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
Inspector Brian Clifford
I am Inspector Brian Clifford. I have responsibility for the Cotswold Neighbourhood Policing team. I have been a Police Officer for 24 years and have worked in the Cotswolds for the past 3 years. Prior to this I have worked in a variety of roles including a period at the National Policing Improvement Agency where I worked in the Citizen Focus and Neighbourhood Policing programme.
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.
Advice for driving on water logged roads
We have experienced an unprecedented period of bad weather, and whilst we have not been as badly affected as some in the Country, or indeed in this County, there is still the threat of more bad weather which could mean our roads once again flooding. Please take notice of the below tips which should hopefully assist you if you do happen to find yourself in the unfortunate position of coming across a flooded road.
- Check your route before you travel: Visit the Environment Agency's website before you set off to check for flood warnings and adjust your travel plans to avoid any roads that are prone to flooding during periods of heavy rain.
- Don't guess water depth: If you misjudge the depth of an area of floodwater and your car becomes submerged above the sills of the doors, it is at risk of stalling and causing major damage to the interior if you open a door.
- If you stall, don't try and restart the engine: If your engine sucks in water instead of air it could result in serious damage. Don't even be tempted to turn the key! Call to be professionally towed out.
- Keep your doors shut: If you get stuck on a flooded road, stay in your car and call for help on your mobile. Don't open your doors unless you are concerned for your safety.
- Park on high ground: Think carefully before you park your car in an area that is prone to flooding. Simply parking on a small nearby hill could save it from damage.
- Beware of 'dormant' water damage: If driving through deep water is unavoidable, damage can take months to show itself as corrosion can cause mechanical parts to fail.
Winter Driving Advice
Bad weather can strike suddenly so the best advice when severe weather hits is to stay off the road, however, if your journey is absolutely essential, plan ahead and prepare for the conditions. Keeping a well maintained vehicle is also very important.
Maintain your vehicle.
- Keep your battery fully charged.
- Add anti-freeze to the radiator and winter additive to the windscreen washer bottles.
- Make sure wipers and lights are in good working order.
- Check that tyres have plenty of tread depth and are maintained at the correct pressure.
- Most garages will carry out a ‘Winter Safety Check’ on your vehicle for you.
Prepare for your journey.
- Before you set off on your journey plan your route and tell someone where you are going and the route you are taking.
- Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out and carry a screen scraper and de-icer.
- Keep a shovel, wellingtons and warm clothing in the boot of your car just in case you get stuck Take a hot drink in a flask.
- Keep the lights, windows and mirrors clean and free from ice and snow.
Drive to the conditions.
- When roads are icy or slushy or visibility is reduced you need to adjust your driving to the conditions.
- Hail, heavy snow and rain reduce visibility. Use dipped headlights and reduce your speed.
- It can take ten times longer to stop in icy conditions than on a dry road. Drive slowly, allowing extra room to slow down and stop.
- Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin.
- Manoeuvre gently, avoiding harsh braking and acceleration.
- To brake on ice or snow without locking your wheels, get into a low gear earlier than normal, allow your speed to fall and use the brake pedal gently.
- If you start to skid, ease off the accelerator but do not brake suddenly.
- Watch out for fog - it drifts rapidly and is often patchy. Drive very slowly using dipped headlights.
- Use fog-lights if visibility is seriously reduced, but remember to switch them off when visibility improves.
- Don't hang on to the tail-lights of the vehicle in front. This gives you a false sense of security and means you may be driving too close.
- Don't speed up suddenly, even if it seems to be clearing. You can suddenly find yourself back in thick fog.
- Dazzle from winter sun can be dangerous. Keep a pair of sunglasses handy.
- Salting vehicles travel at speeds of up to 40 mph spreading salt across all lanes of the carriageway. Drivers are advised to maintain a safe distance behind them. Do not attempt to overtake.
For more road safety advice please visit the government's www.thinkroadsafety.gov.uk
October Opening Times
|Monday - 07/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Tuesday - 08/10/13||1pm - 4pm|
|Wednesday - 09/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Thursday - 10/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Friday - 11/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Saturday - 12/10/13||Closed|
|Sunday - 13/10/13||Closed|
|Monday - 14/10/13||Closed|
|Tuesday - 15/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Wednesday - 16/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Thursday - 17/10/13||Closed|
|Friday - 18/10/13||Closed|
|Saturday - 19/10/13||Closed|
|Sunday - 20/10/13||Closed|
|Monday - 21/10/13||Closed|
|Tuesday - 22/10/13||Closed|
|Wednesday - 23/10/13||Closed|
|Thursday - 24/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Friday - 25/10/13||Closed|
|Saturday - 26/10/13||Closed|
|Sunday - 27/10/13||Closed|
|Monday - 28/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Tuesday - 29/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Wednesday - 30/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Thursday - 31/10/13||10am - 4pm|
|Friday - 01/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Saturday - 02/11/13||Closed|
|Sunday - 03/11/13||Closed|
November Opening Times
|Monday - 04/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Tuesday - 08/11/13||Closed|
|Wednesday - 06/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Thursday - 07/11/13||Closed|
|Friday - 08/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Saturday - 09/11/13||Closed|
|Sunday - 10/11/13||Closed|
|Monday - 11/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Tuesday - 12/11/13||Closed|
|Wednesday - 13/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Thursday - 14/11/13||Closed|
|Friday - 15/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Saturday - 16/11/13||Closed|
|Sunday - 17/11/13||Closed|
|Monday - 18/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Tuesday - 19/11/13||Closed|
|Wednesday - 20/11/13||Closed|
|Thursday - 21/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Friday - 22/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Saturday - 23/11/13||Closed|
|Sunday - 24/11/13||Closed|
|Monday - 25/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Tuesday - 26/11/13||Closed|
|Wednesday - 27/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Thursday - 28/11/13||Closed|
|Friday - 29/11/13||10am - 4pm|
|Saturday - 30/11/13||Closed|
|Sunday - 01/12/13||Closed|
Police Drop-In Surgeries
Date:2:00PM Friday 14 February 2014
Address: Please see event for address details
Officers from your local Policing team are providing a drop-in surgery on the following dates:
- Friday 14th February, Stow Library, 2.00pm-3.30pm
- Monday 24th March, Stow Primary School, 2.30pm-4.00pm
This is a perfect opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have with your local Officers.
Consultation with your local policing team
Date:7:00PM Monday 17 March 2014
Address: Stow On the Wold Primary School
There will be a consultation meeting which will next be held on the following dates:
Monday 17th March 2014.
Monday 22nd September 2014.
The meetings are held 7pm at the Stow On the Wold Primary School.
It's a great opportunity to come an meet with your local policing team.
We look forward to meeting with 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.
- 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.