Bourton on the Water Community

Richard Payne

PS Richard Payne

Your nearest police station is Stow Station

Your nearest police station is Stow Station

Stow Police Station, High Street, Stow On The Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AB

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:Bourton on the Water
  • Priority:High Visibility uniform patrols of open public areas and community facilities. Areas highlighted include the Village Green, Bourton on the Water, the Naight, Conigers, Melville play area, Rye Close play area, Upper Rissington Village Hall, Andoversford Play area and Village Hall, Northleach Westwood's centre, and sports field.
  • Action:

    This is to ensure public areas are considered safe and accessible to all members of the community.  We will be working with local community partners and Cotswold District Council. 

  • Area:Bourton on the Water
  • Priority:High visibility Speed Checks along the A40, A429 and A436, including schools and areas of concern to the community.
  • Action:

    This is a response to concerns raised within the community as to the speeds and safety of local roads. We will be supporting and encouraging the creation of Community Speed Watch initiatives. We will assist in setting up of the schemes and provide a contact officer to liaise with members of the groups.

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

Richard Payne

PS 0743
Richard Payne

Jason Page

PC 436
Jason Page

Brian Stagg

PCSO 9221
Brian Stagg

Melanie Oliveira

PCSO 9005
Melanie Oliveira

Profiles for Community Officers

Sergeant Richard Payne

I currently lead the community team that covers the North of the Cotswolds, which stretches from Northleach to Weston-sub-Edge.  I have been a Police Officer for 17 years and have previously worked in Cheltenham and Stroud in various roles.  Throughout my service I have predominantly worked as a response officer, and then as a shift sergeant.

It’s my role to ensure that we work with multi-agency partners and the community to reduce harm.  We will deliver a service that promotes public confidence and provides reassurance to the community.    

PC Jason Page

I have been a Police Officer with Gloucestershire Constabulary for 13 years, the last 4 being in the North Cotswolds working on the Response Team at Stow on the Wold.  I took over the role of Beat Manager for Bourton on the Water, Northleach, Andoversford and surrounds from PC Gary Brewer and am particularly enjoying getting to know each of these communities and working with our multi-agency partners.

PCSO Mel Oliveira

I first started in 2003 in Cheltenham having worked in Cheltenham Town centre and Hesters Way. I then moved to the North Cotswolds where I have committed my time to Bourton-on-the-Water and its parish. Our work has a vast range and I thoroughly enjoy working within the community and with our multi agencies. I am also involved with the distribution of the e-Horsewatch bulletin and offer security advice at your stables if required.

PCSO Brian Stagg

I am the PCSO for Northleach and Andoversford.  I have been a PCSO now over 5 years and work as part of the Community team for the North Cotswolds. I have a keen interest in being out on Patrol in the local community, being seen and keeping the public safe from harm.


Visibility advice

We have received a few reports recently of incidents involving joggers, cyclists and walkers being knocked by passing cars. This seems to be occurring on the darker country roads where there is little or no street lighting, although with the winter sun low in the sky this can happen at any time of the day or night.

Could we please ask that if you are on the roads either on foot or on a bicycle, you take a look at how visible you are to other road users. Make sure you are wearing high visibility clothing that is clean and the reflective strips are in good order. If you wear a back pack, put your reflective jacket over the top, rather than under it. Check the lights on your bicycle to make sure they are in good working order and bright/large enough to be seen. Bear in mind that any vehicles approaching you from behind may not be able to see one small rear light when there is a larger vehicle approaching them from the front with bigger, brighter lights. If you are walking or jogging on the road and you are aware of vehicles approaching in both directions, then consider moving on to the verge if there is one.

Vehicle drivers, please be aware that on the darker roads you may encounter walkers, cyclists or joggers and give them plenty of room when overtaking. If a vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction, then slow down and wait for it to pass you before attempting to overtake. Do not take the chance that you can pass safely before the other vehicle gets to you. If you become aware that you cannot see due to oncoming lights, then slow down and take the necessary precautions.

If as a car driver you find that you become involved in an incident then please stop at the scene. Ascertain if there are any injuries that require medical attention and if necessary, call an ambulance and report the incident to the police straight away.

Winter driving advice

As the temperatures have dropped, many of us are having to de-ice our cars before setting off to work or on the school-run. Remember not to leave vehicles unattended with the engine running while you wait for them to de-frost. Every winter, we get reports of vehicles being stolen from driveways or outside homes because they have been left insecure whilst the owner goes back inside the house to keep warm.

We would also like to remind you of some useful travel tips, so that you are prepared in case of icy roads, heavy snowfall or thick fog:

•   Do not travel unless you really have to

•   Check the weather/travel reports before setting off

•   If going on a long journey, plan your route and let someone know which roads you will be travelling on and give yourself plenty of extra time

•   Telephone a friend or relative when starting or finishing your journey so they know you are safe

•    Keep a shovel in the boot of your car in case you do get stuck in snow and in extreme cases where you may be stuck for a number of hours make sure you have a travel blanket, a working torch (wind up ones are handy as you don’t need batteries), a first aid kit, de-icing equipment, Wellington boots and a charged mobile phone. It is also handy to take a flask filled with a hot drink.

•    In thick fog, visibility is poor, so make sure you have your lights and fog lamps on. If driving in a line of traffic and you can see the vehicle behind, turn off your rear fog lamps so they don’t dazzle the driver behind you

Winter home security advice

Protect your home from burglars

As soon as the evenings get longer and darker, dwelling burglaries tend to increase. This is believed to be because there are more opportunities for criminals, since there are more obvious signs that houses are unoccupied.

Most house break-ins are opportunistic, so don’t give thieves that opportunity. Analysis shows that most of the burglaries in our area occur between 2pm and 11pm, Thursday to Monday, although this does not mean they won’t happen at other times. You can significantly reduce the chance of being burgled by taking a few simple precautions.

•  A well-lit home gives the impression someone is in

•  Use timer switches to turn lights on when you are out

•  Save energy and money with low-energy light bulbs

•  Lock windows and doors and keep gates and side entrances well secured

•  Don’t leave car keys and valuables near windows, doors or letterboxes, or leave them in obvious hiding places such as kitchen or hallway drawers

•  Invest in external lighting

Depending on the time of year, burglars target specific items, such as stealing cash in November when this is more prevalent in victims' houses – ready to spend for Christmas celebrations. 

In December offenders are targeting expensive clothing & footwear, cameras, iPod/mp3 players and cosmetics including aftershave & perfume.

These items may be sold on or being kept to use as gifts.

Monthly Events

Mobile Police Station Timetable

Date: 12:00AM Tuesday 09 December 2014

Address: To be confirmed


At present we do not have an up-to-date timetable for future Mobile Police Station routes. 

We will publish the new timetables as soon as we have been advised of them. 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Police Point

Date: 9:56AM Tuesday 09 December 2014

Address: George Moore Community Clinic, Moore Road, Bourton-on-the-Water

Postcode: GL54 2AZ


The location of the Bourton-on-the-Water police point has now changed from the police station to The George Moore Community Clinic, Moore Road.

A member of your local policing team will be attending the police point up until Christmas on:

Tuesdays 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Wednesdays 10am to 11am

Further dates will be announced later.

Your nearest police station is Stow Station

Your nearest police station is Stow Station

Stow Police Station, High Street, Stow On The Wold, Cheltenham
GL54 1AB

View a map of this station (multimap).

Opening Hours:

Monday: Please see the news section for opening times
Tuesday: Please see the news section for opening times
Wednesday: Please see the news section for opening times
Thursday: Please see the news section for opening times
Friday: Please see the news section for opening times
Saturday: Closed
Sundays: Closed

When the police station is closed, your nearest police station reception is located at Cheltenham.

Bourton on the Water 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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