Leckhampton Community

Simon Ellson

PS Simon Ellson

Your nearest police station is Cheltenham Town Centre Station

Your nearest police station is Cheltenham Town Centre Station

Cheltenham Town Centre Police Station, Talbot House, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham GL51 6QT 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 POLICE.uk website.


  • Area:Leckhampton
  • Priority:There are currently no policing priorities for this community; however the Local Policing Area monitors these areas very closely.
  • Action:

    The police regularly meet with representatives of this area and at these meetings actions are given to various agencies to deal with problems as and when they arise.

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

Ian Miles

PC 0088
Ian Miles

Julie Lewis

PCSO 9170
Julie Lewis

Leckhampton 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 0088 Ian Miles

I joined the Constabulary in 1994, starting at Cheltenham Police Station, working 10 years as an immediate response driver covering primarily Hesters Way, Whaddon and Leckhampton areas. I then became a community beat officer covering the communities policed from Leckhampton Police Station. Since the closure of Leckhampton Police station in 2011, I have worked from Cheltenham Town centre, responsible for policing Cheltenham.

PCSO 9170 Julie Lewis

I joined Gloucestershire Constabulary as a Police Community Support Officer in February 2007. In my first 18 months, I was responsible for the Warden Hill area, and in 2009 changed to cover the Leckhampton area where I remain today. I have made many contacts over the years and very much enjoy being a familiar face in the community. As always, feel free to contact me if you have any concerns in the neighbourhood, would like any crime prevention advice, would like me to come along to any groups or meetings in the area or visit for a chat. Julie.lewis@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk


Lock it or Lose it

A few tips to improve your home security:

  • It only takes a minute to lock your doors and windows to secure your home.

  • It only takes a minute to hide valuables out of view.

  • It only takes a minute for a burglar to enter your property and steal valuable belongings if your doors or windows are unlocked.

  • You should keep doors and windows locked, even when you are in the house and when you get home. Try to change your habit if you don’t lock your door behind you.

  • Door chimes and burglar alarms will deter a burglar from entering your property.

  • Being a victim of sneak-in burglary can have both emotional and financial effects. High value goods are costly to replace if stolen, and items such as phones and cameras often hold information with sentimental value such as photos, which cannot be replaced.

  • Many insurance companies will not pay out if your home has been burgled while insecure.

  • Keep doors and windows locked when in the garden having BBQs, gardening, hanging out the washing, etc.

  • Don’t leave garden tools or furniture outside, as they can be used by burglars to enter your property.

  • Dispose of packaging for expensive items properly; don’t advertise
    what is in your house.

Useful links

Crime prevention items for purchase

Officers from your local policing team are selling crime prevention items to the public from Lansdown Road police station.

Please see the attached poster for full details of what items are available to purchase. Should you wish to buy an item, all you need do is attend Cheltenham Police Station on Lansdown Road and ask to see a PCSO from the Local Policing Team. We require these items to be paid for in cash.

These items will also be available to buy at local events in the community - details will be published when confirmed.

The more secure your home is, the safer you will feel. And you will be less likely to become a victim of crime.

Leckhampton Community Updates

PCSO Julie Lewis writes -

There have been a number of dwelling and non-dwelling burglaries in the area and I urge all residents all residents to secure their homes when going out, gardening, moving to other parts of the house or retiring to bed. Currently 50% of all burglaries are through unlocked and open doors & windows.

I would like to remind all residents at this time not to leave any item on display in their cars.  Please do not leave anything on show, such as sat navs, mobile phones or loose change. A jacket or blanket in the car looks to you like a blanket, but to a thief looks like a cover for something far more valuable.

It is very important that residents continue to be vigilant. If you have any suspicions or see something or someone you consider to be suspicious, please do not hesitate to report it on the non-emergency no. 101, or if you believe something may be in progress call  999.  

Street Surgeries

I have carried out numerous ‘targeted’ Surgeries which have been very successful. There has been good attendance from residents in those areas, who have been able to find out what has been going on in their road, share information with me which may have come to light, receive free crime reduction advice and literature. They are proving to be a very effective way of meeting the local community where the residents can share their views and concerns with me directly.

Neighbourhood Watch

I am very pleased to report that we are referring more and more people to our Neighbourhood Watch Field Officer who are interested in becoming Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinators, with a good mixture of age groups wanting to become involved.

We have new schemes in the following roads

  • Leckhampton Road
  • Hall Road x 2 schemes
  • Highland Road
  • Pilford Avenue
  • Peregrine Road
  • Merlin Way x 2 schemes
  • Allenfield Road
  • Hobby Close

If you would like any information about Neighbourhood Watch, you can contact me, or Matt Morris, the Field Officer. His email address is Matt.Morris@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Safe at Home - a service for older and disable people across Gloucestershire

Safe at Home is the new county-wide Home Improvement Agency, to help vulnerable people to maintain their independence and continue living in their own homes. Gloucestershireshire County Council and its partners  have appointed local provider 'Mears' to deliver the service which will deliver home aids and adaptions, repairs and improvements, a handyperson service, (who can install new/additional locks and other home security measures), as well as give advice on funding and benefits that are available to people to help them stay at home.  If you are disabled, or over 60 and in receipt of means tested benefit, the service is usually free - if you are not, you can still use this service for a simple charge.  

For more information: FREEPHONE 0800 0323139

Some other Activities

Daily foot patrol

  • Crime reduction surveys requested by householders
  • NHW/Residents Association meetings
  • PCSO Reassurance Visits
  • House to house enquiries and follow-up visits/enquiries.
  • Welfare checks
  • Targeted Street Surgeries
  • Open Day visits/patrols at the Sue Ryder Hospice

The Emmanuel Youth Group now meets on the following dates:

  • 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at Emmanuel Church Hall from 6.30pm-8pm
  • Every Tuesday at St Peter's Church, Leckhampton for Arts & Crafts from 6.30pm-8pm
  • Every Friday at St Philip & St James, Leckhampton from 7pm-9pm

The Youth Workers, Sarah Brown and Tom Elliott, can be contacted for more information on:

sarahbrownscc@gmail.com          07531 739348  

youthworktom@hotmail.co.uk    07531 707166

Cindy Walton - Hospital Liaison Officer

PCSO Cindy WaltonCindy is the team's primary contact with Cheltenham General Hospital and other health care facilities in the area and works with them to promote community contact. She maintains a Police Information Point (PIP) within the A&E department at CGH and holds regular surgeries there. She also takes a lead role in working with a variety of agencies in supporting vulnerable people across the Cheltenham South area.

Monthly Events

Leckhampton Drop-In Surgeries

Date: 2:00PM Wednesday 10 September 2014

Address: Leckhampton


Emmanuel Church Hall, Fairfield Parade, Leckhampton:

  • Wednesday 10/09/2014 between 2pm-3pm
  • October 2014: no drop-in
  • Wednesday 19/11/2014 between 2pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 10/12/2014 between 2pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 14/01/2015 between 2pm-3pm
  • Wednesday 04/02/2015 between 2pm-3pm

Leckhampton Children's Centre, Hall Road, Leckhampton:

  • Tuesday 19/09/2014 between 12.30pm-2pm
  • October 2014: no drop-in
  • Tuesday 25/11/2014 between 12.30pm-2pm
  • Tuesday 16/12/2014 between 12.30pm-2pm
  • Tuesday 13/01/2015 between 12.30pm-2pm
  • Tuesday 03/02/2015 between 12.30pm-2pm

St Peter's Church, The Cottages, Church Road, Leckhampton

  • Monday 15/09/2014 between 11am-1200
  • October 2014: no drop-in
  • Monday 24/11/2014 between 11am-1200
  • Monday 15/12/2014 between 11am-1200
  • January 2015: no drop-in
  • Monday 02/02/2015 between 11am-1200

Crime reduction event

Date: 10:00AM Thursday 20 November 2014 - 3:00PM Thursday 20 November 2014

Address: Venue TBC


Come and meet your local officer PCSO 9044 Bennett

This is an opportunity to raise any concerns, learn more about crime prevention and hear how you can keep yourself safe. Crime prevention goods will be available for purchase.

Your nearest police station is Cheltenham Town Centre Station

Your nearest police station is Cheltenham Town Centre Station

Cheltenham Town Centre Police Station, Talbot House, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham GL51 6QT
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

Leckhampton 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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