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 roudy 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 1st November 2012
Meet the team
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.
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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- 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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