St Marks Community
PS Julia Martin-Jones
Your nearest police station is Hesters Way Station
Hesters Way Police Station, Princess Elizabeth Way, Hesters Way, Cheltenham GL51 7SG
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- Area:St Marks
- Priority:Children behaving in a rowdy manner, kicking footballs against shop windows and being abusive to shop workers and customers.
- SARA to address issues with young people causing a nuisance at Coronation Square.
- Next NCG Thursday, 29 January 2015. Venue TBC.
Meet the team
St Marks Team
PS 1644 Julia Martin-Jones
I joined the Constabulary in 2003 and have worked in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds on the local policing team and on Response. I have lived in Cheltenham all my life and raised my three children here. I have recently joined the SCT and am enjoying meeting the community and working together in partnership in tackling local issues with local people and agencies. I truly believe that working in partnership is a way to resolve local problems and I look forward to meeting and tackling these issues within the community together.
PC 1773 Justin Brennan
I joined the Constabulary in 2003 and began work as a PC at Cheltenham Town Centre. I joined the Community Team in June 2014 with responsibility for the neighbourhoods of St Marks & St Peters. If you would like to ask a question please feel free to do so via email by clicking here Justin.brennan@Gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk
PCSO 9227 Jon Chapman
Hello my name is Jonathan Chapman and I am a PCSO for the St Marks area of Cheltenham. I cover a wide section east of Hesters Way and in addition to St Marks, my areas of responsibility also include The Moors, Arle, Coronation Square, Rowanfield and Gloucester Road. I have been a PCSO for six years, but I have been with the Constabulary since 1998 working at Stroud Police Station, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham, and our Headquarters at Waterwells in Gloucester. I have done attachments with the Child Protection Unit and worked with the Domestic Abuse team and on race hate issues. I can be contacted at email@example.com if you would like me to get in touch with you.
PCSO 9061 Julia Mounsor
I joined Gloucestershire Constabulary as a PCSO in February 2004 and was based in the Forest of Dean area, where I had responsibility for Newent, Hartpury, Staunton and Corse, Upleadon and Highleadon. After working in the Forest for nine years I moved to Hesters Way Police Station before relocating to Lansdown Road with the Cheltenham Safer Community Team. I currently have responsibility for St Marks, Arle and The Moors. If you would like contact me please e-mail me by clicking here Julia.firstname.lastname@example.org
PCSO 9264 Tom Newrick
Hello, My name is Tom Newrick. I am new to the PCSO role, having started in Summer 2014. I came to the constabulary from retail management, but spent time as a Special Constable in Hesters Way and working with the British Overseas Territories Police. In my spare time, I am a keen cyclist and kitesurfer - you may see me zooming around the county on my road bike! I grew up in St Marks, so I’m really excited to get back to my childhood stomping ground. If you see me out and about, come and say 'hello' as I am really keen to meet the public. My email address is email@example.com if you want to get in touch.
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.
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.
Arrests made in drugs crack-down
Officers from St Marks local policing team arrested two people as part of a drugs operation in and around Arle Avenue and Market Street.
During the two-day operation last week, uniformed and plain clothes officers carried out patrols in the area, following concerns raised by residents and businesses about drug dealing and anti-social behaviour in the area.
A 41-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug. He was bailed to appear at Cheltenham police station on 4 November.
A 25-year-old local woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class A drug and bailed to appear at Cheltenham police station on 6 October.
Quantities of suspected crack cocaine and cannabis were seized during the operation.
PC Justin Brennan said: "We've had ongoing reports from local people about drugs activity near their homes and businesses and we are acting on their concerns.
"Police and PCSOs will continue to work together to raise our profile and disrupt criminal activity in the community."
Student Crime Prevention
Campus Watch – a Higher Education derivative of the better known “Neighbourhood watch”.
- Campus Watch brings together staff, students, official crime agencies and security staff to work together in delivering a safe, secure campus protecting people and their possessions and University property.
- Quicker warnings about intruders.
- Quicker actions when crimes are spotted.
- Better knowledge of who is moving around the campus.
- Quicker exchange of information between the police and students.
- Hundreds of additional pairs of eyes noting anything unusual.
Student Crime Prevention Tips
- Never hitchhike.
- Avoid walking alone, especially after dark. Keep to well-lit streets.
- Carry your bag close to your body, with the opening towards your body.
- Don't be flash with your cash or mobile phones.
- Keep your doors and windows locked when you’re out or in a different room
- Keep your valuables out of view.
- Utilise www.immobilise.com to register your property.
- Use a good quality lock, such as a D Lock.
- Always lock your cycle to a solid object.
- Secure or remove all removable parts (quick release) such as saddles and wheels.
- Ensure your vehicle is secure at all times.
- Don’t leave anything on show in your carincluding: Sat Navs, CDs, bags and coats
- Remove Sat Nav holders and any sucker marks left on your windscreen of your car.
As a Local Policing Team, we are concerned for the safety of the young children that are going to schools throughout our area as drivers seem to not be aware of the dangers they may be causing. There is a continuing problem with parking outside this school at the start and the end of the school day.
Currently cars are parking on double yellow lines, on zigzags and in front of drop curbs. Not only can you incur a fine for this offence but your parking could be a danger to a small child who is crossing the road. If cars are obstructing the roads and junctions near to the school then children have less chance of seeing moving vehicles. This in turn could cause an accident and result in the injury, or in serious cases death of a child.
As parents are at the school to pick up their own children we urge them to think about how they are driving and where they are parking, as one of those children injured could easily be their own.
One thing we are keen to encourage is parents arranging to car share to pick up children or walk if you live close enough.
Please be mindful local officers will be patrolling in the vicinity of schools in both the morning and the evening regularly.
St Marks Neighbourhood Watch Update
Over recent weeks we have received an increased number of reports of suspicious persons believed to be rouge traders in our area. Please get to know your elderly neighbours and keep watch for them. As autumn approaches, rogue traders will try and con people by suggesting repairs need to be urgently carried out on their property. They may try and use a ruse to get into an elderly person’s house such as claiming to be from the water board or a drainage company. They may even claim to be coppers and ask to come in to talk about crime in the area.
Look out for your neighbours and learn to differentiate the extra-ordinary from the ordinary. Take notes and report suspicious activity to the police by dialling 101 or 999 in an emergency.
Theft from vehicles advice
This is the most common offence and is generally committed by opportunist thieves who target vehicles that have valuables in them. Your car is more likely to be broken into at home than when parked in a public car park. Risks can be dramatically reduced by taking these simple precautions when leaving it unattended.
- Always fully secure your vehicle.
- Remove detachable stereo equipment.
- Remove all items of property from view, even an old coat with nothing in the pockets will tempt some criminals.
- If removal is not an option, secure valuables out of site and do this away from final destination as criminals often observe car parks to look for people transferring valuables into the boot or hatch.
- Be selective about where you park your vehicle - is it busy and well used, will it still be busy at the time of return, is it well lit, is it covered by CCTV.
Very few cars are broken into or stolen when parked in garages -consider parking your vehicle in a garage when not in use.
Hesters Way Library Police Information (PIP)
Date:1:30PM Monday 03 November 2014 - 3:00PM Friday 12 December 2014
Address: Hesters Way Library
Officers from your local Policing team will be providing a Police Information Point (PIP) at Hesters Way Library, Goldsmith Road, Cheltenham, GL51 7RT, on the following dates:
Wednesday 3rd December 2014, from 12pm to 1pm - PCSO 9264 Tom Newrick attending
Friday 12th December 2014, from 2pm to 3pm - PCSO 9227 Jon Chapman attending
This is a great opportunity to address any concerns that you may have about your local area or to ask any questions that you may have for your local Policing team. If you are unable to attend the Police Information Point then please feel free to email us at: Cheltenham.LPA.Communities@gloucestershire.police.uk
Your nearest police station is Hesters Way Station
Hesters Way Police Station, Princess Elizabeth Way, Hesters Way, Cheltenham
This police station does not advertise regular opening times, your nearest police station reception is located at Cheltenham
St Marks 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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