Swindon Village and Wymans Brook 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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Meet the team
Swindon Village & Wymans Brook 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 2116 Lee Walter
Profile coming soon
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Harry.Wilks@gloucestershire.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.
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.
Swindon Village 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
Swindon Village and Wymans Brook 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?
Only give as much information as you'd like to, you do not have to include your name or any other personal details. If you do, your details will not be kept in a database or shared with any other organisation.