PS Denise Meredith
Your nearest police station is Coleford Station
Coleford Police Station, Lords Hill, Coleford GL16 8BQ
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- Priority:Anti Social behaviour in the grounds of GIS Healthcare, Bilson, Foxes Bridge Day Centre and driving on Valley Road Cinderford, in particular in relation to excessive noise, criminal damage and causing distress to local residents and businesses.
Local Policing Team officers will work with local residents, Roads policing Unit, Highways, Road Safety Unit, Street Wardens, Forest of Dean District council and Environmental Health to identify and prosecute offenders, to clean graffiti, to address the issue of speeding vehicles by deigning and posting clear signage and carrying out a traffic survey.
Meet the team
Heart Of The Forest Special Needs School Visits
The Forest's Local Policing Team have always kept a good relationship with Pupils and Staff at Heart Of The Forest Special Needs School based at Speech House in The Forest Of Dean.
For several years PCSO’s have been working with pupils of all ages and abilities helping to develop basic life skills, ranging from Road safety to Stranger Danger, as well as engaging with pupils about what the Police do and the potential consequences of their actions should they break the law.
Marina Brett who is the teacher for Class S5 requested PCSO Timmins who has been linked with the school for seven years for some input into Crime and Punishment a topic of which her class are undertaking.
PCSO Timmins who has also recently taken the post of Secretary of ‘Ability’, Gloucestershire Constabulary Disability Support Association, happily agreed and set up some visits for the pupils to some very unique special locations.
The first visit was to Bamfurlong where they were able to see Officers training when faced with Public Order situations. The pupils were excited that PCSO Timmins was going to escort the school minibus in his patrol car. Upon arrival the pupils observed the training exercises and were fortunate to be shown around the firing range and Police dog units.
A second visit was arranged for a day at Police Headquarters in Waterwells which was hosted by PCSO Peter Timmins and PCSO Dawn Teague who has assisted Peter at the school.
During the morning the pupils were able to try some of the training equipment normally used by officers.
PCSO Teague also gave them all a quick lesson in resuscitation with the aid of the “Annie” doll and a baby resuscitation doll.
As the pupils continued their tour around HQ they got to meet lots of different Police Officers of varying Ranks.
The highlight of the tour was a visit to meet the Chief Constable Suzette Davenport. This was made extra special as all the Chief Officers, who were in a meeting at the time, all came and met the pupils for a photo shoot.
Lunch was taken in “The Street” and after lunch the pupils attended the Police Control Room where all the 999 emergency and 101 non-emergency calls are handled.
Teacher Marina expressed her thanks to Peter and Dawn and to the Constabulary as a whole for making their visit to HQ a happy one and highlighted how friendly and accommodating all the staff were. Peter added “ It was great to arrange these activities with Heart Of The Forest School. Both myself and Dawn have long ties with staff and pupils and try to help as and when we can. All too often the disabled community don’t get opportunities to do these sort of things, and it was brilliant that the Constabulary was able to give them two amazing days they will remember for a long time.”
Cannop Cycle Centre Event
PCSO Martin and Evans attended the Cannop Cycle Centre for the downhill event which took place on Sunday 30th of March. The PCSOs were on hand to provide a high visibility presence and offered crime prevention advice regarding bike crime.
Drybrook and Ruardean Speed Checks
On Tuesday 01st of April, PC Brown and PCSO Martin were out in Drybrook and Ruardean responding to complaints of speeding from local residents. The mobile sign alerted drivers who were travelling over 30mph to their speed and it had a positive effect on people driving through the villages.
Brownies 100 Year Anniversary
On Saturday 8th of March, PCSO Helen Rogers and PCSO Tracy Martin attended the Brownies 100 year anniversary event held at Mitcheldean.
The Brownies took part in a number of activities throughout the day and we were available to talk to them about our role, answer any questions and show them around the police car.
Officers and Police dog meet with Pupils from Lydbrook School
|Pupils from Lydbrook School had a very special visit from PC Soderland and her dog, also in attendance was Inspector Lynch-Warden, PC Sleeman and PC Parsley from the Road Policing Unit.|
Your nearest police station is Coleford Station
Coleford Police Station, Lords Hill, Coleford
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