Stow on the Wold Community
PS Richard Payne
Your nearest police station is Stow Station
Stow Police Station, High Street, Stow On The Wold, Cheltenham GL54 1AB
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- Area:Stow on the Wold
- Priority:To reduce anti-social behaviour around the town, particularly in the Square and the area of the Cricket Club pavilion.
- To provide enhanced and directed patrols in the area to tackle and record incidents of anti social behaviour.
- To provide feedback to residents that have been impacted upon by any incidents of anti-social behaviour, with actions taken against identified offenders.
- To liaise with Cotswold District Council regarding rubbish bins in the town and the frequency of them being emptied.
- To Liaise with Stow Town Council and explore opportunities of providing a dedicated 'Youth Shelter' for town youth to use.
Meet the team
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 Chris Skinner
I am the Beat Manager for the central North Cotswold Parishes, based at Stow Police Station. I have been a Police officer for twenty seven years and I have worked in the Cotswolds for the last thirteen years. Previously I was a Traffic officer. For the last seven years, I have been part of the Community Team. I have a particular interest in supporting vulnerable members of society, both adults and children, and working with our multi-agency partners.
PCSO Adrian Palmer
I am a Police Community Support Officer covering Stow-on-the-Wold and the surrounding villages. I have been a PCSO for over nine years and have worked in the North Cotswolds for all of that time. I have particular interests in Roads Safety and rural crime issues and I am trained as a Crime Reduction Advisor.
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.
Reception Opening HoursNormal opening hours
|Monday||8:30am to 12:30pm||Closed over lunch||1:00pm to 4:30pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am to 12:30pm||Closed over lunch||1:00pm to 4:30pm|
|Wednesday||8:30am to 12:30pm||Closed over lunch||1:00pm to 4:30pm|
|Thursday||8:30am to 12:30pm||Closed over lunch||1:00pm to 4:30pm|
|Friday||8:30am to 12:30pm||Closed over lunch||1:00pm to 4:00pm|
Please note that these opening times may change we will update of any changes on this page.
Week commencing 12 January 2015
|Monday||8:30am to 4.30pm||Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1pm|
|Tuesday||8:30am to 4.30pm||Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1pm|
|Thursday||8:30am to 4.30pm||Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1pm|
|Friday||8:30am to 4.30pm||Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1pm|
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.
Neighbourhood Coordination Group meeting
Date:7:00PM Monday 09 March 2015
Address: Stow-on-the-Wold Primary School, St Edwards Drive, Stow-on-the-Wold
Postcode: GL54 1AW
The next Neighbourhood Coordination Group (NCG) meeting is at 7pm on Mon 9th March 2015, at Stow-on-the-Wold Primary School. This is a great opportunity to come and meet with your local policing team. We look forward to seeing you.
Your nearest police station is Stow Station
Stow Police Station, High Street, Stow On The Wold, Cheltenham
|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|
When the police station is closed, your nearest police station reception is located at Cheltenham.
Stow on the Wold 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.
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