  • Action:
    • Targeted patrols
If you have questions about these issues, or have information regarding a possible solution to these problems, please use the contact form which can be accessed via the Contact us tab at the top of this page, to tell us how you can help, how we can contact you, or what we should prioritise and why.

Meet the team

Simon Ellson

PS 0085
Simon Ellson

Steve Kiernan

PC 0708
Steve Kiernan

Debbie Hurcombe

PCSO 49233
Debbie Hurcombe

Lynda Jackson

PCSO 9092
Lynda Jackson

Benhall and Hatherley Team

PS 0085 Simon Ellson

I joined the Constabulary in 2000. My first station was Stroud. I have worked in uniform policing all of my service and have worked in Cheltenham since 2003. I joined the SCT in May 2013. I, along with PS Julia Martin-Jones, supervise the SCT for the borough of Cheltenham. If you have a question, or would like advice, please contact your local officer, or myself. Thank you.

PC 0708 Steve Kiernan

I joined the Constabulary in 1996 and initially worked as a response driver in Cheltenham Town Centre area, before moving to the Cheltenham Road East area for several years. I joined the community team of Cheltenham South in 2011, with responsibility for the Warden Hill, Hatherley, Benhall and The Redddings areas. If you would like to ask a question please feel free to do so via email at:

PCSO 9233 Debbie Hurcombe

I joined the Constabulary in 2008 as a PCSO at Leckhampton, Cheltenham, and am now based at Lansdown Road Station. I joined the Community Team in 2008 with responsibility for the area of The Reddings and Benhall. In my previous employment, I worked for many years in the specialised field of domestic abuse. I am a keen participant of sport and represent the Constabulary playing volleyball. My outside interests are running and scuba-diving. If you would like to ask a question, please feel free to do so via email by clicking here:

PCSO 9092 Lynda Jackson

I joined the Constabulary in 2005 and initially worked as a PCSO in Cheltenham Town Centre. In 2011, I became lead officer for the area of Hatherley and Warden Hill. I offer a free home crime reduction survey which involves me looking at both home and garden security measures and if there are any areas which may need improvement, I can offer suitable advice and recommendations. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to arrange a suitable time for me to visit. I am also available for crime prevention/personal safety talks and presentations to youth groups, vulnerable persons or at your local coffee mornings. I have excellent relationships with the schools in the area and attended Bournside School on a weekly basis to engage with the young people of our community – this is a very good way of building up young people’s confidence in engaging with the police but also offers them the opportunity to raise any concerns or worries they have both inside and outside of school. I work closely with Cheltenham Borough Council, local housing associations, Neighbourhood Watch and local schools to tackle anti-social behaviour and to make your community safer. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email by clicking here:


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.

Thank you.

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 …

Cycle Security

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.

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

Monthly Events

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

Cheltenham Wise and Well Event - a one stop shop for the older and vulnerable person.

Date: 10:00AM Tuesday 02 September 2014 - 4:00PM Tuesday 02 September 2014

Address: St Matthew's Church Hall, 44 Clarence Street, Cheltenham


On Thursday 2nd October from 10am until 4pm at St Matthew's Church Hall, 44 Clarence Street, Cheltenham. Officers from your Local Policing Team, Sergeant Adam Bundock and PCSO Cindy Walton have arranged a free event in conjunction with St Matthew's Church. 

We would like to take this opportunity to engage with this section of the community and give them the opportunity to access services that may be useful to them. 

Multiple partner agencies have been invited, including, but not limited to; 

  • Badhams who will do blood pressure, diabetic and BMI checks
  • Safe at Home
  • 2Gether Trust
  • Age UK
  • Barnwood Trust
  • Fire Service
  • Warm and Well
  • Gloucester Deaf Association
  • Citizen's Advise
  • British Red Cross
  • CBH
  • CBC 
  • Road Safety Partnership. 
  • Free coffee and cake available kindly provided by Boston Tea Party, Tesco and Asda.

Your nearest police station is Cheltenham Town Centre Station

Your nearest police station is Cheltenham Town Centre Station

Talbot House, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham
GL51 6QT

View a map of this station (multimap).

Opening Hours:

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

or use the form below and we will advise you. We would also like to hear your views.

  • What you would like to see from your local police?
  • Do you have any suggestions for methods that police could adopt?

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