St Pauls and Pittville Community

Julia Martin-Jones

PS Julia Martin-Jones

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:St Pauls and Pittville
  • Priority:Vehicle associated crime in St Pauls, and in particular - thefts from vehicles.
  • Action:
    • Target hardening to reduce the prevalence of valuable items left in unattended vehicles. This to be achieved by raising awareness in the community; media campaign; liaison with residents associations.
    • High visibility patrols.
    • Operation Jet.
    • Increased use of technical equipment.
    • Targeted operations.

    De-briefing of persons arrested for offences.

  • You Said We Did:
    Worked with residents association to ensure a greater flow of information and intelligence.Letter dropped residents in hotspot areas advising valuables be removed from cars.Conducted high visibility patrols as part of Operation Jet.Targeted suspected offenders.Used specialist operational tactics.Reduced thefts from vehicles in St Pauls by 79.71% in 3 months.
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

Julia Martin-Jones

PS 1644
Julia Martin-Jones

Simon Silsby

PC 2120
Simon Silsby

Lee Walter

PC 2116
Lee Walter

Yusuf Patel

PCSO 9051
Yusuf Patel

Steven Yetton

PCSO 9046
Steven Yetton

James King

PCSO 9146
James King

Harry Wilks

Harry Wilks

St Pauls & Pittville 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 2120 Simon Silsby

I joined Gloucestershire Constabulary in March 2008 after starting my Police career in West Mercia Constabulary and initially worked as a PC based at Hesters Way. I joined the Community Team in August 2010 with responsibility for the area of Whaddon. As well as responsibility for Whaddon, my role has now grown to include the areas of Prestbury and Pittville. If you would like to ask a question please feel free to do so via email by clicking here:

PC 2116 Lee Walter

Profile coming soon

PCSO 9051 Yusuf Patel

Hi. My name is Yusuf. I joined Gloucestershire Constabulary back in 2004, so clocked up 10 years in February 2014. I started off at Cheltenham Town Centre and after a brief tour of duty moved to Whaddon Station. Most of my service has been spent pounding the streets of the St Pauls Community, I’m still here and loving it. Here’s to the next 10 years.
If you would like to talk to me, or would like a visit at home, please feel free to email me at:

PCSO 9046 Steve Yetton

I joined the Constabulary in 2004 and initially worked as a PCSO in Whaddon. I joined the Community Team in 2006 with responsibility for the area of Whaddon. Then in 2010, I moved to the Pittville area. I also help run the Gloucestershire Youth Mini Bike Project, which provides somewhere for youths aged 6-16 years to ride mini bikes in a safe, insured and controlled environment away from roads and public places. If you would like to ask a question, please feel free to do so via email by clicking here:

PCSO 9146 James King

Hello my name is James. I joined the Constabulary in November 2006 and work as a Police Community Support Officer in Cheltenham. I cover the following areas: St Pauls , Elmfield, Wymans Brook and the Kingsditch retail parks. If you would like to ask a question, please feel free to do so via email by clicking here :

PCSO 9272 Harry Wilks

I joined the Constabulary in 2014 and work as a PCSO predominantly in the St Pauls and Wymans Brook areas of Cheltenham. I am also available for crime prevention and personal safety advice. If you would like to ask a question, please feel free to do so via email by clicking here



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

Pittville Neighbourhood Coordination Group meeting

A meeting of the Pittville NCG was held on Tuesday 16th September at Pittville School. For minutes of the meeting, please click here

The next meeting is scheduled for 20th January 2015, 7pm at Pittville school.

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.

St Pauls - Street Watch

People in the St Paul’s area of Cheltenham are working shoulder to shoulder with their community officers to help combat crime and anti-social behaviour as part of a new initiative called Street-Watch.

Volunteers representing many of the residents who live in St Paul’s are now regularly patrolling their own streets

alongside members of their local policing team.

Mark Stephens, of the Cheltenham North LPT said,

“This is not about replacing police officers with members of the public. None of the volunteers are expected to put themselves in harm’s way. This is about people who live and work within the St Paul’s community taking ownership of the area and making sure that everyone can live side by side peacefully and considerately.” 

St Paul’s was chosen for the pilot in Gloucestershire as the area has experienced extensive social change over quite a short period. This is partly the result of long-established families moving out and being replaced with newcomers to the area and a transient student population. The University students mostly live in rented accommodation which is sometimes not secure. Criminals are aware of this and target the properties to steal the latest gadgets and computers the young people living there often possess.

Students themselves can sometimes be the cause of tensions and anti-social behaviour. When they make their way back home from bars and clubs in town, they can be noisy and disruptive.

Mark said,

“The overriding ethos of St Pauls Street-Watch is to promote dialogue, understanding and common ownership to raise standards of behaviour; decency and tolerance. The aim is to bring an understanding of the impact bad behaviour has on others. Street-Watch provides visible reassurance to residents and improves community relations, particularly with young people.” 

ACC Twydell commented:

“I am delighted that Gloucestershire has joined the growing Street-Watch movement and am deeply appreciative of the energy and commitment of Police Officers, PCSOs and members of the public in Cheltenham that has made this possible. It’s a great example of an effective partnership between a community and police to achieve a common purpose – safer streets. I am sure this will be just the first of many across Gloucestershire”

Monthly Events

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

St Pauls and Pittville 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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