Whaddon Lynworth and Oakley 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 POLICE.uk website.


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

Mike Edwards

PCSO 9199
Mike Edwards

Christine White

PCSO 9114
Christine White

Whaddon, Lynworth & Oakley 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: simon.silsby@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

PCSO Mike Edwards

I joined Gloucestershire Constabulary in March 2007 as a Police Community Support Officer. I initially worked at Hesters Way Police Station and I now work from Cheltenham Town Centre Police Station in Lansdown Road. I work for the Local Policing Team and in the communities of Whaddon, Lynworth and Oakley along with the rest of the team.  If you have and issues or concerns about your community please contact myself or the team, by calling 101 or emailing: cheltenham.LPA.Communities@gloucestershire.police.uk

PCSO 9114 Christine White

My name is PCSO Christine White, I joined the Constabulary in June 2006 and since then have been responsible for the area of Oakley (Whaddon, Lynworth and Priors).  I am very passionate about my community and like to get involved with local events and enjoy visiting and working with staff and children at Oakwood School. In 2010, I started an after school club called Police Cubs which has been very popular with the Year 6 children. If you would like to contact me, please send me an email by clicking here: christine.white@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.

Whaddon, Lynworth and Priors Neighbourhood Watch Update

Neighbourhood Watch

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.

Police Information Point

Whaddon SCT have recently installed some new Police Information Points (PIP’s).

PIP’s were originally introduced to Gloucestershire in 1997 to encourage greater communication between the public and the police.

They are situated at selected locations throughout the Whaddon area and provide contact points. PIP’s are multi-functional providing the public with a range of advice on crime reduction and community safety as well as other police and community related information. PIP’s also provide an opportunity for interaction between the police and the community as well as providing opportunities to exchange community-based information

The new PIP’s situated in the following location:

Cheltenham Borough Homes main foyer and Oakley Resource Centre.

Opening times are as follows:

 9:00am             to             5:00pm Monday to Friday.

If anyone is unable to find anything that they need or the PIP needs restocking, or you would like to see the PCSO's at the PIP at another time, please let us know via the contact us form at the top of this page.

Community Engagement

Please take the time to send an e-mail using the 'Contact us' section at the top of the page telling us your concerns you have about the area that you live in. Please be as specific as possible regarding locations / activities and times. Remember they do not have to be crime related.

Alternatively, please feel free to stop any of the members of the team for a quick chat to tell them your concerns. All the PCSO's are out and about throughout the area and will be happy to stop at any time, and will be at the PIP posts at specific times and dates. (details to be released shortly)

Or contact us by e-mail direct using the link here:

Monthly Events

Crime reduction event

Date: 10:00AM Thursday 13 November 2014 - 3:00PM Thursday 13 November 2014

Address: Cornerstones Community Centre, Severn Road, Cheltenham

Postcode: GL52 5QA


Come and meet your local officer PCSO 9114 White

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

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

Whaddon Lynworth and Oakley 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.

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