Stow on the Wold Community
PS Richard Smith
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 POLICE.uk website.
- 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 Rich Smith
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 20 years and previously worked in the same role in the South of the Cotswolds. Throughout my service I have worked as a response officer, within CID (specialising in Child Protection) and 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.
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|
Christmas Crime Prevention Advice
'Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la ,la la la la’
But it is also the season to be wary of burglars, thieves, and pickpockets. Nothing can ruin the Christmas spirit faster than becoming the victim of a crime.
Unfortunately burglars view the holiday season a little differently…for them, it is a time of opportunity to enter your home for cash, credit cards, and gifts. The following are a few strategies that will help you enjoy the holidays without incident:
Be extra cautious about locking doors and windows when you leave your home, even for a few minutes. Burglars prefer to enter through unlocked doors or windows. A holiday problem can occur when exterior Christmas light extension leads run inside through a window and prevent it from being secured.
Don’t openly display your Christmas tree and gifts in the front window so it’s easily visible from the street.
Don’t advertise …Burglars look for occupancy clues like outdoor lights burning 24 hours a day, piled up newspapers, post. etc and be careful not to advertise your home to burglars on social media! According to one recent study, social media is a commonly used tool for scouting potential targets. Social media savvy families have a tendency to publish their whereabouts during the holiday season, including any holiday plans. This lets burglars know when your house is going to be empty. Uploaded photos of pricey Christmas gifts can also be a problem as it basically allows burglars to go shopping just by viewing your Facebook profile.
Use an inexpensive light timer when you are away and ask a neighbour to pick up your newspapers and post.
If you go out for the evening, turn on lights and a radio or television so the house appears to be occupied.
Burglars know to look for the hidden door key near the front entrance. Don’t hide spare keys under rocks, in flowerpots, or above door ledges.
When you go Christmas shopping, do not leave bags of presents sitting on the back seat of your car whilst you do more shopping. Try not to make numerous trips back to your car to offload your bags but if you do then put them in the boot and look around the area to see if anyone is hanging about watching what’s going on. Quite often thieves will loiter in car parks watching for people to drop off their Christmas shopping in their cars before going back to buy more presents. When they return to the car it has been broken into and all the presents stolen.
After Christmas dispose of gift packaging carefully. Refuse collections over the Christmas and New Year period are normally at different times. If you can't take packaging to a recycling point, make sure you only put your rubbish out just before the collection and do your best to break apart boxes so that they do not advertise your new contents of your home to thieves!
‘Twas the week before Christmas and throughout most homes
presents were wrapped and left all alone
Gifts were then placed under trees with care
not knowing thieves were in the night air
Families in a hurry to get to the stores
left homes in haste, without locking their doors
Not thinking, they neglected to turn on the lights
Giving thieves the advantage on crisp moon-lit nights
Thieves hid in shadows away from prying eyes
They looked through windows in search of their prize
Some smart families were doing things right
Hiding their gifts out of plain sight
Some children unwrapped their gifts Christmas day
while others, sadly, had none with which to play
Securing their homes by employing crime prevention
the thieves’ plans were thwarted, fearing detention
Mobile Police Station Timetable
Date:12:00AM Tuesday 01 January 2013
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
Local Police Surgeries
Date:2:00PM Friday 04 October 2013
Description: Please find below dates for your local police surgeries:
Friday 4th October 2013. 2pm till 3:30pm The Police will be at Tesco, Stow On the Wold.
Friday 15th November 2013. 2pm till 3:30pm The Police will be at Stow Library, Stow On The Wold.
Monday 16th December 2013. 2pm till 3:30pm The Police will be at Tesco, Stow On the Wold.
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.