Gloucester City Centre Community

El Lakin

PS El Lakin

Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station

Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station

Gloucester City Police Station, Longsmith Street, Bearland, Gloucester GL1 2JP

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.

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  • Area:Gloucester City Centre
  • Priority:Begging in the City of Gloucester
  • Action:
    • Police and members of the community have again identified that there has been an increase in the number of persons begging in the City of Gloucester.  This is not something that visitors to the area should have to put up with.  This may be down to the current climate; however this is not an excuse as no-one expects to be approached or asked for money whilst they visit the City.
    • Begging is an offence under the vagrancy act and people are urged not to give money to beggars.
    • We aim to deter begging in the City of Gloucester by means of frequent patrols in the area by Police & PCSO's .Those caught begging will be warned and will be given advice regarding support agencies . If they commit further offences they may be liable to prosecution under the vagrancy act.
  • Area:Gloucester City Centre
  • Priority:Contravention of traffic signs within the City of Gloucester
  • Action:
    • A number of locations within the City of Gloucester have been identified as being areas where motorist have been seen to contravene the local traffic regulations which are in force (i.e.  Driving where prohibited from doing so)
    • Due to the serious nature of the offences being committed and the safety implications to the offending drivers, pedestrians and other road users we aim to continue to monitor these areas and deal robustly with any drivers who flout the Traffic regulations and commit these offences.
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

El Lakin

PS 1329
El Lakin

Steve Crown Community Beat Officer

PC 357
Steve Crown Community Beat Officer

Neal Paddock

PC 2094
Neal Paddock

Stephanie Mason

PCSO 9207
Stephanie Mason

Steven Harris

PCSO 9021
Steven Harris

Emma Birch

PCSO 9257
Emma Birch


Crime Prevention Advice for St Oswald’s Village

On the 8th April PCSO Steph Mason and PCSO Emma Birch attended St Oswald’s Village to meet with the local residents.

This visit is the first of many that has been set up between the village and local officers.

The residents were happy to see local officers and spoke to them about crime prevention advice over a cup of tea.

It was also a chance for the local officers to meet the latest residents to stay at the village, some two week old baby chicks that residents have watched hatching and are now helping to be raise them.

St. Peter's Catholic Primary School Safer Internet Talk

PSCO Mason and PCSO Birch attended St. Peter's Catholic Primary School Horton Road on 11th of  February.

Nationally it was 'Safer Internet Day' and the Officers spoke to year 5 & 6 pupils about keeping safe on the internet, covering issues about using social network sites and the dangers of talking to strangers online and sharing personal information and photo's of themselves to be viewed.

This was followed by a short film of a 10 year old open to the dangers of social network sites.

Multi Agency Working

The Gloucester Community team has over the last few months been working hard with a number of other agencies to address anti social behaviour which has been taking place at a number of locations / properties within the City Centre.

Police in conjunction with Project Solace, social Services and environmental health have undertaken a number of meetings with the management team of one of these properties, this has resulted in a number of residents being required to move from the property in the near future and find alternative accommodation elsewhere.

We will continue to work closely with our partner agencies and with social and private landlords to address any anti social behaviour taking place with in the City.

Gloucester City Police targeting aggressive begging

The city centre has recently seen an increase of men aggressively begging and there have been examples of some asking for £10 to get a bed for a night in a hostel – and yet the local hostels do not charge for overnight accommodation.

The local policing team is tackling the issue by working to prevent offending by offering support to those who want it but arresting repeat offenders.

When people are found to be committing offences local officers have been first giving the individuals a verbal warning. The warning is followed up with a letter outlining the offences and providing a list of the help and support agencies that are available within the city. If they continue to offend then they risk being arrested and put before the courts.

Since October 2013 a number of people have been warned about the offence of begging and have stopped. Unfortunately a small minority of persons have been reported and summoned to court for continuing to beg within the City centre after receiving a warning about their behaviour and the offences they were committing.  On each occasion the offenders decided to ignore the warnings given to them by Police and Community support officers and continued to beg within the City. This resulted in a number of court appearances and hefty fines being issued.

PC Steve Crown from the local policing team said: “Police are actively dealing with a number of known beggars within Gloucester City Centre offering help and support to those who want it, but we will deal robustly with those who refuse to engage with support agencies and continue to beg.”

Gloucestershire Police are also urging people who want to give some money to those less fortunate than themselves to give it to charity rather than to individuals who approach them on the streets.

“We are not asking people to be mean, if you give money to a homeless charity then it will be spent in a much more effective way,” added PC Crown.

“Unfortunately the money given directly to beggars can be used to fuel alcohol or substance dependency, so by giving them money directly you are not helping them to get a better way of life.

“The majority of people on the street do not choose to be there, but once they are there it can be a very difficult habit to break but there are local charities that do a great job helping the homeless get back on their feet and if you want to help they will ensure your money is put to good use.”

Police in the city centre are also asking shoppers to report any incidents of being approached and asked for money by calling 101 or emailing the local policing team via

Keeping your bicycle safe & secure

Over the past 12 months a number of bikes have been stolen from unsecured sheds, bike racks and from outside of a number of premises.

We are working with various agencies and businesses to assist with keeping bicycles secure;  however please help us to keep your bicycles safe and out of the hands of thieves. 

For advice and information and to learn more on how to register you bike with @bikeregister, please click on this link Bike Register  You can also read more about protecting your bicycle by visiting our special bike advice page 

To help people secure their bicycle, in a bid to reduce the number of bikes that have been stolen across the City, Gloucester Police are selling bicycle alarm D locks from the Gloucester Police main reception at Bearlands on Longsmith Street. These cost £10 and are an extremely effective lock for deterring bike thieves as they emit a high pitched alarm when tampered with. There is also another variation available which is not alarmed at a cost of £15.  

If you want to read more about protecting your bicycle visit our special bike advice page


In response to a number of serious incidents that have occurred over the last few months, in and around Gloucester Park. The City centre community team have held meetings with Gloucester City Council, Neighbourhood management teams, Safer Gloucester, GCCCP,  and Harm reduction officers to look at ways to make Gloucester park a safe and secure environment. Key to achieving this, is that this is achieved in partnership with the local Community.

The team will be conducting surveys in the area to establish the local concerns and the possibility of establishing a Parkwatch scheme which exist successfully in other parks in other locations.

For information on Paws on patrol, a Safer Gloucester initiative please see:!.aspx

Monthly Events

Police Information Point at The Cross

Date: 12:00AM Wednesday 01 January 2014 - 12:00AM Wednesday 31 December 2014

Address: The Cross


Officers from the community team will be in The Cross area at lunchtimes, from 12pm till 2pm daily, where resources permit. Please take time to speak to them in relation to any concerns you may have. 

Police Information Point at the Herbert Warehouse

Date: 12:00AM Wednesday 01 January 2014 - 12:00AM Wednesday 31 December 2014

Address: Herbert Warehouse


Dates are yet to be confirmed;  however Officers will be attending Herbert Warehouse. 

When these have been confirmed, please take time to speak to them in relation to any concerns you may have.

Police Information Point - Library

Date: 2:00PM Monday 03 February 2014 - 4:00PM Monday 01 December 2014

Address: City Library


Officers will be at the City Library from 2pm till 4pm, on the first Monday of each month, commencing from 4th November.

Please take time to speak to them in relation to any concerns you may have.

Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station

Your nearest police station is Gloucester City Station

Gloucester City Police Station, Longsmith Street, Bearland, Gloucester

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Opening Hours:

Monday: 8am - 10pm
Tuesday: 8am - 10pm
Wednesday: 8am - 10pm
Thursday: 8am - 10pm
Friday: 8am - 10pm
Saturday: 8am - 10pm
Sundays: 8am - 10pm

Pay & display car parks and on street parking nearby. Disabled parking in street outside station.

Gloucester City Centre 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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